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    My daughters both know that they can have whatever they want and then they are to give the rest to my quilt guild who will use my fabric for Community Quilts and sell my notions and machines for guild funds.

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    My oldest daughter gets it all. She's the only one of my 3 girls that quilts.

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    I guess my granddaughter because she is the only one that sews. She just started to sew a couple yrs ago. I have three daughters and not one of them sews.

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    Not giving up hope yet that one of my daughters will decide that she would love to quilt. Otherwise it will go to a small sewing group I attend.

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    Never thought of who would get what I have when I go. My MIL likes to tease me and say that I'm "waiting" for her to pass so I can have all of her quilting things! I told her that's insane! If I wanted to use any of her items ie. notions or some coordinating fabric that I'm happy to ask to borrow or trade when we're quilting on Sundays or visiting. Yes, I might be then one to receive these if anything, God Forbid, should happen, but I'd rather have her here to quilt and chat and enjoy as we are great friends and very close!

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    I think about this when people talk about huge stashes. It is probably the reason I wont build one. As a rule, we arent the youngest demographic and I think it would be sad to practically give hundreds to thousands of yards of fabric away once somebody passed on. All that money spent on fabric would be like having closets of clothes with the tags still on.

    I remember my secretary talking about trying to get rid of her mother's sewing stuff when she died suddenly. It was very sad.

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    So far, only my daughter.

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    My daughter gets first pick. Whatever she doesn't want I have left instuctins to box it all up and take it to a great bunch of gals that I go to retreat with every year in October. I like to think that each of them will take something away that will make them smile when they think of me. God bless em every one.

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    I told my DH to come onto the board and give everything away to whoever wants it.

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    I also have given this subject quite a bit of thought. Haven't come up with an answer yet. My DD and DIL's are not interested in any of it. My DGD would want it all, but her mother wouldn't allow it, because she fears she (DGD) wouldn't take care of the stuff properly. So I, like a lot of you, need to make some provisions in my will. Hopefully ( :lol: :lol: :lol: ) I can dispose of the bulk of it before that day comes. I'm working on it; I'm working on it.....


    Hey, I just came up with my plan!!!! All you guys will be invited in to split up the stash and "adopt" the machines.

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    I was never interested in sewing at all...until in my late 40's. I also have Boys...but I will ask them to keep my sewing equipment for their future daughters. I am sure someday one will want to sew. My material...I will make sure one of my friends get it all. if they do not like the fabric they can make quilts and donate them.

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    I agree with this gal, its okay if its sold "just to get rid of it". That will make a lot of future quilters VERY happy!

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    No one in my family gives a flip for any of my stuff. So it is all being sold and the money is going to the humane society I voluteered for in GA. Emergencies and spay/neuter program

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    Salvation Army gets all mine. Our local chapter has an annual fabric sale and since most of my stash has come from there, it would only be fitting if I give back.

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    This is a serious thing to consider. I have a daughter and DIL and both consider it a major accomplishment to thread a needle and do something with it, I also have 6 grandsons so all I have is a dear niece who is a quilter (too busy working now to take it up again) but my daughter knows that my niece has first dibs so I hope that most of my stuff does not end up given away at a yard sale. I do not belong to a guild so that is the plan now. Life changes so we hope for the best.

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    My mother and grandmother both quilted and I was never interested in quilting. Now at 71 it is consuming my life. So you never know the influence you've had. I've always wished I had my gm treadle and my mom's singer it was a portable with that wood coffin type lid. I'm looking for one!

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    I was blessed to get to bring all of my mother's quilting and sewing "stuff" home with me... that was years ago when I was still teaching. Now that I'm semi-retired I'll have time to start going through all of it. I'm committed to cleaning out the closets here in the house before bringing all the "new" stuff in, though. Unfortunately, my DD isn't interested in sewing or quilting (yet), so I suppose I need to start thinking about this!

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    I am the only quilter, but my youngest dgd is only 14 weeks old..I have great plans for her!!

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    At this point, my daughter has already spoken for most of it. If she doesn't want it, Right now, I have 4 good(high end) machines including a quilting machine. Maybe, I'll put that in my will, who gets the sewing stuff, that is. Yep, I"ll add that part to my will- whenever I get around to making one.

    Cathy S/Willowwind

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    I'm sure the lady has a smile on her face in heaven knowing her stuff is now with someone who cherishes it.

    I've thought about this many times and still can't answer this question. I know my sons,dil and gs will put it all in the junk yard, including my ggm's Domestic machine and my gm's feather weight Singer. Hopefully I'll have a little time to find someone that will enjoy what little I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    I'm sure the lady has a smile on her face in heaven knowing her stuff is now with someone who cherishes it.

    I've thought about this many times and still can't answer this question. I know my sons,dil and gs will put it all in the junk yard, including my ggm's Domestic machine and my gm's feather weight Singer. Hopefully I'll have a little time to find someone that will enjoy what little I have.
    I'm with you on this... I have all sons and maybe I will be blessed with DIL but if not. I do not think letting it all go in a Rummage sale is a bad idea. Just thinking of all those that might "Make a Quilt" because they happened on some "cheaply priced fabric and Machines" would be WONDERFUL, especially if they couldn't of afforded them otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    If all goes as planned. LOL. I will distribute when the time comes when I know I have to downsize as I age. If not going as planned then my DDs can do what is most convenient for them with it. DH is clueless and will be clueless. I don't see how it matters where it goes, I won't know anything about it anyway.
    Downsize as you age? I guess I'm doing it backwards...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Already planned....a "wake" here in my studio with dearest close quilty friends, wine, edibles, jokes, and ribald stories about our doings over the years. They are to take what they want, after my DD who sews has her pick, only if they get into the joyful mood of the event. Leftovers go to the guild.

    I look forward to "being" there! :-D

    Jan in VA
    What a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    No one in my family gives a flip for any of my stuff. So it is all being sold and the money is going to the humane society I voluteered for in GA. Emergencies and spay/neuter program
    I really like this idea...will have to consider it since no one sews that I know (granddaughter is trying but doesn't seem really interested)

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    I'll probably give it to my two nieces who quilt, one in FL one in TX. I'm working on teaching my GS how to quilt but he's only 7 so its hard to determine if he would like my stash in the far distant future. My DH knows of this plan as I know what to do with his flyfishing stash.

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