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 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 46

Thread: My free fabric find

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    590

    My free fabric find

    I have started doing crafts. Went to a craft show a couple of weeks ago and meet an elderly man in the booth next to mine. We got to talking, well, he did most of the talking. Any way, his wife was a sewer and she just recently past on. He wanted to know what to do with the fabric that she had, (as he didn't have any one to give it to). So of course, I said I would take it and use it. Went to get it the other day and came home with lots of fabric ($1,000-1,500). Lots of NFL, kits and panels (vests and Christmas stockings, etc) and lots of other fabric. My house now looks like a quilt store blow up in it! As I have been only able to buy small amounts at a time, a lot of my fabric is a lot less than 1/2 of a fat quarter, it feels good to be able to make big projects and have the fabric left over to do other things with.
    Mona Marie
    I am too Blessed to be stressed and too Anointed to be disappointed

  2. #2
    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    S. W. Indiana
    Posts
    7,090
    Bless his heart! Enjoy!

    If you make any charity pieces you might add a "in memory of ....." to the piece.
    Bad Spellers of the World
    U N T I E

  3. #3
    Super Member willferg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern California, Sonoma Co.
    Posts
    1,607
    I am so happy for you. It's nice to see a quilter's stash passed on to someone who will love it and appreciate it just as much.

  4. #4
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    What a happy blessing on you....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

  5. #5
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    8,466
    It's amazing to me how sometimes the right things just seem to happen at the right time for the right person. Enjoy!

  6. #6
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    30,364
    Blog Entries
    12
    how wonderful for you!
    Nancy in western NY

  7. #7
    Super Member Daylesewblessed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    West Texas
    Posts
    1,080
    Your kindness in visiting with the man has brought blessings to both of you. And certainly his wife's memory lives on with every piece of fabric you use!

    Dayle

  8. #8
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    17,032
    ​Congratulations on your new mega stash!

  9. #9
    Junior Member germanquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Cochise County, AZ
    Posts
    217
    Maybe you could make him a quilt and label it "In memory of ..." for his generosity

  10. #10
    Senior Member batikmystique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Killeen, Texas
    Posts
    324
    Blog Entries
    2
    To take this one step further, if you are so inclined, make a small token (maybe a wall quilt) of your appreciation for this man using some of the fabrics with an "In memory of" label on the quilt.


    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Bless his heart! Enjoy!

    If you make any charity pieces you might add a "in memory of ....." to the piece.
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

Page 1 of 5 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.