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    I started quilting when we were living at Carlisle Barracks, PA (my DH was in the Army). I belonged to a small quilt group (12) and all of our husband's were there for just one year for school. When we all moved away we decided to swap suitcase blocks. We each made "suitcases" that reflected something about ourselves and then attached a luggage tag with our names and where we were moving to. It was a lot of fun. Here is my finished suitcase quilt. It is 34X44"
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    What a fun idea! And a great quilt memory too. Thanks for sharing!!
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    Such a cute idea!!! That is one special quilt!!!

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    That is wonderful! What a great idea!

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    what a cute idea....

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    Great idea!

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    Great quilt....Great idea.

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    What a fun way to remember each other! It's so cute!

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    All I can say is way to cool.

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    That is so cute! Great idea!

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    That is beautiful!

    It really is a great idea!

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    what a really neat idea!!! I love how you added tags to each suitcase too. It makes it that more personal!!! :)

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    hi marcia fell in love with your quilt ,do you mind sharing the pattern ,if you can please pm me thank you so much nellie

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    What a super idea!!!! OO and the quilt is fabulous to!

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    This is sooooo cute !

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    What a fun way to remember each other! And the tags are a great idea!

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    That is sooo cute. What a great idea!

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    Great Idea. and Precious quilt.


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    What a neat idea and you quilt turned out GREAT!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    I started quilting when we were living at Carlisle Barracks, PA (my DH was in the Army). I belonged to a small quilt group (12) and all of our husband's were there for just one year for school. When we all moved away we decided to swap suitcase blocks. We each made "suitcases" that reflected something about ourselves and then attached a luggage tag with our names and where we were moving to. It was a lot of fun. Here is my finished suitcase quilt. It is 34X44"
    Marcia: First, please thank your husband for his Army service. We truly do appreciate his and your sacrifices to keep us all safe.

    Next, I love your suitcase quilt. How wonderful it is and what a great idea. Years ago when my DH was in the Navy we always felt so bad when our friends were transferred to other places and we knew many of them would never been seen again...your quilt is such a wonderful momento of your service life. It's great. Thanks for sharing.

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    What a wonderful idea. I love how all of the suitcases are so individual. You must have many wonderful memories of that year that are triggered by that quilt. (And, I have to add the 12 of you were quite talented!, too)

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    love the idea.....

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    That is so cute. Love the fabrics you used in it.

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    Good idea and darling keepsake

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    Great quilt and a wonderful way to remember your friends.

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