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    What to do with boxes of quilt magazines

    I have 8-10 boxes of quilt magazines. In 2 weeks they need to either find a new home or they will have to be thrown away. Anybody have any suggestions? They are pretty much all over the board as to which magazines they are.

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    Maybe donate them to Goodwill or Salvation Army? I think a lot of people on this board would like them, but could probably not get rid of them in 2 weeks. Good luck.

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    How about donating to local library or Church in the area that has quilt related get togethers.

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    Donate, you know they'll find a good home. Quilters shop all the time in thrift shoppes, Goodwill & Salvation Army.
    Don't throw away you'll make a quilter happy somewhere in your area.

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    Why don't you donate them to your local quilt guild. Even if you're not a member, maybe you know someone who is. Those magazines would be coveted by other quilters and would certainly be put to good use.
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    If there is a guild un your area that puts on a show, they may have a boutique or sales area at the show for quilt-related things such as this.
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    Call a local quilt guild , and see if they want them. My sister has a shop , and sometimes people bring back old magazines ,so she has a "free" pile . I noticed some of the LQS will have a "free" pile of magazines but they put them in the classroom, so those attending classes get to pick.
    GoodWill is always a choice. Maybe if any church has a quilting group they might like them.
    You could offer them here in ( in bundles) the donation section, with the recipient paying postage.

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    List them here under donations for give away with some one paying postage.
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    Freecycle. my suggestion.

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    I use to donate them to my guild's free table but it was always full of magazines. Now I donate them to a local nursing home. The ladies and even the men loved looking at the quilts. Everyone had a long remembered quilt story. The employees said they were the most looked at magazines.
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    Donation to the local quilt guild would be my first choice. Second would be the public library. Most libraries have a "friends of the library" group that conducts fundraisers selling used books and magazines.

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    donate to the library. i love going there and browsing the quilt mags
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    Goodwill will NOT accept magazines.

    I love old magazines. Got one from 2001 at quilt guild and it had a pattern I've been wanting but didn't want to spend $15 on. I paid a dime for the magazine.

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    ask your Senior Center or Church if they want some too.

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    I donate mine to my local library. They have a book sale twice a year. I don't feel guilty because someone else will enjoy them.

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    Quilt magazines and thrift shops

    Quilt magazines can be donated to any thrift shop. In our area they resell them for 50 cents each.

    Thrift shops may be associated with a Save A Pet organization or religious group and will get these mags to someone who will enjoy them. I buy lots of them from our local Cat's Meow thrift shop. Money earned there helps feed homeless pets and maintain a kennel for them. Both dogs and cats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by echoemb View Post
    I have 8-10 boxes of quilt magazines. In 2 weeks they need to either find a new home or they will have to be thrown away. Anybody have any suggestions? They are pretty much all over the board as to which magazines they are.
    If it didn't cost so much to ship I would like one box.
    Deb in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedytrser View Post
    If it didn't cost so much to ship I would like one box.
    yes i also would buy a box or 2 with media mail (book) rate at the PO would not be to expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by echoemb View Post
    I have 8-10 boxes of quilt magazines. In 2 weeks they need to either find a new home or they will have to be thrown away. Anybody have any suggestions? They are pretty much all over the board as to which magazines they are.
    Donate them to Goodwill or other charity flea markets. If your local friends of the library group has a book sale, it might want them. If not, they will probably have a freebie table and people will pick them up there. Got a quilt guild in your area? Take them to a meeting and let people go through them there. froggyintexas

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    Maybe donate to a Quilt Guild. Our guild has a "Trash to Treasure" sale once a year in August. Everyone brings mostly sewing items that they cannot use and other items too, that are not sewing related. All proceeds go to the guild. I cannot part with any of my quilting books, but other type books I sometime bring them to the doctor's offices because most of the time there is nothing to read.

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    All great suggestions!

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    Technically speaking, magazines are not candidates for the Media Mail rate at the post office because they have advertising in them. Oddly enough, I was even told by one postal clerk that shredded newspaper cannot be used as packing for Media Mail items because of the advertising. Another case where common sense has been overruled.

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    You could "hit" a lot of doctor's offices and leave quite a few for the patients to read. They never have anything good to read so I bring a couple of my own quilt magazines when I go to my doctor.
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    Send them to me!
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    I put an ad in our local newspaper for free magazines and they were gone in a day. I had to free up space on my bookcase and the ladies who got the magazines were happy. Some libraries and sr. citizen groups won't take them. Don't throw them away. There are a lot of gals who would love to have them--guys, too.
    Sue

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