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Thread: My free fabric find

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    My free fabric find

    I have started doing crafts. Went to a craft show a couple of weeks ago and meet an elderly man in the booth next to mine. We got to talking, well, he did most of the talking. Any way, his wife was a sewer and she just recently past on. He wanted to know what to do with the fabric that she had, (as he didn't have any one to give it to). So of course, I said I would take it and use it. Went to get it the other day and came home with lots of fabric ($1,000-1,500). Lots of NFL, kits and panels (vests and Christmas stockings, etc) and lots of other fabric. My house now looks like a quilt store blow up in it! As I have been only able to buy small amounts at a time, a lot of my fabric is a lot less than 1/2 of a fat quarter, it feels good to be able to make big projects and have the fabric left over to do other things with.
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    Bless his heart! Enjoy!

    If you make any charity pieces you might add a "in memory of ....." to the piece.
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    I am so happy for you. It's nice to see a quilter's stash passed on to someone who will love it and appreciate it just as much.
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


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    What a happy blessing on you....
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    It's amazing to me how sometimes the right things just seem to happen at the right time for the right person. Enjoy!

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    how wonderful for you!
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    Your kindness in visiting with the man has brought blessings to both of you. And certainly his wife's memory lives on with every piece of fabric you use!

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    ​Congratulations on your new mega stash!

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    Maybe you could make him a quilt and label it "In memory of ..." for his generosity

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    To take this one step further, if you are so inclined, make a small token (maybe a wall quilt) of your appreciation for this man using some of the fabrics with an "In memory of" label on the quilt.


    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Bless his heart! Enjoy!

    If you make any charity pieces you might add a "in memory of ....." to the piece.
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    How kind of him and how lucky for you. Enjoy all your new fabric.

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    That's cool. I'd use some of the fabrci and make him a quilt with a label saying "from...(his wife's name) or something like that.

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    Excellent, you are very lucky, and he is very generous! I would make him a special quilt as a thank-you. I think he would appreciate it.

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    A quilt as a thank-you with a special label would be an awesome gift back to him for his generosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim View Post
    A quilt as a thank-you with a special label would be an awesome gift back to him for his generosity.
    What an exellent idea....a must do for sure.
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    I have to tell you what my DH said. "Poor guy." I asked you mean the man that lost his wife? He said "no the guy married to the one that got all the stuff" "Why?" I asked "Now he has that stuff all over the house and will probably have to sleep on the couch, no room for him" I said "I thought you meant the elderly man" he said "no, He's got his house back" If yall are interested in sending him get well cards during his hospital stay let me know ;-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by germanquilter View Post
    Maybe you could make him a quilt and label it "In memory of ..." for his generosity
    I bet he would really love it. I guess all of us who have a "stash" of fabric need to think about who we want our fabric to go to should something happen to us. I've told my husband to ask my best friend and then my family if they want my stuff. haha

    Looking forward to seeing some projects from you.

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    Sounds like you have been gifted with an early Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lap quilter View Post
    To take this one step further, if you are so inclined, make a small token (maybe a wall quilt) of your appreciation for this man using some of the fabrics with an "In memory of" label on the quilt.
    I was thinking the same thing about a memory quilt for him to remember her by and to show him how much I appreciate
    his generosity.
    Mona Marie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    I have to tell you what my DH said. "Poor guy." I asked you mean the man that lost his wife? He said "no the guy married to the one that got all the stuff" "Why?" I asked "Now he has that stuff all over the house and will probably have to sleep on the couch, no room for him" I said "I thought you meant the elderly man" he said "no, He's got his house back" If yall are interested in sending him get well cards during his hospital stay let me know ;-D
    Your husband does not have to worry about that "poor guy". I am a widow but I live in a small apartment!
    Mona Marie
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    God Bless him! Maybe you can make him a small something for being so generous.

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    How wonderful for you! He had the blessing of someone to listen to him and you had the blessing of receiving the fabric.
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    Wow right place at the right time. What a guy. That was soooo nice. Congrats on the stash.
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    What a wonderful story! I'm so happy for you. Amazing how the good Lord works sometimes. I believe that he filled your need.
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    You are so blessed. Have fun and post pictures of your projects when finished.

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