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Thread: Look what the flood made me do!

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    Our region of the Red River Valley of the North has been going through a major flood this past week, and still goes on....I work for a college that closed their doors this week to help fight the flood. But, since I was virtually cut off from any major town, besides my own, I decided to start this quilt for a friend and neighbor of mine.

    Now need to get it over to my mom's for her to quilt it, but that will wait until the flood waters recede, as it normally is a 2.5 mile one-way trip that has turned into a 25 mile trip.

    Since I was washing my own bedding, I just put this on my bed to take the pictures.
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    I'm not sure...I think there is a Red River Valley in Texas too...... :?

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    WOW! You are fast! Pretty quilt! Stay safe and warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Deb
    I'm not sure...I think there is a Red River Valley in Texas too...... :?
    Yes, there is between Tx and Ok. I'm 15 miles from that Red River.

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    I wonder, I think it may be the same river, but our river flows north.....We do have some good news - it seems the Red at Fargo, ND has crested, which is about 30 miles from where I live. The Red at Fargo is at record levels....not sure what level it came to here in Abercrombie, but I'm thinking we may have passed the record from 1997. I know the Wild Rice, another river a couple of miles outside of here, had record levels. I'm pretty high and pretty safe from both rivers, but of course know people who have already lost their homes, or had to leave because of all the water.

    We really need spring here....warm weather and no rain!!!!!

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    Beautiful quilt!!.. now we know where the "rainbow" from that rain is.

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    Deb, your quilt is gorgeous. I'm glad to hear that you are safe and I'll keep your friends and neighbors in my prayers for those who have lost their homes and more. Stay safe and warm.

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    Beautiful quilt! Love the colors! :D

    Last summer we had major flooding in East and Southeast Iowa. So I sympathize with the flooding! Alot of people lost their homes and have had major damages. The bridge from Burlington Iowa into Illinois was closed for several weeks due to the flooding. It completely wiped out a town across the brideg in Ill. They chose not to rebuild their town.
    Our local economy was badly affected with so many out of work and out of homes.

    Our thoughts are with all of you in the flooding! Great way to use your time while you wait!

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    Wow! That's a beauty love the colors! I really love the border fabric too!
    Stay safe! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Deb
    I wonder, I think it may be the same river, but our river flows north.....We do have some good news - it seems the Red at Fargo, ND has crested, which is about 30 miles from where I live. The Red at Fargo is at record levels....not sure what level it came to here in Abercrombie, but I'm thinking we may have passed the record from 1997. I know the Wild Rice, another river a couple of miles outside of here, had record levels. I'm pretty high and pretty safe from both rivers, but of course know people who have already lost their homes, or had to leave because of all the water.

    We really need spring here....warm weather and no rain!!!!!
    Nope. Here's info on our Red River. The Red River is one of several rivers with that name. It rises in two branches (forks) in the Texas Panhandle and flows east forming the border between Texas and Oklahoma, and briefly between Texas and Arkansas. At Fulton, Arkansas, the river turns south into Louisiana to empty into the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers. The total length of this journey is 1,360 miles (2,190 km). The river gains its name from the red-clay farmland of its watershed. Since 1943 the Red River has been dammed by Denison Dam to form Lake Texoma, a large reservoir of 89,000 acres (360 km˛), some 70 miles (110 km) north of Dallas.

    Your Red River. The Red River forms at Wahpeton, North Dakota and Breckenridge, Minnesota, passes through Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota and Grand Forks, North Dakota/East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and then continues on to the province of Manitoba in Canada. Manitoba's capital — Winnipeg — is at the Red's confluence with the Assiniboine River, at a point commonly referred to as The Forks. The Red then flows further north before draining into Lake Winnipeg which is part of the Hudson Bay watershed.

    Probably more than you wanted to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Beautiful quilt! Love the colors! :D

    Last summer we had major flooding in East and Southeast Iowa. So I sympathize with the flooding! Alot of people lost their homes and have had major damages. The bridge from Burlington Iowa into Illinois was closed for several weeks due to the flooding. It completely wiped out a town across the brideg in Ill. They chose not to rebuild their town.
    Our local economy was badly affected with so many out of work and out of homes.

    Our thoughts are with all of you in the flooding! Great way to use your time while you wait!
    One town relocated further up an incline and therefore escape flooding. Moved the whole town. But, I don't remember which state.

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    You know, I must be absent-minded today!! I do know that the Red is formed in Breck/Wahpeton area. I've lived here all my life.....sometimes you just lose it!!!! :oops:

    Thanks for the info tho...and I do believe that the song is for the Texas Red River....

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Deb
    You know, I must be absent-minded today!! I do know that the Red is formed in Breck/Wahpeton area. I've lived here all my life.....sometimes you just lose it!!!! :oops:

    Thanks for the info tho...and I do believe that the song is for the Texas Red River....
    Yep, song is for the Texas/Oklahoma Red River. The movie with John Wayne was also about the Texas Red River. If I remember correctly, it's premier was in Denison, TX some time in the 1930s. I love old movies.

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    Stay safe. Oh, and keep quilting. Great job. Love the quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt, glad to hear you are safe, hope the water goes down soon
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    Pretty quilt.
    Have been watching the flood(suppose to crest at 43 ft.) story all day. Have friends scattered all over ND and MN. Glad you are on high ground.

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    Great quilt! Hope you stay dry.

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    Very nice!

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    Great job!!!!

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    Beautiful quilt!!! (Keep safe!)

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    Pretty! :) You can come up here and we can see what the snow makes you do! lol :)

    Stay safe.

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    Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing. Stay safe, and great use of time indoors!!!

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    Beautiful quilt Deb!!
    I see about the flooding every night on the news, and feel so bad for you all near it. Just thinking about all who may not have insurance, etc. Then the having to deal with the snow on top of the flooding issues too.
    Stay warm & dry and keep making those beautiful quilts! :-)

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    Very pretty and you made it so fast! Keep safe.

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    good use of time LOL love the quilt...as bad as getting snowed in in Michigan..

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