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Thread: My Goodwill save

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    My Goodwill save

    I foud this yesterday with some handmade placemats and fabric.
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    Deb in Texas

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    Real pretty quilt, good find.
    learn each and every day,memories or play.

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    Great find. I like that. Makes me want to go check out Goodwill.

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    I am sure the quilter would be very happy.

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    I am glad you saved this. I always feel so sad when I hear of a home made quilt being found in Goodwill. I always think of the quilter giving it with such love to the recipient and then it ends up at goodwill. I am glad it was found by someone who loves and appreciates it though.

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    Great save! If quilts could talk this one would have a story to tell.

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    How lucky you are, what a beautiful quilt. So happy you saved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    I am glad you saved this. I always feel so sad when I hear of a home made quilt being found in Goodwill. I always think of the quilter giving it with such love to the recipient and then it ends up at goodwill. I am glad it was found by someone who loves and appreciates it though.
    I feel the same way about these quilts.

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    It's really beautiful and I'm so glad it ended up in a good home.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    It's a nice little quilt, thank you for saving it!
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    Great save!!!!

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    Great score!!


    And thanks for posting ... I have several house blocks made from that same pattern ... and they have sat and sat and sat as I didn't think I wanted to see all of them in one quilt. I think you just gave me a solution!!
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    Terrific save of a great small quilt! Now it is at your home where it will be loved and used!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Wow that's pretty. I can't believe people just "get rid" of treasures like this...but I'm glad you recognized it for what it's worth...

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    Oh..how lucky...our Goodwill Store NEVER has anything like that but I keep stopping in to see anyway!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    I think that is where my quilts will end up. That is one reason I quilt with any fabric that seems decent and not always LQS quality.

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    Think of the work that was put into this quilt! I counted 14 appliqued blocks.

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    What a great find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    I am glad you saved this. I always feel so sad when I hear of a home made quilt being found in Goodwill. I always think of the quilter giving it with such love to the recipient and then it ends up at goodwill. I am glad it was found by someone who loves and appreciates it though.
    Good find, lucky you! Sometimes I think these items are there because the former owner didn't have anyone to pass along too, or something may have happened and someone else came in and just moved items out. Which is sad.

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    It is a very nice little quilt, and thank you for saving it. I do however know how a lot of homemade quilts end up in places like Goodwill. My local Ministry center is a lot like Goodwill. I once went there to donate a bunch of clothes that my boys had outgrown. While I was there, I saw a lady walk up with a stack of homemade quilts that she was donating. The quilts were all brand new, and made by the lady donating them. I asked her why she donated them, and she told me that she simply enjoys quilting and making quilts. However, she has more than she needs at her home so she donates them for the Ministry center to sell and get money from for their food bank, etc. The lady who makes the quilts is Minnonite...they are sort of like the Amish and her quilts were beautiful.

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    Wonderful quilt and a great find and save!

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    It's hard to see a quilt that someone put so much love into ended up at Good Will; however, the irony is that it found a much better home, where it will appreciated for what it is. Good find.

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    Wow, that's really pretty and looks to be well made and in good shape

    Suzy

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    Thats such a sweet quilt, I'm glad you saved it and brought it home to someone who
    will appreciate it.
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    Oh what a pretty quilt and a great rescue!! I have just never understood how people can just give away family treasures!! My husband and I are really into genealogy and truly treasure every scrap of family history we can find! We also love perusing 2nd hand and antique shops and always find tons of personal vintage photos. We just can't understand how family members can just throw away pieces of family history, especially photos! To me a quilt is exactly the same thing a family treasure! If the someone doesn't want a quilt that may have been gifted, either give it back to the quilter or another family member or quilter!! I just don't get it!! scratching my head here!
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