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Thread: My Grandma's Quilts

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    My paternal grandma lived to be 100 years old and was sewing up until the very end of her life.

    She had seven children who had numerous offspring and she made a quilt for everyone of them.

    My daughter was a g-grandchild and was lucky enough to get a quilt too.

    I've been collecting pictures of the quilts from all my cousins and hope to have a collection to share with the family once it's completed.

    She used every kind of fabric imaginable - polyesters, knits - it didn't matter. She just loved to quilt....and she quilted everything by hand...didn't use the sewing machine.

    Here are a couple pics of some of the "colorful" beauties
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    Barb,

    Thanks so much for sharing. I love seeing older quilts.

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    that is so great

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    Nice quilts. You have treasures. I love the fabric on the back of the first one.

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    What nice memories you are keeeping alive.

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    Neat quilts. Good idea to have pictures for the family to share.

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    What a lovely tribute that will be to your DGM. And what a beautiful job she did by hand. I have NO talent for hand sewing, and am in awe of anyone who can sew so beautifully.

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    That is so neat. I really like seeing the older patterns and colors too.

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    That is so cool that you have your Grandmother's quilts. She left quite a legacy.

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    that is just sweet! I hope I can keep quilting up until my last days. God Bless your grandmother!!!

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