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Thread: Christmas quilt found at Goodwill store

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    Super Member quilterella's Avatar
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    Absolutely stunning...what a great save! Congratulations.

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    What a find!

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    What a find. I never seem to find anything. lucky you DEB

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    it's just beautiful!

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    wow it's beautiful

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    Great find! I also can't believe that something like that would not be kept in the family! good for you. It has a nice new home!

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    Wonderful find. I'm glad someone has it that appreciates it.

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    Was it labeled? .... any idea of its origin?

    Unfortunately we quilters keep quilting ... the stack gets higher ....

    We outlive our circle of friends and/or remove ourselves from the immediate vicinity of our children .... upon our demise no one knows the effort put into or the significance of our work ...

    Those who clear out our "stuff" are harried enough, sad enough, or whatever - Our "stuff" is overwhelming to take care of ...

    Unless we make provisions, ours, too, will end up in that great flea market in no where .....

    Unfortunately, when families are fractured the ones who really care are sometimes obstructed by "those cousins in charge" who make the final disposition of goods .....

    Am I cynical, or what? - well, probably just a bit realistic after having watched such procedures....

    Glad YOU were at least able to rescue this one beauty ... good work ...

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    Awesome quilt shame someone else didn't think so.

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    What a nice find!! Enjoy!!

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    It always makes me wonder...who would just give away something that someone put their heart into, not too mention their time and skill? I cannot conceive of someone doing that. Glad you came along to give it the love and consideration due it.

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    What a deal...beautiful

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    Congrats on a great find! Enjoy!

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    It's charming-- lucky you!

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    So beautiful! How could it finished in a goodwill!

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    What a bargain!

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    WOW! What a find. Green and red my favorite colors. LOL
    So glad you resqued the quilters quilt and gave the quilt a home.

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    This situation makes me reconsider whom I give my quilts to. There are alot of people out there that don't realize the time and heart that goes into each quilt - no matter how "perfect" the quilt is done. I remember reading on this board how some of the quilters gave their nearest and dearest gifts, and the receiver didn't seem that excited about it. There is still a stigma that it is only little old ladies who quilt - and that it is no big deal to do it. Sad. This year I wanted to make a lap quilt for every one of my closest friends throughout life - the one I am working on to be given to a friend who doesn't know "squat" about my "hobby". I would hate to think she might toss it to the GoodWill bag instead of cuddling up in it while watching television on a cold winter night (which I am visualizing). Maybe I'll go ahead and give it to her and my other friends - and hopefully "ignorance is bliss" for me in never knowing if the Good Will ends up with it!

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    Wow! That was a steal!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teri295
    I remember reading on this board how some of the quilters gave their nearest and dearest gifts, and the receiver didn't seem that excited about it.
    I know a quilter who gave a mini quilt as a gift for someone and, when visiting this friend, the quilt was be using as a front door little carpet!

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    That is so sad to end up at Goodwill. I'm glad it has a good home now.

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    It is amazing that folks would give that away,you are lucky to have found it.

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    beautiful! I'm glad it has found a good home.

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    That is awesome that you "rescued" this awesome quilt!
    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaY
    This quilt was just hanging there, waiting for me to come along and purchase! Cost: $100...... I love it!

    Completely hand appliqued and hand quilted! Can you imagine!
    :-D

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    Lucky find and lucky quilt to have a good home.

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