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Thread: A tale of two quilts

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    A tale of two quilts

    This summer I made a quilt for the daughter of a cousin of mine.

    The cousin had made me a quilt in 1988 when I was expecting my first child. I thought at the time it was one of the most special things that anyone has done for me. (I have always loved quilts)

    We lost Myrtle my cousin to cancer in 2010. Her first granddaughter is due this month and her daughter is blue that her Mom isn't able to be there.

    My first thought was to make her a quilt and keep the one her Mama made. (I love quilts and the selfish part of me liked this idea. ) I decided to send her both.

    The first one is the one I made, not nearly as nice work as Myrtle's but it was made with love. The second and third photos are of Myrtle's she did such lovely work and had such a lovely heart.Name:  DSCN0240.JPG
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    Vicki W

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    What a lovely gesture. I'm sure your cousin's daughter will love them both.

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    The quilt you made is lovely, and she will certainly appreciate it, but the quilt that her mother made is the best gift you could ever give her.

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    I think it's wonderful that you're giving her both, but especially the one her mother made.

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    Your quilt is darling. How generous of you to give up the one her mother made.

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    Provide the history behind the quilts if at all possible so that it will not get lost. Perhaps attach it to the back of both quilts in some way.

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    Beautiful quilts, beautiful story. What's amazing is that the 24 year old quilt looks as though it is new.
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    nice lamb...

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    What a special gesture. They are both lovely.

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    What a lovely thought. She will love them both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    Beautiful quilts, beautiful story. What's amazing is that the 24 year old quilt looks as though it is new.
    I tried to take good care of it, thinking to give it to my daughters for their children. They both agree with me where it should find it's home.
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    She will love them both. This way she can use the one you made (it's really cute, btw) and save the one her mom made as a memento, maybe even for her child. What a loving gesture.

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    Both are beautiful, she will so love getting the one her Mom made years ago. So kind of you to give it to her.
    Another Phyllis
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    Your generosity and compassion will always be symbolized for her by your quilt and her mom's is the loving hug she needs right now. What a wonderful multiple gift you are giving!!!!
    Come to Me and I will give you rest--Jesus.

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    Yours is very beautiful and in such cheerful colors. I am sure the daughter will love that her Mother had made the other and will treasure both of them.
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    She will love your quilt as much as her mothers because you made it. It turned out beautiful! Sending both was a great thing to do.
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    What a loving, unselfish act of kindness! You rock!

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing your story. GOD BLESS YOU
    Have a Blessed day
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    such a sweet remembrance

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    Both are beautiful. Nice of you to give up the one her mother made.

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    It 's the thought that counts!!!!

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    How nice of you to give her both!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    You choked me up and brought a tear to my eye...both quilts will be held in her heart! They are both perfect!
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    How wonderfully generous!! The quilt you made is beautiful and will bring a lot of joy but your gift of her mother's quilt will be a comfort and a connection not only to her mother but also to you. A very loving gift!
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    beautiful.
    You are one super person. Both quilt along with the story of them will be treasured for years to come ?

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