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help designing a heritage quilt

Old 02-14-2011, 06:28 PM
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I have researched my family history back about 6-7 generations and I would like to make a wall hanging for 3-4 of my family members with the few pictures I have and some text. Problem is I don't have any idea about the design. Looking for somebody that would like to design this for me. Any takers.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:32 PM
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Is there any significant history or places that are most common amoung the generations? I have seen a large family tree with the leaves representing individuals or families, with the roots of the tree being the first generation recognized. Just a thought.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:47 PM
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If you have seen the book the Underground Railroad, It has the blocks and the stories. This is the way to look at it, the blocks have meanings.
Just a thought.
It is a Quilt in a Day book.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:51 PM
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If you google "memory quilt" I think you'll come across patterns for this purpose.

I made one years ago. The blocks where the pictures were put were white snowballs. The rest of the quilt was pretty simple with sashing and borders. My first quilt. But I don't remember where I found the pattern.

Good luck.
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