Friday, August 04, 2006

A question....

A question that needs to be answered has been posed by Andrea. If you don't do anything else bloggy today, please go over and give her your answer! (I shared the article by Bonnie with her & my thoughts.) Especially if you are an "art quilter" as I did not even begin to cover that part of the spectrum.

9 comments:

quiltpixie said...

what a question! what to do with "extra quilts"!!! :-)

computerpeach said...

Amy, thanks for providing the link to a new blog for me - I just love new quilting blogs!! That is a great question too!!

Patti said...

I wrote my usual long-winded answer when someone asks this question. Seems to be only new quilters who ask this. Once one has made a few quilts and knows the pull of the creative urge it seems they stop asking. They've learned to think like the rest of us.

Mary said...

I'm downsizing with my move and will just have 2 beds - I've been asking myself what I'm going to do with all the other quilts I have here at the house and at the condo. I've decided I'll need some type of quilt cabinet.

I also make a ton of donation quilts and my boys get a new quilt just about every year - I can't seem to make enough of them.

Gina E. said...

I'm not a quilter, but I do admire them, and love to see what all the quilt bloggers are doing! I posted a comment on Andrea's blog - fascinating topic! Amy, I have just posted some of my own photos of Port Campbell on Patra's Other Place. Have a look and see if you can recognise it!

Anonymous said...

Andrea's blog does not allow anonymous comments and I don't ahve a blog..so maybe I can answer here.

I would suggest she think about doing what my grandmother did. She worked on quilts in advance adn gave them as gifts to all of her children, grand children and great grandchildren thruought their lives. For example since there were 18 grands that was her magic #. For the Xmas we turned 18 we got our las Xmas gift from her and it was a quilt. She had 23 greats to take care of. :)

Then when we got married her tradition was to make you a lonestar quilt - everyone in the family got one except me - she passed 2 years b4 I married - but my mom gave me the one she had made for my mom and dad in 1954 as my wedding gift :)

Then when you had a baby she made you a baby quilt - but only 1 to use with as many kids you had.

and finally, when she died and we gathered to read her will at her home... she had hand written on the back of the copy that the grand kids were to each draw a number 1-18 out of a hat before going upstairs to the guestroom closet. Yes, she had made 18 more quilts and pined numbers to them so they would be handed out in the most fair way :) My mother had known of her plan and said that she had been working on those final 18 for at least 5 years.

So maybe Andrea might want to plan ahead :)

Andrea said...

I was checking the blogs of people who responded to my question and saw your post. Thanks for posting this in your blog!

As for the anonymous noter thats a good idea!

I don't allow anon notes because I don't know how! :)

EileenKNY said...

Thanks for the link, Amy. It looks like we all think the same-never too many quilts.

Libby said...

My dad remained puzzled by my continued quilt making. He would always refer to the fact that I had made A quilt, why did I need to make more. I would just sort of smile and mumble something and press on with my day. Then he got his very own quilt as a Christmas gift. He then saw the need for me to make more than just one.