I made a quilt for a boy I call and treat as my grandson. He was 14. During the past year his father and he were having problems. This weekend I learned the quilt disappered during this time. I am sad for this young man he has so little. I want to ask the father what happened to the quilt but I do not want to create trouble for the boy. Children have such a hard time when the partent is not a good parent.
You're a wise woman not to ask about the quilt. Sadly some adults are jealous and less mature than their children. I would instead come up with a sumple quilt gift to celebrate some special occasion. Perhaps something with his high school colors? It won't be the same but it shows love. If you're concerned that he sold it then make this one personal by appliquing the boy's name in large letters. Kids love that. It would be a good gift for a back to school BBQ.
I know what you are going through. When my twin grandkids were born, they're now 10, I made matching quilts for them. The mother and our son only stayed together a few months after the kids were born. Most of the time now we get to see the kids whenever we want but things are still strained with their step-dad. I have not seen their quilts since they were about 2 1/2 years old. They tell me their mom has them put up in a closet, but several years ago I found the afghan my daughter made for one of them in a pile of yardsale stuff. Of course I rescued it. The other afghan was already at my house. I just hope their quilts didn't get a similar fate. A couple of years ago, I found some fabric just like what I made their quilts from. Someday I may make them new ones or wait until they have a child of their own and make it for them.
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Thanks for the kind words, yes I think he sold the quilt. He (The Father) has sold or pawned so many of the things I have given the boy. I just do not understand why the parent thinks he has the right to take what was given to the boy. It was not his to sell. The quilt has a lable on it but of course some people just don't care. I will consider making him a new quilt but I may wait until he is an adult.
tinbren, sounds like this young man needs all the help he can get NOW. Make him another quilt and put his whole name on the front in big letters, "JOHN SMITH'S QUILT". Make that the deeign. Do it now, don't wait. Don't make it a master piece, just a useable, lovable utility quilt.
You can make a real master piece for his graduation or when he leaves this situation... Chris
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