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Thread: Last Will anyone?

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    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
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    Question Last Will anyone?

    My husband and I had an odd conversation (for 50 year-olds anyway) about what I want him to do with my studio "stuff" if I go before him. After informing him that he IS going first, I really got to thinking about it. I have more stuff than any quilter really should, but he's a good hubby and apparently he loves me cause he actually takes me to quilt shops even with all the fabric and notions and machines that I already have. He figures that stuff in my studio is worth many thousands: two machines, a long arm, fabric, notions, lace, yarn, I don't know what all. Plus the stuff that I inherited from my mom.....

    Okay, so what did I say? Goodness, I have no idea! Now I'm worried someone (namely my sons and dil's) will burn my stuff just to get rid of it!!! Oh goodness, that will not do. No one in my family can sew even a button, so there's no one to give it to or to say "decide about this."

    Have you made arrangements for your quilting supplies and machines? What have you decided? What can anyone do or not do? How do they know? I'll agree that none of it will matter to me when St. Pete is asking questions, but I'd like to know that my work and love will not be tossed without even a thought. Like anyone, I've got tons of money and countless hours of working, organizing, hoarding in there. I need some advice! It's occurred to me that my work and hours may not even be considered.....

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    Senior Member Pat M.'s Avatar
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    Look up the Quilter's Will on the net. I had a copy of it and now I can't find it. It is really funny, and will help the kids, etc. know what to do when you are gone.

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    I read where you should pin the names of your friends on your onfinished quilt tops etc and that way if you "go" when your family is going thru your stuff they will say "Oh, mom wanted Suzie to get this etc. I thought that was a good idea.

    I looked up the Quilters Will and here it is....
    http://quiltville.com/quilterswill.shtml
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    I have told my family no flowers.. make arraingements of my fabric and let anyone take what strikes their fancy. I can just picture bouquets of fat 1/4 's.

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    We did the talk. Dh knows it is worth a lot. He wants to keep most of it for our 14 children. Some sew, weave and or quilt and I know they will be all over it. DH would never burn it but he would consider selling materials but not quilts. I asked to be buried/cremated in MY quilt but he is keeping it. That is fine with me. I never thought he was that interested. I asked him what he would do with MY quilt and he just smiled.
    Last edited by Annaquilts; 09-02-2012 at 02:47 PM.
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    I like your idea Lori ....
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Will it to charity if you have no one to give it to, like quilts for kids orvalor, or those that make them for the womens shelters, that way you know its going somewhere that can make good use of it

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    I have family and friends who will get my STUFF, anything leftover will go to my guild to be used for charity quilts or sold at our yearly quilters boutique at the guild quilt show. Moneys from the quilters boutique goes to our charity quilts to buy extra batting, backings ect.

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    After reading the quilting will, my husband said he would give me a Viking funeral. Hmmm.

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    I'm giving everything to a girlfriend in my will. My daughter has absolutely no interest in learning how to sew or using my Pfaff embroidery machine Oh well, my GF will be a real happy camper when I go!!!

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