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Thread: Do you have any old quilts from your grandmothers,family?

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    Super Member Kellie G's Avatar
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    I have 4 quilts that my grandmother made....2 were made at least 40 years ago for my sister and myself when we were children (drunkards path), one that was made for my parents at least 30 years ago and one made for me when I moved into my first house in 79 I think....they were all pieced by hand and quilted by hand on the frame in her living room by her, my great aunt, and my great uncle.

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    I have a quilt from my paternal grandmother. Her sister made it. I love it and treasure it.
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    Oh, so nice, and look at all the close ties she did looks like on every square, that took some time do do as well. Did she hand quilt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    Sadly no. There were a few quilts made by my Great Grandmother, but my Aunts have them. I'm the only one who quilts in our family. My 1st quilt was a Grandma's Flower Garden, that I made because I wanted one that was like the one I remember playing on as a child. Those pathways made the best race tracks for match box cars. My GGM's quilt was made of feed sacks.
    Perhaps if you asked your aunts to pass them on to you they may be willing to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbie
    Oh, so nice, and look at all the close ties she did looks like on every square, that took some time do do as well. Did she hand quilt it?
    No, there is no hand quilting on it. It is machine pieced and just tied, not quilted. There is some red colored basting thread putting the sandwich together on the edges of the quilt. I guess it was never removed and I have left it in. When I first got it, I was not quilting, but I was doing handwork. Now that I quilt, I can't believe that she used such small squares, but I am glad she did.

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    I just remembered, forgotten because because it's packed away in a drawer, when my husband's grandma died, she left a box of pre-cut hexagons for a Grandmother's Flower Garden. She didn't cut them she bought them that way. Somewhere along the 30 years of marriage I did sew them together, by hand, then put them away. I think it's time to get them out again

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    We each have at least one from my great grandmother and lots from my grandmother. We are now starting on my mom's, mine and my daughter's! How terrific is that? I can remember cutting out pieces for my great grandmother - cardboard pattern, trace and cut. I wonder what she would have thought of all the quilting gadgets we have now!

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    no one in my family quilted. God bless. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    What beautiful quilts and great stories. Sadly neither my mother nor my grandmother quilted or sewed. My mother did teach me how to embroider when I was about 8 and my grandmother crocheted doilies. She tried to teach me and I just never got it as a teenager. I finally learned in my late twenties and made a doily to show her but she died before I could give it to her for Christmas.
    I do have some album blocks that were in a box of scraps my step great grandmother gave me but I don't know if she is the one who did these or not. I did put them together in my one quilting class years ago and tied it. I sometimes wonder if I should take it apart and do it right. The sashings don't match up.
    I just love the old fabrics. Since Nana sewed I am guessing she was the one who did the blocks.
    Dama, I see a lot of fabrics in your quilt that I have in my vintage stash. Mine came from a farm auction in Nebraska. They were in an old musty trunk that the auctioneer could not even get a bid on. But I had opened the trunk earlier and saw what was in it. I got the trunk full for a dollar and have made 7 quilts from it. A lot of the 36" wide yardage and even feed sacks. Needless to say, I was thrilled!!

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    I got some old quilts from quilting guild a few months ago, a lady brought them to the guild and told us anyone could have what that wanted, free

    lots of old fabrics and small quilts but cool to have, she said if no one was going to take them was going in the trash, so she gave me a big box full, free

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you have any old quilts from your grandmothers or other family?
    I have one. It is Lemoyne Stars made with the old fashioned (of course) fabrics. They were made by my Dad's Mother and my Aunt had the stars put on muslin and quilted by someone in Detroit. I will put up a picture later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    I just remembered that I have a quilt that my MIL made. It was made in 1974 out of polyester scraps from some of my old clothes. It is a hexagon pattern and boy is it heavy! It is a great winter quilt. I will try to post a picture.
    Yes, my Mom made a quilt out of some of our old dresses (that she had also made). The entire top is polyester and thickly quilted. It is very heavy but also very warm. Looking at that quilt takes me back to the days when I wished I could wear more "store bought" dresses like my friends. :wink:

    I wish I knew where my grandmothers quilts ended up. When I was a young child I remember being put to bed at my grandparents house on a feather mattress and my grandmother would pile so many quilts on top of me I would't move all night. Best sleep ever. :-D Good times! Precious memories!

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    Yes, I am fortunate to own three quilts my DMIL made, three quilts my DGM made, and three quilts my DGGM made, and a crazy quilt made with silks and velvets made by my DGGM when she was a girl. These quilts are why I started quilting. I loved them and always thought I would love to learn to quilt. When I retired after 34 years, I began quilting lessons at a wonderful quilt shop in Crossville, TN, Little Blessings.

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    I have a quilt that I inherited from my mother when she passed last year. It was made by her mother and her friends during a quilting bee and has the dates and names of everyone that participated hand embroidered on it. the dates are the in the 30's. I would show pics but I have it sealed up to keep it from being damaged any further. It has a few spots where the fabric has torn from the background fabric. I plan on having it restored but havent had the money. It is beautiful though and a great piece of history.

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