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    I thankfully have my husbands grandmother's mother's wedding ring quilt top. It's not finished and needs some TLC. I was glad that I told his grandmother before she passed away that I want that quilt top. My husband's parents sold the other quilts when they moved her from AL to CA. We were so crushed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4
    I love this thread. It is just as good as going to a quilt show. I would like to add a couple pictures and think I finally got it figured out. I really like the one my mom made because it is not a typical grandma's flower garden. Both of these are mostly hand sewn. The blue one does have the binding sewn on by machine.
    Those are pretty!

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    I have two quilts from my DH's Grandmother, or Great Grandmother. There are no labels so we don't know which one made them. One is a Double Wedding Ring and has tiny pieces that are pieced to make them big enough to use. The other is a Drunkard's Path. They are in very good shape, both hand quilted, and I have them hanging in our hallway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you have any old quilts from your grandmothers or other family?
    I have a cedar chest full of quilts that my dads mom made an I have one that she gave me that I charish.Nobody in the family wanted it because of the colors that were in it they called it ugly.
    My Grandmother said she knew someone who would love an use it.An she was right I love an use her quilts all the time.

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    I have a quilt that my great grandmother hand pieced. She died in 1939 so I know it was done prior to that time. She made the quilt top for my father, but it was never quilted.
    After he passed away, I had it hand quilted by the Post Oak Quilters. Daddy also had a quilt top his mother had made. I took it and tacked it together one weekend and gave it back to him for his birthday. Not long ago I brought it over to my house and washed it. Some of the stitches have come out so I plan to take out all of the tacking and repair it, then I will quilt it on my machine. I wouldn't trade either of these quilts for a box of gold.

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    I have 4 quilts my grandmother made one of them was for my 25th wedding anniversary and one of them was one i helped quilt it was the last one she done she passed away in 98 and I miss her a lot but I can cover with one of quilts and the world seems right. I have a greatgrandson who I let play on them because her main saying was I made this quilt to use don't let me find it in a plastic bag in the closet a used quilt is a loved quilt and all of mine are well loved

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    No one in my family quilted. My mother sewed all my clothes including coats and they were beautiful. A couple of my first husband's aunts made quilts out of scraps and I have two from Aunt Fern that are about 30-40 yrs old. I 've had to re-sew a couple pieces that have come loose but otherwise they are in good condition considering we use them all the time and they get washed often. She always bound hers with prairie points.

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    ...from my daughter's mil who found it in her mother's attic, old and tattered...i repaired it but have not figured out out to send it :oops:

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    Pam, it's a treasure...and thanks for the memories of watching my grandmother's friends quilt and chat together as they quilted on one hanging down from the ceiling on a frame. They did so enjoy each other's company! I enjoy the Quilting Board as the next best thing :D

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    I love my treasures. I am lucky to have 2 from my Great-great Aunt Sadie, two from my mom, one from Grannie, 3 from my MIL. Newer ones are from my GD who is 12, this was her first quilt, one from a dear friend/cousin, and I have 42 quilt tops I rescued from garage sales etc. They are stored in a 1929 chest my Grannie left me and I am keeping them as is. I wish people used quilt labels so I could find the owners familes. And of course I have my eye on a few to get when relatives pass but will wait patiently.LOL

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    I have a nine patch quilt made by my ggm. It was made in the late 20"s or early 30"s. It need a little patching on the binding but all in all it really held up well. It is not "used" here in our home, just for display.

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    SandyinZ4 - beautiful quilts. I wonder if the machine-sewn binding was added by someone else. I am in awe of her doing all of those points on that BIG quilt by hand.

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    not from relatives.But i found one in second hand store for 5.00. the fabrics are from the 50's my era, well used but i fold in love thinking in how much this quilt is been true i took it home and I start working on it, in times I tought than that was a waisting my time but I kept going . Now is in my bed and feel so good like is been with me for ever!!!!!!! P.S. I'M LEARNING HOW TO write in english so I hope you undertand what i want to say. Because I found this web I like to continue improving my learnings in inglish thank you for your undestandig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbie
    damaquilts, Who made the sashings? If your grandmother did, I would leve them, that makes it even more special, knowing that a loved one took the time and effort to make it.
    I did it in my first quilt class/group back in the 80's in FL. The teacher (always wondered what happened to her) helped me pick the fabric for the sashings. I like the blue pin dot they are just uneven .

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    I really am loving see all the quilts people have inherited. They are just beautiful.
    MGW. You are doing fine. I have a sister in law from Brazil and your post is like her emails so I understand just fine. :-)

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    No I'm the only one I know of that quilted in my family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I was visiting my parents and my mom showed me a quilt that my dad's mom made years ago. It is all hand pieced and hand quilted (fan pattern). My mom told me it was made in the 1930's or before. My grandmother died the day after I was born as she lived long enough to know she had a granddaughter. My mom told me that I could have that quilt as it was in the will when my dad dies that I get the quilt.

    The quilt was made from her own clothes. How awesome!
    What an awsome story and what a special keepsake. It doesn't get any better than this craftybear!

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    I have a quilt my maternal grandmother made for me in high school (45 years ago). I remembering her asking me what colors I wanted in it. It is on our bed now.

    We also use a quilt my husbands mother made when the children were young (+50 years ago). There are many shirt fabrics used. She hand-quilted a Baptist Fan design.

    My grandmother embroidered a rose pattern on many blocks. I still need to hand quilt it and put together. (It qualifies as a true UFO).

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    I have a log cabin quilt that my grandmother made in the late 50's. It was made on a treadle machine and hand tied. It was used hard and needs repair. I have not quilted long enough to have the confidence to try to repair it. I have no idea where to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivianv
    I have a log cabin quilt that my grandmother made in the late 50's. It was made on a treadle machine and hand tied. It was used hard and needs repair. I have not quilted long enough to have the confidence to try to repair it. I have no idea where to start.
    wish I was closer to ya an I could show you how to repair the quilt.I' done a repair job on two diffrent quilts one happen to be my brothers boughten comferter,an one was a rose quilt for my brother inlawon hubby's side had to blanket stitch about thirty roses.I felt onared to do it cause his mom had made it for him an I know she has been gone for ten or twelve yrs now.
    It looked like she had just done it by the time I got through with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGW
    not from relatives.But i found one in second hand store for 5.00. the fabrics are from the 50's my era, well used but i fold in love thinking in how much this quilt is been true i took it home and I start working on it, in times I tought than that was a waisting my time but I kept going . Now is in my bed and feel so good like is been with me for ever!!!!!!! P.S. I'M LEARNING HOW TO write in english so I hope you undertand what i want to say. Because I found this web I like to continue improving my learnings in inglish thank you for your undestandig
    Your English is great. What is your native language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGW
    not from relatives.But i found one in second hand store for 5.00. the fabrics are from the 50's my era, well used but i fold in love thinking in how much this quilt is been true i took it home and I start working on it, in times I tought than that was a waisting my time but I kept going . Now is in my bed and feel so good like is been with me for ever!!!!!!! P.S. I'M LEARNING HOW TO write in english so I hope you undertand what i want to say. Because I found this web I like to continue improving my learnings in inglish thank you for your undestandig
    Your English is great. What is your native language? WELCOME!

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    I have a butterfly applique made by my paternal grandmother in the '30's. Two made by great grandmothers in the early 1900's( both sides of the family) and one made by possibly a great-great grandmother in the 1880's. My husband just cannot understand why I don't put them on display in the living room (which receives bright afternoon sunlight) I also have some woven, woolen coverlets made in the 1830's or 40's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Quote Originally Posted by MGW
    not from relatives.But i found one in second hand store for 5.00. the fabrics are from the 50's my era, well used but i fold in love thinking in how much this quilt is been true i took it home and I start working on it, in times I tought than that was a waisting my time but I kept going . Now is in my bed and feel so good like is been with me for ever!!!!!!! P.S. I'M LEARNING HOW TO write in english so I hope you undertand what i want to say. Because I found this web I like to continue improving my learnings in inglish thank you for your undestandig
    Your English is great. What is your native language? WELCOME!
    I agree, your English is great! I am glad you joined us. Welcome!!

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    I also have a quilt top my granny made and would love to finish it, but don't have the confidence to finish such an old top.

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