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Thread: Question...I may have hit the jackpot

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    Senior Member heberstitcher's Avatar
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    Lucky Lucky You!!! Have fun!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    take it all and then make him a quilt as a gift! that is what I would do............ Omggggg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl
    take it all and then make him a quilt as a gift! that is what I would do............ Omggggg!
    Great idea! A nice reward for his generosity and kindness in thinking of you.

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    This is a good idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    I agree take it all but tell him u will be giving some to quilting groups. I would also make him a quilt as thank you! Can't wait to see!

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    I could bring my truck if you need more help!!! LOL

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    I hate to be the kill joy in this wonderful find but be very careful of insects. Bedbugs in particular. I just had my first experience with them, fortunately they didn't get to the house but It would have been a disaster. I bought some beads at a yard sale. They were so organized and there were 4 big boxes of them.

    The owner was a smoker and I didn't want the smell in the house so I took them to an out building I have, till I looked at them and figured out how I was going to get the smoke smell out of the boxes. I looked closer and there were bugs in the corners of the boxes. Just a few but when I dumped them into another box I could see they were bedbugs!!!!!

    I got rid of the boxes and the beads are still in the out building in their glass jars. There were hundreds of jars of beads. I just can't bring myself to get rid of them but I am reluctant to bring even the glass jars in yet.

    If I had taken them directly to my sewing room..................

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    This is the kind of jackpot I'd love to win. Have fun.

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    What a blessing for all of you quilter's.

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    :thumbup: enjoy!!!

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    Would be jealous, but I am just too happy for you!!! I would take it all, and go through it, and then you can donate/sell,etc. whatever you don't need/will use...as you said he was going to donate what you didn't take anyway...
    K

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    Sounds like a lottery winner. Have a good time. Sue

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    Wow you hit the lottery and didn't even have to buy a ticket. I would only take what I thought I could use unless he wants someone to take it all and distribute it accordingly. He may be overwhemed by the whole process so he may really want some help. I would listen to him and do what you think will be what he needs. Also you can go through the piles and donate what you don't need if it will help. I agree with those that say, if you don't need it, don't store it, let someone use it that can.

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    Enjoy!!!

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    That is wonderful I would take everything and teh rest could be donated to a local guild that does charity quilts. We had a lady donate alot to our guild and it was distributed to members includidng doll bodies that members can use for other groups that they belong too that do charity work

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    OMG that's so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARe you in the car yet??? LOL
    Be sure to show us all the loot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Jackpot!

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    Run Forest Run!

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    My best friend, a quilter and fabric collector died of cancer a few years ago. To say I was devastated is an understatement. Her husband asked me to clean out her studio. I took the major things I could use, then asked another of her friends to help me clean out. We divided the fabric we could use, then took all the rest.......and had a party with all of our quilt friends. We piled all the fabric on a huge table and each person took turns taking a piece of fabric they wanted, and then we went around again and again until all the fabric was gone.
    Now, several years later, my quilt friends say...."I've used a 'Jane' fabric in this quilt". A great way to remember a friend.

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    Jackpot.///

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    I say go for it!

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    Boy, I agree with you on the Goodwill price subject. I too no longer donate to them because they resale for high prices!! I now take everything to Union Mission.


    Quote Originally Posted by debbieoh
    oh my be greedy take it all. Than you can take your time and sort what you want. Than donate donate donate. Even sell some if you like.
    I know I for one who are making quilts for veterans are always looking for donations and fabric people are willing to sell cheaper than we can buy them. Churches alot of them have ladies groups who make quilts for the homeless in just any kind of fabric that is donated to them.
    Lots of way to part with what you don't need.
    And to be honest Goodwill at least around here prices are crazy. They charge more than the discounts store charge for the fabric per yardage.
    I use to danate to them alot till I seen prices of clothes there and other items. Now I donate to the Hospitals resale shop. Not only do they have really cheap prices they donate the items to the shelter here after a certain amount of time.

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    Update: Well, I got to go to visit the gentleman with the quilter supplies and stash...It was soo much stuff, at first I stood there with my mouth open..LOL. He opened 3 large cabinets full to the brim with fabric!! There were boxes upon boxes of fabric!! He let me take a large garbage bag full along with 4 other ladies he had invited to get some goodies.. I piled in all the cotton I could find. His sister is coming down to get what she wants and then he will call us back to clean out the rest.. I will post pictures as soon as I get a chance.. Oh, did I say the fabric was in PERFECT condition. no smells, no stains...she was very neat, tidy and love, loved, loved fabric!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by dltaylor
    I have the opportunity to go look at 3 full rooms of quilting supplies. The gentleman's wife and mother were both quilters before passing away and he is "GIVING EVERYTHING TO ME FREE!!". I know cotton is always good, but what other fabrics are good for quilting. He told me I could take as much as I wanted before he dontated the reminder to goodwill or salvation army...I am so exicted!! He said there was enough stuff to take up 2 cars!! So my sisters and I are taking both vehicles and going to load up!!

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