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Have you ever inherited a quilt or had anyone in your family make you one?

Asked at Borders, 700 New Hampshire St. on December 28, 2010

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Photo of Jorge Soberón

“No. I know people who make quilts but I’ve never inherited one.”

Photo of Deneise Schneider

“Yes. My mother has given me a few of her older quilts.”

Photo of Sandy Self

“Yes. My mom has made me quilts and I’ve had a couple handed down that my great grandmother made.”

Photo of Dayle Black

“Yes. We had a great quilt made for us by a friend, who made it for our baby. It had instruments on it.”


scopi_guy 3 years, 3 months ago

My grandma loved to quilt. Whenever she wasn't doing something else, she was always working on quilt pieces. She made each of her grandchildren (over 20) a quilt during the 80s. Some of them had embroidered blocks (birds and flowers of all 50 states). She started with the oldest first, and since I'm one of her youngest grandchildren, I was one of the last to get one. I helped her with the sewing/piecing part but she did all the binding and quilting of it. Also have old quilts made by relatives on both my mom and dad's side of the family going back to the late 1800s.


RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 3 months ago

prospector, I would rather listen to Mojo Nixon sing "Destroy All Lawyers"

My new theme song.


prospector 3 years, 3 months ago

Somewhere, Ronnie was prez when I saw it last.

Makes me think of this song by some local Rastafarian.

My Name is Nancy Reagan Blue Riddim


RoeDapple 3 years, 3 months ago

I'm not quilty. In fact I was miles away at the time. I gots witnesses


g_rock 3 years, 3 months ago

While cleaning out my Great Grandmother's house after she passed, I think we found more unfinished quilts in pieces than actual quilts that were completed. I don't own any from her but I have crochet afghans from my Grandmother.


RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 3 months ago

Damn natty old stinky blanket?
I think not.

Ohh its an antique in storage.. Screw it, use it or loose it.


autie 3 years, 3 months ago

My late mother had some hang ups about guilt and there may have been times when she tried to make some of us feel guilty but the for the most part my bunch doesn't worry about guilt. We leave that to the apostolics to worry about.


ifuonlyknew 3 years, 3 months ago

I have 2 from my great grandma who went into a nursing home. They are beautiful though, and I truly cherish these quilts. I also have a quilt from my other grandma who made it for me when I was a baby. My dad brought it to the hospital when I had my daughter, so she too could use it :)


davidsmom 3 years, 3 months ago

Practically yes but technically no - We have several from my husband's maternal grandmother.


Bill Lee 3 years, 3 months ago

Two. My mother gave me one that she and my father received as a wedding gift, and the mother of my high school girlfriend made me one when I got married. Both are gone now, but I remember them fondly. I've had an idea for making one, but have never pulled the trigger and done it.


H_Lecter 3 years, 3 months ago

Onkel Josef brought us a unique one from the old country. It was an interesting patchwork, but the 'fabric' was what made it unique.


muffdivn 3 years, 3 months ago

I've lifted a few from my mom's house over the years. A lot of sentimental value in them. I grew up in an large old house with only an old steam furnace for heat that didn't work well except for making a lot of clanging. My bedroom was a converted sun room and it had twelve windows. It got kind of cold so I would layer about 5 or 6 of those suckers on at night. Sure didn't want to get out from under them in the morning.


riverdrifter 3 years, 3 months ago

I've got one made in the 1860's. I inherited it and it's not in very good shape, but it's still here.


bkreed1960 3 years, 3 months ago

My grandmother made me one when I was growing up. I keep it in storage now because of the sentimental value associated with it.


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