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Old 01-06-2011, 07:27 PM
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I have a "Treasure" displayed and hanging in my living room ... when people visit, they are in "awe" and thought I'd share it with you.

Story behind it: This is a Crazy Quilt Throw made by my Great-Great-Great Grandmother, Elizabeth (Stewart) Fiedler in the year 1845. All through the years this treasure had been handed down through the family in a pillow case, for safe keeping, generation after generation ..... and my Mother one day passed it on to me, before she passed away. The silk fabrics in places are/were starting to weaken and I had it professionally archival sealed and framed. I sketched and drew out a Family Tree ... making Elizabeth (Stewart) Fiedler the "trunk" of the tree and branched out the family from there. The finished piece measures 56" wide x 64" long.

I have another hand pieced/sewn "Postage Stamp Quilt" top she made in the year 1840 .... and will post pictures of that project later.

Crazy Quilt Throw made in 1845
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Framed with the sketched Family Tree
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:29 PM
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What a great way to preserve family history. Beautiful work and wonderful protection.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:30 PM
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Wow, what a treasure.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:31 PM
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Thank you for sharing, I am glad you have taken steps to preserve this treasure for you family. It is beautiful
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:32 PM
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wonderful way to showcase your heritage...love it!
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:34 PM
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Way Cool!!!!
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:35 PM
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That it is awesome! I'm really enjoy genealogy and would love to have something that special from the past
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:35 PM
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I love your treasure.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:39 PM
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What a treasure - it's awesome!!
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:40 PM
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How fabulous! great idea and wonderful quilt. I keep telling my DIL that family things passed down are nice to have. but they are not new..... kids!
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