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Thread: Cleaning out storage bins

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    Junior Member cmg625's Avatar
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    I have been cleaning out some storage bins, trying to find places to put my stash now that my mom is coming to visit and I opened up one bin and look what I found!

    My husband says that he thinks his grandma made this. It is sew entirely by hand!
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    I don't know where or who this quilt is from, but it is made out of men's wool trouser material
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    Don't know where this one came from either, it is just the top but all the birds are hand embrodiery
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    Wow, what a find and how lucky that you cleaned out bins....one never knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    Wow, what a find and how lucky that you cleaned out bins....one never knows...

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    I think you opened up a treasure chest!! Lucky you!

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    Very nice quilts; something you can always treasure. :D

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    All you found quilts are wonderful, the Sue Bonnet is real sweet.

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    what a nice saurprise nice quilts

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    Very pretty.

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    don't you just love surprises!

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    What nice treasures!! :)

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    What a neat reward for cleaning! I love the Sunbonnet Sue. Reminds me of one I had when I was about 7. No idea what happened to it. :(

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    What a neat find! I have old quilts made by DH's grandmother/mother probably during the depression/war era.
    I just wish they would of tagged them so I would know exactly when they were made....and of course, they too are all handmade.
    cherish them!

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    You hit the jackpot!

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    these are so wonderful. i especially love the embroidered birds

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    What lucky find.. I've been cleaning out closets the past 2 weeks and all I've found is junk, I keep wondering why I kept it. Am getting rid of lots of and will probably need it next week.

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    Wow! Wait till u show mom!! They are wonderful finds!

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    Such treasures you found, lucky you.

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    How exciting!!! What a great find.

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    Very, very pretty!!!!!! Love the old quilts.

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    Great find!! Cool reward for doing some hard work! Maybe you Mom knows about the last two.

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    That men's wool pants and jackets quilt looks like the one I slept under all those years ago in cold, snowy West Virginia. It sure did keep me warm. I can remember cuddling up under it and 2 flannel sheets and maybe another quilt under it, then watching the snow land on the tree branches outside my window. Not too well insulated, I remember the curtains waving in the wind even though the window was closed and that little lock on it was snugged down tightly.
    Really takes me back...

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    They're all absolutely gorgeous! I love love love the sunbonnet sue!

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    Maybe your MOM will know something about the quilts you found. Such a nice find.

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    Oh what treasures. They will be wonderful completed and will become very useful family heirlooms. Kudos for cleaning that storage area (smile). Thank you for sharing.

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    Well I just gotta ask ... who is the owner of the totes? Did you move them from mom's to look through them? You say your husband thinks the Sue one belonged to his grandmother. So was that one mixed in with the others? I'm just curious. I have some questions about some quilt squares that I found in my parents' basement after they both had passed. But I believe all quilting was done by my mom's mom as she made quilts for all of us kids. No matter where they're from it's always nice to find them!! Especially for those of us who REALLY appreciate them.

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