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Thread: Look At What My Mom Did In Four Years!

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    Look At What My Mom Did In Four Years!

    When my mom came for a visit at age 82 I wondered how we could work on a quilt project together. Her quilting method is "by-guess-and-by-golly" and I'm a technician. I love accuracy...so I taught her paper piece foundation and a tiger was unleashed! We made a quilt in five days. I think it is the last picture in this thread. She is now 86 and she has made more than 15 quilts in the past four years. She chose the fabrics for each one. Her routine is to go to her sewing room each morning for three hours and look at her accomplishments. Be inspired and enjoy!
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    WOW! Proves your never to old to learn! These are really nice, she and you should be proud!

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    Wow...all are beautiful!

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    That is really impressive. She chooses great patterns and colors and does an outstanding job of piecing.
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    OMG those are GORGEOUS! I especially love the one on the bed and the pineapple pattern. Where's a pic of the beautiful artist?
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    Beautiful!!!!

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    That is some great work and she should be very proud of them. I only wish I could do that great of a job.



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    WOW can't wait until I'm 85 so I can make such beautiful quilts
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    Now that is mind boggleing I don't think I could do that in my life time! what wonderful quilts

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    I'll have to see where I have a picture of Mom. She hates to have her picture taken. Thanks for your comments. I told her I was going to post her quilt pictures here and I really want her to see your comments so I'll send this thread to her in a few days.

    Again, thanks for your comments. I think it will bless her tremendously!

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    Awesome "Grandma Moses" of the quilting world!!

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    Incredibly beautiful quilts. Wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.
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    Gorgeous quilts.She does beautiful work.
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    Amazing work.

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    Absolutely stunning quilts! I hope I am making masterpieces like that when I am 86!
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    Just spectacular work!! So glad she had you to thank for her paper piecing journey of discovery!

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    Your mom's quilting, by gosh and by golly, is absolutely gorgeous. She has a wonderful sense of color and it's great that you two share such an interest.

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    Oh so beautiful and so talented!
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    Each one is more beautiful than the one before....if that's possible. Beautiful !!

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    Absolutely stunning

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    Awesome "by guess and by golly"!!!! Those are all really special!!

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    Wow, wow, and more wow. Those are amazing. Good for her!!!!
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    I cannot express how impressed I am....very inspirational!! Thank-you.
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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those are spectacular!!!!!!!!! What heirlooms!!! Thank you for sharing... and inspiring us.

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    These are all gorgeous! Such talent. Thanks for sharing.

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