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    I was quite surprised

    I worked with a close knit group of women, our little group got split up when our jobs got outsourced to a outside company. We still meet up every year for a weekend to catch up. One of the others mother passed and today was a viewing, when we got there I saw they had hung a memory quilt I made for her mother, it was hanging in front of the casket among the baskets of flowers. I have to admit I was thrilled to know she loved it that much that the family knew they had to include it. Nope, it's not a blue ribbon at a big quilt show, but I think it meant as much to me.

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    What a wonderful experience! I would have cried my eyes out!

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    So heartfelt. What a kind person you are and it shows what goes around comes around.
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    It is so great to know the quilt was appreciated.
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    Great affirmation of your craft as well as your friendship.

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    It is really great to know she loved her quilt!

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    You must have felt so honoured. To know your quilt was appreciated and enjoyed is wonderful.

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    We often never know the impact of our quilting. Your quilt must have made a powerful imprint on all. I am sure the threads in your heart were touched deeply.

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    It must have meant a lot to the mother and to them for it to be displayed. Such a great honor is worth a big giant blue ribbon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    Nope, it's not a blue ribbon at a big quilt show, but I think it meant as much to me.
    Wonderful.

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    Your quilt was a winner and so are you!

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    how special to have the quilt there.
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    What a great tribute to you. It is always a blessing to know that someone enjoys our work.
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    How wonderful! We included the last quilt that mom had finished when we had her funeral and then 5 months later used the same quilt on the memorial table at daddy's funeral.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    I'm glad you know that this is worth more than a blue ribbon.

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    How wonderful! My sister called me not too long ago and asked me if I had a quilt made with green, fushia, and blues in it. Well, I did. She and her daughter wanted to use it as decoration at her Country wedding. I plan to gift it to her as a wedding present so she can cherish the memories forever. (wonder if she planned it that way? hehehehe)
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    That gesture was better than any blue ribbon!

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    I don't think you could have been paid a higher compliment!
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    Much better than a blue ribbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    I worked with a close knit group of women, our little group got split up when our jobs got outsourced to a outside company. We still meet up every year for a weekend to catch up. One of the others mother passed and today was a viewing, when we got there I saw they had hung a memory quilt I made for her mother, it was hanging in front of the casket among the baskets of flowers. I have to admit I was thrilled to know she loved it that much that the family knew they had to include it. Nope, it's not a blue ribbon at a big quilt show, but I think it meant as much to me.
    A great tribute to her .........and to you
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    HOw wonderful that she treasured it so much that it earned a place of honor at her wake...You must be a very special quilter...
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    I cannot think of a greater honor.
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    How nice to know she really loved your gift. I would still be crying.
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    and that is why we quilt
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    I'd think it means even more than any blue ribbon to see your work cherished and appreciated like that.

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