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Thread: Quilters are the best! Post I saw on the internet today

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    Quilters are the best! Post I saw on the internet today

    This is the "bored panda" website ... I scroll through it every now and then and found this ...

    https://www.boredpanda.com/embroider...11&_f=featured

    Figured this community could appreciate it!

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    What an awesome story. And, quilters are truly amazing. What a wonderful collaborative effort.

    The woman who buys the unfinished objects is truly amazing as well. What a special special person to mainly buy projects that need to be finished up.

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    That is a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing.

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    Such a wonderful story!!! Loved it!

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    Wow! A great story!
    A husband is the perfect confidant to tell your secrets to - he can't reveal them to anyone else because he wasn't really listening when you told him!

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    So heartwarming! Thank you for sharing.

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    I saw this on the news the other night. What a heartwarming story & a positive note for the quilting community.

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    I have a large counted cross stitch project that I wish someone would finish for me.....been working on it for over 15 years.

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    I wish I had the overall map of the USA: I've been gifted the completed blocks! I seem to be some sort of magnet for other people's UFO's. Great story.

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    Beautiful story. To take the unfinished to a new realm of finished and loved.

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    Beautiful story, quilters are the best!!
    A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.

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    That's a great story! I also like to buy UFO's at the country stores, I have made adorable quilts by adding a block or two or I have simply gave up trying to figure out what the project was, still I loved the research, thanks for sharing, the quilt looks amazing

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    Outstanding story with outstanding people involved! Thank you for posting.

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    Not only did I enjoy the story but sat at this computer for an hour enjoying the crazy photos of "bordedpanda". Thank you for finding this --just what we need is another way to waste time! Joking as it was really interesting and I will probably try this again many times.

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    What a great story. There are such caring people out there.

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    What a great story! I am a member of a hand quilting group and we have one member who will be 100 in December. She is a Red work artist and the most joyful person I know. She is the role model of our group and I have to say she is still doing new projects! God bless all who work on Rita’s quilt and especially the woman who rescued it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    This is the "bored panda" website ... I scroll through it every now and then and found this ...
    https://www.boredpanda.com/embroider...11&_f=featured
    Figured this community could appreciate it!
    I am another one who has to finish others' projects. I just made four large throw quilts from a stack of squares less than a foot tall. Very many of the squares had been made into pinwheels about 14 inches square. I made them into Disappearing Pinwheel No. 5's and one is a Disappearing Pinwheel No 6. I don't think Jenny knows about that one, but it was a mistake in the first place and, with the help of a friend, turned out to be something amazing .
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    Great story! Thanks for sharing.

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    So lovely! I have the iron on transfers for the states and flowers - have had it for over 45 years so doubt that I will ever make it but can't seem to give it to a thrift store either.

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    Thanks for sharing this! What a wonderful person to do this.

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    Great story.
    Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

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    that took me back a ways -- when I was a teenager I embroidered one of those -- I used single thread to embroider a lot of the flowers. It finished at about 16 X 24 if I remember -- It is framed and leaning against a wall in a closet at the cottage. yellowed over the years. I keep saying I will wash it and have it properly mounted. Maybe I should bring it here to the winter condo and display it. I couldn't do that fine work now

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    My godness that is wonderful and look at the finished project.. makes you miss the good old days and wish we could go back to that time ... thanks for sharing..

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