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Thread: quilting mentor=cleaned up sewing room

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    Senior Member Sandi19's Avatar
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    My quilting mentor, my wonderful mom, is coming to visit from Iowa with my Dad on Wednesday. So...I had to scoop out the sewing/guest room. I'm extremely blessed to have these wonderful parents and my mom and I have had so much fun with our shared interest in quilting. You can see piles of containers in the room that are filled with projects...we are going to be making pillowcases for Give Kids the World, making a few lap quilts for kids with cancer, and I'm having her teach me how to make a quillow. A quillow is a long quilt that folds into a pillow...they are terrific gifts.
    I see I missed a few areas that still need to be cleaned, but I've made some progress.
    Check out my lovely sewing cabinet, made by my hubby, and now loaded. The dressers are full of fabric, as is the closet, plus 8 under-the-bed storage boxes. My mom has created a fabric hoarder by teaching me to quilt..I'm making her take the blame-ha!

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    And the bed quilt is wonderful, too.

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    Nice space

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    great room-have fun visiting and sewing with her

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    A great room! And that quilt is gorgeous!
    Maureen

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    Very nice sewing room!! Love! the sewing cabinet you DH made for you :thumbup: I know you really enjoy it! :D

    Have fun sewing/quilting with your mom ~ how fun that will be :D

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    What a great plan for your Mom's visit .. she'll feel right at home in her bed/sewing room!! ... and what is Dad going to do while the girls sit and sew? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilticing
    And the bed quilt is wonderful, too.
    my thoughts, exactly! have fun with your parents

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    Your husband did a wonderful job on the cabinets and I hope you have a wonderful visit with your parents!

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    My dad is going to go to the sailboat with my husband and do some "guy" things. He's also great about pulling out mistakes with a seam ripper. We always have projects for him...like squeezing oranges, waxing a car, or planting some flowers. He loves to stay busy and at 85, he is in perfect health! We're going to do a few outings, play cards, drink wine, and enjoy each other's company!

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    Have a wonderful time with your parents. Our parents are so precious tomus all. The quilt is lovely also.

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    enjoy your time you can spend with your parents

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    What a lovely area you have...and I love the quilt on the bed...did you make it?

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    Oops...double post :)

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    No, I didn't make the quilt on the bed. My MIL made it many years ago. She was a marvelous quilter and creative in so many ways. She now has Alzheimers and I like to use her quilts to honor her. We used to have 30 bedsize quilts, but gave many of them to her siblings and nieces as a remembrance of her. This way they stay in the family and are loved by people that appreciate the work she did.

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    Nice stash!
    Wonderful quilt on the bed!
    Have fun with your parents creating memories!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandi19
    No, I didn't make the quilt on the bed. My MIL made it many years ago. She was a marvelous quilter and creative in so many ways. She now has Alzheimers and I like to use her quilts to honor her. We used to have 30 bedsize quilts, but gave many of them to her siblings and nieces as a remembrance of her. This way they stay in the family and are loved by people that appreciate the work she did.
    What a lovely idea :)

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    Nice space.

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    After you learn to make a quillow, will you teach me, please?
    It sounds like fun.

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    your idea for using the hanging closet sweater storage pieces is brilliant!!

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    You are so very blessed to have this time together. I lost my Father when he was 70 and Mom at 76. Both had been sick for a number of years prior. I am delighted to know you will have all those wonderful days together. Have a wonderful time and take pictures to share.

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    LOOKS GREAT!

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    Oh what a blessing to have both of your parent visit! Enjoy!

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    Neat room, and pretty quilt! Hope you have a great time with your parents!

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    Oh what a wonderful thing--to quilt with your mom and enjoy them both. You are such a dutiful daughter that surely your mom can take the blame for the fabric hoarding. :-)

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