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Family Heritage Displayed on Living Room Wall

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

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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