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Thread: This is Why I Learned to Quilt

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    This is Why I Learned to Quilt

    I've always been crafty and I knew for a very long time that I wanted to learn how to quilt. When I was 20, I started saving fabric for when I learned, planning to someday make a "memory" quilt with all the scraps. I learned when I was 42; I'm 46 now. This is the result of all that saving, plus pieces of every quilt that I have made since I learned. It has a piece of my father's Air Force uniform shirt in it (he died in 1993); it has fabric from a dress my Mum made herself in the 1960s (she died in 2002); it has flannel from my daughter's first "big girl" p.j.'s (she's almost 20 now); and it has a piece of the scarf they tie around my dog's neck whenever he gets groomed at Pet Smart (he's 6 now); I call it "Memory Quilt Number 1" in the hopes that I someday accumulate enough scraps to make another. The pattern I used was Moda's "Charmalade". Thank you for looking!

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    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless


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    What a lovely idea! You included memories that are so personal to you. Very nice - good job!

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    I love your memory quilt! Great idea and you did a wonderful job on it!

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    Great idea to use your fabrics! Love it!

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    Your quilt it great. Most of us don't think that far ahead to start saving pieces of fabric. Good for you.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    Love the memories! You did a great job. I've wanted to save pieces of all the quilts I've made and make a quilt each year from them all. So far.....not happening.

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    very pretty!!!!
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    Wonderful job!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    nicely done... what special memories
    Nancy in western NY
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    You did wonderful work. I love the way you put similar colors in each stripe.

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