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Thread: My Yard Sale Find

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    My Yard Sale Find

    I got this quilt today from a yard sale. it's an 88 by 105 and although it's just blocks sewen together and tied it's just stunning. The guy at the yard sale said his mother made it for him and he sold it for 20.00?? Unreal.
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    So sad he did not want the quilt his mother made him, but lucky for you. The quilt is lovely.

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    Yes it is sad, but I love it. It's plain but yet stunning and sure her hear & soul was into it as well as lots of love. I wish my mom had quilted. I will make sure all me kids have one from me.

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    So sad he did not want the quilt his mother made him, but lucky for you. The quilt is lovely.
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    Love it! What a treasure for you; a loss for him If they only knew all the love that went into making it!

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    Lucky you! Is there Christmas prints in those blocks?
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    One man's "junk" is another man's treasure. I'd say YOU got the treasure

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    What a fabulous find for you & wonderful that the quilt is re-loved again!
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    I'm amazed at the ppl who sell quilts from family, especially when they sell them so cheaply. But I suppose their loss is our gain!

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    So sad he felt the need to sell his quilt. Breaks my heart that he didn't appreciate and love it. So glad you were able to rescue it and give it the proper home!
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    How heartbreaking that he would give this up . . . and for $20 no less!! The quilt is very nice and lucky for you that you have it now.
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    That is the saddest story ever! How can someone do that to their mom! Hopefully one of these days he will miss it and realize what a treasure he sold for $20 bucks.
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    I so hope his mother isn't around to know that he sold it. It would break my heart if one of my kids did that. The design, etc. is immaterial (no pun intended . . ;o)
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    I think it is so sad when someone goes to all that trouble to make it and he dismisses as though it is nothing. How inconsiderate

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    This son clearly doesn't understand it's worth. Sad for them and hooray for you.
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    I also think it's sad when a family member sells a quilt. But............we don't know what he is going through right now. Times are hard for a lot of people and maybe she told him if he ever needed he could sell it. He may have many more quilts she made. Maybe it was ment to be. Glad it went to someone who could appreciate it. It is a lovely quilt. BrendaK
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    That is a good find....perhaps his mother has passed away and it brings too many memories for him-reason he's willing to let it go.

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    Yes it's sad and there could be lots behind the story. He lives in a stunning home, but I forgot to tell you April got one almost like it, he had two of them. My DGD slept under this one last night, nice & toasty. I washed it on hand wash and tumbled it dry and oh so soft.
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    I am giving away my quilts now because I am sure my Son will do the same thing. Makes me a little sad that he would not treasure them.

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    I think things like this find their way to the proper person. Better being loved by you than ignored by him, even if it was his mother's work. Now it's getting some of the love back that was put into it so it balances out.

    And why can't I find awesome stuff like that at garage sales!?! *jealous*

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    Unfortunately it's sad but life isn't perfect and relationships fall apart, which obviously has happened in this case. The quilt has found a home at last where it will be appreciated.

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    It is sad to think he didn't want the quilt his mom made for him but so many younger people do not realize the love and time spent in a quilt made by someone and given to them as a gift. Yep you were lucky to get this one.

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    I think we may be too hard on this young man. I remember that I once had quilts (baby and bed size) that a grandmother or another relative had made. I didn't quilt back then, and although I loved those quilts, I just used them up and somewhere along the way they disappeared, probably when the batting was coming through all over. I would love to have them now that I appreciate quilting, but I can understand that the young man probably thought that his mom would be around forever to make him more quilts.

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    I too understand how those we give quilts to don't understandf the love and caring that goes into making one. I hope someday my kids understand the loving quilts that I have and will continue to make for them.
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    I also understand as well, I'm so pleased to have it, and my Grandkids will get lots of use from it.
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    Gosh too bad he didnt want it since his mom made it glad yu gave it a new home
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