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Thread: great-grandmother's quilt block

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    This is a photo of a framed quilt block I have on my sewing room wall. It is from the 19th century, pieced by my great-grandmother by hand. Only the center shows due to matting and frame - it's actually about 12 X 12 inches, edged in off-white (I believe) muslin.

    19th century quilt block
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    very nice.

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    wow, awesome

    do you have a photo of your great grandmother that you could put with that picture,

    what a great treasure!

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    How nice of you to frame it and hang it on the wall. It must make you smile and think about your grandmother and the tradition of quilting that she passed on down to you. :D

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    That is wonderful. What a great treasure you have. I only met my Grandmother once. She lived in Nebraska and I lived in California. I have a vague memory of her.

    You on the other hand have something to remind you of her.

    I agree with Craftybear. If you have a picture of her it would be nice to put it with the square on in a seperate frame next to it.

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    That's pretty cool!!! Wish I had something from my great grandparents!!

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    Very nice! I have a quilt from my DGGM and I'm so thankful that I do because she just passed away last Fri. morning. She would have been 100 yrs. young this May 30th. I'll treasure this quilt always!

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    Lovely keepsake. Lucky you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Very nice! I have a quilt from my DGGM and I'm so thankful that I do because she just passed away last Fri. morning. She would have been 100 yrs. young this May 30th. I'll treasure this quilt always!
    I am sorry for your loss, but what a remarkable long life! And glad you have the quilt to remember her by.

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    You are sewwww lucky :-P

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    Lovely!!! I think old quilts and blocks are treasures to be preserved and loved!! These were made by a woman's own hands, with love for her family. What could be more precious? Fabulous that you have this!!

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    love it

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    What a beautiful way to display such a wonderful treasure :D:D:D

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    really cool to have great way to show off I agree with others if you have a picture of her you should add to someway

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    Thanks for kind words everyone. There are only a few pics of her, but will try to scan and post one soon.

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    What a great treasure. I like the idea of it in your room.

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    I'm going to add a photo of my great-grandmother, but need to say "oops," and correct the history. The photo is of my great-grandmother, Electa Parsons and she gave the quilt top to the little girl on her lap (my cousin) on the girl's wedding day. The quilt top itself, however, was actually pieced by HER mother, my great-GREAT-grandmother. It's called "broken dishes," and is over 120 years old.

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    19th century quilt block "broken dishes"
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    My GM and GGM both made beautiful quilts but unfortunately I don't have any of them. My parents never saw the value in them and discarded them when those dear ladies passed away. You are lucky to have some mementoes of yours.

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    How beautiful. And such an inspiration.

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