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Thread: The speicalness of a quilt when someone passes.

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    I have been away from the board for last couple of weeks due to an acute illness my mother had. We have been at the hospital the entire time and then the hospice. My mum was just 65 and died a few days ago. My sister and I are now going through her belongings and have come across a quilt I made her and also a quilt that I made my grandmother which is a family tree quilt. We have washed them and my sister, whom doesn't really like quilts, has requested to have the family tree quilt. I am so pelased I made these quilts for the women of my family and now have them for my sister and I to wrap ourselves in. I am a youngish quilter and these two quilts were earlier in my quilting life and I don't see the errors any longer but the love of the women in my life. Don't let perfection rob you of making quilts for those you love!

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    My condolences on the loss of your mother. I'm glad you have these quilts as great mementos.

    My mother passed on a few years ago and I didn't get any of the quilts that she had made. My 4 sisters figured that, since I make quilts, I wouldn't want any....

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    What a wonderful story. I am sorry for your loss, but what a nice ending.

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    So sorry for your loss.

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    I;m sorry for your loss.Prayers for you and your family

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    A special lady has slipped away from your family. Deepest sympathy on your loss but lovely to read that you and your sister can still be wrapped in one of her quilts made with love by you.
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    Awwww, Maria! <3

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    PEACE TO YOU in this time of loss. Nice story for you to share with us.

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    sorry for your loss and happy for your gain!
    You and your sister will LOVE these quilts for ever. Be sure to label them well for future owners to understand and love as well!

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    I'm sorry you have lost someone so special, and glad you have good memories and quilts to share.

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    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. It is a blessing to have these quilts to cherish.

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    Sending my condolences.
    I have alot of MIL's old quilts. She gave them to us long before she passed at 97 years young.
    Sometimes I sit in my chair and wrap one around me to stay warm and theres an unusual 9 patch that I wonder about. It was made @ 1950's and I often wonder where she got the fabric. Was it from old clothes or did she buy the fabric.
    All the batting has disintegrated.

    In my cedar chest is DH's baby quilts. They are mainly pinkish color. I do remember her saying they used alot of pinks during that time which would of been during the war.

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    Sending prayers of comfort along. How nice that you and your sister could agree on the quilts. Enjoy the comfort in knowing they were enjoyed by you dear mom.

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    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. So glad you and your sister have the quilts to hold. Sorry for your loss

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    Sorry to hear about your mother, but so glad you have quilts that were cherished by her and will remind you of her in the coming years!

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    Sending [[[[[HUGS]]]]], blessings and prayer's to you and your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PABerard
    What a wonderful story. I am sorry for your loss, but what a nice ending.
    ditto

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    I'm sorry for the loss of your Mom.

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    so sorry for the loss of your Mom, but glad you have a quilt to remember her.

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    It is so hard for a lady to lose her Mom. There is just such a connection with our Mom's. I thought I was a orphan when mine died, even through, I still have my two sisters.

    My deepest sympathy. Those quilts will be such a special connection.

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    Maria I am so sorry to hear your beloved mother passed away so young. Unfortunately I know that pain too as my mother passed away 6 years ago this month at the young age of 67. My then 17 year old daughter had made a quilt together with me as my mom when she was diagnosed. After she was gone it went to my daughter. She cherises it. Thank you for your story and inspiring and encouraging us to make quilts. )))))))Quilty Hugs((((((((((

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sukochi
    I thought I was a orphan when mine died, even through, I still have my two sisters.
    So true.

    :-(

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    Condolences from Texas. My sister, Mother and I made a pink and burgundy log cabin quilt before my mother passed away. We had the casket draped with the quilt during the funeral, and my sister said for me to take it afterward! I was so blessed to have a wonderful Mother and Sister, who has passed away now, to quilt with and we learned from each other.

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    Thank You for sharing your wonderful story.

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