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Thread: St. Urho Day (only Finnish or MN people will know-smile)

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    St. Urho Day (only Finnish or MN people will know-smile)

    I created this quilt for my sister-in-law and have never enjoyed making a quilt so much. It was just given to her so now I feel I can post it without her inadvertently seeing it. I hope you enjoy.
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    Very pretty

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    Holly Moolie, that is BEAUTIFUL!

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    I love it - great job!

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    Beautiful quilt.
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    Very nice! Lucky SIL!!!

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    Great quilt! Okay, now I'm going to have to Google St. Urho Day.

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    Great quilt! Very lovely piecing and quilting. I'm sure it will be loved.

    I used to live in MN, and, I worked for a couple of years with a group of very active Finns who supported Salolampi, the Finnish language camp in northern MN. (Did I spell that correctly? Hmmm, not sure.) I loved working with them -- Great, lively, warm and clever people!
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    That is one beautiful quilt! But you can't just leave us hanging--tell us the story about St Urho Day.
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    Very pretty quilt.
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    beautiful quilt ... totally depicts the story of St. Urho with the colors, the grapes and grasshoppers. Thanks for instigating a piece of local history and educaton!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Looks like lots of fun went into this one. It is such a happy quilt.

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    Funny, I lived in Minnesota for most of my life, and never heard of this - but I was from the southern end of Minnesota - but have been through Finland several times over the years of vacationing "up north".

    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful - so unique!! She'll love it - I sure do!
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    WOW! This is a wonderful quilt and gift!

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    Very beautiful, I like the colours.
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    I too had to google it. Fun!! For those that are curious here is one link of many hits I got. Basically it is Finnish descendents answer to St. Patrick. LOL

    http://www.sainturho.com/

    I am surprised I didn't know of it. My mom was born in Finland. Although she was of French/Russian descent and moved to Sweden early on in her life. It seems the tradition originated in the US so maybe that is why she never told of it.

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    OMG, awesome.

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    Can you imagine if she finds it, how thrilled she will be. It is wonderful and will be so treasured. You have made it so personal for her. What an awesome thoughtful thing to make.
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    I am from MN and a FINN and married to a FINN. We honor St. UrHO every year....PAIVA PAIVA to you...

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    It's beautiful. Looks like a lot of work too.

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    That's very beautiful and fun!! Lovely work. And thanks you for the wise words of wisdom at the bottom of your post (your signature)!
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    Me too! need to know what St Urho Day is

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    Looks like a fun quilt to do. You did a marvelous job on it and I love it! My kind of quilt.
    Keep up the good work, and, thank you for sharing it. Hugs.....

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    Beautiful!!

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