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    Smile I am hoping this turns out good.

    http://wichita.craigslist.org/ard/5414433152.html

    I hope the quilting material is nice and goes for a decent price.
    I took vacation time for that morning so i could go. LOL

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    I hope you get alot of fabric.
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

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    Post pictures if you are successful. I wonder how many people contacted them even though it says do not contact.

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    Our church group just received over 48 large tubs full of fabric. The quilter has Alzheimer's who is being moved to an assisted living facility so the family need to move the fabric in order to get the house ready to list for sale. So sad that this quilter must have gone to JAF on a weekly basis.
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    Good luck!!

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    Dang....I wish I was closer! I would go with you.

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    It made me hurt that that poor lady's whole stash was just given away Manicquilter.
    I will be sure to report on how it goes. I'm just hoping the fabric is still in good condition.
    I wish you were closer to Mary, then i wouldn't have to drag my husband with me. haha

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    Good for you. Let us know how you do on the auction.

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    They updated the listing to say:

    2 boxes books, carousel horse ornaments, 1 wooden headboard single bed w/ mattress, 40 boxes quilt/upholstery/vintage fabric, sewn quilt blocks, yarn, 1 box stamps,stamp collecting items, 1 box cake decorating items, Vintage doll clothes,

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    They added a few pics of lots totes labeled quilting material and boxes with material peeking out.

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    Make sure you get there early so you can check out the tubs. I open them and look when I go to auctions. It is usually not a problem to do that. You don't want to get stuck with tooooo much stuff you don't want.
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    Good luck. Winfield is such a pretty town. My Uncle George was a florist there for a great many years, he also was a member of their acting guild. We used to go there quite a bit.

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    I didn't know Winfield had a theater group. I just googled their website and it looks interesting!
    Thanks quiltingcandy for mentioning that. I will have to go see a show sometime.
    Oh yes, I always go early to look, unfold, and examine as much as i can before a sale.

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    sounds like fun have good time!!
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    I spent $115.00 and got a car load of material.
    Pics to follow.

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    I got 2 large stacks of denim, which will go into my rag quilts. That was a bonus!
    I washed those up first and started cutting squares. LOL
    Here are a few pics:

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    A large piece of southwestern print.

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    I thought this apron was so cute!

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    One of the boxes full.


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    Sorting into piles.

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    I went to my first auction few months ago. Lots of fabric n craft items. I helped another quilter get few bins. Some women were brutal wanted all of the stuff! There was plenty. I bought a couple bins and left. Not worth fighting I did get a huge bin oif yarn just so I could split it up to a few ladies who couldn't afford to buy

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    Wow - that was quite a haul.

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    Some women were brutal wanted all of the stuff! There was plenty. I bought a couple bins and left. N
    Yes there were a couple women like that there yesterday. They decided it was their material before the bidding started.
    I had to show them i would not back down. The first couple piles cost me, but after that i pretty much got what i wanted much cheaper.
    you have to make a believer out of them right off the bat. I sure got some dirty looks, but i just smiled.
    Later i held open the door (we were inside a building) for one of them taking her stuff out and she looked surprised. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flowergurl View Post
    Yes there were a couple women like that there yesterday. They decided it was their material before the bidding started.
    I had to show them i would not back down. The first couple piles cost me, but after that i pretty much got what i wanted much cheaper.
    you have to make a believer out of them right off the bat. I sure got some dirty looks, but i just smiled.
    Later i held open the door (we were inside a building) for one of them taking her stuff out and she looked surprised. LOL
    I used to do a lot of antique auctions. There are always people that think they can intimidate you into not bidding. You did it exactly right. Pay a bit more for the first ones and once they realize you are willing to pay, they back down. Good for you for not letting them intimidate you! Great haul!
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