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Old 11-23-2011, 03:25 PM
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WOWEE!!!! That looks like SO MUCH fun!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Christmas quilt with the gingerbread boys!!! I wish I lived near you - I would have been one of your best customers!!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:30 PM
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I love everything especially the quilt on the bed. Great job.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:31 PM
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You staged a beautiful open house! Looks like something right out of a fancy magazine!
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:41 PM
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For everyone that loved the pillows....good news, the pattern is in the latest edition of Celebration, Patrick Lose's magazine. There is also a pattern in there for little rug mugs that are peppermint candies and I made them for my open house.....they went like hot cakes! They went so fast I didn't have a chance to get a picture of them.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:49 PM
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What a neat idea! Perhaps make this a yearly event, and you may get some faithful followers too!
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:54 PM
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What a fun idea....(might have to borrow this idea from you). Your quilts are beautiful too!!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:27 PM
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Just beautiful, have to say that my favorite is the Christmas quilt above the bed.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:01 PM
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Spectacular idea! Love the items
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:27 AM
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What a generous and wonderful way to showcase not only your talents but to open your house for the public and have your artistic friends join forces for a beautifully staged showcase! I like many others have stated wish I could have dropped in!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:48 AM
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I held an annual sale like that in the early 90s on the weekend after Thanksgiving when people are in the Christmas buying mood. My plan was to make enough to pay for my first computer machine. I did that and more the first year. I never tried to sell quilts, though, because I figured people wouldn't want to spend that much on Christmas gifts. The most expensive items I sold were sweatshirts with quilted front panels. I made fleece sweatshirts with large triangle front inserts. They usually sold out the first day. I made a lot of small items - braided fabric wreaths, various fabric tree decorations, serged Christmas cocktail napkin sets; fabric trivets stuffed with rice and whole cloves with a tag describing what they were; garlands of faux gingerbread boys and girls - made with plenty of cinnamon so they smelled wonderful; the same gbread boys and girls as tree decorations. It was a lot of work, but I paid for my sewing machine, and the best part was that it was fun! I stopped having the sale when DH retired, and my 'regular' customers called to ask why they had not received invitations to my sale that year.
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