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    Hi everyone
    Just wanted to introduce myself..My name is Carol and I have always wanted to do quilting..But never did.Now I really want to make my fiance and step grandson something special.'
    I moved to Pa a year ago.My fiance oldest daughter was murderd Last November..She left Behind a 2yr old son.I want to make a memory quilt for my fiance ,and one for his grandson to see his Mommy everyday.I have no clue what to do how to start .We still are grieving and will forever.Any ideas please..! :(

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    Hello from West Virginia
    Welcome to the group
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    You will have to get some printable fabric that is sold at Joan Fabric. Copy a picture on to the fabric by using a printer. That is a start. Also you can get some books on the subject or you can type in what you are looking for on your computer and I'm sure you will be able to find some help there. I wish I could be more help but I have not done a quilt like that.

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    Welcome Carol;
    It's wonderful for you to want to offer comfort in such a special way. You benefit three ways here, your fiancee and his son will treasure the memories and you'll grow from the comfort you will find in quilting. It's sustained me through many trials.
    Feel free to contact me with any questions you have. I'll be happy to help.
    Karen in Atlanta

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    Thank You,I just dont no where to begin....

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    Welcome from southeast PA!

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    Since this is my first time learning to quilt,does anyone have any extra scraps?Sorry but I have no idea

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    Welcome from Missouri.

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    Grammy60,
    Hello & welcome! I am very sorry to hear that happened, how heart breaking. I know you will get lots of help here so you can get your quilt done.

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    Hi Gammy60,
    Welcome to the board. I'm very sorry to hear about your fiance's daughter. I may be able to send you a little off-white fabric to get started with. Then, like someone else said, you can get the photo transfer paper at JoAnn's and print pictures on it.
    Other things you will need to start quilting:
    A rotary cutter and cutting mat, and a good acrylic ruler.

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    Hello,and welcome from Idaho!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!
    I am so sorry for your loss!!! That's terrible.
    I'm sure that any quilt you make will bring some comfort to her son. Do you have some old clothes of hers you could use in making the quilt too? Don't forget to use her favorite colors in there too.

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    Hello and welcome from Elizabethtown, KY!

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

    (((HUGS))) So sorry for your loss (((HUGS)))

    Here is a LOT of information and pictures of Memory quilts

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....y+quilt&u=&s=0

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    Welcome from southeast Missouri ! Glad to have you aboard!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Hi and welcome, so sorry to hear of your loss, package is on it's way. Remember when adding pictures to a quilt to use ratayne (spelling) or the pictures will fade, don't ask how i know, i'm sure that is the right name for the item, if not i'm sure someone here will correct me please. This quilt will be treasured for a lifetime. Denise

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    Hi
    I just want to Thank You foer all you did..Brett will trully love the blanket.He is a amazing little man.So full of Life,and Love.He has blond hair Blue eyes,and little dimples.He has started asking for Mommy,and that breaks our heart.The kindness you have shown will never be forgotten,My fiance Michal says Thank You and God Bless.He and his daughter we buddies,and she shared everything with him.Now the void is gone,so we Thank God every day for Brett,he is just like his Mommy....If You have face book please feel free to email me and there are plenty of pictures of Brett,and His Mommy
    I had tears when I seen the blanket,and want yout o no I feel so blessed to have so many people show there kindness to a stranger.Thank You again

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    Hi From Pa

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    Oh Gammy60: What beautiful pictures you have shared. Brett is a "Cutie Pie." All the fine people here on the board will definitely help you make a quilt so that Michael and Brett will have a remembrance of Melissa.

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    Hi
    I have Irish in me,i would love to see pictures of Ireland

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! :lol:

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