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    It's never too late to start quilting!

    My little friend, Kaye, is in her 70's. She joined a group of friends from church and over the past year made a "block of the month" quilt from a free online pattern (http://www.blockcentral.com "Patchwork Panache") She called it her "Church Ladies" quilt, and it measures 108" x 108", a real accomplishment! She also told me that she has never really sewn much. (?!?) What a great way to learn to quilt ~ with sampler blocks and friends! This will truly be a treasure for her, and eventually for her family.

    I freehand quilted some feathered vines and wreaths, roses, grids and curlicues. My girls added the binding for her, then little Mrs. Kaye took it right home and slept under her beautiful creation! I'm so proud of her!
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    What a beautiful story and a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing pictures of Ms. Kaye's finished quilt.

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    that's a fabulous story and a gorgeous quilt. Happy quilty new year!!

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    Beautiful quilt, thank-you for sharing the story.

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    It looks like she had been sewing alot longer. What an accomplishment. Beautiful Quilting.
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    That is an awesome quilt. Great story to go with it. Yep, we are never to old to learn.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    great story,great quilt and great quilting
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    She did an outstanding job! Congratulations to her. And your quilting is the crowning touch. Lovely!

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    Mrs. Kay made a 108" quilt? She is not so "little" - and she did an awesome job! Please wish her a happy and healthy new year from me, and many more beautiful quilts.
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    great story,great quilt and great quilting. She did such a great job and so did you on the quilting. I don't blame her for going home and sleeping under it right away, she deserves to sleep under it.
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    Absolutely Beautiful. I want to quilt like her when I grow up.

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    Beautiful story and quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is a truly lovely quilt, with an inspiring story that goes with it.

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    Very nice.

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    Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting!
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    What a nice story. Beautiful quilt!

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    Wonderful quilt and even better back story with it. She did a beautiful job and her colors are beautiful. Your quilting made it fabulous; highlighting and emphasizing without stealing the show. Well done and thanks for sharing such an uplifting story.

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    Thank you for sharing, it is a beautiful quilt and your quilting made it even better.

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    Fantastic quilt and awesome lady.

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    This is gorgeous at any time in ones quilting career, but a FIRST quilt! It is awesome and I can imagine sweet dreams were were under this beauty. Love story; lovely friend. Look forward to seeing other creations she makes as she gains "experience" - laughter. Thank you for sharing.
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    This is beautiful work!! both the piecing and quilting. Good for her!!

    Quote Originally Posted by doowopddbop View Post
    My little friend, Kaye, is in her 70's. She joined a group of friends from church and over the past year made a "block of the month" quilt from a free online pattern (http://www.blockcentral.com "Patchwork Panache") She called it her "Church Ladies" quilt, and it measures 108" x 108", a real accomplishment! She also told me that she has never really sewn much. (?!?) What a great way to learn to quilt ~ with sampler blocks and friends! This will truly be a treasure for her, and eventually for her family.

    I freehand quilted some feathered vines and wreaths, roses, grids and curlicues. My girls added the binding for her, then little Mrs. Kaye took it right home and slept under her beautiful creation! I'm so proud of her!
    SUEB

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    That is so wonderful! Absolutely beautiful quilt and quilting! Kudos to you for helping her find such a great hobby and social outlet!
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    She did a beautiful job, and your quilting is spectacular! Great story!
    Kerry
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    Oh that is beautiful!! And your quilting accents it perfectly. Mrs Kaye is an example to us all!!
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    GET OUT!!! That is amazing and really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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