Sad quilt

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by country lady, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a sad quilt this morning. We picked up our processed deer meat from a Mennonite butcher. DH told me to look out the door window. (I was expecting a cute dog--love Border Collies) All crumpled up by another door on the cement porch was an old quilt. I didn't see any rips or tears, etc. but it was old. I want to think that a Mennonite wouldn't do that but that it was a customer. DH thought it was disrespectful, too, because he has seen how much work I put into a quilt. Many old quilts become a stuffed quilted animal at the antique shops.
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Did you take it home?

    My grandma had a quilted sofa cover. When she died, Grandpa needed a new sofa since all the kids are gone. With that quilt cover, tattered and torn from so many butts sitting there, my aunt took the back side of the sofa cover and made me a teddy bear. I still have it to this day, even it was so oddly ugly and beautiful at the same time. All of the colors were mixed with calico prints, stripes and poka dots all from the late 60's to 70's. I cherish this bear!
     
  3. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I was timid about asking. A young girl waited on us. It could have been left outside so a customer could see it and remember to take it home. I always wonder who the woman was who spent so many hours making it, though.
     
  4. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is very sad. Hopefully you can go back next time and ask about it, maybe take it home. I would feel the same way. Poor sad quilt.
     
  5. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing a customer brought something in wrapped in that quilt. I simply can't believe otherwise. Sometimes people inherit old things and might not see value in granny's old worn out quilt. Many years ago I used to pass a house and see a quilt on the back of a sofa in the sun. If I had a fire and time, I would grab the quilt off my bed and my grandmother's bible.
     

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