Quilt Rescue

Wow! I don’t recall being this busy for a very long time! One post in early April and finally a post on the last day of May! :)

After work one day last week I made a run by Value Village to drop some stuff off and decided to go inside the store for a quick look. I found this wonderfully made, awesomely scrappy, double bed size Double Wedding Ring quilt. It had been pulled off the linen rack and left in a heap on some furniture. It caught my eye and I wondered as I walked towards it if it was one of those pre-printed quilts or one from a quilt store that sells quilts from China for cheap. Not so to my surprise! It was a beautifully pieced and quilted quilt! Amazing binding and a great label. Two aunts had made this quilt in 2005 to celebrate a relative’s wedding, I hope they never find out that it was discarded :(

As I walked away I couldn’t help but think how sad it was that this beautiful quilt had been discarded and priced at $24.99! As I was leaving I bumped into my sister-in-law and told her about the quilt. She and I walked back to take another look at it. That was it, I couldn’t leave it behind. It felt weird buying a quilt but there was just something so wrong about leaving it there. I will enjoy it until I find someone else who will appreciate this beauty…or it may just stay with me forever as I love scrappy quilts and this design too!

As some of you may know I work as a Community Health Worker and get to spend a lot of time working with seniors. This past work week I got to see a lot of beautifully made antique quilts gracing beds. It is a weird person who enjoys making beds cause they get to touch these amazing pieces of history. :D I hope that one day some of my quilts will still be warming the recipients beds, looking well used and loved.

Happy Quilting…Valerie Raye

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