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Thread: Quilter's Will

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    Can anyone tell me where to find the form for a "quilter's will?"
    I had printed it from the internet once a long time ago. Of course now that I'd like to fill it out and put it where it can be found whenever necessary, it's nowhere in the house. I'm not on my deathbed, don't worry. A couple of my quilty friends and I were talking about what on earth would happen to all of our treasured quilting stuff when the "time" comes. (we're all of a certain age) I think DH would just give it all to the thrift shop if they'd come clear out the room for him. But I'd rather certain things went to certain people. Sure I could just leave a note, but I KNOW there is a form somewhere. Anyone know where? :lol:

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    It appears to be written by Elinor Peace Baily
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana
    Thanks so much, but that's where I went first. The will is more like a novelty thing. It's not for the serious person, I don't think. I want something more realistic that gives me spaces for itemizing, etc. That's what the one I had was like.
    Thanks again.

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    Oh my gosh. . I never thought of that. Just like people who think they should pay $5.00 for a hand made quilt would have no idea what it really is worth, same with my husband. He would proably just toss any fabric. :)

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    ok Bev, I will keep looking

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    Hi,

    Why can't you just include it in your main will as my attorney stated to me that you can word it how you want to give things to others. Wow! a Quilters Will!

    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana
    ok Bev, I will keep looking
    That's nice of you. Thank you. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Hi,

    Why can't you just include it in your main will as my attorney stated to me that you can word it how you want to give things to others. Wow! a Quilters Will!

    Karen
    I don't even have a main will. I guess my will would be to let my DH give away whatever he saw fit and keep whatever he wanted. I'm sure he knows that. I haven't got much of value. My girls all know they can divvy up any jewelry they want. I have a few pieces of pottery and/or silver, crystal, etc. that were my Mom's and the girls can devide those things. All the rest is mine and my hubby's. The only stuff I really worry about is all the things I have accumulated over many years of sewing and quilting. Think of it ladies! How many yards and yards of stash do you have? How many rulers and tools? What about your sewing machines, and patterns? Do you want it all to go to thrift shops? Do you want it to go into a garage sale, to be bought for pennies when you paid so much for your expensive quilting fabrics? I'd rather have it given to serious quilters and quilting friends, also to my guild. My girls don't sew AT ALL. They wouldn't have any use for my three Janomes. What about my cutting table and oversized ironing board? Oh well, deep sigh ... it's depressing to think about. I'd better quit.

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    well Bev, if you are concerned about them having a good home, you can avoid the heartache from heaven and just send them to me now. I will take very good care of them.

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    It will be up to my DD to dispense them as she sees fit. I have told her I want Grandkids and Great Grandkids to have any quilts I leave and she can have my 5 sewing machines, etc. and all the fabric she wants, the rest she can see if a church group would want it. 2 Granddaughters don't sew and don't want to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    well Bev, if you are concerned about them having a good home, you can avoid the heartache from heaven and just send them to me now. I will take very good care of them.
    I'm sure you would. However, I'd like to continue using my stuff for however many years I've got left. Who knows, I may live to be one hundred. I think what I'd better start doing right now is using up my stash in every way possible. Gosh, what a macabre subject. I'm sorry I got started on it. It's too grim to dwell on.

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    I already made my will a couple years ago and never thought of my sewing machines and boxes of fabrics. My son told me, "Don't worry mom, I plan on having a big yard sale."

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    I have mentioed in passing to my DH what/who things should go to. Start with DIL and Sons what do they want, friends then students next,after that sell what he needs to and then notify my quilt guild.
    I told him I would create a speedsheet in excel, and have accessories labeled as to which machine they go to.
    If someone comes across the quilters will I would use it also.

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    gee that really is a bad thought, I only have one daughter inlaw right now as my other to boys arent married yet, maybe they never will ones 29 this may. my daughter inlaw dose not sew at all, she likes paper crafts. I will have to put some thought in that one.

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    This is kind of weird but I was just thinking about this the other night too. I have four boys & one dil right now who doesn't care about quilting at all. I know my husband would just get rid of everything as he has threatened to do many times with all my tubs of fabric. I was thinking of writing up something so that when the time comes they would know what I wanted done with it (hopefully not for another 70 or so years & that would put me at 130 years old so maybe I would have gotten through some of my stash!) If you do find the will or if someone comes up with a good form let me know because I know I have to have something in writing. DH has no clue how much money I have invested.

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    Aw heck, if my DH dumps my stuff in a dumpster, I'll just come back and haunt him forever! :lol:

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    My DD & DSI say they are going to have two dumpsters brought in and start filling them.........I will come back & haunt them! I think I'd better stop buying fabric and start sewing more.

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