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    teaching my sisters to quilt

    I've created a monster! In a good way, of course. My sisters Rose, Sue and I have been quilting together. Making raffle quilts and gifts for family members. I no longer get anything done, but it's OK. It has been a "healing" time for us too as our family has been fractured. Must say there have been some times I wanted to speak my mind, but the goal is to create harmony in the family. We even named ourselves the Sweet Sisters Quilters from an vintage ad for Strawberry Jam.

    Here are my sister Rose's latest creations- Christmas gifts for her gs and in-laws.

    Sue's quilt is the raffle quilt, drawing is Thursday night. It is Strip Twist from Quiltville.com. It is one of my favorite patterns.

    We are working on 2 more quilts- 1 for each. I expect Sue's to be pretty awesome- if I must say so myself. Rose has one more kids quilt, simple but backed with fleece for fun.

    I've been working on wips. Don't want to start anything new until I can get 2 or 3 done.
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    Awesome!!! What a wonderful time in your life to enjoy your sisters and share quilting! Your projects are beautiful!

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    Other people may come and go in life but sisters are your lifelong friends. I have 3 wonderful sisters and although they don't share my quilting habit they do appreciate quilty gifts. It is great that you are sharing your quilt expertise with your sisters. I hope you have many bonding moments over your shared activities. All 3 quilts are so different but so great! I bet they reflect each sisters personality.

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    WOW you guys are turning out some great quilts!
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    Beautiful quilts. I love the angels. It's so nice that you and your sisters have this in common.
    No matter how tough life is, it sure beats the alternative.

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    How wonderful that you and your sisters are getting together to quilt! The quilts are all very pretty.

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    Quilting is good therapy. Enjoy your time together.

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    I just got my sister "addicted" to quilting this year and we are having a blast - even my mom and my BF are quilting now ! Just think of the memories and stories to tell

    The quilts are awesome
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    You have put some beautiful quilts together, especially the angel quilt. I envy you, because I do share the love of quilting with a sister and sister-in-law, but they both live 350 miles away and so we don't get together to quilt. Lucky for them, they only live 30 miles apart and one of them has a long arm, so they get together quite often. We do a lot of emailing ideas and pictures back and forth.

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    Beautiful quilts. I love the angels and monkey quilt. Enjoy each other for as long as you can. Think of the memories you are creating and more memories yet to come.
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    They are off to a good start. There were 5 of us sisters and 4 made quilts. Ok, little sis only made 1, but she can do it.
    Live and let live!

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    Very nice! So glad you are passing on the quilting tradition.
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    Nice quilts. Love the story about all of you quilting together. I don't have any sisters. Always wished I did.

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    How lovely that you can share this.
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    Where did you get the angel material? I am looking for some.

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    Awesome--Family therapy--they are beautiful!
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    how nice that you can share quilting. i hope that it strengthens your relationships. your quilts are lovely.
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    Well done, quilting brings people together, how lucky you are to have someone to quilt with
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    Love your quilts, and I can see those monkeys aren't going to to hungry. My Mom just got my sister involved in quilting. Time for her to quit lurking.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    Wow! you girls have been busy. Great job!
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    I can understand how you feel. I only wish I had a sister who live close to me that I could spend the time with. My family lives in Texas and our children live in California. If there was any family member that wanted to quilt with me, I would jump to do it!!
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    i love all of them but especially the Christmas quilt....they are all very pretty....great job!

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    so happy for you and your sisters. Sisters are so special. I only have one and she is not well. She is an alchoholic and was sober for 12 years. Recently she has fallen back into her old habits and is now not bothering to speak to me. I love her dearly and cling to the hope she will come back again. Meanwhile I treasure the wonderful times we had during her 12 sober years.
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    Beautiful quilts. Enjoy your sisters!! Always wished I had a sister!!

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    The quilts are beautiful. It's so nice that you have each other to share the love of quilting with.

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