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Old 05-06-2013, 09:38 AM
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On my way to take my husband to the airport this morning, we passed a semi rig hauling a flatbed trailer. The trailer was loaded with several large boulders that had been strapped down, and in between the straps and the boulders were - GASP - quilts!!!! I was horrified! Who knew that boulders were so fragile, they needed to be protected from chafing (or whatever damage the straps could do to them)?? One of the quilts was a double wedding ring. I had a hard time resisting the urge to tell the driver he was number one. My husband consoled me by telling me the quilts were most likely the soul-less, mass-produced type. Sniff. I'm so traumatized. I had to go home and eat a chocolate chip cookie and hug all my quilts.

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:49 AM
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I feel your pain. A "relative" of mine received a very special quilt from me - hand embroidered by me - and a year later we went to her home - decorated with antique quilts - to find mine in the back of her 4 son's toy closet - wadded up in a heap in the very back. A few years later she said that the boys took my quilt camping out in the woods. Sniff.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:53 AM
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Some people certainly don't know what treasures they have! I'm very careful who I give quilts to - but learned that once you give it away you really can't think about it anymore - it is no longer yours. One could just weep at the (lack of) care our treasures are given.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:11 AM
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Awwwwww I will share in your sadness (and it is true-that is VERY sad) by eating a bag of cookies, just to support you........
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:53 AM
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Let us hope it was a mass-produced cheater quilt. At that distance and speed could you really tell anything except the pattern?

I am always dismayed when I see quilts used as beach blankets at the beach. Oh well...
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:09 AM
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I understand your feelings!
However I would feel honored for any quilt of mine to be used regularly. Quilts are ideal for camping or the beach or forts or snuggling. Of course mine are not intended to become heirlooms either.
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I made my sister a quilt just for the beach. Not everyone loves or cherish the quilts we make. I think they think it only takes a few minutes to make. So what the heck!
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:23 AM
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When I give a quilt to family or friends, I tell them I retain full rights to take it back if I ever see it being used under a car being repaired or used as a dog bed LOL! Peggi, I'm surprised you didn't run the guy off the road and take those quilts!
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No way do I want my quilts used on the beach, dirt or as a dog bed. Sorry, just the way I am.
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My quilts are not heirloom quality, so I am glad to see them used ... anywhere. I do make some special quilts for just right for dog kennels ... I enjoy seeing the dogs love them.
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