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Old 04-19-2015, 09:04 AM
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I visited the home of a quilter who passed away just before her 65 th birthday. She had purchased a long arm set up a few weeks prior and had quilted 4 quilts. Her studio was wall to wall,floor to ceiling- bags on the floor,stacks of new bolts in every corner..fabric. She had 2 bedrooms in her home...full of quilting supplies. The take away message: don't put off " until "..... It was sad to see the DH struggling with the loss,plus trying to figure out what to do with all this stuff. Yes,I said I'd help him get it organized.

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Old 04-19-2015, 09:37 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear this. You are so right about putting things off. I have made sure that my husband knows that, should something happen to me, my guild should have anything they want first (whether that means to use or to sell as a guild fund raiser) and anything left donated to a local charity. Just don't pitch it thinking nobody will want it!
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:03 AM
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I have told my husband that my friend Jeanne is designated to do as she pleases with the fabic and stuff in the sewing room. I'd hate to see it all thrown away. what a shame and a waste. She has labels on the bottom of her machines as to where they are to go. great idea.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:27 AM
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I am trying to work on my will with what where and who gets what.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:12 PM
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My will is printed and in the safe and the kids know where it is. Everything I have has a designation. I learned the hard way with a relative. (My daughter has claimed every quilt I own!!LOL!!)
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:52 PM
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I learned the hard way , never put off using those "too fabulous to cut fabrics". My Mom passed and left behind a huge stash, of which many were her too pretty to cut. What a shame she never created with these beautiful fabrics. the single biggest task of clearing the house was her huge stash of fabric and all things sewing related.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:18 PM
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Then I guess I should say a huge thanks to my mom. She has been giving me her stash to use up for charity quilts each time I go back to the states. I've been cleaning out her cabinets--have them all almost cleaned out and have used almost all of it in the last two years. Her stash was minimal (about 5-6 cabinets) compared to most of us, but I've been using it up because of all of these warnings. It is also the reason I vowed to finish up the 100 tops I had sitting in my daughter's bedroom turned guest room.

Keep reminding us! It's a good warning.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:35 PM
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Sorry for the loss of your friend. I am near Salem if you need more help. I was able to figure out & finish a few of my Mom's UFO's but there were some cut-out skirts, etc that went in the yard sale. I am teaching my granddaughters to sew so hopefully they will be interested in some of my stuff. My will predates my quilting stash.
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That is the reason I totally finish one quilt and immediately start another one.
I have a lot of fabrics and am trying to use them up before I die. My Daughter and oldest Granddaughter know what I want done with my finished quilts and sewing things.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:42 PM
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I changed my mind about my guild getting my quilting supplies. I have told my DD that I want her to take what she wants and then give the rest to three of my best friends quilting buddies. Problem is these three friends have the same things I have so I don't know what they will do with it. Sell it and buy more I guess. LOL I don't fret over what I will leave I just enjoy what I have.
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