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Old 04-13-2009, 06:13 AM
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I forgot to tell ya'll...a few weeks ago I went to the Salvation Army in a town about 45 min away...I had just got there and I see a worker rolling out a rack of things to put away and I spy a quilt...so Im following her trying to get a better look and waiting for her to hang it up, as soon as she did, I grabbed it!!! It has a couple spots that need mending (any advice on how to do this would be great) but otherwise is in great shape, and it is labeled, Shoo-Fly Block, 1993, made by P.W., Woodhull, IL, which is town farther north. It not old, but I love it, the colors are more accurate in the one block I show that has the small tear. Its hand quilted and pieced and queen size. And I got it for $15.00!!
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:16 AM
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quilting on back and label
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:20 AM
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What a great find!

You might try a small whip stitch to mend it. Or, if you could find a piece of fabric around the same color, try to fit it in
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What a gem!
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:24 AM
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Great Stuff! Hope the maker of the quilt doesn't know that it was donated to the Sal. Army.... That quilt is really beautiful.
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what a great find...... lucky you
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:48 AM
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What a deal for $15. Some of the ladies that retired with me scour the thrift shops in Milwaukee on a regular basis. Everytime we get together for birthdays, everybody wants to know what their latest great finds were.
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Good for you!! It looks beautiful on your bed! And for $15?! Wow!!!!!! :D :D
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Great find. It would be interesting to know why it was sent to salvation army instead of handed down to someone.
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How wonderful that it found it's way to a true quilt lover. It has a good home now. Sort of like a abandoned puppy.
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