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Thread: Here are some of what I call our utility quilts

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    Junior Member Fixedgearhead's Avatar
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    By utility quilts, I do not mean less than quality. But what I do mean is that they are everyday quilts that we use regularly while sitting and watching tv if it is cold and blustery. They are filled with Harriet Hargrave wool batting and they are warm. Lap quilt size. The blue is for boys, and the pink is for girls. The Third quilt is a locally made Amish hand quilted flower basket pattern that I loved and it followed me home, so I let it stay. It rests on one of my Cherry Quilt Racks. The fourth and fifth quilts are faithful reproductions of 2 Shaker Quilts that we saw in one of the restored Shaker Villages that we toured a few years ago. They are rather plain and not at all fancy, but they reflect the somber esthetic of the Shaker Sect, in 19th Century America.
    Each of these quilts is not as dramatic as some of the ones I have done, but I love them none the less, and the Amish one is very special as it was done by a family who lives in our Area.

    John's Quilt, for watching tv on those long winter nights
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    Lois' Quilt for watching tv on those long winter nights
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    Local made Amish Quilt, on one of my Cherry Quilt Racks
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    Reproduction of a 19th Century Shaker Quilt
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    Reproduction of a 19th Century Shaker Quilt
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    Awesome!

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    Very nice.

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    pretty

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    very nice thanks for sharing

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    awesome great quilts

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    Nice! That's cute, boy and girl-type quilts ;-)

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    Those are wonderful, John.

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    The quilts are lovely, but the cherry quilt rack is GREAT...

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    Beautiful quilts.

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    They are great. I love the Amish basket one.

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    Love you quilts. I'd call them snuggle quilts, tv quilts, chilly quilts...or the ideas just run amuck!

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    The humble nine patch is my most favorite quilt block. Your quilts are wonderful.

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    Wonderful. I love to hear of quilts that are actually used. They look great.

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    Very nice quilts. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice John. Everyone needs a quilt to keep them warm on a cold night. As long as you like them, that is all that counts.

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    From what you have shown us so far, your home must be very beautifully unique. Everything is beautiful!

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    Incredible work. Love the simplicity albeit complexity of them. Red and white really draws me in. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

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    Love the colors of the blue and pink!

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    Very nice quilts!

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    Beautiful quilts~ thanks for sharing with us.

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    Great, thanks for sharing...

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    Love your quilts! Wonderful work on them all!

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    Very elegant looking!

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    Lovely quilts, sometimes the simplest quilts make a big statement.

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