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Thread: Sylvia & Louise - My Sylvia's Bridal Sampler

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    I've had a number of inquiries about my avatar, so I thought I would post a full size photo here, along with the story.

    Sylvia's Bridal Sampler is a quilt made by the characters in a novel, The Master Quilter, the sixth in the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini. Soon after the novel was published quilters around the world began making their own versions. Jennifer ultimately published a pattern book with all 140 6" blocks in it. I coordinate a BOW group for her - for more info visit her website - www.sylviasbridalsampler.com. We'd love to have you along for the ride. It's a fun group - no pressure.

    My quilt was a labor of love for me; I named it Sylvia & Louise. I started the quilt shortly after my mother, Louise, passed away way too young. Working on the blocks over the next year got me through my grief. Although my mother was not a quilter, she and her mom were both needleworkers, and she was proud of my accomplishments as a quilter. I'm so thankful that the second quilt I made was for her and my dad. Held together by thread and tears, my SBS will always bring me warm thoughts of Mom and loving memories.
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    Beautiful.

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    Truly a lovely story and a beautiful quilt!

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    Definitely a labor of love. Beautiful quilt.

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    Thanks for sharing the larger photo of your Sylvia and Louise. I had read the book and only imagined what it could look like. Beautiful

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    very pretty....

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    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Very beautiful.

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    You will always have wonderful memories of your mom. I gave my mom a quilt ten days before she passed away. I gave it to my niece when she had her new baby a few months later. Quilting gets us through some hard times. Your quilt is beautiful.

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    beautiful its def on my to do list...i will stop over to her website

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    That is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Thanks so much, everyone! Quilting truly is therapy!

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    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story. I'm glad you found comfort. :cry:

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    Beautiful

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    Beautiful quilt and tribute. So much work, but the reward is great. Wonderful work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH
    Thanks so much, everyone! Quilting truly is therapy!
    What a beautiful quilt with a loving story behind it. You have shown your joy, in your colour choices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LINDA CATLEGE
    Truly a lovely story and a beautiful quilt!
    ditto! :) :-)
    dar

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    Amazing. Thanks for sharing. I can imagine that working on something like this can help somewhat to grieve and with time get over the grief - especially with those colours.

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    WOW!

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    Your quilt is stunning thanks for sharing .

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    There is a major WOW factor in that one. Be proud

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    Beautiful

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    Your magnificent quilt is filled with love, memories. Thank you for sharing this.

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    It's gorgeous! And so colorful!

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    Stunning quilt!

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