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Thread: Some Quilts In Our Home (PICS)

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    ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
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    Here are some of the quilts we own. See description below the pic for info on who made it.

    Sorry this isn't a full pic. This is hanging on my wall. It is fully sewn by hand and quilted. MIL made it for my B-day last year. I love lighthouses and blue.
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    This is a large quilt made by my DH's great-great Aunt. Machine quilted. I love this! I use it all the time.
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    This one weighs a TON! Made by my DH's late Great-Grandma. It is hand pieced and quilted with YARN! Not tied, quilted! wow! I know it is old, but I have no idea how old.
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    those are really nice.............It seems to give you contact with the people who loveingly created them. My other hobby is genealogy , you get to know things about your family, makes them live for you, just like a quilt does

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    Miranda, you lucky duck! Those are wonderful family histories you have there! I have the quilt that my Great Grandmother made for my Dad when he was about 9 yrs old - and it is worn to a nubbin! I think Dad said that she called it the Wheel of Fortune, and that she waited until she knew what each grandchild was going to be like before she picked a pattern. (Dad once supported a family of 4 playing Pinochle! :wink: Ahem!) BTW, Dad will be 90 this May!
    You are so lucky to be able to use your quilts. Tell your MIL that she does fabulous work!
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    Never have I seen a quilt actually quilted with yarn. What treasures. I have some old family quilts I love. And, Ruth, I am a genealogy nut as well.

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    I am lucky, and I know it! I have a lot more quilts to post for you guys. DH's g-Granny waited until she died to let anyone have her quilts. She would get them out and show us and tell us the price. :lol:
    Her g-daughter that was in charge of giving the G-G grandkids (my kids) their quilts, well, she didn't give us the better ones. I'm thankful for the ones we did get, though! They'll be up soon. It takes me forever to upload pics. I think I will only upload one at a time from now on.
    Keep on letting me know whatcha think when I post more!

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    I loved her quilts. Clint has a couple out here. I know, I always remember her showing all of her quilts and giving us prices. At that time, we didn't have the extra money to buy all of the ones we wanted, because we would have taken all of them. LOL. Now I wish we would have. I love the one that she quilted with yarn. That is so creative. I still can't believe she is gone.... :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by live2teach
    I loved her quilts. Clint has a couple out here. I know, I always remember her showing all of her quilts and giving us prices. At that time, we didn't have the extra money to buy all of the ones we wanted, because we would have taken all of them. LOL. Now I wish we would have. I love the one that she quilted with yarn. That is so creative. I still can't believe she is gone.... :(
    :lol: Granny was a "character"! I can't believe she's been gone over a year. We never had the extra cash, either. Her minimum was $300, I think. She was mostly in the $600-range, or telling about how she got that for them all the time when so-and-so took them somewhere for her! :D
    She did such wonderful work. I wish I still had the opportunity to go visit her and be "force fed" cake with freshly picked cherries or homemade wine or something! She always thought everyone needed to be fed! :)

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    Here is one more pic.

    Another of Granny's yarn-quilted quilts.
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    Wow! I never liked yarn to tie with.........but hers are a work of art. I can't imagine how long it took to quilt it.

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    Amazing! She surely was a creative woman! :D
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    here is one more, again>

    another of GGGranny's quilts.
    One recieved after she passed
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    and YES, those are stains toward the bottom. Just the way we received it. I am guessing it is iron stains. We just recently got city water here, last fall.
    And this is one of the ones she sent to ohio (I think) to have machine quilted.

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    Miranda,
    What beautiful treasures you have.

    I have an "old maid" quilt that my great aunt made for me. She figured I was in my late 20s and I'd never get married but I should have one of her quilts. :lol: I feel so lucky to have one of her quilts.

    Quilts all have a story that make them even more special
    Your very sweet for sharing your quilts with us.

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    another quilt by my MIL

    My daughter's quilt her Mamaw made. quilted in moon and stars to match her room
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    Those are all just gorgeous, and so inspiring. I better get started. I'm still trying to get moved into this house. So I'm lothe to start a new mess when I'm not yett finished with the old one. Still trying to Paint, decorate and arrange. ;}

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    Quote Originally Posted by susan s.
    Those are all just gorgeous, and so inspiring. I better get started. I'm still trying to get moved into this house. So I'm lothe to start a new mess when I'm not yett finished with the old one. Still trying to Paint, decorate and arrange. ;}
    This past January made us two years in our new home my DH built. I have not gotten the kitchen painted. It's a flat white, just as well say it's a primer. I got the paint about a year ago, but it is semi-gloss, and my little boy has asthma. I've GOT to get him out of here for a day and get to work! We're unfinished. WE have no baseboards in most of the house. I don't have many pictures or artwork up. I just got my DD's curtains up yesterday. I finished them a few days ago. no window sills or framing up, yet.... Hubby is busy working...I can live unfinished...we were in a trailer. It will all happen, eventually. Don't give up! I haven't, yet. Sometimes it does get hard and really aggravating, but we'll get it. someday

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    another one...this has some really silky feeling material in it and for the backing. it tears easily.

    quilt made by my DH's G-ma. We've had this about 6 years.
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    Soooooooo beautiful!! I would give my eye teeth (good ole WV saying, right?) to have some of the quilts from my ancestors. Being a girl child I got pots/pans set of glasses and a pitcher, and a planter from dad's family. sigh The good stuff went to all the male grands or the male children. But I'm not bitter, at least I HAVE something from back then.

    But your quilts are so so so so beautiful. Can you tell me more about eh quilting with yarn? Was it all pieced with yarn, too? hmmm, must have taken a year.

    Love 'em,
    Sharon

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    Beautiful Treasures. I can only hope to leave as pretty treasures behind for my sons and G-babies.

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    Oh!! those bow tie quilts are absolutley wonderful!!

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    O so Beautiful each and every one, real treasure's :D

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