Saturday, March 13, 2010

While reading some news story’s on the internet this evening I ran across the following story in the “Arkansas Online” newspaper.  I found it interesting and think some of you will too.

An 80 year old friendship quilt comes full circle:

A garage sale find has spurred precious memories for an 80 year-old Saltillo, Arkansas resident. (ArkansasOnline article)

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Last summer, Kim Shock and her mother Debbie Kelley were poking around at a garage sale in Vilonia when Shock noticed an old red and white quilt laying in a carport with the name Lessie Martin written on one of its squares. She recognized it as the name of her great-great aunt.

“I knew I had heard that name,” Shock said. “I also knew she had died when I was 10 or 11.”

She summoned her mother who confirmed what Shock had suspected. They had stumbled on a friendship quilt that possibly had been quilted by more than one relative. The two walked away tickled to purchase the quilt for a bargain price of $7.50.

“We could hardly wait to get out of there with it,” Shock said. “I can’t tell you how excited we were.”

Read the full ArkansasOnline story: Arkansas family rediscovers old friendship quilt.

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Isn’t that neat to find a quilt at a garage sale that more than one relative had a hand in making!

I will be having a give away soon so keep an eye out. One of the winners of the last give away I had – Teri in Alabama does not have a blog but she wants to have a give away as a thank you for some neat give away’s that she has won over the last year.    I will host the give away for Teri on my blog and she is donating the gifts.  Keep an eye out I think I will announce it on Monday.

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