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Thread: Family quilting bee

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    Family quilting bee

    Here is the promised pictures after returning from a family gathering in TN to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday. (Doesn't she look amazing for 80?)
    I took my Pieces of Baltimore quilt top, we got it sandwiched and on a frame, then started hand quilting and got almost 1/4th of it done! My mom, sister and even my brother all worked on it with me. (I am in the foreground.) We did mostly outline/in the ditch quilting to emphasize the piecing and it made the machine piecing look more like applique. It was a great way to spend time together, we had a great week. Also went hiking and played games and just enjoyed being together.
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    Great to have family time together. Wonderful photos......love the quilt too

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    Sounds like a great way to spend time with family! Gorgeous quilt.

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    How special. Thanks for sharing.

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    Looks like you all had a great time. Thsnkd for posting the pictures

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    What a great way to make memories both with the quilt and family!!

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    Great way to enjoy the family. And yes your Mother looks amazing !!!!
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    Beautiful quilt. It's great to know there are really quilting bees still happening these days. It looks like great fun.

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    That looks like a great memory you made today!
    Nice quilt too, and yes, your mother looks about 20 years younger than her age!- What is her secret?
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    Great looking quilt great looking family, isn't that wonderful?
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    Sounds as though you all had a great time together. The quilt you all worked on is going to be so special. Thank you for sharing.
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    That's a beautiful family. Love the quilting bee photo. Yes, your Mom does look amazing.

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    Oh my goodness...what an AWESOME idea. I do not hand quilt but I just might...this is a great way to socialize with families...instead of just hanging around doing nothing. Love, love this idea! And I love your Quilt!!

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    You habe a beautiful new quilt that is already a family heirloom.

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    What I wonderful quilt you made and memories. My sister, niece, and I try to get together twice a year to do the same thing. Cherish those times.

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    What a great way to spend time together. Love the fact that your brother even got in on the task. Great looking quilt and yes, your mom looks great for 80.

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    What a great way to spend family time together. I love the fact that your brother helped with the task too. And by the way your quilt is great and your Mom looks great for 80.

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    Everything is wonderful - the quilt, your family quilting together on it, and your mom. When you attach the label, you need to be sure to include everyone's name who quilted on it, since it will definitely be an heirloom quilt! Lovely!

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    What a fun time you had! And a beautiful quilt to boot! Is it for Mom for her birthday?
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    Pretty quilt! Beautiful family! Times to treasure!
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    Fun times! Great looking family and quilt.
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    So very special...what a wonderful way to spend the time...lovely mother and beautiful quilt.
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    What a great way to spend time with the family.
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    A beautiful family picture! an amazing quilt and that must be so special to spend time together
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    First let me say your Mom is beautiful. Your family photos are fantastic and what a special quilt that is going to be!
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