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Thread: Grandmother's bed cover

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    What beautiful embroidery skills! I hope that these skills are being passed on to the future generations. It would be a shame to lose new samples of this kind of hand thread work. You have a family treasure.

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    what a beautiful rememberance both to your aunt when she was lonely after leaving her friends and to you now that you have possession of it. its too bad some of the "old traditions" are "old" and we don't see them very much any more. thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us all!
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    What a wonderful memory.

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    what a wonderful heirloom! Did you try to find out who the ladies were?

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    I'm so happy for you, what a beautiful piece of family history.
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    Wow..what a lovely treasure that is!!
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    Thank-you for sharing with us. I enjoy the histories and the workmanship in these quilts of history.

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    What a treasure! Thanks for sharing the quilt & the story.
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    What a lovely keepsake.
    Now that you know the story, you might want to add to the back of the guilt
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    What a treasure to be able to see
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    what a treasure!!! beautiful

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    What a wonderful story and a gorgeous quilt! I really am glad you shared both with us. I just imagined all those devoted friends being together in a quilt group sending off their friend to a new neighborhood in Indiana. Friendship everlasting!

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    What a lovely history and a most beautiful quilt!

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    Great quilt and memory. Be sure to write it down and keep for your next generation. This is something that you do not want to lose. Special.

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    What a treasure! Have you researched any of the names - to look up the families heritage -

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    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.
    Perhaps sad that we don't have their first names, but that too is part of the history. Something to share with our granddaughters about how far we have come.

    Brenda

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    What a fun thread I've stumbled upon here. I live about 30 miles from Elwood and recognize some of those family names. What a treasure you have!

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    How wonderful to have the cover and know the history. Thanks for sharing your treasure. The embroidery is marvelous.

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    How precious!

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    You have been really blessed to have something that wonderful. Enjoy forever. Beautiful work and quilt.

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    Wonderful is the only word I find to fit, be a good caregiver to it. I remember seeing this type at my granny's house.
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    So glad you are able to keep this in the family and enjoy it. It's a beautiful piece of family history.

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    Hopefully the younger generation will pick up the desire to take the time and appreciate the love that goes into such beautiful work being done by so many older people? You have a treasure!

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    What a sweet treasure your aunt left you. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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    Wow! What a blessing to receive this piece of history and art!

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