Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: I get it now

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    110
    Blog Entries
    1
    My mother was a quilter and saved every scrap of fabric she came across. She worked in a garment factory and brought home every scrap piece of material they discarded. When she passed away and we cleaned out her house I couldn't understand why she had so much fabric. Now that I've started quilting I'm amazed at how much fabric I have accumulated. I've turned into my mother. Not a bad thing!!

    Linda

  2. #2
    Super Member dltaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    Posts
    1,474
    Yep, that will happen!!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    940
    My mother gets it now. She's visiting for a week, and was upstairs with me in my sewing room last night. I am finishing a quilt for her neighbor who helped her out when she needed it (and I couldn't be there). I was ready to make the binding around 11 pm, and was second-guessing the fabric I had chosen for this. The two of use started to look through my stash, and came up with the perfect choice. She actually said it "was a good thing you already had this, otherwise we'd have to wait.". I just laughed.

  4. #4
    Super Member Chicca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Posts
    2,175
    Blog Entries
    8
    A stash is a fabulous thing. You never know when that piece of fabric will work perfectly in a quilt.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Dillsburg, PA
    Posts
    315
    My great aunt sewed for YEARS. Her sister...my grandmother...sewed too but not a lot. My grandmother told me that Cora sewed all of her own clothes when she was young...don't think she had many store bought clothes. I remember when I was about 4 or 5 my mother would get a BIG box in the mail just about the time school started and it would be all kinds of clothes that she made for me. At Christmas when she and my great uncle would come to our house...there was always a big box full of clothes that she had made for me. And when I started playing with dolls...she would send me big boxes of clothes for them too. She sewed up until the time she had to move out of her apartment and into a retirement home where she died in 1993.

    I WISH I would have thought to ask her what she was going to do with her stash because she had TONS of fabric in her 2nd bedroom/her sewing room. I have no clue if she gave it to someone else or donated it somewhere.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Melrose R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    in the land of fruits, nuts, flakes & quakes!
    Posts
    752
    Seems the apple didn't fall too far from the tree! LOL

  7. #7
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,113
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mom is smiling down at you :D:D:D

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    2,491
    As the saying goes...Mirror, mirror on the wall, Oh my God I am my mother after all!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    514
    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter
    As the saying goes...Mirror, mirror on the wall, Oh my God I am my mother after all!
    How true. That is precious and I am going to send it to my sister and daughter.

    Carol J.

  10. #10
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    7,581
    Really sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.