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Thread: Guess what I just found!

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    Senior Member Sarah in Brooklyn's Avatar
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    Guess what I just found!

    I was walking to the subway from work and I found 12 copies of American Quilter on the street. The issues are from the 80s and 90s. They're full of amazing pictures, stories, patterns. It felt like someone left them there just for me!

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    Oh how fun ! and something relaxing to read on the subway
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    excellent find! you were blessed.

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    better than finding a dollar bill or change!!

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    What a wonderful surprise!

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    Wow! What a great find! It will be fun to see what was hot in quilting a decade or two ago...
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    Wow thats so weird !
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Great find!! And here I thought I got lucky when a guild had a sale and I bought a mess of them ... four for a quarter. Free is always better!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    You will see how things have changed in the quilting world. Lots of changes, for the better.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    I have a really nice friend that I met on the board that has been giving me her old magazines from 2006-2012. She put a note on the board a couple of years ago, and every once in a while she will email me to pick some up. I'm talking about fifty at a time. I am loving life.

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    Senior Member Sarah in Brooklyn's Avatar
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    Unfortunately, I couldn't get a seat!

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    The quilting fairy smiled on you!

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    What a treasure! I could read quilting magazines all day and never get to my machine. Kind of like cookbooks, I never make it to the kitchen either.

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    WOW! My niece went to a resale shop and got me a stack also. It's so much fun looking at the ads too! You can see the companies and products that have stood the test of time.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    A lucky find for you. I have some of my old quilt magazines that I go through from time to time and lots of things have changed, but many patterns, etc. have stayed the same. So glad you found them.

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    Awesome find Sarah! Have fun with them!

    BTW I love your avatar; the cats have a sort of yin and yang and heart-shaped theme going on. Slightly modified they might make a cute design for an applique...hmm.... Are they your cats?

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    They're not - my cats don't get along that well!

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    What a fun find. If you decide to make any of the quilts, I hope you will show pictures!! Enjoy!!

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    How lucky for you!!
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    Cool! It so fun to find things let alone things that you treasure.

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    My son lives in Brooklyn & often finds "treasures" that have been put on the curb for anyone to take (a daughter lives in a large city in CA. & they do the same thing there) every once in a while he'll call about a curb side sewing machine to check if it is one he should rescue for me.

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    The Quilt Gods were looking down on you.

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    I bet there's an avid quilter out there somewhere racking her brain trying to remember where she put them down!

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    I think an angel from heaven knew you would take good care of them. Congrats on your find.
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    That is fantatic! Now you have a true treasure....

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