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Thread: My yard sale find

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    Senior Member thelondonzoo's Avatar
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    Bought it at a yard sale from a women who said her grandmother made it. She guessed she made it in the 30's or 40's. Price: $2. Score! :D
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    beautiful!

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    Awesome! Can't believe people sell things made by relatives like this! I would love to have one of my grandma's quilts.

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    Wow...it looks like feedsack prints...nice score!

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    What a great find. I don't understand how someone can sell something like that. Her Grandmother's hard work is only worth $2.00. How sad. Hope you will give this quilt a loving home that it deserves. This just makes me so sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeriann
    What a great find. I don't understand how someone can sell something like that. Her Grandmother's hard work is only worth $2.00. How sad. Hope you will give this quilt a loving home that it deserves. This just makes me so sad.
    I absolutely will! I agree, there's no way I'd ever sell any of the quilts my mother has given me. I'm a 4th generation quilter and I absolutely love the vintage-style quilts, I only wish I had some of the quilts my grandmother and great-grandmother made. You can guarantee this quilt will never leave my home as long as I'm alive. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Awesome! Can't believe people sell things made by relatives like this! I would love to have one of my grandma's quilts.
    I agree! It is very sad :cry: but good too because it is where it is appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Awesome! Can't believe people sell things made by relatives like this! I would love to have one of my grandma's quilts.
    Me too! I don't get it... But at least it's going to be appreciated now!

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    Great find! Or should we say rescue? :)

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    So glad you gave it a home where it will be appreciated!

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    Awesome!

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    Wonderful find. How can people part with quilts they know someone in their family made??? Breaks my heart.

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    Great find! I love garage sales and antique stores.

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    That is a pretty quilt! I can't see giving away something my Grandmother made.. Her loss and your gain:)

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    beautiful and sorry to hear that lady sold one of her grandmothers quilts, are you going to put a label on it so you know who made it and the age of it???

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    Pretty quilt. Glad you could save it.

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    wow you did good looks in great condition

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    beautiful and sorry to hear that lady sold one of her grandmothers quilts, are you going to put a label on it so you know who made it and the age of it???
    That's a very good suggestion. Unfortunately I never asked her grandmother's name. I'll definitely put a label on it saying where I bought it and how old it was supposed to be. I'm going to patch it then hand wash it tomorrow.

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    So glad you have it!

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    What an awesome quilt

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    I'm glad someone has it who will appreciate it

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    Score is right! I'm glad you rescued it, even sometimes when we find old "cutter" quilts that are too far gone to use as a cover, I feel the threads talking to me, and I like to create something out of them to last longer, such as a pillow or decor like wall hangings or stuffed animals, cats, pigs, etc. I am making some stuffed bears for my grandkids out of their Poppy's old baby quilts as they are too tattered to pass on, at least they will have a piece of him to remember him by later.

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    I guess this could happen if you have no one to pass it on to. Otherwise, like you, I don't understand how something as preciouss as this could be sold, let alone sold so cheaply.

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    I, too, am sad that the woman would sell her grandmother's work, but delighted that you got it and will cherish it.

    It does look to have some feed sack material. You got a real treasure. :thumbup:

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    I talked to an old guy today. After his wife died he told the kids to come get whatever they wanted. Sadly, they only took a few items. When he needed something to cover his table at the flea market he took one of the many quilts his wife had made. :shock: As soon as he put it on a table to hold his 'stuff' a lady offered him $100.00! He didn't have a clue.

    I asked him if she had any fabric and he said, yes, but it's old!
    I'm waiting for him to call me. :thumbup:

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