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Thread: This lovely video is one of the best I've seen for quilting wonderfulness.

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    Power Poster Onebyone's Avatar
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    This lovely video is one of the best I've seen for quilting wonderfulness.

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    That was so good! The passion the box held for so many years is amazing. The woman who found it felt that passion drawing her to it.

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    Thank you for posting this. I've made several of her cigar box quilts, and never knew the story behind them.

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    I can truly relate to finding treasures like this at auctions. Years ago my husband and I frequented antique auctions and I always found myself bidding on old sewing boxes. I would look thru these and wonder what type of sewing the previous owner did. Was she a mom mending clothing many times over, was she a quilter? Thank you for posting this video. It brought back a flood of many wonderful memories.

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    Thanks for posting. Very enjoyable and bittersweet. Wouldn’t it be great if some of gladys’ relatives came forward. I know a long shot but still... There are stories to tell. I wish my trade machines and featherweights could tell me
    about their history.
    Alyce

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    Loved hearing the story.

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    Love the story. I am an avid Estate Sale shopper and I love the old sewing items and certainly I wonder who had and loved them.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Loved that story, thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for sharing. Totally awesome treasure.

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    She does still sell her cigar box quilts that were inspired by that find. They're here:

    story here:
    https://www.quiltersqtrs.com/cigarbox_quilt.asp

    kits here:
    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/sto...rent_ids=0,471
    Last edited by mindless; 06-30-2019 at 02:38 PM.

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    What an awesome story. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Lovely story. Was delighted to find out the Cigar Box happened in Kansas. It couldn't have been a more authentic spot.

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    That was sweet. I grew up in Leavenworth and mention of it drew me right in. As a I child I kept some treasures in a cigar box, too, half a century later. It's just wonderful to encounter someone who appreciated the little stories behind these simple objects enough to tell us about them.
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    With all of our modern day conveniences, etc. it is so refreshing to see treasures from a much simpler time.

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