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Thread: Look at the surprise I recieved!!!

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    Super Member debbieoh's Avatar
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    I have made 3 quilts for them to raffle off at the last 3 open houses the local hospital resale shop.
    The manager called and asked me to come in when I had time.
    Talk about a wonderful surprise. She gave me a hand quilted quilt her grand mother had made. and this woman is 79 herself. No one in her family wanted it and she wanted it to go to someone who would understand its a heirloom and not just a stupid blanket.
    She has no idea how old it really is but knows its over 60years old. IT is hand stitched togther and all hand quilted. The picture doesn't do it justice. I'm so excited and honor she thought of me.
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    your generosity was rewarded in a wonderful way - what a gift!

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    What a wonderful gift. Looks like meticulous work. Can you imagine the time it took to do this. Is it muslin on the back? Thanks for sharing.

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    how special and thoughtful is that :-)

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    Wow! Definately not just a stupid blanket. A lot of work went into that quilt. Years ago there weren't the fancy rulers and tools that we have today and many people hand quilted back then too. Soo glad you got it and the manager was so nice to think of you who would apreciate the work that went in ot making that quilt. Enjoy, Huggies, Fay

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    Lucky you. She must think the world of you. What a lovely gift.

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    What a wonderful treasure! I love quilts these scrappy quilts.

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    My mother and grandmother made me one just like it around 1950. It is my favorite quilt. What an honor given you. A special quilt for a special quilter.....YOU!

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    Very nice!!!

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    How nice for you. A great gift.

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    Oh what a wonderful gift!!!!!!!!! It's beautiful!! :D
    I'm still shaking my head over "nobody wanting it". lol
    So glad it went to you! TFS

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    How nice that she thought of you. She's a smart lady, wanting it to go to someone who will understand and respect what it really is...not "just an old blanket".

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    What a lovely gift to you....am sure you will treasure it. How wonderful that it ended up in the hands of someone who respects the work involved.

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    that's a very beautiful quilt! I'm glad that you got it since you truly know the value of it! Wonderful news!

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    Oh, my!!! That's wonderful!! You've been blessed :)

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    Oh, wow! What a great gift.

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    See what goes around really does come back around. Enjoy.

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    It looks like she started with nine-patches! I would also guess late '40's.

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    It looks so sweet in that room with that furniture.

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    Oh wow what a very special gift!

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    Here's a pictre of the back fabric

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    How thrilling for you and I know it was a burden off her mind to find someone who would understand and appreciate it. My family has nicely told me they "don't need anymore junk" so I quilt for friends and myself.

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    What a terrific surprise.

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    I'm so happy for you. It's a beautiful quilt.

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