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Wedding quilt for 48 year old nephew

Old 08-11-2017, 10:59 AM
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Default Wedding quilt for 48 year old nephew

Bear with me, this is a bit of a story. Our nephew, Brandon, was the primary care taker for his mother during her fight with MS. He took care of her for almost twenty years. He went to a community college and got a 2 year degree in computer sciences, but that was many years ago. My husband and I always wondered how Brandon would be able to move on with his life when his mother was gone. She passed away 3 years ago. Within a few months Brandon had a job, (he'd never had a paying job before) as a driver of a transport bus for people needing help to get to doctor appointments, shopping, etc. We were so happy for him. Then he started dating a co-worker, Stacy. We were, again, so happy for him. Earlier this year they became engaged, we were thrilled for him. Last month they were married, I can't tell you how over the moon happy his whole family is! Stacy is a wonderful woman, they make the perfect couple. When we found out about the engagement I was putting this quilt together from scraps and stack and whack leftovers from a quilt I'd made in 2013. Brandon has always been very interested in my quiltmaking, he even went to a quilt show in the town where he lived so he could send pictures to me. I knew how much he would appreciate a quilt for a wedding gift, and I was right, they both loved it. In fact, he'd told Stacy that he hoped I would make them a quilt, so it's a good thing I did, I think he would have been very disappointed if we'd given them a toaster! It was such a joy to be able to celebrate their marriage, and to give them a gift from my heart.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:07 AM
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I love the quilt as much as the story and sentiment behind it. Your design is great! It's sort of like modern meets traditional. Love it!
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:09 AM
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Great quilt AND story! BTW the quilting is terrific :-)
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:48 AM
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It is a great quilt. And he will never forget taking care of his Mom. He will be blessed for it too.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:49 AM
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Wonderful story to go with a beautiful quilt
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:56 AM
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​Beautiful quilt and story! I hope they have a long and happy life together.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:49 PM
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Love story along with a lovely quilt.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:52 PM
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What a wonderful story!! And the quilt is beautiful. He sure sounds like an awesome guy!!
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He sounds like a great guy! Happy for him and he will love his gift.
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he's one special person. he'll love your quilt. great quilting too.
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