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Thread: my garage sale find today

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    Apparently this was a wedding gift to the young woman I bought it from. The quilt is 52" square and hand quilted by Amish quilters. It is in pristine condition. I paid $13. Too bad she didn't see the value in such a nice quilt. Now it will have a good home.

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    WOW great find

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    a beautiful gift for you ;-)

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    Wow, what a great find!

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    That is an awesome quilt. How could she sell it? I guess some people are not sentimental or nostalgic. I know you can't keep everything, but letting something handmade and beautiful go is a crime. Lucky you found it to give it a good home!

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    beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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    Well I'm sure someone....somewhere put alot of work and love into that, and I'm glad you are giving it the home it so much deserves :-)

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    she didn't deserve such an expensive gift of love.

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    Wow. What a find!

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    That is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    Yay! That beauty landed at a good home. I'm sure you will love it. The gal that sold it to you did that quilt a favor.

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    her loss, your gain.
    what a beautiful find!

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    She probably prefers the cheap fall apart ones from the store :roll:
    Better off with you here it will be appreciated for what it is :thumbup:

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    WOW that was too pretty to pass up.

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    WOW!! It never ceases to amaze me when people can so carelessly get rid of such treasures :-( But happily it has a new loving home where it can be appreciated for all of it's beauty and hard work! I went to a local flea market today and came across two old quilts but they wanted a huge amount of money for them and one was so dry rot I was afraid to pick it up and the other one was all hand pieced and hand quilted and the guy had it laying on the dirt with a whole bunch of items piled on top of it :-(
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    Someday she will regret giving that up. Maybe it was a gift from HIS side.

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    At least it ended up with someone who will appreciate it and not as a dog blanket or drop cloth. I often see quilts used as covers on a load of furniture being moved. It's a beautiful quilt and I'm glad you rescued it.

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    What a great find but I feel some anger over the woman just getting rid of it. So nice though it is now in good hands. She could have had the dog use it. Heard of that too. Blehhhhh! Making a Cal King for DS and his wife to be. I already told him if they no longer like that quilt I will gladly take/buy it back. I do not anticipate that but you hear the weirdest stories. His fiancees mother is also a quilter so hopefully she would know better.

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    What a lovely quilt!! I can't help thinking there must be a sad story there to have led to her to part with it, but I hope it brings lots of happiness to you!

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    OMGosh! It is amazing what some people will get rid of!!!

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    Wow!!!! I just don't understand How people that have these quilts do't realise how valuble they are. But then we could not find them and give them a good home. Your quilt is just Beautiful.

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    Awesome find. I love yard sales. That makes me want to run out and see if there are any yard sales here. Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:

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    What a wonderful find. I am in awe. That is a beautiful quilt. Great job. I'm glad it has a good home now.

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    I hope someday she realizes what a treasure she had!!!!! :thumbup:

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    Quilts need to be with people who appreciate them, that gal was lucky you came along!

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