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Thread: my mom's quilt

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    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
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    mom has been gone for 5 years now. she made this quilt for my sister several years before she died. she did the embroidery by hand. that was her favorite needlecraft.
    my sister asked me the best way to launder it so i volunteered to do it cause she just has a small machine. while i had it in my "custody" i decided to take pics to share with you all. i also made a small label since mom hadn't written any info. on the quilt at all. incredibly, neither my sister nor i could remember the yr mom made it. it just really brought home to me how important it is to document my quilts right away. how quickly we forget the details.
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    wow, that is so beautiful =)

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    Oh it's so gorgeous, what a treasure to have :)

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    That's beautiful!

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    Gorgeous! I'm glad you made a label too!

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    Your mom did a wonderful job. Maybe you could tell your sisiter that you "lost" it. Just an idea...

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    How beautiful!!!! I do hand embroidery on some of my baby quilts. I didn't even think to make a lable for them. Each quilt has a story and it is sad when that story is lost.
    Your Mom did a beautiful job!! You're sister is lucky to have it.

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    This is breath taking quilt.....Thanks for sharing

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    One word---beautiful.

    I hope your sister knows the treasure she has.

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    thanks all, for the compliments on mom's quilt. i'm sure she is reading over my shoulder.
    well, i already gave it back to my sis, but i have one too. we each have one of mom's and one of our grandma's.
    will post those pics another time.

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    What a fabulous treasure you both have! And that was a wonderful idea to put a label on it. Does yours have a label?

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    What a beautiful quilt your mother made. Thanks for sharing it with us on such a fitting day.

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    I love the embroidery on this--must have taken HOURS. It's always wonderful when the receivers of our quilts understand and appreciate all the time and love we put into them!

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    I am in awe! I could not help but have wonderful dreams, snuggled under a quilt made with that much love! This is an heirloom :D :D :D

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    That is some beautiful work. It's a very beautiful quilt and your sister is so lucky to have it. Didn't you get one? :(

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    You mentioned that you were going to launder the quilt as you had a larger machine. I would get directions on how to launder it before putting it in a regular washing machine. I know with antique quilts it is recommended that you lay a sheet in the bathtub, use a very mild soap (no detergents) then lay the quilt on top of the sheet. Let it soak and then after it is washed and rinsed, lift it with with the aid of the sheet. Do not hang it on a line to dry.

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    thanks sewbee, you are right about the treatment of antique quilts. but this one is only about 15 yrs old. i put it in my machine with just a dab of woolite and let the tub fill. i just mushed it with my hands, i didn't let it agitate. then spun and rinsed and dried. it came out perfect.

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    sorry for the double post. my computer is more decrepit than i.

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    That is so beautiful. What a wonderful way to remember your Mother.

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    What beautiful work, she must have been a very talented lady

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    Beautiful quilt and what a treasure for you and your sister to have one of her quilts.

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    nice hand work......

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