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Thread: Preserving memories of Mother

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    Preserving memories of Mother

    It's been well over ten years since my mother died. My elder sister still has a lot of her domestic processions, sheets, purses, and clothes. When she visited recently, she brought with her 2 of mother's old floral sheets, and asked if I could quilt them for her. They weren't in the best of condition, but this seemed so necessary for her, I did it gladly. We had a lovely day out, (she's not very mobile anymore, 70 yrs.), buying thread and batting and touring a few quilt stores looking for design ideas.
    She watched silently as I loaded mom's sheets onto my machine and for the 2 days it took me to quilt it, a simple floral design, and never left my side. There was a large header on one, enough to bind the quilt. After vacuum packing it into her suitcase she flew home to Ottawa yesterday.
    While I don't fully understand the degree of her attachment to these material things, I was very glad to be able to give her something of mom's that she will use and have near her every day.
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    That is awesome. I want to make a whole cloth quilt for my bed.

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    Absolutely lovely!

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    I am sure that your sister will treasure the quilt as well as the time the two of you spent creating it. It turned out beautifully.
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    very pretty quilt

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    I think it's beautiful and to be able to do that for her. We all know she really loved you for it. Love the floral sheets. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Beautiful story and wonderful quilt!
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    Those are beautiful sheets. It will give your sister comfort... you did a great thing!

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    This quilt makes you realize that you don't have to have an elaborately pieced top to bring a little comfort and joy to a loved one. Great job!
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    What a special story of a special family full of love. Thanks for sharing.

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    It will feel like a mother's hug when she wraps up in her quilt. When my sister died, I didn't take anything valuable of hers but rather something I would use and think of her.

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    What a beautiful comfort keepsake. Great job.
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    Wow, turned out beautiful!!!!

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    I would never thought about doing this but it turned out so beautiful. May your sister feel the warmth of her mother's love as she wraps this around her. May you have the warmth of doing something extra special for your sister.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Wonderful story and a wonderful thing you did for your sister. She will think of your Mother and of you for quilting it for you. She will love it forever.
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    What a treasure for your sister's heart you created. My mother died almost 28 years ago when I was 19 years old. How I wish I could wrap up in sheets that she slept on for just a moment in time---just to feel closer to something she touched-- sigh......
    Sewing right along........Martha

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    nicely done
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    Turned out just beautiful!

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    You are a sweet, understanding sister for her. She will cherish this 'quilt' of her mom's sheets.

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    You did an amazing job!
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    Your quilting is beautiful and God will bless you for your kindness and love!

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    I think it's lovely, and more lovely of you to do it.
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    You did a beautiful job.
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    how beautiful and sweet of you!

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    You are a great sister!

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