Sunday, March 29, 2009

Show and Tell, Monday March 30th

So....what's in store for today? I have something fun I would like to share with you. Back in the day.......LOL, I used to collect quilts. I would collect old quilts in good condition and in cutter condition; I would collect newer quilts; I've made a few quilts; I've collected coverlets; and so it goes.

I realized lately (as I've been purging), that I neatly folded and stored many of my quilts upon moving to this house four years ago. I keep a few out and use them regularly, but so many have been relegated to "the closet".

I'm thinking about letting many of these quilts go and thought I would share them with you first.

Here's a pic of the closet doors opened........

...and here are some pics of the individual shelves.

My DH and his daughter will be setting up at an antique market in a couple weeks and he would like to take them. I'm thinking I'll let him - or maybe I should post them for sale. I don't know. It's going to take a bit of thought, but it's probably time to let them go.

well..........til next time..........



  1. Those are beautiful! I know a certain MB who might just be interested in the "French Farmhoue" blue ones.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Carol
    I love your quilts, all of them. I have several that were made by my grandmother. Many of them were made using her worn house dresses and my grandfathers railroad coveralls and shirts. I use the ones that are not fragile and store those that are. I know it will be difficult to part with them. Thanks for sharing your lovely collection.


  3. Hi Carol.. there are some amazing quilts there. I know that must be hard to let them go, but I am sure there will be some very happy women to cherish them for you! I cant wait to see what your suprise is you are working on. lol

  4. Beautiful, Carol!! I have mine picked out!! Let's talk!!
    Thanks for sharing your linen closet!

    Pink hugs!

  5. Hi Carol, I have mine picked out as well. What a wonderful collection to have. Oh I can so relate to the need for purging, but quilts??? Old Good Condition ones??? I don't know either. But like I said, I saw mine. And I too am waiting for that delivery tomorrow to. I am picturing a state of the art printer, like the size of the ones in the Mall Kodak shops? Am I close????
    Huggs, Nancy

  6. Hi Carol,
    I know it must be hard to say goodbye. What a lovely collection. I see one that I would love to adopt. It is on the middle shelf on the left. :O)

  7. I love quilts and to see a collection of them all folded neatly is a perfect view.

  8. Oh my goodness! Quilts and coverlets!! Those two blue and white coverlets hiding at the bottom of the pile jumped right out at me! I think they will move very quickly right here on MMP.
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  9. I love old quilts. I used to buy cutters and make small pillows. It was so much fun to find an area in good shape with a great pattern. You have a lovely collection. I would have a hard time letting that go!

  10. those are wonderful. i wish i was in the market right now for quilts but i have all i can store right now. i have one of my grandmother's quilts and a few I have picked up along the way. I hope you find wonderful homes for all the quilts you want to let go.

  11. For God's sakes sell them here... So I can buy back the three that you stole from my Great Mother's House! I am sitting on the edge of my chair waiting to hear what you decide. Tedi

  12. I can't handle it. I'm the queen of purging, but they look sooooo darn pretty all neatly folded. Love them all. Oh what a hard thing to do. Wishing you the best of luck with letting them go. So hard.
    bunny hugs,

  13. I love quilts! I will not have anything other than one on my beds at home. I also have a tall pile of them by the sofa for when my kids and grandkids come home -- they all have their own to snuggle in...another tradition that reminds me of when I grew up...