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Thread: A tale of two quilts

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    Super Member Vicki W's Avatar
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    A tale of two quilts

    This summer I made a quilt for the daughter of a cousin of mine.

    The cousin had made me a quilt in 1988 when I was expecting my first child. I thought at the time it was one of the most special things that anyone has done for me. (I have always loved quilts)

    We lost Myrtle my cousin to cancer in 2010. Her first granddaughter is due this month and her daughter is blue that her Mom isn't able to be there.

    My first thought was to make her a quilt and keep the one her Mama made. (I love quilts and the selfish part of me liked this idea. ) I decided to send her both.

    The first one is the one I made, not nearly as nice work as Myrtle's but it was made with love. The second and third photos are of Myrtle's she did such lovely work and had such a lovely heart.Name:  DSCN0240.JPG
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    Vicki W

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    Senior Member kristakz's Avatar
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    What a lovely gesture. I'm sure your cousin's daughter will love them both.

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    The quilt you made is lovely, and she will certainly appreciate it, but the quilt that her mother made is the best gift you could ever give her.

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    I think it's wonderful that you're giving her both, but especially the one her mother made.

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    Your quilt is darling. How generous of you to give up the one her mother made.

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    Provide the history behind the quilts if at all possible so that it will not get lost. Perhaps attach it to the back of both quilts in some way.

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    Beautiful quilts, beautiful story. What's amazing is that the 24 year old quilt looks as though it is new.
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    nice lamb...

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    What a special gesture. They are both lovely.

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    What a lovely thought. She will love them both!

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