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Old 05-30-2019, 12:55 PM
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I was helping (with pay) a retired couple unpack from their recent move. They had to move a metal bed and the husband told his wife to get a quilt to put under it. They moved things they no longer want and gave me a few things. In conversation, I mentioned that I quilt and it is an art. She showed me a dresden plate her Mom made for her, that was kept in the closet. While moving a metal bed he asked her to get a quilt so it won't scratch their floor. To my horror, they put a 9 patch that was hand quilted under the bed to push the bed through the house.
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Oh the horror!
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Our worst fear for our treasured creations!!
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:16 PM
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I looked at the quilt for a second and admired it. Would of gladly taken it home with my bag of things they didn't want, but it wasn't offered.
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What a shame. So many people just don't know the true value (not just monetary) of precious quilts.
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I’ve seen quilts over items on the back of a truck- bungee cords holding it on to protect furniture while moving. People use quilts for all sorts of things. It’s theirs. My brother used one I gave him to cover his wood pile one winter. It was his to use as he needed to. All I said was - if I’d known it was going to cover the wood I would have used denim or something stronger- I hope it survives. He smiled, hugged me & said- you always said- use them, if they wear out you can make another. The next one I made him was denim and corduroy- heavy & durable. It lives on his bed-
people are funny.
My granddaughters wanted ( beach/ picnic quilts) I made them- so cute, beach appliqués, colorful fun. They took them everywhere. One 4 th of July my youngest granddaughter was lovingly spreading out her quilt on the lawn in the park where we were going to be for the fireworks. I was about 20-30 feet behind her carrying stuff when {some Woman} stormed up to her( she was 6) yanked the quilt off the ground and started yelling at her- wanting to know where her Idiot Mother was! I dropped the stuff I was carrying and ran to my granddaughters rescue- took everything I had to not hit the woman. My granddaughter gathered up her beloved quilt and ran for the car in tears. Her day ruined. She sat on the bare ground, both of her sisters took theirs to the car too- afraid.
please- think twice before passing judgment- what is yours is yours to use as you please- what is not yours is not yours to decide.
that granddaughter is 18 now and as far as I know that picnic- beach quilt never got to be the joyful picnic it was in its beginning and the only time any of the girls enjoyed picnics on a quilt was on my picnic quilt in my yard. They were all 3 afraid to take them to the beach or park even though that’s what they were made for.
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I move furniture all the time on wood floors. I use pot holders under each leg or a towel. I can't imagine being old enough to retire and not have any sense.
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I move furniture all the time on wood floors. I use pot holders under each leg or a towel. I can't imagine being old enough to retire and not have any sense.
I use throw rugs turned upside down, if rubber is on the back.

If I saw anyone use a quilt I had made to move furniture or anything else. I would make sure they never got another from me. People need to use their minds before making decisions like that.
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My friend uses his for a yoga mat when he goes camping because it's the only thing that leaves and twigs don't cling to. I love it. It is made of nice, sturdy batiks and he was told to use it. It also travels everywhere he goes out of town. What better compliment????
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I think some people look at quilts like other antiques as just "old junk". It's a shame but that's the way some folks are.
I know plenty of people who have no use for anything that isn't new.
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