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Thread: Retirement quilt for my boss

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    Retirement quilt for my boss

    My boss is retiring next month after being on the job for 34 years, so I made him this memory quilt. We've workded together for 31 of those years. We've watched our families grow up and now have grandchildren. His favorite color is blue. I hand embroidered the center bus back in 1989 for our first boss. When he passed away his daughter gave me back the bus. It's been in a picture frame until now hanging in my office at work. I fused fabric on the back of it because I was afraid since it was so old it might wear faster than the new fabric. The quilt is 75" square
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    What a great gift! You did an awesome job!
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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    This is such a wonderful idea. I know he will enjoy and be proud of the quilt. You did good!

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    Nice job. I have a special place in my heart for busses and kids. I retired from driving for 29 years a year and a half ago.

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    What a great memory quilt.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    That is awsome! I am a school bus driver as well, and would love to get a quilt like this. This is by far the most rewarding job that I have ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    This is such a wonderful idea. I know he will enjoy and be proud of the quilt. You did good!
    You DID do good! And you're so sweet & thoughtful to have done that for him!
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    Beautiful quilt and your boss will just love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    You have a big heart and will certainly touch the life of your boss. What a lovely quilt and one to be cherished with all the photos, bus and hard work. Great job!
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    great job...he must just love this gift

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    Awesome!!!!!

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    Wow,what a great gift. Great job.

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    Absolutely beautiful. What wonderful sentiment. This is something your Boss will treasure.
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    What a great job!!! It is a very thoughtful gift.

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    What a thoughtful gift!
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    Beautiful quilt!!! What a fabulous gift........you are a wonderful lady
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    Terrific quilt! Lots of special things in this, great job!
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    Looks like lots of memories captured....he is lucky to have had you as a friend and fellow employee!!
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    What a great present for him.

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    Priceless, he will crumble like toast and be crying like a baby. He must be one very special man, congratulate him on his retirement for all of us. The quilt is perfect.

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    I'm sure this will be a treasured gift. Beautiful job!

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    A photo album you can look at everyday!
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    What a beautiful quilt,you did a great job.
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    How very thoughtful of you to make such a touching quilt for him. He will treasure this quilt for sure. Great job!!!!
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