Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 23 of 23

Thread: Unique qult display, now and forever????

  1. #1
    Super Member RugosaB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ohio, just east of Toledo
    Posts
    1,361

    Unique qult display, now and forever????

    ok, I've read the rules, and reread, and hope my thinking is correct, that THIS is the place for this:

    http://main.aol.com/2013/07/10/woman...ncid=webmail29

    It's a story about a woman who displays her quilts uniquely

    Here goes....pushing submit button....
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

  2. #2
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    30,110
    ​Well that certainly is original. I am not sure I would want a daily reminder myself. I do know quilters that have designated a quilt to go on their coffin for the funeral.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,523
    Ewww. Not for me.

  4. #4
    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    9,781
    Blog Entries
    31
    I think this is fabulous. This woman knows how to live. She has no fear and can enjoy every minute of the life she has now.

    Personally, I want to be a medical cadaver and be of some use after I quilt no more!
    peace
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

  5. #5
    Super Member jbj137's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Duncan, SC, 29334 USA
    Posts
    4,569
    Blog Entries
    2

    Red face

    A friend in Nebraska died last year at the age of 95.
    She had had her handmade coffin stored in her basement for about 15 years.
    It was beautiful wood, rope handles, and lined with plain white muslin.
    I was sick at the time and was not able to attend her service.

    It pays to be prepared, so that you can have it your way.
    J J (jbj137)

    I am a G.R.I.T.
    G = girl R =raised I = in T = the S = South

  6. #6
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Posts
    15,928
    Blog Entries
    3
    Great idea but they'll be burning my butt!

  7. #7
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    8,231
    What a marvelous idea! Useful rather than wasteful. Cheaper rather than expensive. Ecological rather than affecting the earth forever. The body certainly won't care! So many people aren't aware that expensive funeral home caskets are often not required by law.

    To me this isn't a "constant reminder" of impending death (hopefully many years out!) any more than my leather wingback recliner is a constant (negative connotation) reminder that I will be having shoulder replacement surgery soon and have to sleep in it for a while. Or that the ice scraper I have to keep moving in my car's console is a reminder that winter is coming sooner than I want it to.

    Then again, I'm one who firmly believes that only I am responsible for the things I "think on"; that my brain doesn't just take over and worry about things like a dog with a new bone when I "remind" myself that only God is in control of my life.
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums19552.html

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    1,925
    Fascinating

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Farmington, Missouri
    Posts
    422
    Unique, great cost saver, a different take on recycling.
    Carolyn - Singer 1030 (slant needle, self winding bobbin from 1976, my everyday machine) , Singer Quantum Quilter (sits on shelf unloved), Tin Lizzie 18

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Kansas City Mo
    Posts
    1,601
    Blog Entries
    1
    That is very unique Wish I would of thought of that but I already have my cremation paid for.

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    1,277
    Love the idea!

  12. #12
    Super Member cpcarolyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Moscow Id
    Posts
    3,284
    Interesting idea. Not sure its for me though.

  13. #13
    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Barnesville GA
    Posts
    3,258
    [QUOTE=ube quilting;6182527] I think this is fabulous. This woman knows how to live. She has no fear and can enjoy every minute of the life she has now.

    Personally, I want to be a medical cadaver and be of some use after I quilt no more!
    peace
    [/QUOT
    Sounds like you and I think alike on this subject. I am already registered and have my card.

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,197
    We lost both my MIL and SIL a couple years ago. My MIL wanted to be buried, so we went the whole 9 yards; however, she had made and paid for most of the arrangements several years before. We discussed everything with my SIL's husband and decided to have her cremated. Luckily, he claimed the ashes. I have always opted to be cremated, and my husband changed his mind about the big funeral and has decided that he also wants to be cremated. I will leave it to my husband and children to decide what to do with the ashes, but I found out that you can make arrangements with the US Coast Guard to have your ashes scattered at sea, and I told them this was OK with me.

  15. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,587
    Cremation...just lost my Mom and she was cremated. Urns were so ugly and expensive at the funeral home. He said we could bring in anything as long as it was glass, ceramic or metal. When to department store and found a container...RED her fav color and ON SALE she loved a good bargain. I know she approves!
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    1,074
    Don't think I'd want that around as a constant reminder. I plan on being cremated.

  17. #17
    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,666
    Just a gentle reminder. Even when you are cremated, make arrangements for the ashes. Whether to be scattered or stored. I am in possession of several relatives that I am concerned about when I pass. I don't want to burden my children with ashes of relatives they barely knew.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Posts
    1,616
    I have a paid pre need all set up already and want a quilt to cover the coffin. Flowers are pretty but SSSSSSOOOOOOOO expensive. Hugs

  19. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    125
    My fil passed last year; was cremated. We still needed to pay for a box; $125.00 to send the the body out. Am wondering if her storage unit might have worked?

  20. #20
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    15,906
    Blog Entries
    2
    my DIL told me to pay for mine ahead of time because they can't afford it. sigh. just dig me a hole in the backyard!

  21. #21
    Super Member RugosaB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ohio, just east of Toledo
    Posts
    1,361
    When my MIL died, she was cremated, and we have her ashes (long story) If you knew my house at the time, you would not think it's weird but at one point she was on top of the refrigerator. Then our refrigerator started doing strange things, and one of the kids thought it might blow up. Oh no! Grandma!
    All I could think of was her ashes being blown all over the house and we were concerned that it would be nearly impossible to distinguish from all the dust that was there.

    Grandma now holds a spot on the top of our tv hutch, in a room not used that often. We have her next to Sugar's ashes. Whenever Grandma came over, she'd lie on the couch with Sugar , it just seemed fitting, putting them together
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

  22. #22
    Super Member Oksewnsew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Edmond, OK
    Posts
    1,764
    AMEN, Jan...Very thoughtfully put...


    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    What a marvelous idea! Useful rather than wasteful. Cheaper rather than expensive. Ecological rather than affecting the earth forever. The body certainly won't care! So many people aren't aware that expensive funeral home caskets are often not required by law.

    To me this isn't a "constant reminder" of impending death (hopefully many years out!) any more than my leather wingback recliner is a constant (negative connotation) reminder that I will be having shoulder replacement surgery soon and have to sleep in it for a while. Or that the ice scraper I have to keep moving in my car's console is a reminder that winter is coming sooner than I want it to.

    Then again, I'm one who firmly believes that only I am responsible for the things I "think on"; that my brain doesn't just take over and worry about things like a dog with a new bone when I "remind" myself that only God is in control of my life.

  23. #23
    Power Poster sewbizgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    13,114
    It would creep me out to see my coffin standing in room with me for years, but to those that can handle it, more power to you. Funerals are too expensive and regular coffins are way more elaborate than needed. Just a pine box is fine for me, too... after I'm gone.
    http://www.craftsy.com/user/333534/pattern-store?
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewbizgirl
    Boom 19 Album of Blocks I Made for Others https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...bums19825.html
    "The reward of a thing well done is having done it." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.