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Thread: Auction Finds!

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    We went to an auction yesterday with our dear neighbors - the auction bill only listed a sewing machine in cabinet, but we thought we'd go check it out anyway since my neighbor lady and I both quilt. After all, you never know, right?

    Turns out that this was an estate sale; the gentleman was into woodworking in a big way (so is DH), loved tools (as does my neighbor guy) and his wife had only been quilting for about 40 years.... :shock: :shock:

    Below is a picture of what I bought; my neighbor lady bought just as much. We have about 5 years of at least 3 different quilting magazines (mid 80's to mid 90's), templates galore, 2 tubs of fabrics, and the absolute jewel that is in the tall cardboard box - full size, mapped out quilting patterns and applique patterns on freezer paper and they are *huge* (at least 24" blocks - I haven't measured yet for sure.) I didn't bid on the Janome Memorycraft 4000 or the Babylock serger (it wasn't the jet air threaded, it was an older one) because DH would probably tan my hide if I brought more sewing machines home.

    The best part was that I got to visit with this couple's son, really got to find out about his Mom and her quilting - and got to reassure him that her treasures were going to 2 quilters who were honored to have them.

    I think I have my work cut out for me :shock: :D

    I have no clue where to start organizing all this at the moment!
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    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
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    :shock: :shock: Oh, my roben, what treasures you have found!!
    I am :mrgreen: :mrgreen: here!

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    It always touches my heart to know that another quilter's treasurers go to another quilter to treasurer.

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    Jackpot! I love when a quilter's stash goes to a quilter too! Very neat!

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    These were hard to get pictures of, but here they are anyway :-) Here's an example of the full size applique patterns on freezer paper and the quilting patterns. There are rolls and rolls of these in that box; at the end of the auction, they were left on one of the trailers as junk :shock: :shock: We quickly paired the box up with the Polyester batting, offered the auctioneer a dollar and scurried our treasures home :lol:

    Applique pattern pages - they cover my cutting mat pretty well!
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    These quilting patterns were originally multiple pages; now they are all taped together and rolled with the Applique patterns.
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    Wow!!!!!! That is certainly a wonderful treasure trove! It is so great that the quilters jewels went to another quilter. I can just imagine the beautiful blocks that can be made with those already traced appliques!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great bargins.

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    so glad these things found a good home!

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    That's really great that you and your friend found such great treasures. And I really like the fact that you let her son know about how his mother's treasures were being passed on to someone who would truly appreciate them. I can just imagine how difficult it is for someone to see their loved one's life parted up at an auction like this, but you took the time to make that a little more bareable for them. :thumbup:

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    Oh my goodness -- you really did good! :D

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