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Thread: Grandmother's bed cover

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    Such a find and such a wonderful story. Both are your treasures. Be sure to keep the written story with the quilt for later relatives to enjoy. If you remember anything about any of the "signers" write those down too.

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    You will cherish this. I have quilts my granny and my great granny made by hand, they are priceless to me. I remember when I took the first top to my quilter to help me decide what I wanted to do with them, she told me she had never seen better hand stitching in all her experience than my great granny's. I love them.
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    What a wonderful legacy. Please make sure that the next generation who will receive it know the story behind it. It's beautiful!

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    What a wonderful family keepsake! It's lovely and I want to thank you for sharing alittle of it's story and some pictures.

    Kat

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    So glad you were able to find out the story behind this beautiful quilt.

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    What a beautiful family heirloom to pass on to your children with the story of how it came to be. The hand embroidery is lovely and such treasured gift from her friends. Enjoy this treasure and thank you for sharing.
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    What a treasure! It's a lovely story for a truly lovely bed covering. The suggestion that you make a label telling the story is a good one, and it reminds me that I should do the same for the 3 quilts I've inherited from my grandmothers and one of DH's grandmothers. It's too easy for that part of family history to slip away. we know the stories of our inherited quilts, and our children may know them, but THEIR children probably don't.

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    Its a beautiful quilt despite the damages. You are so lucky to have it

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    You have a wonderful treasure. The history is great. It will be enjoyed for the next few generations.

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    How nice!!!! Those ladies knew how to embroidery. A wonderful treasure.

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    I would love to see more of the signatures. I grew up down the road about 20 miles. I remember Susie Detenbeck. Many of my family, grandparents, etc. are buried in the Detenbeck cemetery south of Elwood. Great piece of handwork!

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    What a treasure you have. I too am glad you learned the story of the bed cover before your Aunt passed away. I so appreciate the time and caring that went in to making this!
    Jeanie

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    beautiful hand embroidery, it is a gift to cherish and appreciate

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    what a story...what a bed cover
    It is a blessing, to be a blessing !
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