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Thread: Swiss Granny_59 impresses Canadian Judges with her "amazing" work!!!

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    Swiss Granny_59 impresses Canadian Judges with her "amazing" work!!!

    Last winter I was surprised when I went to the Post Office one day, and found a parcel from Granny_59. When I came home and opened it, I was more than shocked that she had parted with this beautiful and incredible mini Many of you will remember it when she showed it hanging from an elephant while she was in Sri Lanka.

    When I was gathering entries for the Fair this past weekend, I decided it absolutely HAD to go ... and took it along, entering it in her name, and country!

    Needless to say, the Judges were wowed!!!! The back of the entry tag had a note "Amazing!!!" BTW our Judges never tend to go out of their way to say "well done" as notes tend to be constructive criticism to help entrants do a better job. So, a note like this really says how much they were taken by her work! ... we already knew that, didn't we?

    There was more chatter about this little quilt with all the tiny pieces and all that quilting and unbelievable work(wo)manship ... than anything else at the Fair. I soaked it up, and tried to relay all that to Granny_59 via email. It made me all the more thrilled to have been given the honour to own this piece of work!

    The quilt is called ... "Ayubovan" ... and I'll let Granny_59 tell you more of that story!
    And saving the best part til last ... the photo!!!!!!
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    And yes ... all those red lines are a mere 1/4" in size ... and the blades of the dresden plates are only 3/4"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And yes, Granny_59 ... I am your rotten, sneaky, terrible friend!!!!!!! ..... SMILE away!
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    Wonderful work. Even more amazing knowing the size of it. And hand quilted, too. Wow!

    Well done Granny_59 and good for you, QuiltE, for showing it.

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    omgoodness, this is amazing work, beautiful

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    This was so great of you to enter it. It is such an amazing quilt. Kudos to you both!

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    It was more than great to enter it...........behind my back! lol

    I just wanted to tell you that QuiltE did much more than going to the post office last winter. I had asked on this board for somebody to proofread the english text on our page about Sri Lanka.
    (BTW if you go to srilankahelp.com you get to the english text. At .ch you have to click on the United Kingdom flag.)

    QuiltE did such an outstanding job and went to any length to be helpfull. Her work was far beyond just proofreading and she must have spend innumerous hours and days to do this.............as a volunteer!! We would not have been able to pay for such professional work in any way.
    Thats how the little quilt got all the way to Canada. As QuiltE did so much for Sri Lanka, I thought she must have it as I had quilting it there and I still consider it a small bayback for what she did for us.

    To enter it in my name was about the nicest thing I can think of and I cant express what it means to me! Winning a ribbon was not on my list - not even in my wildest dreams. There is no such thing around here and I even gave up telling family and friends about it. All this: "whats that.....?" is rather depressing and therefore all this feedback on this board means the world to me.

    Thank you to the board to find so many special people and such an outstanding friend like you, QuiltE

    A once again teary swiss Granny

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    Wow, it is a beautiful little quilt and a wonderful story to go with it. Well done Granny59 and QuiltE.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Love truly makes the world go round. Congrats
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    I remember seeing that posted before. I thought it was beautiful then and I guess the judges agree! How fun for you both to win this award.

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    very nice.......

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    Amazing is right. What a lovely story to go with it.

    Sometimes I think that we live in a big bad world when I turn on the news each day and hear about all the warring, poverty, starvation and cruelty but when I read about peoples generosity to others it gives me hope.

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    I truly enjoyed your story and the amazing quilt. You are both treasures!
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    This incredible work hangs in my office to remind me of patience, friendship and the importance of caring and sharing.
    What wonderful friends Granny_59 and MrG have become!
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    Awesome Grannie59! Ya did make an awesome quilt & the judges could see that. Ya go girl!
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    Yes, this quilt is beautiful. Tried the site but I don't speak or read German very good. I did take it for 3 years in high school but forgot many of the nouns.

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    As you wish QuiltE:
    your quilt, Elefant Manika and a tiny bit scared Granny......:-)
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    Every quilt needs a quilt hanger ... and you found yours!!!

    Love that picture ... most of all the Sweet Granny hanging from the elephant.
    (ha!! ... with all your ventures, this surely was not one to be fearful of. You really have topped this!!! )
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    Very nice and a good story.
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    Good morning/good evening to you my friends! A tribute to you both and a testimony to the generosity of quilters near and far. As always, G
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    You put your heart into this one granny_59 it is beautiful. joyce j

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    Beautiful quilt and beautiful people!

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    Just gorgeous!!! Love it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Absolutely beautiful little quilt and story.
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    This quilt is so gorgeous and such a beautiful story! The picture with the elephant showes how small the quilt really is! Stunning granny_59!
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    What great stories and a most fabulous ending!!!!! Quilts are so much more fun when we know the stories behind them.....
    Mistakes are just opportunities to invent a new quilting technique!

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    Thanks so much for sharing this story of your friendship and that amazing little quilt. This makes my day.

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