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Thread: My Grandma's Quilts

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    My paternal grandma lived to be 100 years old and was sewing up until the very end of her life.

    She had seven children who had numerous offspring and she made a quilt for everyone of them.

    My daughter was a g-grandchild and was lucky enough to get a quilt too.

    I've been collecting pictures of the quilts from all my cousins and hope to have a collection to share with the family once it's completed.

    She used every kind of fabric imaginable - polyesters, knits - it didn't matter. She just loved to quilt....and she quilted everything by hand...didn't use the sewing machine.

    Here are a couple pics of some of the "colorful" beauties
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    Barb,

    Thanks so much for sharing. I love seeing older quilts.

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    that is so great

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    Nice quilts. You have treasures. I love the fabric on the back of the first one.

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    What nice memories you are keeeping alive.

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    Neat quilts. Good idea to have pictures for the family to share.

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    What a lovely tribute that will be to your DGM. And what a beautiful job she did by hand. I have NO talent for hand sewing, and am in awe of anyone who can sew so beautifully.

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    That is so neat. I really like seeing the older patterns and colors too.

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    That is so cool that you have your Grandmother's quilts. She left quite a legacy.

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    that is just sweet! I hope I can keep quilting up until my last days. God Bless your grandmother!!!

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    Delightful quilt!

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    wonderful, andf love the idea of taking the pictures.

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    Lovely heirlooms! Your family sounds like mine. My grandma died last yr at 102. She quilted till she was about 85. I have one of HER mother's quilts but it's coming apart.

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    You are very lucky to have something like that to look back on. No one in my family quilts and my insperation was my husbands grandmother. Unfortuntaley I did not know her long or very well - but I often thank her in my prayers that she gave me such a gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cminor
    You are very lucky to have something like that to look back on. No one in my family quilts and my insperation was my husbands grandmother. Unfortuntaley I did not know her long or very well - but I often thank her in my prayers that she gave me such a gift.
    Yes, I definitely feel very blessed. My maternal and paternal grandmothers both sewed and quilted and earned a living from doing it...they both made very elaborate dresses (wedding, prom, etc), quilted and embroidered beaded wedding pillows...you name it, they did it.

    And even further back...both their parents owned a general store with fabric, so they started sewing really young.

    My mom, and my daughter both enjoy quilting with me...I love that the best!

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    What a wonderful legacy. I really like your idea of taking pictures of all the quilts.

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