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    I was piecing my first Dresden Plate quilt and thinking about a woman long ago designing a quilt to honor Dresden plates that she left behind when she moved west. The same day I got an email from DM reminding me that 164 years ago our ancestors crossed this country in their westward migration. I named my DP "Grandmother's China left on the Trail" in honor of all those women and their sacrifices moving west. I don't mean dishonor to anyone, these were just my thoughts at the time the quilt was named. I hope it reminds you of your ancestors and their struggles, whatever and wherever, they were.

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    Very pretty and well done.

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    lovley

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    Well done and well said!

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    Very nice. I like the sentimentality of the label!

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    I love these fabrics and the layout too! I think you honored these women well :D:D:D

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    Awesome.

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    Lovely!

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    Excellent layout! And terrific quilt!

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    This is a wonderful tribute with such beauty.

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    what a terrific tribute. great quilt. thanks for sharing.

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    I think it's a lovely idea. Very Pretty Quilt!!!!

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    very pretty!!

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    Beaautiful

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    What a beautiful quilt. This is turly a family heirloom.

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    Beautiful quilt and I love the story behind the name. Well done

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    Ditto

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    Beautiful.

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    Thanks for sharing. Love the title and you did a wonderful layout on your quilt.

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    Beautiful and a great heirloom. The ones made many, many years ago were all done by hand to boot.

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    Thank you all. I started out just trying to see if I could do a Dresden Plate. This was my first. But you know how it is when the mind starts spinning!

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    very pretty you did a nice job

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    I love the colors...all of it. Thanks for sharing.

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    What a lovely thought to go with a lovely quilt.

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    Beautiful. Love your colors

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