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Thread: Quilt Top Given To Me

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    This came to me from a friend who can no longer quilt and didn't want it - it was given to her from another friend years ago who didn't want to finish it.... it looks like the blocks were made from shirts and blouses. I can't find the family of the origional maker so.... what should I do with it? I won't quilt it. Does anyone know the name of the block?
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    It is beautiful. You should quilt it and enjoy it's beauty. It would make a beautiful display in your home.

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    I'd probably go ahead and quilt it, but if you don't want to, perhaps there's someone locally who collects old quilt tops who might appreciate it. Or how about donating it to a museum? If you have a quilt shop nearby, someone there might be able to give you names of those who would have an interest in it.

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    A museum is a good idea. I will check into that.
    Quote Originally Posted by EIQuilter
    I'd probably go ahead and quilt it, but if you don't want to, perhaps there's someone locally who collects old quilt tops who might appreciate it. Or how about donating it to a museum? If you have a quilt shop nearby, someone there might be able to give you names of those who would have an interest in it.

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    It's just not my style I like more modern fabrics. I do agree it's lovely and my boyfriend actually asked for it but since it was given to me I feel like I should donate it or ??
    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    It is beautiful. You should quilt it and enjoy it's beauty. It would make a beautiful display in your home.

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    Wow, that is a good looking quilt.

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    If your boyfriend likes it, why wouldn't you "donate" it to him?

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    :-) He is awful sweet but probabally because he "claims" many of my quilts - I made one especially for him and he does not even use it and have a tee shirt quilt in queue that he has asked for and he's given me 4 cotton shirts to use since he saw this one. I think making him one from his own shirts would be more meaningful.
    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    If your boyfriend likes it, why wouldn't you "donate" it to him?

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    ah dang i'll pm you
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    I love that quilt top. I see sid and continuous curves in all of the blocks and a vine feather in all of the peach fabrics. Oh if you would change your mind. Can I start a museum. This being my first donation. Wow to play with something like this and get it finished. is the block called Iron Cross by chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yolanda
    This came to me from a friend who can no longer quilt and didn't want it - it was given to her from another friend years ago who didn't want to finish it.... it looks like the blocks were made from shirts and blouses. I can't find the family of the origional maker so.... what should I do with it? I won't quilt it. Does anyone know the name of the block?
    Why not Quilt it? its a great Quilt! Or give to BF OR sale it on The QB We All like it! So you would make a few $$$ for more Goodys! 8-)

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    I agree on a museum but if they don't want it, ask at Guild or at LQS for the name of a collector. Someone will love it - it's a beauty.

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    I'd quilt it, or give or sell it to someone who loves it. Like me :)

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    it's too big for me to quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by yolanda
    This came to me from a friend who can no longer quilt and didn't want it - it was given to her from another friend years ago who didn't want to finish it.... it looks like the blocks were made from shirts and blouses. I can't find the family of the origional maker so.... what should I do with it? I won't quilt it. Does anyone know the name of the block?
    Why not Quilt it? its a great Quilt! Or give to BF OR sale it on The QB We All like it! So you would make a few $$$ for more Goodys! 8-)

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    i love your circle avatar - do you have a larger picture of that?
    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I agree on a museum but if they don't want it, ask at Guild or at LQS for the name of a collector. Someone will love it - it's a beauty.

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    Aww I worked out a trade for some donation quilting work --- If I would have known the thread would have turned into a donation topic I would have posted in that area ;-) --- but it worked out just fine as the quiltmaker will be honored and donation work will be done. my boyfriend and i will be happy thanks everyone!!! PS.. we still don't know what the block is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yolanda
    It's just not my style I like more modern fabrics. I do agree it's lovely and my boyfriend actually asked for it but since it was given to me I feel like I should donate it or ??
    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    It is beautiful. You should quilt it and enjoy it's beauty. It would make a beautiful display in your home.
    Sounds like your boyfriend would appreciate it. Quilt it (or have it quilted) and donate it (gift it) to him.

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    So very pretty!

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    I know this block as Devil's claw.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DevilsClawBlock.html

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    If you aren't crazy about it there are plenty of people who would love to have it. A museum is a great idea but if not, I'm sure someone here would love to have it. Perhaps you can work something out.

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    Why don't you just post it for sale here? Many of the quilters would love
    to buy it.

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    It is a beautiful piece of work and should be quilted either by hand or machine. You can have it quilted and put it up for a raffle if you don't want it--just don't let it end up in a closet somewhere...that would be too sad.

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