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Thread: People unclear on the concept of a quilt....

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    I have just started making quilts. The first was for my bed, the second I gave to my son, It looked used and abused when I finished. I hand quilted andf that looks funny to. He was thrilled with it. It was very colorful. at first he used it just to look at, now they cover up with it, eventually it will be on the floor with the kids , then camping , left out in the rain. Then I will say" look what you did with my gift" and laugh. I know they will be used and abused......but I went beyond that stuff, how about one oif those kids gets cancer, or your child has an accident. Not many think highly of your work unless they create also. Ask before you give what would you rather have?
    I just want to say that I have had so many bad things happen in my life that I had no control over that I promised myself not to harbor resentments.................One more thing "now I really appreciate quilts, wall hangings, table toppers.........I will give them a good home"
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    One sure thing about quilters, is their generosity and ability to share. This seems to go beyond quilting. It is obvious that we also are able to share the lessons of life, our pains, our triumphs and not least of all our hearts. This topic has again reinforced my belief that quilters rock!!!

    Some of the stories I read were very touching and painful to witness. I agree we move on, but admit to having experienced frustration in making a special quilt that was put away 'because it too good to be used' or replaced with a cheap blanket because the mother didn't think it was warm enough. I am grateful to belong to this sisterhood of quilters (that includes Tim), who can support each other in this forum. Please accept this group hug from me. (((((((((QUILTERS))))))))))))))

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    I think that almost any crafter/sewer/ artist has a story or two to share. One of my quuilts got eatten by a pot -belly pig. Owned by a friend that knew better. Another friend found hers in a pets bed, I guess people with pets want the very best for them (the pets). LOL But if some one recieves a quit and then passes it on at hopefully it will eventully end up with an appricative person.

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    June; ROFLMAO (an abbreviation just learned from Patrice) I understand completely. I think it is a matter of semantics. I too. think a Quilt is something you can cover a bed with. But, like you said the other items such as place mats etc can be quilted. So a place mat is a "Quilted" place mat. A jacket is a Quilted" jacket and a wall hanging becomes "Quilted" Fabric Art. :lol:

    Those people who did not value a handmade gift, well I'm sorry to have to say it! But, frankly speaking, there just has to be something WRONG with those people. I still have an abundance of my daughter's pre-school art work in my files. Certain pieces were even framed. And I have high school works of her art framed as well. And a pillow she hand cross-stitched. I can tell you if she ever made me a quilt (of any size) or afghan (whatever) it would not be left to the dogs. I think Tricia's absolutely correct. They are all just jealous! AND We are artist's! 8) 8)

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    Hi all, I have read, but never replied before. Had to this time. I too know the pain of not having my work not appreciated or understood. Last month I visited my son and d-i-l. iwas having a lovely time. My d-i-l ever gave me a bundle of wonderful 6 in. squares of Hawaiian fabrics that someone had given her. Boy, was I elated!!!! ( a budding quilter in the family, oh yea). I asked if she would like some instructions. "No,but thank you very much anyway Mom.Way too much work." O.K. I can deal with that. "Would you like me to make a quilt with these squares or any other fabric for you?" I asked. She smiled that cute as a button smile and replies," That would be great Mom, I can put it on the dog's couch to keep the couch from getting to dirty and hairy from shedding." Got to love her. Thanks for that BIG GROUP HUG. I felt it all the way to Tucson, Az. Pam :D :D

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    I love making baby quilts and always hope to hear they are being loved. Last week a good friend of mine told me her daughter (who received a crocheted afghan when she was born) fights over the quilt I made her son last year. It has frogs and brights greens and blues and she loves it! Makes me feel good that they love it.

    I also make quilts for our family reunions. None have come back to me and I love/hate seeing them go off to new homes, but I love hearing they have all been put in places that show the new owners love them. Last years winner, my cousin Don, had the quilt taken right away by his wife to say it was going on her antique sleigh bed- he couldn't have it! This years quilts are better than ever- as my skills progress, the quilts get bigger and nicer.

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    kathy you truly are blessed, because it really does hurt ,when i made a quilt for my neice ,well my sis. threw it away after the dog had her pups.on it .i gave a blue jean quilt to my mother in law and it never saw the light of day either.but i've allso made quilts for people who love and use them, so i guess that out weighs the bad tia sarah

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    This thread reminds me that quilting is an ongoing learning process. We love what we do, but also share love with a quilt. I expect a baby or child's quilt to be used, abused, dragged and loved. To me that shows it is appreciated. On the other hand, if my love and labor are not appreciated and used, I have learned something. Doesn't mean I am happy with the lesson, but I will not repeat that mistake. So all is good.

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    Tell your d-i-l that a canvas drop cloth from home depot big enough to cover her couch is probably under twenty bucks. Or even better, buy one for her. Paint it to look like a quilt. And when you give it to her tell her this is dog appropriate quilt art. Maybe she'll get the Idea. Make sure you show her your best quilt work on things that are gifts for other people. I told my hubby I was going to make canvas drop cloth slip covers for our couch because I was tired of the mess. Well guess what! Our dogs do not get on my couch any more! They better not It's brand new and I'm still paying for it! Maybe I'll make one for the bed! :lol: :evil: :lol:

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    Susan, I like your style!!!!!!!!!
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    What a neat idea! Very subtle yet she'll get the point w/out open warfare.

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    i'am telling you ladies an application. thats what we should pass out and have people fill out before we even think about making them a quilt . i think it would save us a lot of grief and heart ache.

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    kinda like a pre-nup!

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    I know from experience that that would have eleiminated several people!

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    i know thats right

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    I like the pre-nup idea. Call it a quilt-care-contract. I'm glad you ladies liked my painters tarp Idea I'll send a picture when I get my bed-spread-tarp finished :D :twisted:

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    A Tarp-duvet,

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    Susan, Thanks for the great idea!!!!I too like your style. My d-i-l will probably love that idea.hehehehe ........But, on the up side, I did get that great bundle of 360 - 6 in . squares of georgous Hawaiian prints she had NO IDEA what to do with.Good thing I did, huh? Thanks again for the great thought. I do have just a touch of a devil in me to actually decorate a drop cloth. :-) :twisted: :twisted: :-)

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    360 6"squares of hawaiian prints?!?!?!?!?! Oh my, you are one lucky lady. You had better post of picture when you make something out of them! (excuse my drool) :mrgreen:

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    Dear signitwright.....Sounds like two "people " need a quilt.....the dog....and maybe a small lap quilt for the DIL.....She can have the lap quilt! i bet the dog would love a snippet quilt of all the scraps too small to make a square from....light fusible and some allover stitching.....VOILA' .....a snuggly for a much loved multi-legged family member...Why not? what were you just going to throw them away? LOL!

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    Hi Sandra, I have every intention of making my grandpup a quilt, complete with pictures of her furry four-legged "aunt and uncle" who live here at my house. I will post pictures of the quilts I make for their home. My d-i-l truely had no idea she had said anything out of the ordinary. So, no real offense was taken. After all, she did give me those wonderful Hawaiian print squares that she could have thrown away. Shows she was thinking of me. Thanks for your input. Really good ideas. Happy Quilting Pam

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    Hi Sandra, I have every intention of making my grandpup a quilt, complete with pictures of her furry four-legged "aunt and uncle" who live here at my house. I will post pictures of the quilts I make for their home. My d-i-l truely had no idea she had said anything out of the ordinary. So, no real offense was taken. After all, she did give me those wonderful Hawaiian print squares that she could have thrown away. Shows she was thinking of me. Thanks for your input. Really good ideas. Happy Quilting Pam :lol:

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    Hi Sandra, I have every intention of making my grandpup a quilt, complete with pictures of her furry four-legged "aunt and uncle" who live here at my house. I will post pictures of the quilts I make for their home. My d-i-l truely had no idea she had said anything out of the ordinary. So, no real offense was taken. After all, she did give me those wonderful Hawaiian print squares that she could have thrown away. Shows she was thinking of me. Thanks for your input. Really good ideas. Happy Quilting to you too. :D :D

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    No doubt you have a wonderful gift...in DIL, grandpup...and all....Some of the best gifts are those that softly remind us of the wonder we behold whether others see it or not. And you.....get one block after another of beauty to behold....you will have fun! :D

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    Thank You Sandra. You are so nice. And yes I am blessed with a wonderful family . Two legged, four legged and even a slithering critter. (My son has a fondness for reptiles and decided since is grown and away from home ,I needed a ball python to remind me of when he lived at home and filled the house wiith snakes and lizards.) He gifted one to me. :lol:

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