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Thread: Treasured gift from BIL

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    what a treasure. so nice of him to find homes where they will be appreciated
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    I think he selected the right person to love and care for his treasure.
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    Oh my goodness what a treasure he has given you. That shows how much he must think of you to have given you his favorite quilt. What a wonderful keepsake for generations to come. Enjoy!
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    that is beautiful and very well done
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    What a beautiful treasure, I'm glad you adding the label so the story won't be lost.
    Jeanie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlwheart View Post
    What a wonderful gift! Just a thought - you might want to make additional labels so each quilt he is passing on will have his mom's info.
    I have already decided to do this!! I think it is important !!

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    How thoughtful of him and adding a label is a great idea.

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    I love your quilt and I have an old one also that was given to me but I had to do some repairs on mine. It is a string version of the Steeplechase block in a snowball setting. It is also known by other names but that is the most common name for it. What a wonderful gift to be treasured.
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    I am sure he is glad to give it to someone who appreciates it. You have a family heirloom. Congratulations!

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    What an absolutely gorgeous treasure! Lucky you!

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    GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS MOM....and of course....YOU. Beautiful. What a blessing!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bamagal View Post
    Today my BIL gave me a treasured gift. He is 84,widowed,no children. He wanted me to have a quilt his mother made. She was born in 1888 and passed in 1968. It is in perfect condition. Maybe a little yellow -but what does that matter - I can assure you that at my picture is very inferior. The colors are beautiful. He knew I would care for it. He actually gave me two. One needs repairs where piecing threads have broken. I promised I would fix it and return to him. We have several family members that would love the quilts!! He had several --two sun bonnet Sues made by his mother and one other rag quilt as he called it. All are almost perfect. I would have loved them but he gave me the one he liked best. I did tell him I would add a small label with his mothers name and dates so she would not be forgotten by nieces and nephews. He was happy for that!!! I just had to share!!

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    What a wonderful gift. It's beautiful

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    What a treasure!

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    What a treasure. bless his heart. you are lucky .

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    What a treasure !

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeGee View Post
    I love your quilt and I have an old one also that was given to me but I had to do some repairs on mine. It is a string version of the Steeplechase block in a snowball setting. It is also known by other names but that is the most common name for it. What a wonderful gift to be treasured.
    Thank you so much for giving it a me a name of the pattern! It is definitely a string version and the colors are so beautiful!! The quilt I will be repairing for him is also a string quilt-- 3 strings per block.

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    What a wonderful gift your BIL gave you. I know you will cherish it.

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    It is beautiful and you are so lucky to have it. What a BIL.

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    It is beautiful!! How lucky you are to have a BIL that would entrust you with such an heirloom.
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    He obviously knows you will treasure and care for it.
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