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Thread: Too Many Quilts Displayed?

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    Super Member Lucy90's Avatar
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    What is the number of too many quilts being displayed? I have 3 in my living room, one on couch and one on a couple of chairs. I also have a couple of pillows I made. Also have quilts on the bed and maybe one on the end of the bed also. I hung a quilt in a spare bedroom for display and will change to display quilts. Also have a wall hanging above my sewing area. Is this too much? I know people that do ceramics and have figurines all over the place. A relative said, my house looks to quilty! I just said, I love my quilts and like to look at them. Just curious what others think.

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    Too many quilts on display is when you stop enjoy seeing that many.

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    I don't think any number of quilts is too many! You make them to look at and use and how can you do either if they are always packed away? I wish I had more of my quilts still so that I could look at them.

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    There is not an inch of space in my house that doesn't contain a "showpiece". If someone has a problem with the way you display your treasures, then they don't have to come over. Now that I think about it, maybe that's why I'm single :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I say...It is your house and you enjoy looking at the quilts. Time for relative to go home.

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    It's your house, right?

    How many Hummel figurines are too many to display? How many porcelain cat thingies are too much? How about lunch boxes?

    You probably wouldn't want any of that stuff in your house - some of it might be even scary in that collector's house - but those people are perfectly happy with their surroundings in their house.

    Put as many quilts up as you want. :wink: :wink: :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy90
    What is the number of too many quilts being displayed? I have 3 in my living room, one on couch and one on a couple of chairs. I also have a couple of pillows I made. Also have quilts on the bed and maybe one on the end of the bed also. I hung a quilt in a spare bedroom for display and will change to display quilts. Also have a wall hanging above my sewing area. Is this too much? I know people that do ceramics and have figurines all over the place. A relative said, my house looks to quilty! I just said, I love my quilts and like to look at them. Just curious what others think.
    Never too many quilts. On my wall I have photos I've taken and quilts. No other art work.

    You're an artist. Some people pay thousands on purchased artwork. Would your relative tell someone that had too many pictures on the wall?

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    Who lives in your house the most, you or your relative?
    I love displaying the quilts that I have.

    I had my son make a quilt "ladder" especially to display the quilts that my husband's grandmother made--all quilted by hand. I love looking at them.

    I have some wallhangings hanging in my living room.
    Do I think there is a limit?---no way, since I live there.

    If you went to your relative's house she probably would have her hobby results displayed.
    Chris

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    Whose house is it anyway? Yours! Therefore, decorate any way you want. I LOVE going to homes that have their passions displayed, be it quilts, or other loves. Go for it!

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    Never too many!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy90
    A relative said, my house looks to quilty! I just said, I love my quilts and like to look at them. Just curious what others think.
    Maybe she was hinting around for you to give her one :-P You like having your beautiful quilts on display and that's what matters. I bet your quilts look great the way you have them. Now if a quilter came into your home would they ever say "your house looks too quilty?" Hardly. I say balderdash about her comment! :)

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    It's your house & you love your quilts, so don't be afraid to display them however, & how many, you want. It's no one else's business & no one should say that to you. Remember, those who mind don't matter, & those who matter don't mind! They don't live there, it's not their home, so what gives them they right, & who cares anyway! Enjoy your quilts & all the work that went into them!....

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    Good thing your relative doesn't have to live in a "quilty" house. He or she needs to go to their own non-quilty home.

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    It's your house, you decorate it the way you want. If your relative thinks it's "too quilty" she can stay home.

    Personally, I think quilts make a house a "home".

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    There is no such thing as TOO many quilts in my opinion..why make them to pack away?

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    I agree with all the comments. Right now, I can count 4 in just my den. And one is on the floor, for DGDs to play on. Most of my quilts are made to enjoy, and we do enjoy them. Tell the relative to stay home, lol.

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    I think that if you want to have hundreds of quilts displayed in your house, after all, it's YOUR house. Who cares what someone else says or thinks?

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    Never too many quilts. It's your house and if they don't like it, stay home.

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    Your house - your choice. Only too many if you think it is too many. No one else should make that call.

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    I also think you have too many. You should send some to my house. :twisted:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy90
    A relative said, my house looks to quilty! I just said, I love my quilts and like to look at them. Just curious what others think.
    Meow. Sounds like a little bit of jealousy here.........

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    I have to agree with the majority here. Home decorating is a very personal thing. Country, modern, eclectic, it's all a matter of ones taste. I admire most styles, but feel most comfortable with my own homey stamp on my nest. You can bet there are quilts scattered all around. Do what looks good to you and enjoy it.

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    Never stop displaying what you love so much. I haven't had anyone complain yet about the quilts I have on display. My true love for quilts started when I met a woman who done a lot of quilts and displayed them everywhere and in every room. She done a lot of thread art too. I became friends with this woman and have to say I still just stare at her walls in wonderment over the quilts. May not be for everyone but we shouldn't do just things for somome elses enjoyment, we need to fill our hearts with what we love too. Before my DH passed away she had made us a large quilt with pictures of him and the miniature horses we used o raise. It is such a beautiful memorial to him and it hangs on one wall in our family room.

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    You can never be too rich, eat too much chocolate or have too many quilts!!!

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    too quilty? geesh. I have quilts in every room of the house, plus a longarm in the front room. And I could care less if someone turns up their nose at my quilty house. Maybe I'll paint a quilt on the garage door too.

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