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Finished... 2 Quilts in 2 Weeks!

Old 09-18-2019, 09:59 PM
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Beautiful quilts! I like how your guild handles the giving of quilts. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by TheMerkleFamily View Post
Your batik charity quilts are simply beautiful! I appreciate the liberal guidelines your guild follows - make what you wish and anyone who feels they would benefit may receive a quilt. Making and giving should be that simple.

Lovely work!
Ditto. Thanks for doing this. BrendaK
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:35 AM
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Your quilts are beautiful. Love the kindness of your guild members and their ideas for charity quilts.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:26 AM
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Such beautiful quilts, and your guild and its generosity are wonderful. What makes quilters special is that they are such creative and giving people! (And often very fun to hang out with

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Old 09-19-2019, 12:24 PM
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great job on both! Very impressive how straight the lines are on the striped fabric!! Quite a challenge on those lengths !!!
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:37 PM
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Very nicely done in such happy fabrics...scrappy is my favorite quilts. Happy Scrappy is always over the moon. Great job!
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Old 09-19-2019, 03:34 PM
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Your work is beautiful, and is sure to comfort someone who needs it. Good job!
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:12 PM
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Great job, April! These will bring comfort to some folks for sure. Have fun with your new machine.

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Old 10-22-2019, 05:10 PM
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Well, a very sad update... i gave this quilt a couple weeks ago to the Mom of my bosses who suddenly fell ill at age 94. She was a wonderful and very loving woman and like a Mom to me. She had the quilt for less than a week and it covered her the entire time and that is how she passed.

She was herself a quilter involved with giving quilts to others and we always showed each other what we were working on. She was just fine - even still driving - the last time i saw her. In fact i had shown her the quilt top the last time i saw her and her eyes just glowed.

I actually had a couple more quilts planned to finish before this one. For some reason i felt compelled to finish this one first. It took me 3 days to get it quilted and bound. I wasnt totally happy with it (you know - stuff you see but nobody else does). I put it in my car when i went to work that Monday morning because Lola usually stopped in after she went to quilting on Monday mornings at her church. I wanted to make sure i showed it to her done.

I left the quilt in the car when i went in to work on Monday morning thinking i would get it when Lola stopped in. One of my bosses met me at the door to break the news that Lola had apparently had six mini strokes overnight and was in the hospital. It was then i knew that quilt was for her - the lady who had given so many quilts to others. I wrestled with myself about the part of the quilt i felt i could have done better (the binding - i tried a different method and i really didnt like it at all). I felt that i should do it over but i knew in my heart that i didnt have time to take it all off and put it back on again. I took it home that night to at least fix the part that bothered me the most.

On Tuesday i asked my boss to take it to her with my love and he did. I never saw her again, somehow i knew that she didnt want me to see her in her condition. Her grandson later told me that she immediately recognized the quilt - he told her that i didnt think i did a good enough job on it and she scowled - he reported that back to me! She didnt like me picking apart my quilts.

I feel so blessed to have been able to give that quilt to my dear friend. And i am so glad that i didnt let my pride over a job i didnt think was “good enough” prevent me from giving her this one last gesture of my love for her. I will miss her forever.

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Old 10-22-2019, 05:49 PM
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April, your story is so moving and incredibly beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm so sorry you lost that dear friend. She sounded wonderful.
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