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Thread: Grannies Feedsack Quilt

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    Senior Member Rose Cactus's Avatar
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    This is my Grannies quilt made about 80 years ago. The back is made from actual feedsacks. The sacks were washed in the old black pot outside with homemade lye soap. That stuff took the color out, made it soft and killed any bugs that was close by. If you look closely you can see the calves and the words calf developer on the sack. Grannie had 11 children and tons of grandkids. Im thankful that I was able to have one of her quilts passed down to me by my Dad.
    Grannie lived in farming country of south Ga. Twice a year all the ladys came to Grannies to quilt their tops. Some quilted and 2 would cook . All the husbands had to be fed. They came every day until all the tops were finished. Thats the story of my Grannie.

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    No picture ! Michele

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    GREAT quilt....and a wonderful story behind it :)

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    Wonderful story! A special quilt for you!

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    Love it. Have you ever read "The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art"? Reminds me of the stories from that. Love old quilting history.

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    What a story to pass on! Very special!

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    What a treasure! After my Mom died, we found 6 quilts my great-grandmother made (some from the flowered flour sacks) that no one else valued so I've got them and am keeping them all for future generations. No labels on any of them but I am labeling them with what info I can (her name, birth & death dates, location) so when I'm gone someone will know where they came from. Please think about labeling your grandma's quilt so her legacy isn't lost.

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    Boy I wish I was as Lucky as You!

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    what an awesome thing to have. I often wonder where I got my desire to quilt from. I have a quilt my aunt made for me as a wedding gift some 30 years ago and she never labeled it either. I know where it came from and now she is gone and I never thought to ask her more information on the quilt. I haven't been putting labels on my quilts and reading here I sure see the importance of it for future generations. I still hate to do it.

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    That is wonderful!!!!

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    Love the patterns on the fabric from the bags! Wonderful story, too!

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    Wonderful quilt and story.

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    Very nice

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    What treasures you have!

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    Love it! It is very close to some quilts and tops I have from my great aunts between 1920-1960. Is the white with blue/black lozenges flannel? If so, I have a lot of those scraps. Our house is in Tennessee near the Alabama line. One great aunt moved to Washington, GA.

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    what a lovely quilt and an amazing story to go along with it!

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    What a beautiful quilt! I love it. So glad you have your Grannie’s quilt and the precious stories to go with it. :-D :thumbup:

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    :thumbup:

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    You have a treasured family heirloom, congratulations. Thanks for sharing. I do not have any from my side of the family, but I have several from the 1920's from my husbands side. It means so much to have a piece of family history.

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    thats amazing! great treasure!

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    I can tell how much it means to you to have you Grannies quilt. Is the front feed sacks too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam S
    What a treasure! After my Mom died, we found 6 quilts my great-grandmother made (some from the flowered flour sacks) that no one else valued so I've got them and am keeping them all for future generations. No labels on any of them but I am labeling them with what info I can (her name, birth & death dates, location) so when I'm gone someone will know where they came from. Please think about labeling your grandma's quilt so her legacy isn't lost.
    I agree: It is sooo important to place the labels: I never thought so when I first started quilting but now I always look back and say Well, when did I make that one??? Now I always Label:

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    Very nice.

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    Nice keepsake.

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    I especially love the calves on the back...

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