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Old 11-26-2019, 05:17 PM
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How nice!! Enjoy your new stash and projects!
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:03 PM
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By all means keep one for yourself. You can make others to give away. It'll all come out even in the end.
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
if it was me that died, i'd want you to keep it for yourself to remember me by. just my 2 cents.
Definitely agree with Lynnie. The charity recipient might not appreciate it as much as you. There's nothing wrong with keeping these quilts.
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:17 AM
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I agree with all of the above 100%.��
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:24 AM
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Sounds like the lady had a serious stash! Enjoy every bit I say.
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:41 AM
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Sounds great, but instead of charity, I would finish one and give it to her husband.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:27 AM
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I agree. Keep it to remind you of the generosity of others and to give you a smile whenever you look at it. She had a wonderful husband who knew what to do with her 'lovies' instead of just dumping them in a store.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:11 PM
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My MIL was a prolific charity quilter. When she passed, her church wanted us to have a couple of the quilts she had made that year, since the quilts were for comfort and we were in need right then. So we kept those quilts, since they meant a lot to us. I had even helped her with design on both, since she always had a quilt out for design "help". Anyway.

In return, I made a quilt of my own for the church donations. My plan is to make 2, but haven't decided what to do for the next one.

So if you like the quilts, keep them. If you feel you need to make a quilt for charity, make one yourself. Her quilts will have more sentimental value to you than to the charity recipient, but the charity recipient will still get a quilt.

And I also like the idea of finishing one of the quilts for her husband. But you may not even need to do that, because I'll bet he already has some of her quilts that she specifically made for him.

Good luck!
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:19 AM
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I'm sure she would love that you kept the one you wanted and donated the other.
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
In among the other things was a lovely signed and dated cross-stitch sampler, I returned it to the family. Turned out they had a child born that year that never got to know her grandmother and it would go to her.
What a beautiful story! I am so glad you returned the signed and dated cross stitch to the family. (They should be more careful looking through her things before offering them up like that. I have heard lots of stories of family members finding money in all sorts of crazy places where their deceased loved one hid it, like in battery compartments of clocks, under soles of shoes, etc.)
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