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Thread: Grandmother's bed cover

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    wow that is such a treasure
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    If you, or whoever gets it after you, finds that they don't have a place to display it, they should lend it to a museum, and/or share it with 4th or 5th graders studying American history. There are contracts you can sign with museums that say things like "no matter how long you keep this quilt you acknowledge it belongs to ...... or to her children, 1, 2, or 3 and they can ask for it back and you will give it." I say this because the concept of this quilt is one that runs through almost every family that has been in this country for over a hundred years, and we only have stories about these "goodbye" quilts (if we are lucky). This quilt is a true national treasure, and while you may not want to give it up you could "share" it by lending it to a museum. Think of all the people it would thrill, like it is thrilling us QBers!

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    Wow, what a beautiful memory.

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    How lucky you are to have such a treasure. It is beautiful.

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    Thanks for sharing such a lovely story. Something like that gives a quilt such "value" - and I do not mean $ value. It is things like this that you cannot put a price on.

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    What a treasure!

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    The hand embroidery work of these women is just amazing and wonderful, an inspiration to those of us who still do redwork or other embroidery by hand. It just outshines today's machine embroideries by a mile.

    I also love reading the names of the women who made this 'back in the day'. Many young moms are returning to some of these rarely-used-any-more names.....Ruby, Mary, Esther, Evelyn, Grace, Olive, Kate, and others. It brings hope of the continuity of things in our life.

    What a precious memory and family heritage you have there.

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    peacefully colors my world.

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    It's gorgeous....I hope you print out the history (perhaps on a fabric sheet) and attach. You could add a small pocket to back.

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    Beautiful family heirloom. I love embroidered quilts, and old linens!!

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    Wow what a great quilt......and great story!
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