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    Went to an Antique store and I found this...

    On our way to Wal Mart in Redmond, Or. We stopped at an Antique Mall, and I spied this lovely beauty.

    Her edges are frayed, colors look a little faded. But, she whispered.....Hey, take me home.


    I am going to fix the edges and add some new binding.
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    What a beauty. Please post your 'after' pics when you get her all reone. She will have a second life. Don't you wish that pieces like this could talk!
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    Beautiful quilt. And you can tell she has a history. :-)
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    That will be lovely once you rejuvenate it! Lots of nice rescue work happening recently.
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    Great rescue!
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    This looks like it will mend easily. AND another perfect example of why we should put labels on the back ... at least we would know when/where and who made it had a label been on this sweet quilt.

    Be sure to add a label with your new story on it!
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    Beautiful colors and it will be fantastic after you get the binding on.

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    What a great find. I wonder how old this quilt is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    On our way to Wal Mart in Redmond, Or. We stopped at an Antique Mall, and I spied this lovely beauty.

    Her edges are frayed, colors look a little faded. But, she whispered.....Hey, take me home.



    I am going to fix the edges and add some new binding.
    She will be a beauty. I've had several old quilts beg to come home with me, so they did. Now it is antique sewing machines that are calling my name.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by luce321 View Post
    What a great find. I wonder how old this quilt is?
    She has to be at least in her late teens maybe early 20's. It's machine sewn and hand quilted. Beautiful hand quilting I should say.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
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    Great rescue, post pictures when you finish the repairs.

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    Love the colors!

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    Redmond has some nice antique stores and malls. I can't think of which street it's on but we went into an antique mall just before the railroad tracks and it's red that had some beautiful stuff in it and on the porch. There was an old wood burning stove that I wish I had had someplace to put.
    The quilt is beautiful. Please post pics when you finish it's restoration.
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    Nice find!

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    beautiful quilt - love the mellow yellow color.

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    I love that antique mall, (and have always just called it "The Antique Mall"). You got a great find CH...most of the quilts I see in there are incredibly spendy! Have you been in that booth in the back corner on the right?

    Edited to add: The name of the place is the "Farmer's Coop Antique Mall".
    Last edited by Charlee; 11-03-2011 at 03:44 PM.
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    Pretty cool. I'm glad you rescued her.
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    Just beautiful!

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    Oh my gosh, I love it! I'm glad you were attentive & listening so she has a new home!
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    A real beauty, so glad you recued it.
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    Yellow, my favorite color. Very pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I love that antique mall, (and have always just called it "The Antique Mall"). You got a great find CH...most of the quilts I see in there are incredibly spendy! Have you been in that booth in the back corner on the right?

    Edited to add: The name of the place is the "Farmer's Coop Antique Mall".
    Charlee, one day while visiting our friends last year, Rose had seen a cribbage board with an inlay of a Labador dog she wanted to get for her husband. We told the guys we were going to Albertson's and would be gone a short time. Ha! We showed back up about two hours later, spent most of the time walking through the antique mall. They get some lovely stuff in there.
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    How fortunate you are to have found that quilt. When you get it restored show us another picture. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valsma View Post
    Redmond has some nice antique stores and malls. I can't think of which street it's on but we went into an antique mall just before the railroad tracks and it's red that had some beautiful stuff in it and on the porch. There was an old wood burning stove that I wish I had had someplace to put.
    The quilt is beautiful. Please post pics when you finish it's restoration.

    That's were I got the quilt at.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    She is a beauty
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort :lol:

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