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I need some "major" help!

Old 07-20-2008, 12:42 AM
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I have been so impressed with all you forum members--you are all so kind and helpfull. Hope you can help me. I am trying to find a pattern for a fiftieth wedding anniversary--a wall hanging, lap quilt--anything--for my dearest friends anniversary. Any links or help would be so gratefully accepted. You gals are on top of it all. :roll:
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:26 AM
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How about this one? I 've never tried it but its got the right name!!http://www.quilterscache.com/G/GoldenWeddingRingBlock.html
Good luck!


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Old 07-20-2008, 03:30 AM
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Definately check out the quilterscache site. Lots of different ideas, I printed off many.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:37 AM
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Well welcome to you poygan. Hope you find something, let us know how you go. What kind of work do you like doing, applique, piecing I am sure we can come up with something for you. The site mentioned is a really good one.

Lets know how you go.

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Old 07-20-2008, 07:00 AM
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I made a wallhanging for my brother's 25th wedding anniversary. I made simple blocks that were just a plain square of white bridal type fabric that I framed with folded fabric that was loose enough to slip pictures from their wedding, special events in their life and their children. I used colored fabrics for the framing edges that were used in their wedding. I used my embroider machine to put dates like their wedding day, birth of their children etc. as captions in the sashing. The pictures are actually removeable or changeable. The other alternative is to reproduce photos on fabric and just make blocks that include them. I was able to trim it with white lace as my sister-in-laws dress was very full and fairy princess like.
Many people make an anniversary quilt with signature blocks that they have various relatives and guests sign before sewing them into the quilt.

THe fun part is that it will never be used on a bed so you don't have to be very practical about fabrics and construction.
Have fun.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:44 PM
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I made my in-law's a "surprise" quilt for their 50th. Now, bear in mind, I was involved in the planning of the party so I had a year in advance to prepare.

I chose this block (based on # of invitations sent out)

I mailed each person/family who was invited, the middle piece of fabric. I ironed each to freezer paper and instructed them to write their sentiments or simply sign, IN PENCIL. I used embroiderly floss to embroider their names/messages. I varied my floss to match the colors I had chosen for the blocks--lavendars/florals/ and greens.

Then, I assembled the quilt, bound it, quilted it and had it hanging at the cake table.

If you are not up for pre-mailing, you could construct a quilt, get some Pigman pens, and just have everyone who attends, sign a square.

After I finished the quilt, my MIL's 2 best friends both succumbed to cancer. She was really touched to see the messages they had written to her, in their own handwriting. It really was special.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:12 PM
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Thank you all!! Now I have some places to get started and see what I can find. QuiltersCache was an amazing site--great place to get started. And what a great forum site this is--amazing people with big hearts. Thank you again. Will let you know how I come out with a pattern.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:28 AM
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My friend made a quilt for her in-laws' 50th. She solicited memorable photos from the family members and had them transferred to fabric and worked them into a memory-type quilt. The results were fantastic, and there wasn't a dry eye in the hall when the quilt was revealed.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:07 AM
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Another idea would be to sew or pin some mementos depicting their lives. I saw something similar in one of the quilting magazines a year or so ago. It may have been Quilter's World, I'm just not sure. There were buttons, lace, pictures, etc. It was gorgeous. Good luck!

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