Today I wanted to share with you some of what I am doing with the many, many quilts in my possession!
So many quilts…
I have been so honored in my quilt designing career to be able to design quilts for magazines, for Craftsy (Bluprint), for fabric companies and for my own patterns. And once they are designed, well, then they usually have to get made!
(Sometimes I design for a fabric line and never see the fabric in person so I never make those quilts. But this post isn’t about them!)
Over the last 18 years of being in business, I have made a lot of quilts. And I can’t keep them all. I live in a townhouse and we are running out of room. In the past, some of the quilt became donation quilts. And this year, I am going to donate some more quilts and sell some quilts.
To get this process started, I divided the quilts into a keep pile(s) and a donate/sell pile(s). They were pretty big piles!
Some of my quilts have a happy place in my home; they are folded up on shelves that I see every day- they always makes me smile!
Some are hanging on walls. I have some spots where I change up the quilt during the year to match the season or the holiday!
And some are stored for the next time I travel to present at guild meetings. Back in the day, before Covid and doing guild Zoom meetings, I used to bring 2 suitcases full of quilts!
I have a group of quilts that were in magazines and now need to be written as a pattern.
Donation quilts and quilts to Sell
And there is a group of quilts that it is time for them to go. It is so hard to part with these quilts. They are all part of me. I designed them, made them and loved them!
Some of my donation quilts will go to my quilt guild; they do an amazing number of charity quilts every year. I am still sorting, photographing, cataloging and deciding which quilts will be donated and which will go up for sale in my ETSY shop.
After my family gets first pick of the group!
I was going to have a Christmas in July sale on ETSY- a great way to get a start on your holiday presents! But… now it is going to be an August Holiday Sale. I will have quilts, table runners and bags for sale!
What do you do with your quilts?
How about a quilty giveaway to go with this post? I will give away one of my Table Scraps table runners.
Would like a chance to win it? Leave me a comment on this post about what size quilt you love to make- lap, twin, queen or maybe you like to make quick and easy table runners?
The giveaway is open until next Tuesday night, July 20th at 9pm MT. I will be away but I will pick a winner when I get home! Due to shipping costs, giveaway is open to continental US residents.
Giveaway is closed! Thanks everyone!!
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As I am on vacation next week, the letter W post in the A Quilter’s Alphabet series, is being postponed.
Have a great week and see you back here in 2 weeks!