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Thread: Oh the JOY of passing them on!

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    Oh the JOY of passing them on!

    Tonight the students in my piano studio gave their recital. I had a quilt hanging on the rail at the front of the church building we use for this. At the end the dear friend whose piano kids join mine for this recital pointed out that quilt to the audience and announced that I had made it. (We had not talked about this beforehand - she just started talking...) She then told them about the quilt I had mde for her cancer journey - she had brought it with her for all to see. Wow - didn't expect that. When she - and many in the audience - began tearing up I stepped in and announced that ... yes, I had made that quilt - the one on the rail - and it was also for a very special person - and asked the young lady I'd made it for to come forward. There was an actual GASP in the audience as I gathered it up and presented it to her. HOW FUN IS THIS?

    Here's the link to the comfort quilt I made for the dear friend:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t182141.html

    And one to the quilt the girl is holding in the photo:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t185545.html

    I already have the fq's needed for a similar quilt for the young lady in my studio who will be a senior next year. Then there are THREE the year after that! Good thing that not everyone I start teaching as a little one is still taking lessons this many years down the road!
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Your quilts are beautiful It was so nice of you to present it to your student. Sure wish my daughters had kept up their lessons.

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    How thoughtful of you and it must have given you much pleasure!
    Live and let live!

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    How nice of you!!!!!!! I love surprising people also!
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    Beautiful quilts and your so thoughtful
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    Love the quilts!!! What a nice thing to do!!
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    That is a really sweet story and a great picture.

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    What wonderful, precious gifts these are. I'm sure each recipient is thrilled to have such a memory of you. Thank you for your generosity and for sharing.
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    What a lovely tribute to all your hard work and generous heart!

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    What a wonderful thing to do and such a surprise for the young lady!


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    Beautiful and they will love them forever. So generous of you to make them.
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    I look at it this way --- I'm compelled to make quilts. My husband says I'm obsessive about them. So ... if I make them they have to go somewhere, right? I get the joy of making them and sending them out into the world. The giftee gets the joy of owning them. All good!
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    What a lovely tribute to all your hard work and generous heart!
    Exactly! You probably really have no idea how special these gifts are that you give so freely. What an angel!
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    Loved your story. I remember seeing your beautiful quilts previously posted and how wonderful to see the pictureof you and this lucky young lady holding her quilt. Kudo's to you!!
    Helen T.

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    So sweet! The quilts are beautiful!
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    What a wonderful thing to do.

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    Oh, how precious! Thanks for sharing your story with us!

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    I agree that the joy of passing the quilts on is a gift to giver and recipient.

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