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Thread: Grandmother's bed cover

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    What a treasure!

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    The hand embroidery work of these women is just amazing and wonderful, an inspiration to those of us who still do redwork or other embroidery by hand. It just outshines today's machine embroideries by a mile.

    I also love reading the names of the women who made this 'back in the day'. Many young moms are returning to some of these rarely-used-any-more names.....Ruby, Mary, Esther, Evelyn, Grace, Olive, Kate, and others. It brings hope of the continuity of things in our life.

    What a precious memory and family heritage you have there.

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    It's gorgeous....I hope you print out the history (perhaps on a fabric sheet) and attach. You could add a small pocket to back.

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    Beautiful family heirloom. I love embroidered quilts, and old linens!!

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    Wow what a great quilt......and great story!
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    What a neat story and a beautiful keepsake. The embroidery is fantastic.

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    My mother in law made a friendshsip quilt of all her friends. She took a square of one of their clothing and embroidered their name, etc., on it and pieced/quilted it.
    She made one mistake....she forgot to put a block of her on the quilt.
    My youngest daugther now has the quilt.
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    This is indeed a treasure. Love the embroidery. Love the group work. Sad that some of the women signed their work: Mrs. {husband's last name}, instead of Lois, Jane, etc. plus the surname. And you are right, that it was such a treasure in that travel and visits were not so easy as today. Treasure it! Thanks for sharing.
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    What a treasure!
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    Beautiful quilt and story. Lucky you to get it.
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    I am happy you got this heirloom!

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    Beautiful!!! Now, before you forget , put that story on a label and put it on the back so that other generations will know. Make sure you include the dates your aunt lived.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    What a wonderful treasure!!
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    How beautiful! It just amazes me to see how beautiful they hand embroider, some of the names look like they were done on machines. I used to love to hand embroider but injury to my arm prevents but I can make quilt tops and love it!

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    You know you have a real treasure, and to know the story... Now that's what quilting is all about!

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    What a marvelous find. And the workmanship is amazing

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    Just beautiful and thank you for sharing, what a treasure
    Have a Blessed day
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    Beautfiul and a wonderful quilt to have

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    City of Hinesville had a quilt given to them by a family that had a family member who live in the city in the 1940-1950s. There are ladies names embroderied in to scrappy blocks. Some of those names have streets named after them. some names are from families that still live in the city. It is neat that the City had the quilt frame and sitting in the Mayor's reception room. (It framed out at apro. 80" by 90", to big to hang on the wall. Had a fun time getting into the building throught the double doors.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    What a treasure!!

    I'm so happy for you that you were able to learn it's story before your Aunt passed, as you might have found it without that story being passed on.
    In about 1985, we moved from Montgomery, AL to India. Friends in Montgomery made a beautiful table cloth for us with flowers by each embroidered name. I can only imagine how much trouble it must have been to do all that and to organize its construction too. The downside was that I had to store the table cloth because we could only bring two suitcases each and had to leave the cloth in storage along with most of our household goods. One year when we returned, I found the cloth had huge holes in it because the rats had gotten into the storage shed. =(
    GramMER to eighteen, plus two great-granddaughters and four adopted greats soon we hope!

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    How wonderful that you get to be the current keeper of this treasure!

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    A rare beauty! I love it.
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    This is a GREAT coverlet.
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    A beautiful treasure! Neat that you know the story of it as well. Do write down what you know, so the history can go along with it.
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    What a wounderful find. You are so blessed to have it.

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