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    Treasured gift from BIL

    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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    it's beautiful.
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    Lucky you! Great BIL
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    WOW - what a treasure it is. And what a wonderful man your BIL is to even think to do that!
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    What a lovely quilt and how nice of him to give it to you. Glad you're going to label it for future generations.

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    What a blessing. He knows you will take care of it and respect it. Putting a label on it is a good idea.

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    Oh what a treasure! Good for you. Sandy 64

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    Wow! what a wonderful keepsake.

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    Lucky you to gain such a treasured gift.

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    whAT A KEEPSAKE!!!its beautiful!!!
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    Wow.. Very beautiful quilt.. It will be loved..

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    what a treasure your BIL gave you, thanks for sharing

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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing, what a treasure
    Have a Blessed day
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    What a treasure--both the quilt and you BIL.

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    beautiful treasure
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    What a really nice quilt. The fabrics are probably a walk down memory lane. You could probably find someone to date it by them if it isn't dated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kateyb View Post
    What a really nice quilt. The fabrics are probably a walk down memory lane. You could probably find someone to date it by them if it isn't dated.
    Haven't thought about that!! I'll take it to guild meeting. Sure wish I could figure out how to load a better picture so you could see the reds and blues!!

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    Lucky you!!! It is beautiful! Loved your story.
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    very nice......

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    What a great gift.
    A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.

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    That is gorgeous!!! Lucky you.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    What a treasure he gave you!!! What is the name of the pattern?

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    Those old birds did some excellent work! You are very fortunate to have this treasure.

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    Absolutely beautiful. You are so lucky to get this wonderful quilt. It is always best to give treasured things away before your time comes to leave. Good for him, he is able to give them to whomever he wants to have them. I hope the others treasure them also.
    Another Phyllis
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    what a treasure and wonderful that you will label the quilts...thanks for posting

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