Saturday, June 28, 2014

Stash Sale

As mentioned in my previous post,  I am down-sizing and have listed a few patterns, fabrics and threads for sale.  I have started listing things on my Stash Sale Page.  Please send me an email if there is anything that interests you.  All the patterns that have been listed have never been used, unless specified, and come from a smoke free home.

Bye for now.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A discussion on one of the quilting forums I follow, and the sudden death of a quilting acquaintance has been on my mind... a lot!.  The discussion in the forum was about what would your family do with your quilting or crafts stash if you were to die suddenly or be incapacitated.  I know this sounds a bit morbid but it really got me thinking!  I don't want my husband or daughter (not a quilter) to have to sort through my stash trying to decide how to dispose of it, but on the other hand, I don't want it just going in the trash!   Neither of them would have any idea of the value.  So...I've been busy sorting through the muddle that is my sewing room and trying to decide what I should keep and what can go.  I hope I will be able to continue designing and quilting for a long time yet, but.....     I have collected way too much "stuff" over the past few years and am going to make a conscience effort to eliminate some of it.  I have too many purchased patterns that I know I won't make,or make again, too many embroidery threads and way too much fabric!!

So stay tuned as I'm going to start selling them at bargain prices on a first come basis. I figure I can use the proceeds to help offset the cost of having my "Roses In Dresden" quilt top custom quilted. It's been folded up in the closet way too long! lol

On a brighter note, a good friend of mine, Maxine, entered her "Vintage Tiles Revisited" quilt in the recent Canadian Quilter's Assoc. National juried quilt show and she won a 1st price in the Traditional Wallquilt/Bedquilt from a book or pattern category.
Here is a photo of her quilt.  Didn't she do a fabulous job?  It was  beautifully quilted by Karen Power of Oakville.
Here is the link to see the other prize winners.

Bye for now.  I'll be back soon.