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Thread: Treasured gift from BIL

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    Treasured gift from BIL

    Today my BIL gave me a treasured gift. He is 84,widowed,no children. He wanted me to have a quilt his mother made. She was born in 1888 and passed in 1968. It is in perfect condition. Maybe a little yellow -but what does that matter - I can assure you that at my picture is very inferior. The colors are beautiful. He knew I would care for it. He actually gave me two. One needs repairs where piecing threads have broken. I promised I would fix it and return to him. We have several family members that would love the quilts!! He had several --two sun bonnet Sues made by his mother and one other rag quilt as he called it. All are almost perfect. I would have loved them but he gave me the one he liked best. I did tell him I would add a small label with his mothers name and dates so she would not be forgotten by nieces and nephews. He was happy for that!!! I just had to share!!
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    it's beautiful.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Lucky you! Great BIL
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    WOW - what a treasure it is. And what a wonderful man your BIL is to even think to do that!
    Nikki in MO

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    What a lovely quilt and how nice of him to give it to you. Glad you're going to label it for future generations.

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    What a blessing. He knows you will take care of it and respect it. Putting a label on it is a good idea.

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    Oh what a treasure! Good for you. Sandy 64

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    Wow! what a wonderful keepsake.

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    Lucky you to gain such a treasured gift.

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    whAT A KEEPSAKE!!!its beautiful!!!
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