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Thread: thrift store find

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    Senior Member lisalisa's Avatar
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    I found this (17 inch wall hanging) stuffed into a bin at our local hospital auxiliary. I paid 25 cents for it. Shame that someone would just cast off such a beautiful piece of art. I'd like to think the spirit of the person who made it will be with me from now on. If she or he is anything like you all, I should be in good company.
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    Senior Member lisalisa's Avatar
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    actually, this is a more accurate color representation.
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    Beautiful.

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    I'm glad you rescued it. I am amazed at what people will throw or donate or sell. I found a great wallhanging 24 X 36 with the rod to hang it up at our recycle center and I love it. :mrgreen:

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    SO Glad your giving that piece a new home. I found a small "handsewn and quilted" wall piece about 18 x 24 for 35 cents at an "Antiques" store. It hangs proudly in my bedroom. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    That looks to me like the Eleanor Burns cross stitch quilt pattern. I purchased the book and have a basket of flowers ready to fuse and then sew. What a find!! Enjoy!

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    One persons trash is another persons treasure. And this is surely a treasure. =)

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    really cute, glad u got it. I was at antique store and there was a small quilt top made of all different pansy fabric, i took to owner and said how much? She actually blushed, oh that i made it, if u want it you can have it. I took it! it was cute.

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    You know,i think you could do a Lil'Twister to look like that.

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    This makes me sad - someone obviously put thought and time and love into this gift. It's just such a shame that it would be cast off like that.

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    So glad you rescued it.

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    Excellent find! And thank you for rescuing it!

    I rescue unwanted quilts, too. It's a shame to see so much hard work go into something and then someone just cast it aside.

    I found this hand embroidered and hand quilted baby quilt at Goodwill for $3 and rescued it! Somebody's poor grandma was rolling over in her grave at the thought of her handiwork being treated so unkindly until I bought it and brought it home. It now resides alongside my own quilts...happy, safe and used and loved by my grandchildren.
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    I don't know whether I'm feeling heartbreak or happiness reading this thread = ) I sure am glad you were both there to rescue these treasures!

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    Lucky Find.

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    Oh my, that is a beautiful piece, I really like it!!

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    Such a sad story, really. Hours and hours of one artist's work just discarded. Glad you saved it - and Loretta and others saved more of them ! Enjoy them ladies, and know that someone - somewhere - is appreciating your appreciation of their work.

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    Lovely!

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    Both pieces are beautiful and so glad they're in a loving place! :-D :-D 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Excellent find! And thank you for rescuing it!

    I rescue unwanted quilts, too. It's a shame to see so much hard work go into something and then someone just cast it aside.

    I found this hand embroidered and hand quilted baby quilt at Goodwill for $3 and rescued it! Somebody's poor grandma was rolling over in her grave at the thought of her handiwork being treated so unkindly until I bought it and brought it home. It now resides alongside my own quilts...happy, safe and used and loved by my grandchildren.
    Wow! Great find!

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    great find. Glad you found it.

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    Beautiful water-color quilt! Knowing how much work that took, I'm amazed someone would toss it! It would have made a pretty doll quilt for a lucky little girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Excellent find! And thank you for rescuing it!

    I rescue unwanted quilts, too. It's a shame to see so much hard work go into something and then someone just cast it aside.

    I found this hand embroidered and hand quilted baby quilt at Goodwill for $3 and rescued it! Somebody's poor grandma was rolling over in her grave at the thought of her handiwork being treated so unkindly until I bought it and brought it home. It now resides alongside my own quilts...happy, safe and used and loved by my grandchildren.
    I've made my grand daughter 5 baby quilts & they never used one of them. When they found out they were pregnant my son asked me "Mom are you going to make our baby a quilt" & I told him "I said "NO I'm going to make her s 6 pack" Well she will get #6 when she gets married!

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    Could be the quilter herself wasn't happy with her work and gave it away. Too bad. All quilts are beautiful and deserve to be rescued. I'm glad when I hear about rescued pieces.

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    Wow! Nice to know it found a good home.

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    What a great find for a quarter!!

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