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Thread: What did I buy?

  1. #26
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    Interesting thread did not know about this machine either

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    you do know that Amish have used Hmong people from Vietnam to do their quilts for years right?
    http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/hmong.htm
    I clicked to the site you linked just to see. All I could find was " A few Hmong women have begun to combine their traditional needlework with American styles of appliqué. In some case, Amish and Hmong women have shared their techniques." I don't read this as having the Hmong do their quilts for years.

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    Thank you for the link. It has some very interesting information on it. I knew this was going on but didn't think they were being sold by QVC and other such stores. I have 2 of them and have enjoyed them but now that I make my own quilts they will probably go in the closet.
    Lorraine

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    The links given about quilting are quite interesting and worth taking the time to read if you are curious about quilting history. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeterthanwine View Post
    I have noticed that a lot of quilts sold in stores are made in China. I would rather spend my hard earned money on something made in the USA. We need to support our own.
    Amen! A friend of mine (non quilter) bought a "handmade" quilt from China and it fell apart after 2 washings!
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    Our guild had a Canadian/Asian speaker, her name has slipped my mind, who did the most wonderful work. She spoke of the quilts made in China. The men and women as well a young girls that make these quilts are treated so poorly, many days sewing for for 12-16 hours a day. The conditions that they work in are deplorable. Although the people need the money of which they are paid pennies per hour, she recommended that people don't buy them. Her point of view was that we need to stand up to the employers and insist on better pay and conditions for their people.

    I, myself believe in buying from my own country, which has become so hard to do as all the big companies continue to outsource our jobs to other countries.

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