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I don't make art quilts, I make blankies.....

I don't make art quilts, I make blankies.....

Old 07-14-2011, 09:00 AM
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What a wonderful story. The reason I make quilts and give away most of them. Adults usually get mine but, always appreciate them so much. I don't make art quilts, I make quilts.
So good of you to give the little girl a quilt and dolly.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:17 AM
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That is why most of us love to quilt!
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:26 AM
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This is a beautiful story and very touching. Many of us make art quilts and they bring pleasure and comfort to ppl too... :-D
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:55 AM
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I'm a firm believer that blankies of all kinds will find the right home eventually. Last year I had made a group of blankies to sell in a small boutique. One of them was a fleece zebra print on one side and flannel zebras (cute guys with big pink noses) on the other side. I can't tell you how many people came by and looked at that blankie, held it, commented on it, but no one bought it. Eventually I sold all but that one. A few months later someone on the board was looking for a zebra print so she could make a blanket for a little girl also, I believe, in foster care, who loved zebras. I sent her that blankie because I knew it was just sitting there patiently waiting to belong to that little girl.
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Lovely story about your quilt.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:13 AM
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I, too, make "blankies", but because I don't have the ability to make art quilts. Most of them are so BEAUTIFUL and I enjoy looking at them. It takes a very special talent to make those, and I sure all quilters understand and appreciate that!!!
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:46 AM
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I loved the story. It makes me feel happy to know that your hard work made that little girl so happy. This is the reason we do what we do. Blessings on you and the child.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:06 AM
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I believe this is why we quilt so someone special has something to love.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by kellen46
When I want to try out new blocks or ideas I will scrap up a lap size quilt to try it out. I quilt and finish them and stack them up as I know they will all find a home somewhere. I had a stack sitting on the stairs the other day when a friend came over to visit with her 2yr old foster daughter. The little girl came over to the stack and picked out a very bright orange/pink/purple quilt and wrapped up in it. There was no way she was letting it go and there was nothing in the universe that would inspire me to try and make her. It was her blankie, even thought I had not met her when I made it. I told her that it was her blankie now and also gave her a rag doll I had just finished which she promptly wrapped up in the quilt. The look on her face, her bright eyes and soft almost a whispered "thank you" was priceless and is exactly why I make blankies. She spent the rest of our visit sitting quietly in a chair next to me while I showed her mom how to make the dissapearing four patch block. All during her visit she held on to the doll and the quilt on her lap.
I am now making her a doll quilt and some dolly PJ's as she wants to take the doll to bed with her.
OMG that is so sweet. I'm crying here too, but it is definately a happy cry. :XD:
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She's a lucky girl to have found you.
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