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Thread: Dad's shirts.

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    Super Member rosemaynes's Avatar
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    I was asked if I had enough time to quickly quilt on 4 lap quilts. I said yes after hearing the story. A friend of mine lost her husband a year ago and she wanted to make 4 quilts (one for each of their children) and have the quilts made out of the Dad's shirts. So all 4 quilts were made and I long-armed them together in time for Christmas. The picture below is the daughters quilt with 4 hearts in it. Wont that be a great gift for them? :-D
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    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
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    Great gifts and great story. It was nice that you were able to get these done for her.

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    So nice of you. Good job.

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    Absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful setting.

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    What a nice thing for you to do at this busy time of year. I am sure they will be so much loved and appreciated. You are one of the 'special' quilters.

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    Wonderful quilt and wonderful idea!

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    I have a lump in my throat. So beautiful.

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    So sweet!

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    So special. We lost a dear friend a week ago, and I want to suggest this to the wife for their 2 grown children. Just don't want to do it too soon, or wait to long. He was a teacher and a very strong christian. I already have symbols in my mind...your quilts are beautiful...love the hearts. Christ*mas Blessings

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    They will be cherished forever!!!

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    So nice of you to make such a special quilt ... beautiful!

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    Very nice - I like the hearts on it.Makes it really special

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    what a loving thing to do

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    Super Member Snorky Lvs2Quilt's Avatar
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    Awww what a great remembrance of dad. I would have loved to have made a quilt out of my dad's flannel shirts after he passed but sadly my sister took it upon herself to get rid of all of his clothes before asking. I really love this quilt and what it symbolizes. great job.

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    I just love the quilt, and the thoughts behind them. Thanks for sharing and for helping her out.

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    Bless you and I'm sure they will cherish them !

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    Kudos to you. What wonderful treasures!!

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    What a sweet thing to do. Each child will have a special quilty hug from their father.

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    You are a real jewel to take on making 4 quilts by Christmas. I know they will cherish the memory of their Dad. My friend made a quilt from her husband's plaid shirts and called it her "quilt of tears". I hope she will get past the feeling.

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    Such a special gift. God bless you...

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    How wonderful is that and you for helping

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    :( Makes me want to make quilts out of my husband's shirts now, I have saved them for A LONG time. He still is here! I just like to save fabric.
    how sad, but great of you to do this for that family.
    Blessings,

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    What a wonderful story & a wonderful person to get the quilts done. Simply beautiful.

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    That turned out very well! Great job!! :thumbup: :-D

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    That is so nice. :)

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