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Thread: Look at the great gift that I brought back from Cuba!!!!!!!!!

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    oh that is so nice and to be able to discuss it with her, :)

    You will have to tell us all about their customs too.

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    What a neat quilt--very unique--love the sugar bag Cuban back!

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    Bill, thanks for sharing photos of your quilt & your friend. She looks very lovely & sitting outside there is beautiful.

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    Bill, you have the luck of angels! What a treasure. congratulations and many years of enjoyment to you.

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    Lovely gift, and I would leave it as is, thanks for sharing

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    Wow!

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    Bill that is an awesome gift from your friend! I really like the scrappy bright colors in the quilt!

    If I had this beautiful treasure I would repair it and use it!

    DeeDee

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    What a wonderful quilt, and a wonderful friend!

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    What a beautiful, special quilt! I too think you should repair it. Glad you had a great vacation, Bill.

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    Thanks Everyone for checking in....it was such a beauiful vacation - especially because we were able to visit such special friend.....it was wonderful!!!! But 2 weeks wasn't enough :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    What an incredible gift. You are so lucky to have been given it. You can see the love that went into making it. I would leave it as it is without the repairs, but make a label telling the story of how you got it.
    Me too, I would leave it as it is. Such a special gift, you won't be putting it to hard use so it should last forever or so. Great pictures. So far away, hard to imagine being there. It is a small world. I am glad you had a good time and returned safely.

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    wow. Such a neat story and quilt

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    What an incredible gift. :thumbup:
    I would leave it as is.

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    Thanks for sharing this with us! It is an amazing work . :thumbup: to your friend

    Ditter

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    That is beautiful. I would leave it as is.

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    What a beautiful gift!!! I know how much you will treasure this beauty!!! :D:D:D

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    I haven't tried this but I have read that, if you choose not to repair it, put a piece of netting over the part that needs it and it will help keep it together. I would certainly do something to preserve it.

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    What a wonderful friend and a great story to go with your quilt. Please repair to keep that piece of history from further damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    What an incredible gift. You are so lucky to have been given it. You can see the love that went into making it. I would leave it as it is without the repairs, but make a label telling the story of how you got it.
    DITTO!

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    Wow!!!!

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    YES!!! Repair, repair, repair. Without repairs it will continue to deteriorate and fall apart. Repaired it will last a long, long time. No question....repair!!! It's a beautiful quilt, and it deserves to live long & prosper!!! :-)

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    It is a beautiful quilt and I would repair it so it could be used, but it probably won't be considered an antique anymore. You have to decide what is more important.

    I love how they did the ruffling, it's really a beautiful quilt! :)

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    Wow what a great friend. The quilt is beautiful.

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    Its a really pretty quilt!

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    Well, I have finally made my decision - I want to be able to use this because it has so many wonderful memories....and so I will eventually attempt to find ways of repairing - there are a couple of of places int he back that needs to be repaired but I have to be careful on how I do that since I have no extra sugar sacks from Cuba :-)..I may have to wait and go back to Cuba next year and bring one back.... :-)
    But for the front, I can find ways of doing that.....especially since the majority of what needs to be done on the front is really to resew the strips...a couple of repairs for holes but nothing serious....I think that this will be a great project to work on!!!
    I am so glad that you all checked in and gave me your advice....
    Bill

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