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Thread: Quilt Adoptions

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    Senior Member thelondonzoo's Avatar
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    I had rescued a quilt this weekend that was made around the 1930's that was being sold at a yard sale for $2. I posted a pic here and I got a lot of comments about how people were so sad that this person sold their grandmother's quilt for $2 but they were happy someone who appreciated quilts (me) bought it.

    This got me thinking...if I see any more vintage quilts at yard sales being sold for...oh I don't know...under $10, should I rescue them and then post them up for adoption here? I would just ask what I paid for it and the person adopting it would also pay for shipping.

    Do you all think that is something that would be welcomed here?

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    I rescue alot from garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores.. I actually use them, I believe that is what they were meant for, to be loved, used and admired. I do think you could sell the quilts 'cheap' here.. I know someone would give them a great home..

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    I would think so!! I know I'd adopt!

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    I would adopt also.

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    That's a great idea. Carrying on a quilt or quilt top's intended purpose might produce some smiles in heaven, who knows. I don't have the time to shop yard sales because of my early morning work hours, but I would certainly be happy to buy someone else's rescue finds and give them a good home.

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    I rescue a lot form garage sales too but it's only me and my husband and there are only so many quilts one can have. lol :) I would like to see them going to a home that would use them, not just store them like I might do. Maybe I'll even print up a little adoption certificate to go with each quilt. I think that would be cute. :D

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    Yes yes yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelondonzoo
    I rescue a lot form garage sales too but it's only me and my husband and there are only so many quilts one can have. lol :) I would like to see them going to a home that would use them, not just store them like I might do. Maybe I'll even print up a little adoption certificate to go with each quilt. I think that would be cute. :D
    What a cute idea :D:D:D

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    i'd adopt

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    Sounds like a great idea!

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