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Thread: Preserving memories of Mother

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    Preserving memories of Mother

    It's been well over ten years since my mother died. My elder sister still has a lot of her domestic processions, sheets, purses, and clothes. When she visited recently, she brought with her 2 of mother's old floral sheets, and asked if I could quilt them for her. They weren't in the best of condition, but this seemed so necessary for her, I did it gladly. We had a lovely day out, (she's not very mobile anymore, 70 yrs.), buying thread and batting and touring a few quilt stores looking for design ideas.
    She watched silently as I loaded mom's sheets onto my machine and for the 2 days it took me to quilt it, a simple floral design, and never left my side. There was a large header on one, enough to bind the quilt. After vacuum packing it into her suitcase she flew home to Ottawa yesterday.
    While I don't fully understand the degree of her attachment to these material things, I was very glad to be able to give her something of mom's that she will use and have near her every day.
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    That is awesome. I want to make a whole cloth quilt for my bed.

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    Absolutely lovely!

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    I am sure that your sister will treasure the quilt as well as the time the two of you spent creating it. It turned out beautifully.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    very pretty quilt

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    I think it's beautiful and to be able to do that for her. We all know she really loved you for it. Love the floral sheets. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Beautiful story and wonderful quilt!
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    Those are beautiful sheets. It will give your sister comfort... you did a great thing!

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    This quilt makes you realize that you don't have to have an elaborately pieced top to bring a little comfort and joy to a loved one. Great job!
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    What a special story of a special family full of love. Thanks for sharing.

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