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Thread: Need help deciding what todo

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    I need some help deciding what to do .A lady I was quilting for suddenly passed a way last night. I was at that moment putting the last stitches in the binding.Should I let the family know I have the quilt now or wait till after the funeral? I thought it might give them comfort to have the last quilt she worked on now, but don't want to be a bother either. Not worried about getting paid at this point. What do you think?

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    I would go on and contact them now. They also might want to display it at the funeral.

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    I go along with mom-6.

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    Yes, I would contact them now also, it might give them some comfort while they are making arrangements.

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    I agree, Contact them now. I made a baby quilt years ago for my daughter's CampFire group leader. Each girl did a square and we did a surprise shower for her. The baby passed away at birth. They called and asked ME if they could bury the baby in the quilt. It will mean a lot to them.

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    I think we are all in agreement!!

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    Will do!Thanks everybody!

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    Please don't wait.

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    I agree with the others. You kindness will not be forgotten by this grieving family.

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    As difficult as it will be for them, I agree that they should know it is available if they want it now.

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    I agree! Let the family know now that you have the quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I would go on and contact them now. They also might want to display it at the funeral.
    I agree with this. It would be wonderful for them to be able to display it for all to see.

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    I agree with the others, this may give them comfort now.

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    yes ma'am i agree let them know you have it finished.

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    i agree with everyone let the family know, it should give them some comfort
    HUGS Dora

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    Yes, let them know. It will mean a lot to them. My friend's mother died and she was working on a quilt and it meant so much to my friend to get the quilt.

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    I'd take it to them, and explain that this was one she'd all but finished.
    Sorry for the loss of your friend.

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    Let them know. It will be a kind of a comfort for them to know that this project she wanted done, is "completed." A sort of a help for their closure, I think.

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    I agree with everyone!

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    I agree with all the PPs. We had a lady pass away at our church (94 yrs old) and they used alot of her quilts as decoration, even draping one over the casket. I think it would mean a lot to them to have it during this time. Not an easy phone call, but one that I am sure would be appreciated.

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    Yes, let the family know that this was their mother's last quilt. They will derive comfort knowing that she had worked on it. And they will also appreciate your diligence in completing it for her.

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    I agree with letting them know now and I admire your generosity about the payment part.

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    I agree!

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    what better way than to display her final works! contact them!

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    I agree, I would give it to them also. I had a friend that passed away b4 she finished a quilt that I had shown her how to make, It was b4 I had my gammill, so I had it quilted for the family and entered it in the local quilt show, it got a red ribbon and the family was so pleased. I am sure they would like to display it.

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