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Thread: Quilt saved from garage sale

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    I was speechless ( which doesn't happen often) when reading this. So glad that you rescued it from being sold for $10 to someone else who might not have appreciated it either.

    Can I also say I am just in awe of the work she did in her 80's. May I be as blessed when I reach my 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
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    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".

    whew, crawled on my soapbox there for a minute...
    I agree, but make that early 30's, too. I will make 1 more quilt for my son( age 31), but he will not receive it until probably 40 or so...I don't want to share what happened to the last one I made or the one before that.......... :cry:

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    I know, Henry! I have just studied that quilt all over and on both sides and am just amazed at the work her hands did. I'm in my 50's and I don't even know how to hand quilt.....yet. This dear, sweet lady made countless quilts in her life, and to think she was still making them at her age. I would love to be like that.

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    Good save Ducky! You can give it a loving home till GD learns about loving quilts! I have a DIL similar to yours and I keep giving her things because I give each of the kids equal stuff. I just try to keep hers easy patterns, then I don't feel so bad when I see what she does to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    Good save Ducky! You can give it a loving home till GD learns about loving quilts! I have a DIL similar to yours and I keep giving her things because I give each of the kids equal stuff. I just try to keep hers easy patterns, then I don't feel so bad when I see what she does to them.
    Janstar, I try hard to make sure the kids are "equal" in their gifts, but this puts a new spin on everything. Not sure what I'm going to do for them for Christmas.

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    Some people just don't understand a quilt is more than just a blanket. It's a statement of love for the person it was made for. I'm just glad you rescued this piece of family history.

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    how sad for such a treasure I have a grandson who has a wife like that and I'm sure several things I gave them went to garage sales or Goodwill needless to say I am very careful who I give quilts too I'm so glad you found it wish I would of found some of mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I'm so glad you rescued that quilt. I stopped making my grandchildren quilts because my DIL would sell them on EBAY later on. sigh!!
    oohhh, thats not nice to sell them on ebay

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    [IMG]http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...ollar-bill.jpg[/IMG]
    Ok let me know how much shipping is and I will post that to you as well :wink:

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    Mayhaps in her youth she has not yet experienced nostalgic love and cannot quite understand how we "experienced" piecemakers truly feel. It is the love and thought that are the important part of that quilt. Give your DIL and son time to live life and learn about true life treasures. No one learns these things until they live them. Make your disappoint a positive lesson for them. Share with them some of your most treasure memories of your Aunt, if not verbally then in a letter you can give them when you feel love instead of disappointment. Our hearts are not made of cloth, our hearts go into the work we weave into cloth and sew into quilts. It all comes full circle in life. Don't stop giving because you feel unappreciated.....give more and appreciate more to your family and friends. Life is the little moments, don't miss them.
    Blessed be all of you and may the bow ties bind you all together in many more beautiful memories and many more ways.
    Mardi

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