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Thread: Have you ever heard of this?

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    Have you ever heard of this?

    A lady in our lunch group, loves to talk about anything.[A basic know-it-all], She was tell about going on a trip and seeing all the barn quilts. The tale she told was that the family designed a quilt block for the family crest and no one else was allowed to use it. That the blocks told a family history. Has any every heard of this???

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    I have never heard of this. Around here I can think of a couple of places that have the same barn quilt.

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    Ask her to explain more, i'm curious
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    Someone may actually claim that. But really, are any patterns actually new?

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    There are some patterns for Hawiian appliqué quilts that are exclusive to their descendants. I have not heard of a family crest for a quilt but a personal ancestral crest done in appliqué would be only relevant to that family.

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    I would not believe her.
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    Our guild had a presentation by a lady who had researched barn quilts (and I think had published a book about them). She never mentioned anything like that.

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    I think she misunderstood

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    Uh, and where did they register this "crest" so that no one else could use it?
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    In the UK family coats of arms and crests are registered but not sure where in London. But all these are appliquéd not quilted and the cost of the gold thread would not go outside for display. Perhaps she was listening to a UK program on coats of arms at same time as looking at the barn quilts.
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    I think that is about as accurate as quilts for the Underground Railroad In other words, NOT

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    Nice story, but could it be a "Quilter's Urban Legend"? LOL

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    I can "claim" I'm the king of England but........................................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eva Knight View Post
    A lady in our lunch group, loves to talk about anything.[A basic know-it-all], She was tell about going on a trip and seeing all the barn quilts. The tale she told was that the family designed a quilt block for the family crest and no one else was allowed to use it. That the blocks told a family history. Has any every heard of this???
    I think you would need to copyright and/or get a trademark! Someone may have told this woman that a family had a lock on a quilt design on a barn, but they are whistling Dixie in the graveyard. froggyintexas

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    any one can use any quilt design for their barn quilt. I am going to make one for our next house using the Indiana block & the California block because I am from ind. & my hubby is from cal.
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    If she were in England, I might buy that idea since there you can register a family crest, but with a quilt block? I don't think so. I believe you may have been listening to what old timers call a " bu__sh_t" story. Sorry for my lack of faith.


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    I just did a Google search and I was surprised that there are American Family crests. I didn't have time to read but most appear to have been brought over from the family's home country.
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    never hear of that

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    What difference does it make? Some people like to talk -even if they don't know what they're talking about. There's nothing we can do to change that, so the best tactic is to listen and nod, them move on.

    Then, too, someone may have told her that and she believed it. So to her, it is true.
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    Probably what someone told her.
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