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    This is so neat. Thanks for sharing. I guess it shows how we are
    connected to one another in so many ways.

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    [QUOTE=jaciqltznok;5115812]Many months ago, perhaps a year or more even, I posted for sale some metal template sets. I listed them by the name on the paper inside of the packages "Roy Daniel, Tinsmith" they say.
    Well, a few weeks ago I got the strangest PM message about those templates.
    Here is what the young man wrote to me:
    metal templates

    I was doing a search under my grandfathers name, Roy Daniel and I was brought here. I lived with him and his wife Inez in Camden, Maine for almost 2 years. This was between 1982 and 1984. I was around 14. Inez made quite a few quilts and many people had asked Roy to make them some more permanent templates. I worked in his shop after school and on the weekends. I may have been the guy who glued the sandpaper onto the back of the ones you have. After gluing the paper and trimming the excess, I punched the pieces & wired them together. I remember the colored paper that would get put into every bag with the design on the front.
    He was also known for making colonial tin pieces such as chandeliers, candle holders, snuffers, decorative mugs, and many other pieces.
    He also sung in a barbershop quartet at his church. He would sing a lot of the old songs while working.
    If you ever wish to part with a couple of patterns, please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Dave

    Well, turns out that I did still have a couple of sets of these templates and as we speak a little set of twister templates is on their way to Dave's house to be reunited with him and add a piece of his family history back into his life!

    How cool is that? All because he googled Roy's name and my sales ad came up in that search!

    how cool that now we ALL have a little more insight/history about the wonderful tinsmith who helped keep quilting alive with his wonderful templates![/QUOTOD WO
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    Wonderful History lesson. Thank you
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    Great story...thanks for sharing!

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    That was a great story. Thanks for posting it so we all could enjoy it with you.

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    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story. As I have gotten older there are many memories for which I have nothing concrete to show for and wished I had saved a piece of my history.

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    I just love the internet! Great story!

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    That was really nice of you to send those templates! Dave will never forget your kindness!
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    It is truely a very small world and nice that we are all connected. Wonderful that this came about.
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    That is a cool story. I asked on the QB about a machine or part that I needed and found some info. So, I went to search more and my question on the QB came up as a site for me to search!
    Small world !!
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    Great story. Thanks for sharing.
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    That is a really great story. It gives me goosebumps at how little things mean so much as we grow older and reflect on the things we done with the folks we treasure. And you got to be a part of that. GOOD ON YOU!!
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    Marvelous things can happen through the people we meet on the QB! A very touching story Jacquie!

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    I love it when this happens. That was nice of you to send them to him.

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    May your generosity return to you ten-fold.

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    WOW, beautiful story, thank you for sharing
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    While the internet has some dark places, it also joins people and history in ways both beautiful and fantastic. Thanks so much for posting your story.
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    What a wonderful story. It is a small world after all.
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    Now that's a great story. So nice you still had some left to share with him. And what a reminder for us all: every little thing we do we should do well for the sake of the person at he other end, whether we meet them or not.
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    Amazing! I never knew about metal templates.
    Happy quilting Grandma

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    A neat story!

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    Well, I'll be. How cool is that? What a wonderful story!
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    Wow! Neat story.
    Carol in Michigan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Ruth View Post
    Amazing! I never knew about metal templates.
    oh, these are amazing...they are of course TIN and have sandpaper on the back side to GRIP your fabric...just wonderful. I have two sets left, but they are for large blocks, the drunkards path and grandmother's fan!

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    That is amazing! I know that young man will be grateful to have the templates that his grandfather made. It was so nice of you the return them to him.

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