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    Default My Grandma's Quilts

    Here's a little story about this picture:

    My Grandmother made many quilts in her lifetime. She passed away in 1991 and my aunt purchased these three complete tops at her auction. Fast forward to 2015, Aunt Bev gave me the quilt tops knowing she would never finish them. I purchased a bolt of white backing and batting and sent them to a lady to hand quilt. She never got to them so I had her daughter quilt them on her long arm. Last week they were complete so I set out to bind three quilts by Saturday. Yesterday I had my sisters over for dinner and gave them each a quilt. I placed them in bags and we drew numbers for the quilt we got. It was a great day to remember grandma, and my sisters were so thankful for everything that went into completing the quilts.

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    Robin
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    What a lovely story of the quilts. Glad they were finished and you each have a wonderful memory of her to keep.
    Nobody is going to stand up at your funeral and say she had a really expensive sofa and great shoes Life is not about stuff.



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    Great story! I loved reading it.
    Cyndi


    “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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    Default Re: My Grandma's Quilts

    How wonderful is that! So special for you and your family.

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    Keepsakes! Heirlooms! Music to all us quilters here. They are all so pretty. I am glad you got them finished at last. I hope you got one too!

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    Default Re: My Grandma's Quilts

    Such happy memories!

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    Default Re: My Grandma's Quilts

    They are all beautiful, what treasures! Wish I have a quilt my grandma made.

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    How nice that they were celebrated so wonderfully by you all

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    What a lovely legacy...the quilts are just beautiful. I love the old embroidered quilts. Thanks for sharing this, Robin.

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    Oh they are gorgeous! love them all. especially the hearts. at first i thought they were handkerchiefs! Beautiful.

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