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Thread: Memory Quilt using Dad's Shirts

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    September 23, 2010....it had been 7 long eventful years since Dad passed away. There's been many good times and many sad but not a day has passed without missing him. When getting rid of his belongings I took 4 of his dress shirts, I packed them in a box and hid them in the deepest part of the closet to someday make a memory quilt. It took 6 years before I could bear to open the box and once again look at them. I slowly took them apart. I don't remember how many tears flowed down my cheeks as I worked with the remains of those shirts, making them into tiny pieces that would be sewn into a loving symbol of his memory. I finished the quilt in August, and I know that Dad would like it. I took it to Louisville with me in Sptember when I was to meet my sister, Patty. We talked about Dad and how long it had been and exchanged memories of him. I gave the quilt to Patty and we exchanged hugs and thanks and a good cry. I am glad the quilt will be a good memory for her of our "DAD", I put a lot of love into making it and am content that she will treasure it always
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    This is beautiful. I only wish I had done something like this. What a beautiful memory you made. God bless you.

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    Wow! Beautiful story and wonderful quilt. I lost my dad in July and also saved a few shirts for a quilt. I am so glad to know that it is "normal" that I had to pack them away for awhile. I would go to start cutting them and just literally couldn't do it. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful project.

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    Your memory quilt for your Dad turned out Awesome!! :thumbup:
    I really like the patern you chose to use the shirt fabric in. It just looks so lovely!! Congratulation's on a job well done!!
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    Beautiful story! Beautiful quilt!

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    What a thoughtful thing to make the quilt and then to give it to your sister. I understand your feeling s so well. I lost my Mama 4 years ago this Dec. and I still have days I cry. God bless you.

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    So very sweet of you to give this love quilt to your sister.

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    Beautiful! What a treasure!

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I am sure your sister will treasure it.

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    [quote=sandyl]So very sweet of you to give this love quilt to your sister.[/quo

    That quilt is exquisite. I hope you were able to make something for yourself too from his shirts. Bless you.

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