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Thread: Quilts my Grandmother made

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    I'm donating these quilts to the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center museum tomorrow. I mentioned them a few weeks ago, and I'm just now getting around to posting them. These were hand pieced and hand quilted by her. She lived frim 1892-1973. I'm her last living descendent, and I wanted to document their history while I still can. When I'm gone, nobody will know anything about them.

    She made this one especially for me--I'm keeping this one
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    She won grand prize at the Malheur County (Oregon) fair 70-80 years ago with this one
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    Yo-yo bedspread. Can you believe this?
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    Crib Quilt
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    Very nice, especially the wedding ring quilt.

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    Wow. . .thats it. . .wow :)

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    The pink one is my fav, do you know the pattern name? I have seen it many times but don't know what it's called. These quilts will be enjoyed for years to come and hopefully will inspire new quilters. :)

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    These are wonderful - what a legacy.

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    WOW!! what an amazing thing you are doing for her! Now everyone will be able to enjoy them and you are helping her make history

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    Oh goodness. I know you are proud Dear. Lots of people will now be able to enjoy your Grandmothers quilting. So good of you to think of doing this. :mrgreen:

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    WOW Those are all so stunning!! Your lucky to have had a grandma with such skill!!

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    Sorry, I don't know the patterns of any of them, except the Double Wedding Ring. If anyone else knows, I'd love it if you'd tell me.

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    Her work is gorgeous. I'm so glad their going to a museum so others can appreciate her work :thumbup:

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    WOW. These are fabulous. You are so right to share them with others through your donation. Thanks for showing us first.

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    Oh my goodness, I don't know how you can part with them. They are all so beautiful and such a treasure to have. I'm the first in my family to attempt quilting (that I know of). hopefully I will have some to pass down to my grands someday. Right now I'm busy making them for other people.

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    Treasures.

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    WOW! They are gorgeous. I especially love the first one. I'm not sure I could part with them, but it is the right thing to do since you are the last of her decendents. You will be making her a part of history. Imagine!

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    wow, they are all so beautiful.

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    They are all wonderful and I'm glad they will be safe and in a place where they can be seen and enjoyed. It must be difficult to part with them.

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    How pretty. And I love the colors

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    I have thought long and hard about parting with them, believe me. When I thought about it though, it only makes sense. They have been sitting hidden away in my cedar chest for decades. They are too special and too valuable to use. If I were to use them, they'd get soiled, and eventually, they'd need washing. I'm not sure how well they would hold up. Plus, I don't have any way to store them properly. I'm turning them over to the museum for safekeeping as much as anything else. Others will enjoy them, yes; but mainly, they will be taken care of in the way they deserve. And I do like the part about making her a part of history too.

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    What treasures. Your grandmother still continues to live by leaving this legacy.

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    Those are so nice and I am sure they will be appreciated by all who will get to see them.

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    Fantastic! I bet you store these in a very special place.

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    OMG they are all so beautiful! I just love the old quilts... it is what drew me into quilting in the first place! It will be wonderful for everyone to be able to study and enjoy them... its a great thing your are doing.

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    They are beautiful!! Such treasures!!!

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    wow those are amazing so much work and a whole lot of love in each one !

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    I just looked up the pattern for the pink quilt. According to Maggie Malone's 5,500 Quilt Block Designs, the pattern is called simply, "Diamond and Star."

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