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Thread: Secret Garden Quilt

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    Senior Member Phyllis42's Avatar
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    Secret Garden quilt from a 2001 "Quick Quilts" for my SIL. July 14 she had a basement fire in which smoke permeated the rest of the house. She was in essence getting a whole new house. August 14 she had a heart attack, had a stent, several problems including COPD, afib, etc., but was released the following Monday and passed away within 36 hours. She received the quilt on Monday, and we talked Tuesday night, 6 hours before she passed away. "I love it. Can I used it? Can I wash it?" The quilt will be on display [surprised me ... guess that is being done now?] and buried [which I did request] with her. I used scrap fabrics and some from my mom's stash who SIL knew well. It meant a lot to her ... even if for just a day. I copied some ideas for the label from some board members.

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    I ove it and also the sentiment that went with this quilt. She will cherish it always,

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    That is very special.......

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    How wonderful of you to make her the quilt and what a precious memory of her last hours. So sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

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    A lovely quilt & beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it with us. God bless you.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. My condolences for you loss. May your memories be sweet treasures.

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    It's beautiful and she has it forever with her. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

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    So sorry for the loss of you SIL/friend. What a sad turn of events. The quilt is beautiful and it brought her comfort during her last day on earth, which was its intention. May she rest in peace.

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    I am so sorry for you loss. What a beautiful gift for her to take to Heaven with her!

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    I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Love the colors

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    Very special

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    Oh, my, so sorry for your loss. What a lovely way to put her to rest with something made with love.

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    Hugs!

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    The quilt is beautiful! ((((((hugs)))))) Sorry to hear of your loss!

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    Iím sorry for your loss. What a precious quilt. Itís beautiful.

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    You genuine concern and gift is heart warming. So sorry for your loss. How many of us get 6 hours with a friend!! Peace to you and your family!

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    You gave her so much happiness before she slipped away. Your wording was so lovely.
    Sympathy to you and all who loved her

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    so sorry for your loss, but so glad you have a wonderful memory to treasure of her, and that your SIL felt so loved and cared for by you. Take care.

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    So sorry for the loss. Sounds like you two had a wonderful friendship as well.

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    Pretty.

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    Very beautiful and also the story

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    My deepest sympathy for your loss of a friend. She is probably showing it off to the angels right now!

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    Thank you all for your kind words.

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