What to do with quilts that have no receipent

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Yesterday was President's Day and since I didn't have to work, I spent the
afternoon quilting.  As I was working on the binding for my Lone Star
wallhanging, I showed it off to David.

He likes the quilt and then asked that question:  "What are you going to do
with it?"

I don't have an answer for that.  Because we have slightly different
aesthetic senses around here.  I would quite happily cover every surface
around here in quilts, David feels that there are enough our already.  He has
specifically asked that I not cover every wall with quilts.  I'm further
hampered by the fact that most of the time, I spend so much time working on a
quilt that I fall in love with it and really don't want to let it go.

So what do I do with all the quilts I make that really are not destined for
someone else, like baby quilts are?   I've given a quilt or two to some
family and friends who've just not appreciated the work that goes into it.  
That is not a feeling I want after I finish something that I've put my heart
into.

Maureen


Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Maureen,

I would be more than happy to have your quilts here with me!!  I'll
appreciate every scrap of fabric and every stitch of thread!  My
addy's in the directory!

I don't have that many around because I haven't made that many yet
(other than those that I have given away).  I will probably rotate
them out on the bed or at various display points once I do get a
collection going, however, and store the others while they are waiting
their turn for the spotlight.

Dannielle

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On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 08:04:16 -0600, Dannielle wrote
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LOL!  Give it time.  I find they keep multiplying.  As does the fabric and
the thread!

Maureen

 



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I just keep them, especially when I really love them.  I swap hung ones
around - on the wall, back in the cupboard for a spell, others get hung
... and so it goes on.
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On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 08:24:23 -0600, Patti wrote

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How often do you swap them?  I suppose I should somehow organize the ones I
have to make swapping a little easier.

Maureen



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Every few months I suppose?  Or, that could be translated to 'when I
remember'!!
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On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:41:10 -0600, Patti wrote

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That's sounds doable.  Especially the whenever I remember part.

Maureen


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I keep various quilts and rotate them.  The "in storage" quilts are in
fact all on the bed in the second guest room, which keeps them clean,
not folded, and protected from light.  The current quilt is on top of
the bed, and I switch them around now and then.  I am also hanging on
to some quilts for the great nieces and great nephews until the last
one is finished, and those are on the bed, too.

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Having filled pretty much all easily available spots in my house, and
supplied both DDs, most of what I make gets given to charity auctions.
The obsession with a particular project gradually fades, so it doesn't
hurt to give them away. Recently I sold a couple of small ones -cash
for stash!
Hey, I can make one for my new son-in-law! Another victim!
Roberta in D

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 07:50:20 -0600, Maureen Wozniak

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How about changing out your wall quilts every so often.  You could have a
changing gallery.

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BDHe has

If a quilt doesn't say to me who it should go to, then I will keep
it.  Something will come up someday when you will be glad you have it
on hand.  You may want a quilt to donate to charity or to a special
friend going through a hard time or something like that.  Some you
like to just keep around for the memories, to look back at
occasionally.

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Every 4 months end your extras to me. Our house ECHOES very badly. (It was a
'show house' not for real living according tot eh fellas.) Yes, it echoes!
so I'll put them up and admire them --and then we can trade out in 4 months
so your DH won't tire of what you have up.
Right now, I have one on the couch/futon and one up on the wall behind it, a
small wallhanging in the main bathroom, 1 on each bed,  on and 2 on the
Design Wall.

Butterfly (Do you need to know how many walls I have?)
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Howdy!

Well, this beg is a little more colorful than the standard
(and worn <g>) "send it to me".
As Queen of the Beggars, I'll give you a B+ on this effort, B-fly.
  Your house only echoed when we laughed, as I remember,..
and we laughed a bunch!  ;-D

Cheers!

R/Sandy -  .. oh, answer to subject question:
      what to do w/ the quilts: have them


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Nice beg.  Although you never know, at some point I'm going to run out of
room to store the extras.

My friends are right.  We need a house dedicated soley to our quilting.

Maureen



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Thanks !

Maybe we should trade ours every so many moons.

Butterfly (Now that postage is going up again.... probably would be cheaper
to meet somewhere to trade! I'm all for meet-ups that actually happen!)

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On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 09:41:50 -0600, Butterflywings wrote

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I love meet-ups too.  


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Table runners are the only quilts I have several of and those are each
seasonal so get rotated.  I do have a couple of girl baby quilts but only
one has a home right now.  As I complete quilts they seem to find homes.

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I give them away. I make quilts for friends or family specifically for
one person. I make art quilts - a couple are going up on the wall
soon :)  . And I make quilts that are given away as soon as they're
finished. Red Cross or Children's Home Society...I buy gorgeous fabric
that I want to handle and work with and I make a pretty quilt that
anybody would be proud to have and I give it away to somebody I will
never see or know.  It makes my heart feel good.

Sunny

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You can rotate them. I have a wall hanging in the dining room and change
that periodically and rest the other -- probably rotate through a
half-dozen or so, some of them seasonal. I also have 4 or 5 quilts that
I use on our bed -- one at a time of course.

Julia in MN

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Maureen, I'm lucky that DH doesn't seem to mind having quilts covering
the walls in most of the house. However, I still have too many quilts to
be able to have them all on display. The solution, for me, is to rotate
them, using some for a while and then replacing them with others for a
time. Some are seasonal, others are just "because". :)

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