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    That is just a beautiful quilt!!

    I'm proud of you for showing such remarkable restraint toward your DIL -- I probably would have ranted and raved for hours :oops:


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    To kwhite , what is the name of the quilt pattern that identifies you. Im new to the site, but I sont think I have seen this pqttern before, It is beautiful.

    Linda

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    While I would have been upset to see this quilt in the 'sell' pile, I also have to think about how blessed your DIL is to have become part of a loving, caring family. It sounds like she didn't grow up in a loving environment, and by marrying your son, she has an opportunity to learn what it is to value family. Just my two cents worth. (As one who also did not grow up in a loving, caring family but married a wonderful man and learned how to give my own children a loving environment.)

    Renee

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    How nice of you to say that, Renee. I am happy to say that my husband and I have a very comfortable, loving home here, and I really worked hard to make sure my children feel that love. I can't say I grew up in a wonderfully loving family environment, either. I wanted my kids to have something different than I had.

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    Ducky, don't know how I missed this before, but so proud of you grabbing that treasure up and taking it home!
    Her stitches are beautiful, and to have made it at her age is remarkable. Being a hand quilter, i so appreciate the work and love that went into it.
    Someday when you have taught your grandaughter how to quilt, she will then appreciate what a treasure you have. We can't change the past, but the future for that marvelous quilt is great!

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    I was speechless ( which doesn't happen often) when reading this. So glad that you rescued it from being sold for $10 to someone else who might not have appreciated it either.

    Can I also say I am just in awe of the work she did in her 80's. May I be as blessed when I reach my 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
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    I've noticed that this latest generation (teens/early 20s) are so used to walmart mentality - "get tired of it - pitch it, buy something else".

    whew, crawled on my soapbox there for a minute...
    I agree, but make that early 30's, too. I will make 1 more quilt for my son( age 31), but he will not receive it until probably 40 or so...I don't want to share what happened to the last one I made or the one before that.......... :cry:

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    I know, Henry! I have just studied that quilt all over and on both sides and am just amazed at the work her hands did. I'm in my 50's and I don't even know how to hand quilt.....yet. This dear, sweet lady made countless quilts in her life, and to think she was still making them at her age. I would love to be like that.

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    Good save Ducky! You can give it a loving home till GD learns about loving quilts! I have a DIL similar to yours and I keep giving her things because I give each of the kids equal stuff. I just try to keep hers easy patterns, then I don't feel so bad when I see what she does to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    Good save Ducky! You can give it a loving home till GD learns about loving quilts! I have a DIL similar to yours and I keep giving her things because I give each of the kids equal stuff. I just try to keep hers easy patterns, then I don't feel so bad when I see what she does to them.
    Janstar, I try hard to make sure the kids are "equal" in their gifts, but this puts a new spin on everything. Not sure what I'm going to do for them for Christmas.

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    Some people just don't understand a quilt is more than just a blanket. It's a statement of love for the person it was made for. I'm just glad you rescued this piece of family history.

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    how sad for such a treasure I have a grandson who has a wife like that and I'm sure several things I gave them went to garage sales or Goodwill needless to say I am very careful who I give quilts too I'm so glad you found it wish I would of found some of mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I'm so glad you rescued that quilt. I stopped making my grandchildren quilts because my DIL would sell them on EBAY later on. sigh!!
    oohhh, thats not nice to sell them on ebay

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    [IMG]http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...ollar-bill.jpg[/IMG]
    Ok let me know how much shipping is and I will post that to you as well :wink:

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    Mayhaps in her youth she has not yet experienced nostalgic love and cannot quite understand how we "experienced" piecemakers truly feel. It is the love and thought that are the important part of that quilt. Give your DIL and son time to live life and learn about true life treasures. No one learns these things until they live them. Make your disappoint a positive lesson for them. Share with them some of your most treasure memories of your Aunt, if not verbally then in a letter you can give them when you feel love instead of disappointment. Our hearts are not made of cloth, our hearts go into the work we weave into cloth and sew into quilts. It all comes full circle in life. Don't stop giving because you feel unappreciated.....give more and appreciate more to your family and friends. Life is the little moments, don't miss them.
    Blessed be all of you and may the bow ties bind you all together in many more beautiful memories and many more ways.
    Mardi

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    Maybe those sold at the garage sales found true love.

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    Very true, Mardi. Very well put.

    I was upset, but as I said, by the next day we were hugging and laughing and talking. DIL knows how much I love her. And you know what? She may NEVER get to the point where she loves and appreciates these kinds of things, but that's her life and not mine.

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    It's too bad that some people don't appreciate hand work and a gift from the heart like this.

    It's beautiful, a true treasure, and I'm glad you saved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    It's too bad that some people don't appreciate hand work and a gift from the heart like this.

    It's beautiful, a true treasure, and I'm glad you saved it.
    It really is a treasure. It's still on my bed, and everytime I go in I have to study more bows. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    It's too bad that some people don't appreciate hand work and a gift from the heart like this.

    It's beautiful, a true treasure, and I'm glad you saved it.
    It really is a treasure. It's still on my bed, and everytime I go in I have to study more bows. :D
    I do that, too, with quilts that others have made. I like to just look at them and think about how they viewed them while they were making them.

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    This is the reason that I am very careful about giving a quilt away. I only make quilts for people that appreciate them. The materials alone, can be $70-100 and then there are the hours of my life that I spent making the quilt. The only quilts that I send into the world to fend for themselves, are the charity quilts for children and nursing homes.

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    Somehow I missed this.
    Ducky, wtg on saving that treasure!!!

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    Let's ask each of us what the definition of appreciation is in our own words. We will find I am sure, that there are so many different interpertations. Let's do this just for fun and see what we come up with.
    Mardi

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    Thank you for sharing this treasure with us. I like Bow Tie quilts. They are scrappy and have a unique quality especially with that pretty border and being hand quilted, they are really special. It definitely needs a good label now that it has found a good home. God does work in mysterious ways! :lol:

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    Glad you rescued the quilt. It is beautiful and the quilting is fantastic. I'm glad that you have a close enough relationship with her to let it go and carry on.

    It really makes me sad when I think about what a disposable country this has become. Sometimes I wonder how many items will be passed down from generation to generation in the future.

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