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Monday, January 28, 2013

iPhone-o-Gram! It's coming home!

I ran out to run some errands – and found myself driving past the antique mall where the wonderful North Carolina quilt was found last week –

Would it still be there?

I had to run in and see –

Yes! There it is!

I open the folds to inspected further – it is every bit as wonderful as I remembered, with the addition of another label plainly visible on the back corner.

How did I miss this one? The label reads Walkertown Mills!

Walkertown is even closer to me than Winston-Salem.

This quilt is such a rich example of North Carolina history, I am definitely not leaving it behind again – this will be coming home! :-)





31 comments:

  1. somehow I knew you would adopt it :)

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  2. There is something to be said about those thick cotton quilts that can't be said in 15 stitches per inch. I have two and they are truly wonderful. So comfy and so heavy and warm. I love the different vertical and horizontal sashing colors on your find. Be well. Lane

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  3. Good girl!~
    They aren't making them anymore... In a few short years you are going to see fewer and fewer.

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  4. Bonnie: You might need a 12-step program.

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    1. Yeah, take 12 steps away from the quilt, turn around and walk 12 steps back to go get it!! Works the same for vintage sewing machines.

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    2. She may need a 12 step program for sewing machines.... one can never have too many quilts.

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    3. Naw, she doesn't need the 12 step for sewing machines. My fifth Featherweight (tan) arrived today!! Woot Woot!!!

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  5. You did good. Isn't it amazing how certain quilts stay on our minds, until they join us at the house!

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  6. I'm sure it was meant to live the rest of it's life with you!

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  7. Is that a stamp on a feedsack that was used for a back? I'm glad it was still there waiting for you. I would have bought it, too. Lois

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  8. The quilt stayed in your mind through 2 visits....you definitely did right by getting it...

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  9. So glad it was still there for you. When something stays on my mind after the fact, that is a pretty good sign to me that it is supposed to be mine.

    I am hoping for the same good luck on a Featherweight I saw on craigslist the other day. The person who got there first is supposed to pick it up today, if not ... it's mine!!!!!!

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  10. It was meant to be .... ENJOY!

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  11. enjoy it! I don't think I could have left it the first time lol

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  12. I firm ly believe if it was still there when u went back for it u were meant to have it! There is one in the window of A LOcal charity shop am v tempted especially since the price is reduced .

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  13. I firm ly believe if it was still there when u went back for it u were meant to have it! There is one in the window of A LOcal charity shop am v tempted especially since the price is reduced .

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  14. I'm so glad you went back for it! It belongs with someone who really appreciates it's local history! Yay!

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  15. Oh I would have done the same!

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  16. It was just waiting on you to take it home and love it! :)

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  17. One word Bonnie, "Addiction"!

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  18. So glad the quilt was still there for you ! Score !! Such a Great find ! It must have been fate :-D

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  19. I'm happy to see the quilting stitches on that quilt. Definitely "git 'er done" style. But it kept someone warm and cozy many nights, just like it was supposed to--a noble quilt. Thanks for sharing, Bonnie.

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  20. It was meant to be. If the hubster dont like it, he can do the errand running, and leave you safely in your studio...lol

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  21. I knew it! You at least waited to be "sure." It will have a loving home.

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  22. I hope you make a reproduction on this one!

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  23. That's awesome,! I love local quilts. We have a very early 1900s friendship quilt with names of early Lewisville families embroidered on it.

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  24. Yay! I love those old quilts. I am still kicking myself for not buying one I fell in love with over a year ago. It was gorgeous and plainly told me it wanted to come home with me and I didn't listen.

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  25. Good for you! It looks like a wonderful quilt!

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  26. Bonnie - you make me laugh! Glad it was still there - a score.

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