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Thread: Quilt saved from garage sale

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    What a meaningful and beautiful quilt. So glad you were there to take it to a loving home.

    Yup, younger generation just doesn't get it. Made quilts for ea kid, gr kid and great gr kid. Wanted them to have something that was made especially for them. Don't ask how many thanks were given. Don't know how many of the quilts are still around and have to think that it shouldn't matter, but it does. Ea quilt is made for someone special, lots of love and prayers included. Now will only donate to charity. Sorry, not a good attitude and I do need to work on that. Is there an "Attitude" quilt pattern? :D

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    I know how you must feel hurt for your aunt. Did the kids know you were upset when you left? Diane had a point. Your son may not have even known it was put in the garage sale.
    Because we put so much love and time into our quilts, needlepoint, cross stitch, etc., I always feel so sad when I'm at a resale shop or Goodwill type of place and there is anything homemade with a price tag of a couple dollars. I think of the woman or man who made it and feel so sad. Sometimes I buy things I can't use just because I feel sentimental for the person who made it. Nutso!

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    I've talked about my MIL before, and this DIL story reminds me of yet another story about her. DH was helping his Dad in his Dad's hangar, when he spotted an obviously old quilt lying rumpled in a corner. He asked about it, and was told that they used it to wrap airplane parts when they moved. DH asked who made it. 'Your Mom's mother.' 'Doesn't Mom want it it?' 'Nope.' 'Can I have it.' 'Yep.' So we have it. It's a utility quilt made of '30s clothing scraps, rather worn, but certainly deserved better care. I also have quilts made by each of my grandmothers, but they've ALWAYS had good care!

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    I thought the quilt was nicely done and the quilting stitches were nice and even.

    As said before, one person's discard is another person's treasure.


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    It's a fantastic quilt, and I'm totally shocked about your DIL. I like the suggestion about talking to her, nicely, about family heirlooms and giving them to you to hold for the future. You might also want to put a label on the quilt so that future generations will know who it came from, its purpose and alll that jazz!

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    Auntie would be thrilled that you have it. Enjoy!!!!!!

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    Ducky,
    I think it was meant to be, that you were there & found that lovely hand made quilt from your Aunt!! :D Maybe in the years to come, when they grow up, they will realize how wrong it was to get rid of such a precious heirloom.

    The quilt I posted today, from my Mother, just makes me feel warm & fuzzy all over. She is 85 & still sewing quilts faster than I can!! :D Please pet your new treasure one time for me!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Like you, I'm just speechless. I just don't understand how anyone can not feel the family value of something like this, regardless of whether they "don't like the colors" or whatever. Glad you rescued it!
    Ducky

    As Eddie has stated above I feel exactly the same - to be honest it brought a tear to my eye reading your thread.
    I can't understand how some people have no value whatsoever for all the love & thought that goes into making something so wonderful regardless of what the item is.
    Makes me think now just who I am giving my quilts to - ummm.

    Tisha


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    Good for you!!! I am so glad that you saved this beauty!!! I love the border on it, too!!! :D :D :D

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    I'm glad you saved it. It is so beautiful. Maybe when your GD is older She would like it for her own.

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