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Thread: Family heirloom thread

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    Family heirloom thread

    Hi all, sassy08 had a great idea to share our family heirloom quilts. Feel free to share yours as well.

    My grandmother made this quilt for my father. She hand embroidered each square with one for each state. The are of the state bird and flower, the entire quilt was hand quilted. I also have her wood loom.
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    Thanks, Ashjoy! I'll get mine posted as soon as I can. They're on my iPad and I don't know if I can download them from here. . ?
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    sassy, you can post directly from your iPad, its actually easier that way. Just click go advanced, then manage photos.

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    Just beautiful, thank you for sharing, what a treasure
    Have a Blessed night
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    That is a real treasure, and so very beautiful.
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    These two have been posted previously, but not recently. My grandmother was a hand quilter. When I finally started quilting 2+ years ago, I couldn't follow suite, so I treasure these. I wore out the first one out and she was so pleased that a quilt she made was well used that she made me another. These would be from the mid 50s - I recognize fabrics from my dresses from the 40s. The worn one is being cut up and framed - one for me and one for each child who wants one. The GFG is displayed in my living room.
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    Aren't those old heirloom quilts just wonderful? I have several that I treasure.

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    All are pretty don't have any heirloom threads. Lost mines in a house fire years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy08 View Post
    Thanks, Ashjoy! I'll get mine posted as soon as I can. They're on my iPad and I don't know if I can download them from here. . ?
    Yes you can. Reply in normal way .go advanced. And select the camera roll . Select photograph only one . Look on the right side of screen in same section as you've just been in. Press down load. And wait below you will see it loading. Don't move from that area until it is loaded. Close window. Submit reply. Should come up.
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    I wish I could. My sweet but unaware Mom let us play with great great granmother's quilt until they were destroyed. fortunately the up to 200 year old baby clothes got gentler treatment and are now in a museum.

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    Beautiful quilts so far! I look forward to seeing more.
    Go forth and sew!

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    I surely wished I had some to share but they were all given to another member of the family.

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    This was made by my Grandmother around 1945. My Mother and her sisters colored the blocks with crayons and my Grandmother set the color. It is all hand quilted.
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    Love heirlooms! Have a number from both grandmothers.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Really beautiful work!!!

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    This one was made by my DH's Great Grandmother Higby in 1912. It is hand pieced but tied instead of quilted. It was made from Great Grandpa's shirts.

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    Oh, I remember when the embroidered quilts were all the rage. About 10 years ago I bought 15" blocks to embroider "blue roses" and set together on point with blue sashing. I think the quilt will be gorgeous IF, if I ever get the last six blocks done. It takes such a long time to finish a queen sized quilt like that.
    GramMER to eighteen, plus two great-granddaughters and four adopted greats soon we hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    I wish I could. My sweet but unaware Mom let us play with great great granmother's quilt until they were destroyed. fortunately the up to 200 year old baby clothes got gentler treatment and are now in a museum.
    When we came to India, my grandmother's and great aunts quilts were stored where I dreamed they would be taken care of, but alas... Our younger daughter happened to see the kids in that family literally pulling and stomping in the middle of one particular quilt. It was being torn apart bit by bit--cloth, stitching and all. She took it upon herself to confiscate what was left and take it home with her.

    I stored others of their quilts with better results with a different family. Those are still preserved well, but I do not have access to photos from here.
    GramMER to eighteen, plus two great-granddaughters and four adopted greats soon we hope!

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    Oh what a beautiful qullt and memory.

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    What a pretty quilt this one is as well. Love the pattern and choice of colors she used.

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    All the quilts shown are so pretty. I especially like the one shown by Willis with the colored fruits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willis.debra View Post
    This was made by my Grandmother around 1945. My Mother and her sisters colored the blocks with crayons and my Grandmother set the color. It is all hand quilted.
    Oh I really lke this one as well. What great memories you have of these quilts. I have several that my mother had and I tell her it is like getting a hug from my Mom every night when we go to bed. Lovely

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    I found this top when going through my mother's things after she died. It was started by my grandmother and was wrapped in newspaper dated 1939. I found it before I started quilting. My daughter took it and had it finished by an older lady close to her. She replaced some pieces that shredded when she washed it, added enough blocks to complete the top and put batting and the backing on. Then she hand quilted it. I think she did a great job and I couldn't believe how little she charged. Anyway here it is. Does anyone know the name of the block?
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    This most made me break down in tears! My grandmother made quilts and kept them at her house so we could choose which one we wanted to snuggle under when we spent the night. When she became ill and we were already grown up a couple of my cousins and I asked for the quilts, mainly to see where they were when we couldn't find them. When she passed on, we looked again. She taught us also how to crochet which one to this day still does. All the beautiful work she had done sadly turned into drop cloths for automobile work. Yep, oil, body paint everything you could think of So, display those quilts with pride as we cannot. They're beautiful. Hope when you cut them up you can bind them with something of hers.

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    Beautiful quilts.

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