Wednesday, April 30, 2008

One Man's Trash . . .

Rhonda left me a comment today, so I popped over to visit her blog and saw a reference to "Quilts Found at the Dump" with link to another blog. Well, I had to check it out, of course, and I thought I'd share it with you because it's really an amazing story.

Click HERE to read about it and see some photos.

I think if this story teaches us anything it's (1) be alert for treasures while at the dump, and more importantly, (2) make sure your family understands and appreciates quilts! I'd certainly come back any haunt anyone who threw out quilts I had made unless they were totally and completely loved to death first!


I AM VERY MARY said...

OMG! What a story! What a find! What a shame! What a revival! I laughed. I cried. I swooned. Now THAT is the way to jumpstart my morning!

yellowfarmhouse said...

YIKES - like Mary said, what a shame and what a find. Thankfully someone was there that understood the importance of these treasures and gave them a new home.

Hugs - Karen

Penny Sanford Fikes said...

Hi Kim! I found your blog because suddenly A LOT of people started visiting my blog to read about those Quilts found at the dump!

Nice to "meet" you via our respective blogs. From the first photo where you show your lovely that a braid made into a bun or a braid wrapped around a bun? I've always wanted to grow my hair that long, but alas, I am a face for short hair.

I will be reading more of your blog now and into the future. Our mutual friend, Rhonda is a favorite person of mine. I'm enjoying getting to know more of her through our shared quilt world connections.

Thanks so much for sharing the story of the quilts found at the dump. I hope we one day learn who made those quilts.


Yvonne said...

Can you imagine...what a find. Thanks for sharing the story. :)

Nan said...

How could someone DO that?!? OMG those quilts are beautiful! Must be a lack of love in that family tree! I'd be haunting those ingrates, too. At least those quilts have a good home now.