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Do You Have an Heirloom Quilt From a Long-Gone Family Member?   Quilting Swaps - Unsewn

Started Mar-23 by judyinohio; 2875 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Mar-25

Yes, the old quilts have notes attached to them. It's hard to know if my twin granddaughters will ever place any value on old family quilts since I don't really know them. DD has remained single and has no children but since she makes quilts I know she will hang on to the "oldies but goodies" and do her best to encourage her nieces to value them someday.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Mar-25

Same here.  I can't imagine my two granddaughters placing any value on mine and DD is single too and have no one to leave them to.  I try not to think about them being sent to a thrift store some day.

I had my hands on a quilt like that once, from DH's childhood friend.  It had the names of a couple of his grand aunts on it, had been found at a garage sale.  He was just wondering if I wanted it, it was in pretty bad shape - no I didn't but I was surprised one of his sisters didn't.  There were names on it I had heard MIL refer to for years but he said no.  Not sure what happened to it.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Mar-25

Speaking of quilts in bad shape ... I have a remnant of one from DH's great-grandmother, just a segment, really.

It's a piece of a quilt in the Improved Nine Patch pattern and when I saw the quilt all I could think was it must have been used in a dog's bed it was so tattered. When I spread it out I was so upset at what had happened to the quilt and all I could think was "Those doggoned hillbillies did not respect their grannie's work at all".

Or maybe they loved their hound more.  LOL

Anyhow, I noticed one section looked decent so I brought the raggedy old quilt home with me, cut out the good part and saved it before I threw away the rest of the mess.  I call this "Rachel Rebecca's Remnant" in her honor.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Mar-25

Judy, the fan block in the first quilt you posted, was similar to a block called Baby Aster .  Your quilt is different in that the blocks are sashed instead of put together to make a circle.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Mar-25

judyinohio said:

. my baby quilt

What a wonderful quilt to have!  I'm sure your daughter knows it's history and to treasure it.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Mar-25

judyinohio said:

And here's the woman as I remember her best,

Hope these memories are in a book somewhere for you daughter and or son.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Mar-25

But you certainly are keeping what information you can find on the family for your heirs and your girls will have all kinds of quilts to remember you by and you wonderful blog with all the documentation.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Mar-25

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

I do have a quilt top from DH aunt made of double knit

The only other quilt top my mother made was when she was in her 60's.  she needed something to do while she sat with my Dad watching TV.  It was double knit fabric left from her sewing in probably the 70's.  My sister got that one.  It's really heavy.

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