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Thread: Does anyone know of a DIVORCE quilt?

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    A rag quilt ?

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    i think a chain pattern with one or two of the links missing would be appropriate. 8)

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    here's one that an article talks about, part of an exhibit and it's called "the Fractured Wedding Ring- A Divorce Quilt"

    http://teddypruett.com/page/page/2250393.htm

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    I have never heard of a Divorce Quilt and I doubt that anyone can ever come up with a better discription than that. Hahahaha love it!!!!

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    Would love to see a picture of this quilt.

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    I know this no laughing matter, but how about Broken Dishes ? :wink:

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    LOL! That's hilarious.

    Actually, I would not make a quilt to memorialize an unhappy event. Instead, make one that features her favorite things in life.

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    What a lovely idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbcquiltlover
    My mother's funeral was similar but she was in a coffin. She chose a nightgown in advance and had a book of Shakespeare open on her chest with her glasses held in one hand as if she fell asleep while reading.
    What a lovely idea!

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    Sometimes divorce is a happy thing!!

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    did anyone other than me have trouble ordering the star point e-book or is it just my computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup
    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    Last year at the state quilt show, there was a death quilt. That was kind of freaky. On the bottom were tombstones, and when someone dies you put it in the quilt with their name on it......arghhh!!! So I guess, there must be a quilt for divorce too lol.

    My friend's mother passed away, and in their family they consider the person "going to sleep." For the visitation at the funeral home, her mother was in a nightgown and robe, head on a pillow and draped with a quilt her grandmother had made. They did not use a coffin. I think there are a lot of different customs out there. This was the first time I had seen this. (They did not use the quilt in the final burial.)
    WOW what faith was that? I'd think the thought of bury a sleeping person a little creepy, wouldn't you?

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    I don't know, but it seems to me that the divorcee should get a beautiful quilt signifying a new start. One to wrap up in when feeling blue and knowing someone cared enough to make it for her.
    FJ

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    LOL I would think that a divorce is like any other milestone in ones life. I just attended our local guild meeting where Ellen Edith was the speaker, she is from No. California. She has taken events from her life and created quilts/wall hangings & just recently came out with a small book. She is a great speaker and had us laughing through out her lecture. Check out her website. It might give you some ideas on how to get started.
    Lots of luck to your niece, a divorce is tough but she will be a better person from the experience. I know I was.

    http://www.ellenedith.com

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    My mom decided that we (her children and grand-children) should paint her coffin when she's gone. When she told me about it she indicated that I MUST have a quilting pattern that would work. I can already imagine myself tagging Mom's coffin with a drunkard's path - coz I'll probably be drunk when I do it. So after THAT conversation, a divorce quilt is really not that far-fetched. :twisted:

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    You could ask for any shirts your neice has and rip them to put in the quilt or you could do a comfy quilt for her to comfort her in this time.

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    hi, just wanted to wish all of you a safe and happy labor day weekend. I'm going camping and fishing with my little family so I"ll check back in when I get home.

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    I THINK I'D GO WITH A FRACTURED CRYSTAL PATTERN.

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    I want to invest in long arm quilting machine but the price was waaaaaay beyond me. Is there a market for used ones. If so I am in the Detroit area. Email address: [email protected]

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    First quilt show I went to there was a divorce quilt on display, the woman had done an attic windows pattern and said the idea was that she was looking out on a new world for herself. I guess you wouldn't know that had been the theme unless you had been told.
    So you can make a quilt and just call it her new beginnings quilt.

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