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Thread: This quilt broke my heart!

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    Super Member mimiknoxtaylor's Avatar
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    What a sweetheart you are! God bless you & that lady too. Merry Christmas.
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    What a wonderful thing you are doing for her. It will be treasured I'm sure.

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    What a wonderful gift. It is what Christmas should be about and sometimes isn't. I can see how hard it would of been to cut up all the clothes but after knowing the story of the blanket all I can says is WOW!
    Life is good when you make time for family and friends and of course quilting!

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    Thank you for doing it.
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    wandatn: When my daughter lost her second child an hour after he was born I did everything I could think of to help her cope. Kubler-Ross said parents who lose children heal faster if they interact as much as possible with the experience. One of the things my daughter did was to take her first son's quilt (made by a dear friend) and have her baby wrapped in it, because it was such a perfect symbol of love. To have your sister hold on to the quilt is not surprising. To wrap her in it when she was buried is so powerful! Blessings on you and yours!

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    Bless your heart for undertaking this project. You can truly say you put your heart and soul into it.

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    Both of the quilt stories on this thread have tears pouring out of my eyes. The hearts of quilters are sooooooooooooooooo big!

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    My children's father died last year. I told them to save his jeans and shirts and I would make them quilts. Well, they sold them in a yard sale. I'm just waiting til it hits them that they should have listened.
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    Wow! I would love to see a picture or at least know what pattern you used. My husband passed away when our girls were 9mos old. they are 4 yrs now and i have a nylon barrel full if his t-shirts which is almost all he wore and when i sit down to make quilts for them I want something other than the standard t-shirt pattern . His work shirts were used to make teddy bears ( by someone else) for them, my Mother in law, and myself. Thank you for sharing this story.

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    What a blessing you are. I can't wait to see what it looks like, if you choose to share a picture. I cannot imagine what either of you have gone through to make it. You for knowing that it means so much to this mother and her for giving up the clothing of her children and the quilt of her child that passed away. Remarkable.
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    We often joke something would make a movie of the week but the stories of these two quilts would be so powerful and moving for anyone to watch.

    The love and caring in each quilt we make is so meaningful - I wish stories like these could be shared with everyone!

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    I can't even begin to imagine what all that had to be like for you. All the joy and then the pain of the blanket. That lady will never ever forget what you did for her. Are you an angel??? I think perhaps you are.

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    I agree with everyone here, that was very touching what you did. I think you should send that story to Jennifer Chiaverinni.

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    That is very sweet! Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cagey View Post
    A few months ago a woman in our community asked me to make a quilt from her grown children's baby cloths. She wanted to give it to her mother for Christmas. So I've been working every free moment on this quilt to get it done for her by Christmas. It was very difficult for me to cut up these beautiful dresses and little suits but I did it. Used embellishments on it - buttons and lace from the dresses and suits. I got the top done and was waiting for the backing fabric that she wanted to pick out. She brought the fabric and another baby blanket she wanted me to add to the quilt. When I told her the top was done she broke down and said it was from her first son that passed away 22 years ago and she has slept with that blanket under her pillow. She said it was very important to add this to the quilt so I told her I would make a separate block on the back. Getting up the nerve to cut that blanket was hard - emotionally. I reinforced the cutting edge and zigzagged so the rest of the blanket wouldn't unravel. Never knew making the quilt was going to be so emotional.
    Yes it really is emotional isn't it. I did the same thing with my best friends clothes? She died suddenly of an pulmonary embolism. It broke our hearts because she was such a wonderful person. I made a quilt for her daughter from her moms clothes. Cutting up all her clothes that I remember her wearing and that smelled like her perfume, almost did me in. But it helped me work though my grief. It's not something I think I could ever do again. To which my husband would say .....sure. So I think I have a good idea what you went. I sure hope you post the finish quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsister63 View Post
    What a wonderful Holiday story. It sounds like you but a lot of love into this quilt and I am sure that the people involved really appreciate all you work. All this is good karma for you! Bless you!!!
    DITTO !! What a wonderful friend you are !

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    There's always story and/or history in every Quilt, all quilt are made different, I give you all the credit for doing this tedious
    job, i hope she appreciate every bit of it. God Bless you, I would love to see this.

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