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Thread: You never know the impact a quilt can make!

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    Super Member MollieSue's Avatar
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    I was just talking with my daughter, who was telling me about my granddaughter's 1st grade school journal she had recently seen at her parent/teacher conference.

    I started last Spring making each of our kids, their spouses, and our grandkids, a 'birthday quilt' for their birthdays. 20 of them in all! Allie recieved her's last August, a 'Hannah Montana Church Dash'!

    Allie, who is in 1st grade, and 6 1/2 years old, wrote quite a long journal entry about them! She remembered each one! My daughter said she had gone into great detail about each, what colors I used, etc!

    I would have never dreamed the quilts would have made such an impact on her! I'm guessing she knew of the love and caring that went into each one, and it was that 'specialness' which stayed with her. ~ that or she's going to be a quilter herself in the near future! ;)

    I just wanted to share that with you all.
    Blessings,
    Diana :) :)

    Allie & her quilt 08/22/09
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    What a wonderful story! She just might become a writer for quilting stories herself. Beautiful quilt also!

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    WOW but you have been busy. Love the quilt. My granddaughter's name is Allie too. She is 6 years old. She has been sewing strips of fabric and calling it a quilt., I am sooo proud of her... enjoy your quilting. ciao

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    How wonderful! Beautiful granddaughter, great quilt! Next time you are together, you could ask if she wants to make a quilt for her doll... Bet she'd love to follow in your footsteps!

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    What a great tribute to grandma...........

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    What a wonderful story to tell about her quilt and grandma.

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    Thanks everyone! :) I just never dreamed that she'd even really notice everyone else's quilts, or write about them!
    Something must have really struck her about them, to remember such detail about each.

    And I don't have all 20 done yet, still have 7 to go.... ;)

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    That is a wondeful story and such a touching thing to do!!!

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    How sweet that story is!! Sounds like a budding quilter. :D My grandchildren often bring me a quilt I've made for them, and say something like "you made me this". I think it does make an impact on them, and I think they will remember it, even if they are very small when they get it.

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    That's just wonderful. These are the memories that last... and that keep us quilting!

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    Oh my gosh--how awesome is that!!! She'll write the stories of her life! It's so much fun--and inspiring and eye opening to see what means so much to kids.

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    sew sweet

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    what a great story. Now, that's when you know your quilt is loved.

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    What a wonderful story. It's amazing when we realize how much children really notice about the world around them.

    That's a beautiful quilt too!

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    How heartwarming for you...and for us! I guess we just really don't get too many confirmations of how much what we do means to the little ones...your DGD thinks your quilts are special...and you know she does...that's special! Did I miss the finish of the Argyle that you were working on for the daughter? Did I remember all that correctly?

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    Thanks so much everyone! :)

    Bobbinwinder, nope you didn't miss the argyle. I have it almost quilted, will probably have quilted tonight, then the binding tomorrow..... I'll post pictures tomorrow or Sunday, when I give it to her! Thanks for remembering it! :) :)

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    What a precious story!

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    Oh, that's not one I could ever forget, MollieSue! I just may have to make one of those...I really loved it from the first glance...and now I'm so excited that you're so close to finished...hoooray for you! I'll be looking for the post!

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    i bet it made all the hours worked on that quilt so worthwhile!

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    How amazing is that?!! I agree with Quilter7X I think she is going to grow up and write quilt stories :lol: or maybe a detective with her eye to detail. Anyway the quilt is great!

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    I think it just goes to show that even if we don't think our quilts make that much of an impact sometimes - they do! And you never really know in what ways, or for who! :)

    And Allie did really love her's, but also apparently paid attention to the others as well!
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    What a wonderful story! She just might become a writer for quilting stories herself. Beautiful quilt also!
    I think she might just be.....
    That story is SOOOOOO sweet......
    I Love the quilt and the Grands are beautiful......
    Thanks for sharing.......
    bopeep

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    Oh how sweet! Did she bring it for show & tell?

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    Don't you see what wonderful memories you are creating by quilting? And, for what it's worth, you have a wonderful family that actually appreciates your efforts and understands what a big job making a quilt is!

    As for that adorable grandchild, I am looking forward to seeing her as a news analyst or reading her books when she grows up!

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    Very, very cool! Thanks for sharing that with us! :D

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