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Thread: I came by my quilting gene honestly

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    Junior Member KyKat's Avatar
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    I've been going through my closets, and I just realized that I came by my quilting gene honestly.

    My mother who passed away in June at age 98 made this quilt. Although it is machine pieced and quilted, it looks like she spent a lot of time on it
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    My grandmother on my mother's side made this one. It was one of her fancy quilts, hand-pieced and hand-quilted
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    There are 42 blocks, and each petal is gathered around the center
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    My grandmother on my father's side made this one. It was an everyday quilt, there are stains on it, but I still love it
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    So sorry you lost your Mother. Both quilts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing such treasures. Oh, I didn't wait long enough for the last picture. Another beautiful treasure.

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    beautiful, what great treasures for you

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    You sure did come by it honestly those quilts are just beautiful!
    I love the last one the Double Wedding Ring Quilt, so awesome. :D

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    these are lovely. have you had them appraised to know the value. insurance companies are believing in the value of quilts more now.
    The second quilt looks like fabric that my grandma made a quilt out of also. thank you for sharing them:)

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    Thanks for sharing your treasures with us!

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    Beautiful heirlooms.

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    All of them are so beautiful! What great heirloom treasures you have.

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    great collection of quilts left by your mom and grandmom's
    true treasures :-D :-D

    love the purple wedding ring :thumbup:

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    Beautiful.
    You have a lot of family treasures. Hold on to them.
    Sorry for your loss

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    It's nice to have "hand-me-downs"! You should write the quilts' stories down so your children will have them. Include a picture so they know what quilt you are talking about.
    kathyd

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    You are so fortunate to have these wonderful treasures.

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    Wow!! There are many talented quilters in your family. Bet they are all glad someone is carrying the torch.

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    They are beautiful and such treasures.

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    Wow those are beautiful!

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    Quilting on both sides of the family, you had no chance. The quilts are all lovely and such treasures to have. I love the purple background in the double wedding ring.

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    The quilts are all beautiful. The second one is an amish dahlia, the pattern for it is on quilterscache.com. I wish I had the nerve to do a double wedding ring.

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    Those are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

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    OMG so beautiful, what treasures you have. My grandmother quilted and all I have left of her work is one small piece of crazy quilt she never finished. I just put binding around it and use it as a cover over an antique trunk. I wish I had more of her work. My mom also quilts and she is still going strong. In fact she just sent me a pile of tops to FMQ for her. She loves piecing but hates the quilting part.

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    What beautiful quilts, how lucky to find them in your Mom's things.

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    What a treasure you have!

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    My condolences on the passing of your mother. The quilts are beautiful. What treasures they are.

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    Those are beautiful. All three of them could easily go in the same room too! You should make one that has all those colors in it and turn the four of them into a collection! I would even go so far as to have a photo taken of them together and put their story on it.

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    I'm sorry for your losses but I'm sure they would be happy knowing you kept the quilty gene going. Those are some awesome treasures.
    I don't know how I got going in quilting. I'm the only one in my family that quilts. I'm glad I did though. :thumbup:

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    those are beautiful! and I must have the quilting gene in me somewhere too! my great grandma on my mom's side, my grandma on my dad's side and her mother, my mom, and finally me. It's so great to have those treasures and to have a quilt from each generation!

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