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This DWR quilt that I posted a picture of was made by my sister's 1st husband's grandmother sometime in the 1930's. It is handpieced. She carried the quilt top all over the different places she has lived, even after divorce. When I started quilting, she asked me to quilt it for her to give to her oldest son.  It felt like an honor, but also was a bit scarrey. Sunday evening I got a message that my nephew's house had burned, a total loss. They weren't home, they had gone to have lunch an hour away with his dad. First thing I thought about was the quilt, her grandmother's hutch & china.  Then where were the dogs?                                                                    Last night I got a message from my sis to call her, she forgot to tell me something.  I tried but didn't get in touch until this morning. (ok, grab a tissue) My nephew had taken the quilt with them to show to his dad.

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Comment by Barbara Graham on May 13, 2018 at 12:26pm

Wow! Lucky quilt! Fire is so devastating and does not care what it destroys.

Comment by Barb/WI on May 11, 2018 at 6:45pm

What a very touching story.  I am so glad no one was hurt, and the animals were spared.  The hutch and china are a sad loss.  But, even God recognized the value in the beautiful heirloom quilt.  

Comment by Irene Gallway on May 9, 2018 at 4:12pm

Enid I love the quilt and the history of it. Thank God he had it with him when his home burned. I'm glad the dogs were outside and not harmed. Sorry for the loss of his china cabinet and China. 

A family friend lost his home by fire and I never forgot something he said. He said when you get married you say you have nothing, but at least you have the clothes on your back. His wife was working and he was sleeping after working a night shift. A young boy seen his house was on fire so threw a rock though the bedroom window. The man leaped out the window with just his shorts on. They lost everything they had.

Comment by Pam/NY on May 9, 2018 at 11:17am

You did a wonderful job on the quilt. Luckily, your nephew was proud of the gift to take it to show his father. Sorry, for the loss of their home.

Comment by Janet/MO on May 9, 2018 at 6:50am

Good news about the dogs but sad about the china.  At least no lives were lost.  

Comment by enid wellman on May 9, 2018 at 6:19am

Sadly the china didn't make it.  The dogs are fine, it was cool enough for them to be left outside.

Comment by Gae on May 8, 2018 at 6:08pm

Oh, what a story! Prayers are with them.

Comment by Janet/MO on May 8, 2018 at 2:46pm

Wow.  what a relief.  What happened to the dogs & china though?

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