Thanks for all the compliments on the Red and Green – it will be awhile until I get it quilted.
Recently on a quilters blog a quilter talked about a friend – another quilter loosing her home to fire and everything in it. She wants to do something nice for her friend and collect up quilting supplies from other quilters- supplies for her friend to start over again. I was going to go through my items and select out a few items that I know I didn’t need, duplicates, fat quarters that no longer interested me, books ect. But then as I was doing this I got to thinking. How many duplicates or things not interested in is this quilter going to end up with. If I lost everything in my sewing room what would I want?
I decided that I would not want a lot of things from other quilters who do not know my likes and dislikes. Of course I would be thankful that people thought of me and took time to send things but wouldn’t it be better to choose your own things. I would want to gradually be able to pick out what I actually wanted and would use. We all gather up so many notions, tools, patterns, books and face it Fabric – that we loose interest in and go to other colors schemes that we like and such. Looking around your quilting room can you find a lot of things that no longer interest you, at times wouldn’t you like to “start over again” and go in a completely different direction with your quilting but feel like you can’t because face it you have so much stuff to begin with? (of course it is taken for granted that we would not want to start over again because of a disaster).
I think a gift card to an on-quilting store will be my contribution instead – that way I feel satisfied with helping and she can get what she wants to her taste and what she needs after going through the gifts she receives.
What would you want?