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Thread: Quilt made by my Great grandmother

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    The quilt was made by my great grandmother, Mary Tennessee Eastman Currey. She was born in Knoxville, TN in 1840. She died in 1921 in Nashville, TN. She served as a nurse during the Civil War in a hospital in Columbus, GA, where her husband was a doctor. This quilt was probably made during the early 1900's. It measures 70"x76". My mother had it quilted in 1975 and gave it to me as a wedding present. The small squares are 1/2". It is hand pieced and quilted.
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    Absolutely beautiful. You are so lucky to have this.

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    That is beautiful and a real treasure . So is your butterfly quilt.

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    Absolutely gorgeous. It is in excellant shape for the age. Wow! Double treasures.

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    Stunning. Love the quilting.

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    What a keepsake!

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    What an heirloom!

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    What a wonderful quilt and to know your mother quilted it for your wedding.

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    You are so lucky!! I love this one too!

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    It's wonderful, thank you for sharing it!

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    Very lovely!

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    What a beautiful piece of family history! =)

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    Absolutely beautiful, style and colors are timeless.

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    It is smazing that such a simple pattern can be so stunning!!!! Her piecing the small squares is perfect.

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    That's a gorgeous quilt - it's timeless! And you have a story to go with it. Great memories and thank you for sharing.

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    What a treasure!

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    A wonderful treasure for your family .

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    You are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family heirloom - I hope you enjoy it for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candlequilter
    Absolutely gorgeous. It is in excellant shape for the age. Wow! Double treasures.

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    ditto it is awesome :thumbup:

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    You are blessed to have your history in your hands :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Absolutely gorgeous!!! What a treasure you have and it's so beautiful!! TFS :)

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    Oh, my. Can't even think of a word grand enough for this quilt.

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    Beautiful, you are so lucky to have it.

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    Wow! What a quilt and what a wonderful story to go along with it!

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    Is your state having a quilt documentation project? Try a Google search and keep all the info written down along with a picture of the quilt maker for future generations. It is in loving hands.

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