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Thread: Quilt saved from garage sale

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    Senior Member IzzysGrammie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs View Post
    was this DIL raised in a 'throw-away' family? She may actually have no concept of family heirlooms - you might mention - in as nice a way as possible - that this, that or the other thing was made with love etc and if she doesn't want to keep whatever it is, that you'll keep it at your house until such time as grandchild is old enough to treasure it ....

    I've noticed that this latest generation (teens/early 20s) are so used to walmart mentality - "get tired of it - pitch it, buy something else"..

    it applies to linens, dishes, clothes, just everything - people no longer treasure anything - it's cheaper to pitch/replace than repair...

    whew, crawled on my soapbox there for a minute...
    I loved the explanation of the "walmart mentality"... you are much nicer than I am because I call them "twits". Please don't climb down just yet, let us cheer you on!

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    Oh my, could never put a quilt in a garage sale like that. she just didn't realize what it could mean years from now.
    Live and let live!

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    We have to remember that many non-quilters, don't get it. They have no idea about the time, love, work, etc. that goes into quilts. Ignorance is not bliss.
    Kathleen

    Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone....NOT your housework!

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    That is the most beautiful quilt. How could anyone think of giving it away.. So glad you were able to rescue it.

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    Such a bittersweet story. Given with love and discarded without a thought. I agree with MelissaK that if a recipient has never done anything of the scale of quilting (especially hand quilted), they have NO clue as to the time and effort involved. And this one in particular must have been difficult for the aunt to do with her health condition. Still it seems that DIL should have been humbled by the gift of love, particularly when she has had so little of it in her life. Thankfully Ducky was in the right place at the right time and will cherish this beautiful quilt. It was meant to be.
    "Sew Happy" Sharon

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    Beautiful quilt, terrific job and thanks for sharing, glad you saved the treasure GOD Bless you
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    What a great find!
    Make A Good Day!
    Janice P. Roy

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    Young ones have no idea, and unless you are quilter/sewer people have no understanding of the money, time and love that goes into it
    A Quilters fun is never done!

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    ONe beautiful quilt, glad you saved it. Barb
    be happy

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    I am so sorry that this happened. How sad I am the caretaker of a quilt that was made by my great, great grandmother (I'm 66). It is over 150 years old. It is a Lone Star, hand-quilted, and vegetable died. It has 2 holes that may be mouse holes from the looks of them. It was kept in tact by storing it between cotton mattresses. It has been passed down from daughter to daughter all these years.

    I plan to pass it to my daughter when the time comes. I have a great fear that someday it will be passed down to someone who doesn't understand it's significance and it will wind up as a 'cast off.' Scares me just to think that. So I understand your being upset.

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