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Thread: "A Tribute to Ray"

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    "A Tribute to Ray"

    A friend of mine asked me to make her a wall hanging quilt, using some of the neck ties from her diseased husband's collection. Lucky for me, Ray had some very interesting ties that were perfect for an art quilt. Two of the ties were Save The Children ties, designed by children. I captured the children's names and the title they gave to the fabric they each designed. Ray served 6 years in the Marines (3 tours to Vietnam), so I highlighted the two military ties in the borders, rather than cutting them up. Along with 4 other quilts made by me, this quilt will be entered into a quilt show this Summer.
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    Lovely tribute, and wonderful of you to do it for your friend.

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    Beautiful quilt and a tribute to a good American who served our country. RIP.

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    Touching memory quilt!

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    I’m sure your friend is grateful of your quilting talent...what a nice commemorative wall hanging to honor and remember Ray for his service.
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    That is wonderful and I'm sure your friend loves it. Semper Fi, Ray! Rest in peace.
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    very nicely done
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    Your tribute is lovely and thoughtful!

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    That is a gorgeous wall hanging and you did a wonderful job on it. Your friend will treasure this forever.

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    What a neat way to put everything all together.
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    Thought you might enjoy some close up pics of the 2 fabrics designed by kids. I just LOVE The Factory!Name:  20190501_150555_resized.jpg
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    What a wonderful tribute to Ray. Your friend will be so very, very pleased with it. A lot of care & thoughtfulness went in to designing & making that special quilt.

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    Great work and talent went into this wall hanging quilt remembering her Husband Ray.
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    A great tribute to Ray. Very well done. I'm sure it will be treasured!

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    I like the binding you chose as it give an added boost. The children's art ties was a good choice too. A wonderful memory of her dear husband. You did a wonderful job on the quilt.

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    It is a sweet tribute.

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    Very touching. Very crafty!
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    Great Job! It will be treasured by his family...

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    What a great quilt for your friend. I know she must be so pleased. You did a wonderful job.
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    I bet she loves it. It turned out just great.


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    Impressive and inspirational! This is a lovely memorial to your friend's husband and for her.

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    What a lovely tribute for your friend!
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    So beautiful and a great design.

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