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    another find

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    This is another quilt find. I work at the animal shelter and people always donate blankets and such, every now and then will get some hand made quilts in.. They say someone has passed and they found these in there home. I cant see letting dogs shred them... Not sure what this pattern is called?

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    I think it's called nosegay, but I always thought it should be ice cream cone. Pretty quilt, and you were right to rescue it.
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    Wow! Score! I think that's called Nosegay or Bridal Bouquet. I call it a lucky find for you!
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    Oh goodness, lovely quilt. you could hang it in the animal shelter to brighten it up but no, the dogs won't get to lay on it.

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    people who don't quilt are so dumb!!!!! that's why I told my kids when I die to donor my quilt to hospitals, nursing homes, shelters or museums. when I told this to them they said how about us do we get any!!! how cute

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    You sure got a lucky save! Cherish that quilt.

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    I can understand your wanting to preserve them-but I have to say I was very moved when we said goodbye to our Genna last year, she was sent over the rainbow bridge while being held and loved on a quilt at the vet's office. Maybe save those quilts after all.. Thank you for caring about them and the lost puppies and kitties

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    The quilt was donated to the shelter for the animals, perhaps the donor intended it to be used to comfort an animal. I also have had an animal pass away in my arms wrapped in a quilt that someone donated to the shelter. Of course the animal was wrapped in one of those blue pads used to protect a mattress. Our local shelter also holds garage sales twice a year. Maybe the quilt could be sold and the money donated to the care of the shelter animals. I volunteer at the shelter and it is so sad to see all the animals waiting to be adopted. I have adopted several and would take them all home if I could. Hubby says no more animals!

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    lovely Nosegay quilt. Nosegay being an old fashioned name for a bouquet of flowers, given by a beau to his gal

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    I'd go crazy trying to keep my dog and 4 cats off my quilts. I'll put this as kindly as I can - Let the shelter auction it off or have it appraised and pay the shelter a reasonable amount for the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwilder View Post
    The quilt was donated to the shelter for the animals, perhaps the donor intended it to be used to comfort an animal. I also have had an animal pass away in my arms wrapped in a quilt that someone donated to the shelter. Of course the animal was wrapped in one of those blue pads used to protect a mattress. Our local shelter also holds garage sales twice a year. Maybe the quilt could be sold and the money donated to the care of the shelter animals. I volunteer at the shelter and it is so sad to see all the animals waiting to be adopted. I have adopted several and would take them all home if I could. Hubby says no more animals!
    I have to agree. I would be very upset to find out that a quilt I donated to an animal shelter, nursing home, etc. went to an individual who works or volunteers there (not that volunteers do not work). We have a Goodwill store in our town that the former manager inspected all donations for her own use before things were priced and put on the floor for sale.
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    Carla, what a beautiful quilt. As someone who has made quilt donations, I have to agree that the shelter should benefit in some way from the contribution. I donated a quilt to a group that donates them to cancer victims/families and I was a little surprised to find it hanging in the local library for a raffle. The only reason I wasn't very upset was because the library is still a good cause to contribute to. But ... I have to admit that I had to think about it for a moment. Then, I bought tickets for the darn thing! LOL - Didn't win.

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    What a special quilt.
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    What a gorgeous quilt!
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    Ease up, people. You have no idea what compensation was given for the quilt......plus pups love their comfort but have NO aesthetic sensibilities.

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    Carla should keep the quilt! There is no sense in letting such a beautiful piece of art be "used up" by animals. They still are not people, and can't appreciate the beauty. Perhaps Carla has her own way of compensating the shelter for her find. She works there as a VOLUNTEER. Maybe she could make a simple quilt to be used at the shelter.

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    I think Carla should compensate the shelter for the quilt. I would want to keep it also, being a quilter and knowing what a find it is. Give a $50 donation and feel good about it. Or make a scrappy quilt to take its place or go to a store (even a second hand store) and buy a blanket and donate it in its place. Just do something. Otherwise, it's kind of like walking off with the merchandise.
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    Why don't you sell it, on ebay or craigslist or something and donate the money to the shelter

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    The OP did not directly state that she kept it for herself - for all we know, she took it home, washed it, photographed it for QB members, and brought it back to the shelter to be hung on a wall.

    And if she did keep it, we don't know what she may have done to compensate for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron View Post
    Ease up, people. You have no idea what compensation was given for the quilt......plus pups love their comfort but have NO aesthetic sensibilities.
    This is kind of where I stand, too. Animals should be kept warm and comfortable but they don't care if it's a heirloom quilt or a new blanket. People do care. I applaud her for rescuing a beautiful quilt that someone worked many hours making. I think families often donate inherited things they don't personally want and because they don't know or appreciate the value of handmade items. But the items are treasures just the same.

    I also do agree in burying a beloved animal in a quilt if that's the owner's decision. But that's an individual choice of a particular family.

    Just my .02!

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    Volunteers are generous with their love of the animals, and all the many hours they donate to them.. Consider this beautiful quilt a blessing to a quilter who also finds time to give from the heart.. Blessings...

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    I made a quilt for my daughter a few years ago and don"t you know when I made a visit who was laying on the quilt - yep the dog............ she did not get another one for a long time....................

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    We recently spend time at Patti's, a wonderful 4 star restaurant in Grand Rivers , Ky. They have a few animals in cages in their amusement park. On the concrete outside of the pot bellied pig's pen laid a pretty handstitched quilt. I am still sad that it's used this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwilder View Post
    The quilt was donated to the shelter for the animals, perhaps the donor intended it to be used to comfort an animal. I also have had an animal pass away in my arms wrapped in a quilt that someone donated to the shelter. Of course the animal was wrapped in one of those blue pads used to protect a mattress. Our local shelter also holds garage sales twice a year. Maybe the quilt could be sold and the money donated to the care of the shelter animals. I volunteer at the shelter and it is so sad to see all the animals waiting to be adopted. I have adopted several and would take them all home if I could. Hubby says no more animals!
    Three Cheers to you............I agree with you a hundred percent...Our furry friends are people too......

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    I agree. See if they are willing to raffle it off and make some money. It's a lovely quilt.

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