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Thread: Quilt saved from garage sale

  1. #171
    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    I agree, don't give it back to her and don't make her one either! You might see it in another garage sale. Glad you saved it!!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    How lucky you were there...that is such a lovely quilt..save it for your granddaughter...

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    Senior Member grammy17's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek View Post
    Kudos to you ducky for rescuing the quilt. We won't say what we think of the DIL :roll: :roll: :?
    The quilt is great and the stitching is precious. She did a wonderful job and with so much love.
    You won't be sorry you rescued it.
    This quilt is so beautiful. I am so glad you rescued it. Give the DIL a chance to mature into knowing what a treasure is.

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    Super Member pamesue's Avatar
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    how sad....I know that a lot of the younger people are not into home made (some older folks as well). I'm glad that you found it....
    Pam H.

    "Those that mind, don't matter and those that matter don't mind" ~ Dr. Seuss

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    Super Member Shirlrh's Avatar
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    It's beautiful! So happy you rescued it.

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    Reminds me of a quilt I bought at a garage sale in the 1970's for $1 (yep -- one dollar). It is a hand-pieced, hand-quilted fan quilt made with feedsacks. It had never been used and was in absolutely pristine condition. I didn't know what a treasure I had for many years (until I started quilting), but I've always loved it. I've always been curious about its maker, and what would make someone toss away a beautiful creation such as that.

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    Super Member starshine's Avatar
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    I found it interesting that the original post and those up to page 13 were in 2009, and the rest were from this month.
    But it is NOT just young people that lack appreciation.
    My FIL was having garage sales about 6 months after my DMIL passed away. He had had some already and was getting ready for another one one day when my SIL stopped by (she was an hour away-we are several states away) he was taking photos out of frames and plastic pockets of photo albums to sell the frames and albums for 5 cents at his sale. He was tossing the photos into the trash. He was in his late 60's and not medically feeble minded. He just didn't care about the pictures. She scooped up what was there and divided them up among her siblings. One of the ones my DH got was his kindergarten class picture. The pictures she had rescued were all from the 50's and maybe early 60's. All the later pics were long gone. I'm sure he sold her hand work for next to nothing; she had needlework that she had won awards for as well as other things and several quilts, I'm sure were made by herself and other family members such as her sisters and mother. Ironically, this daughter that saved the pictures-when she was in college she took 2 of the family quilts with her for her dorm room and when my MIL found out she gave them away to others down the hall she told her she couldn't take any other quilts. I'm sure they were sold at one of his previous garage sales too, as they didn't show up anywhere. I don't think it is the age of the person-it is the personality.
    Seeing heirloom quilts for $10 at a garage sale may be why some think $30 to $50 is a good price to offer when asking someone to make a quilt. We all know the cost and work involved, but if that is their experience it maybe why they don't understand.

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    Super Member ScrapQuilter's Avatar
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    That is the very reason i am reluctant to give some of my quilts.......... never really know how people feel about them.
    There is to much time and effort and love that go into quilts........... I am so glad you rescued the quilt. Brakes my heart when I go into shops and see hand made doilies and quilts with a price that wouldn't even cover the cost of the materials.

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    You either understand quilts and quilters or you don't. Sad to say it sounds like your DIL is more of a store bought comforter gal. So glad you saved it. Maybe one of their children will love it in the future.
    Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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    Good thing you spied the quilt in time to save it! Glad it's in a good home now. Best wishes.
    Patchwork Crazy!!!

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