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Thread: Does anyone know of a DIVORCE quilt?

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    My niece is getting a divorce and I know of the wedding quilt wondering with this day and age if anyone has created a divorce quilt?

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    Someone may have created it, or given one for the occasion but I don't believe that I have ever heard of a "Divorce" quilt.

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    Sounds like a lovely quilt, hacked in half with jagged edges, fraying threads, batting poking out at odd angles. . .

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    :shock:

    I guess it depends if the person is happy to be divorced or not.

    A quilt with a theme of "new beginnings" would be nice... about looking to the future, onwards and upwards kind of thing. :-)

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    I think it's hilarious!!! I've heard of divorce showers!! How about making it twin size (single)...LOL :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by saravincent
    Sounds like a lovely quilt, hacked in half with jagged edges, fraying threads, batting poking out at odd angles. . .
    Ok that was too funny.

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    Oh....you girls are so bad..LOL and so funny!
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    Okay, that's hysterical. For those of you who don't know, I'm a DIVORCE lawyer!!!!! I think it'd be awesome to make one for some of my favorite clients!! Think they'd love it, or never want to use it?? Probably depends on the client...

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    I like the hacked in half idea! Jagged, of course! Because how many divorces go smoothly, Esqmommy? You could market these babies and sell them like hotcakes! LOL! Just imagine the fabric choices! You could get so creative! Or mean! LOL!

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    I love to finish my day smiling. You are all too funny.

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    This lends itself to a lot of fun jokes...I can think of many.

    However, if someone special to you is hurting, it never hurts to make a little quilt just to offer a hug of love and support through a hard time. I'm not sure I'd call it a divorce quilt...unless the person has a great sense of humor and relief over the situation.

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: I found this :lol: :lol: :lol:


    http://books.google.com/books?id=2Kf...quilts&f=false

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    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.

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    Great find, Ninnie! Interesting!

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    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.)

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    Sorry, but I must jest over a divorce quilt. Even in "friendly" divorces, it is never totally smooth, with effects that change lives. That is why I suggested the jagged edges, hacked apart. . .

    But of course you can always make a quilt of comfort or friendship, no matter the circumstances!

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    I remember reading about "Coffin Quilts" found this on the net:

    "Coffin Quilts date from the days when people were rubbing up against death all the time, so it was treated a little more matter-of-factly than it is today. As with most other types of patchwork quilt, they appear to have originally been an American invention.
    They were usually done in somber shades of grey or brown and consisted of a plain center (the graveyard) surrounded by either pieced blocks (star, nine-patch, etc.) or by appliques such as a picket fence. These quilts were sometimes also embroidered with vines, flowers, and other funerary symbols.
    Now for the fun part: Appliques in the shape of toe-pincher coffins, each embroidered with the name of a family member, were loosely basted on the quilt’s border. When a relative died, the coffin bearing his/her name was removed and sewed permanently in the center or graveyard area, along with the date of death.
    Yeah, that’d be a hoot, wouldn’t it? Going to visit Aunt Agatha and seeing the little coffin with your name on it, just waiting….

    On a more historical note check this link out about the comfort that quilts bring:
    http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/mourning.htm

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    A divorce quilt. You guys have the funniest ideas. I would have found it hilarious, but some people wouldn't. Guess you need to know the person well before doing one. I loved the idea of one hacked in half. Made me giggle. :D

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    Well, you can laugh all you want, but I celebrate my divorcaversary every year.. I was divorced on 9/9/92 at 9 am...... :P In CRIMINAL court...lol
    The judge was a friend of my lawyers and heard the divorce before the criminal docket started.. lawyer said "you shouldn't be married to that a$$h013 a MINUTE longer than necessary".. the court even refunded my court costs!!!! I'm thinking the "Broken Dishes" quilt would be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    Okay, that's hysterical. For those of you who don't know, I'm a DIVORCE lawyer!!!!! I think it'd be awesome to make one for some of my favorite clients!! Think they'd love it, or never want to use it?? Probably depends on the client...
    Note to self .... Don't have a serious relationship with esqmommy! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    Okay, that's hysterical. For those of you who don't know, I'm a DIVORCE lawyer!!!!! I think it'd be awesome to make one for some of my favorite clients!! Think they'd love it, or never want to use it?? Probably depends on the client...
    Note to self .... Don't have a serious relationship with esqmommy! :lol: :lol:
    LOL too funny!!!!

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    Been trying to think of a quilt pattern to use - keep having a "broken" wedding ring quilt coming to mind, but I don't know how I would piece that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    Been trying to think of a quilt pattern to use - keep having a "broken" wedding ring quilt coming to mind, but I don't know how I would piece that....
    You could do a wedding ring pattern with 1 or more missing pieces in each of the rings?

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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.)
    Well, I'm sure glad they didn't bury the quilt.

    Sometimes one doesn't know if a divorce is a "congratulations or condolences" one.

    I really do like the idea of "new beginnings" - "off with the old, in with the new"


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    I would probably approach it with "comfort" and "fresh start" in mind rather than anger and other ugly feelings. It's a QUILT - not a 30-minute project that you expect her to enjoy for a year or so.

    I can't imagine anyone would want to hang on to a quilt that was symbolic of the ugliness of divorce. Make her one that she can bring into her new life, as a sign of hope for a bright future.

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