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Thread: Coffin Quilts Book

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    Hey Eveyone, About one - one 1/2 weeks ago, I don't remember who it was posted a picture of a Coffin Quilt and told us about "The Coffin Quilt" book by Ann Rinaldi. I just got the book from Barnes and Noble, only $6.95.Whom ever told us about this please pm me. Thank you, Ms. Shawn P.S. I will let everyone know how it is when I finish reading! :mrgreen: 8-)

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    I had to go look this up, made me curious :)
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-56472-1.htm

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    I am picking up a copy from the library tomorrow... I can't wait to get it :D:D:D

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    Ms. Shawn, it was me who posted it.

    I've ordered the book, too, but it hasn't came yet. I just ordered it Mon. so I figure it will be here tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Ms. Shawn, it was me who posted it.

    I've ordered the book, too, but it hasn't came yet. I just ordered it Mon. so I figure it will be here tomorrow.
    Great! pm me I have not started to read mine so maybe we can start together and share notes!
    Thanks Shawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I am picking up a copy from the library tomorrow... I can't wait to get it :D:D:D
    Hey amma, pm me we should all read it together and comment on it! Thanks Shawn :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by IngeMK
    I had to go look this up, made me curious :)
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-56472-1.htm
    I hope you get the book also and we can all read and comment together!! Thank you Shawn

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    I have read this book. It might be of interest to others to know that it is the story of the "Hatfield and McCoys", the feuding families in the Appalachian mountains. Guess most everyone has heard of them. This story tells how the feud began. It also gives details on how the 'coffin quilt' was made. Rather morbid in my opinion!

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    I have decided to have my "Memory Quilt" placed over my casket in lieu of family flowers (or whatever they deem apropos) and then the quilt will be folded and given to our son. I literally have put my life into 35 blocks - 735 squares, each square having a meaning to me. I also wrote a book with the meaning of each square and block. My quilting friends think it is a good idea. What are your feelings on it? Edie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edie
    I have decided to have my "Memory Quilt" placed over my casket in lieu of family flowers (or whatever they deem apropos) and then the quilt will be folded and given to our son. I literally have put my life into 35 blocks - 735 squares, each square having a meaning to me. I also wrote a book with the meaning of each square and block. My quilting friends think it is a good idea. What are your feelings on it? Edie
    I think its a wonderful idea. I'd love to see it, can you post a pic?

    There's another thread going on about quilts at funerals, and I posted about this on it, too.

    In my area, there are a group of quilters that make up quilts and when someone passes on they embroider their name, whatever the family wants on it, and people send those instead of flowers. They are beautiful arranged up there with the flowers, usually on a tripod or something, with a gathering at the top with a bow.

    When my sister's MIL passed on, some of the family members went in and had one done for each of the 3 children. It meant a LOT to them. I still remember her husband's sister just holding on to that quilt, I'm sure it was much more comforting than some flowers that will wilt after a few days.

    With one that you've made yourself, well, you can imagine how much that will mean to your son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Shawn
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I am picking up a copy from the library tomorrow... I can't wait to get it :D:D:D
    Hey amma, pm me we should all read it together and comment on it! Thanks Shawn :mrgreen:
    Ok, I got my book!

    I'm going to start on it tonight, hopefully.

    Maybe we could start a book club? Nothing official, just pick a book, and have monthly thread discussing it? Maybe make them all pertain to quilting in some way?

    Just an idea. I love to read as much as I love to sew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edie
    I have decided to have my "Memory Quilt" placed over my casket in lieu of family flowers (or whatever they deem apropos) and then the quilt will be folded and given to our son. I literally have put my life into 35 blocks - 735 squares, each square having a meaning to me. I also wrote a book with the meaning of each square and block. My quilting friends think it is a good idea. What are your feelings on it? Edie
    I think that is a very lovely idea and that it will be a wonderful thing for your son! :mrgreen: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Shawn
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I am picking up a copy from the library tomorrow... I can't wait to get it :D:D:D
    Hey amma, pm me we should all read it together and comment on it! Thanks Shawn :mrgreen:
    Ok, I got my book!

    I'm going to start on it tonight, hopefully.

    Maybe we could start a book club? Nothing official, just pick a book, and have monthly thread discussing it? Maybe make them all pertain to quilting in some way?

    Just an idea. I love to read as much as I love to sew!
    Sounds like a great idea to me! Why don't you pick the next book that you think everyone might like? :thumbup: :mrgreen:

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    Well now I am curious and have my husband looking to see if he can download it onto our kindle.

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