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.


Susan said...

My husband is to call one of my crafting friends. They will call all the others and the "vultures" will have my craft supplies cleared out in minutes!!!!

Dolores said...

I saw the quilt up close and personal. It was lovely. I am planning on using up what I can out of my sewing room but a lot of it is garment fabric too. Hopefully, I can make children's clothing again - now that I finally have some.

Ina said...

That is an amazing quilt! Congratulations to her. My sewing group has the same plan as Susan. I would want my machines and fabric to be shared by them. The quilts go to my niece and my husband. Husband gets first dibs and my niece gets the rest. It is morbid but I would hate for my husband to have to sort through everything on his own.

Gladys said...

Thank you for raising the issue. Something is in what must really think. Once taken a resolution, we should leave it written so that everyone knows and there are no conflicts! Have a nice day!

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