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Retirement quilt

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Retirement quilt

Post by Barba21885 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:11 am

I have a fair amount of "stash". Looking at it all one day I wondered what I could possibly do with it all. Then it occurred to me....I plan on retiring from nursing in about five years. There are twenty four beds on my unit...and the day I retire I plan on placing one of my quilts on each bed as a gift to my patients. So far, I have almost four done....all so far from scraps. A good friend gave me an Accuquilt recently and this has been a real big help. Each quilt will be different and I plan to learn a new block or new technique with each quilt.

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Re: Retirement quilt

Post by Rose92 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:59 am

How very thoughtful of you, as well as ambitious! Be sure to post the ones you finish....we would love to see them. Also, welcome.


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Re: Retirement quilt

Post by fabricgirl » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:15 am

Barb that is a really nice and special way for your patience to Remember you .

If you get a chance come over to the sew in Section pull up a seat and have coffee with.


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Re: Retirement quilt

Post by scrapquilter48 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:12 am

Yes would love to see your quilts..
Very kind of you to make for others..
Even a foot quilt is nice less work and still a lovely
reminder.. All their visitors will
then request one for their homes and you'll be gone
hope you'll leave your name at the home in case the family
requests a quilt..

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Re: Retirement quilt

Post by purrfect-lady » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:22 am

Very thoughtful! And fun for you! I have one quilt finished so far to give to the care facility near us and another one almost done. My smallest scraps I cut into 1-1/2" squares and every time I need a jump scrap, I grab a square. It took me 9 months to finish the first quilt in this manner. Just another way to get one more quilt done with no conscious effort.

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Re: Retirement quilt

Post by QuiltGram8 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:31 am

What a great project. Hope you will share pictures. Also I too will add my invitation with the others to join us in "sew in" every day or when you can. We are always ready to welcome more friends.

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Re: Retirement quilt

Post by FarmChick » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:40 am

WOW!!! What an amazing, special retirement gift in reverse!!! Hope to see your photos!

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