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Thread: Five Generations worth

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    Super Member IBQUILTIN's Avatar
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    I just finished requilting this pretty little thing that my hubby's mother quilted for her great granddaughter Aris,. Soooooooooo, it has been loved and handled by: Erbyl Wilson, (My mother-in-law that has passed), Cynthia Brown, (my daughter in law) Aris Brown, (my granddaughter) Judi Brown, (myself) and now on to Kinsley Christine Schwab, ( my great granddaughter). The fabric was so worn, that when Aris washed it to use for the baby, all of the quilting just disentigrated. She sent it to me, and I was able to discard the crystalized polyester batting, remove what few quilting stitches survived, I had to cut it down just a little because the shrinkage was awful, and I requilted it very tightly so that the loss of integrity in the fabric should now hold up/ I hope. Added a label honoring the 5 generations, and it will go back in the mail tomorrow. Turned out kind of cute, if it will just hold up.

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    This is such and adorable baby quilt !!

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    WOW awesome history!

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    that's fantastic

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    Heirloom for sure

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    What a treasure.

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    Great Save! What a wonderful quilt and quilt history:)

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    This darling quilt has a "provenance", I hope you have written it down somewhere for future generations to read. When this quilt makes it antique status, having a provenance will add to its value. It's a beautiful story.

    Jan in VA

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    how awsome!! :O)

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    Wonderful story of the quilt. It is still very pretty & nicely quilted for the next user.

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    Great idea making the label like you did. The quilt is just darling!! Now it can be loved some more :-)

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    Cute quilt!! and quite special!!!!

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    That is awesome that it has been passed on through so many!

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    That is so cute!! You did a great job on repairing it.

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    That is a true labor of love. Beautiful family heirloom.

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    so pretty

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    that is just too cool

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    What a great heirloom!! You did a beautiful repair job :D:D:D

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    What a family history and a beautiful baby quilt.

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    What a lovely family heirloom. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    A keepsake to cherish for the next 5 generations!

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    Really cute!

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    Beautiful heirloom !

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    Such a great story..A beautiful quilt!!

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    Gorgeous!

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