If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 26, 2019 at 10:50am

Hi!  I can really relate to Barbara and Mary's comments.  I have lots of quilt magazines, fabric, buttons, lots of pictures to put in my scrapbooks.  I did toss some stuff over the years that I still feel guilty about.  Stuff my mother made me and all the clowns she crocheted that were all over my my kids (who are in their 40's and 50's)  beds.  My mother crocheted me a phentex poncho that I was thinking yesterday I could put on in the house for warmth if I hadn't given it to the thrift shops I regularly contribute to.  Why?

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 26, 2019 at 10:22am

Mary I can relate. I have tons of magazines, fabric I will never use, which I thin down and then thin down again. Someone just gave me some african fabric.  my youngest grand is 12. No more dolls. Lots and lots of buttons I will never use. elastic which has lost its stretch. lace etc.... I moved the necesities to the house but have a lot in the church I don't have room for in the house and it can really go to greener pastures.

Comment by Mary Moore on January 25, 2019 at 11:32pm

Am feeling so virtuous.  I packed up 16 years of quilting magazines I know I won't go back to.  Then I packed up the wool I have been saving to make braided rugs-Paul and I don't need rugs to trip over at our age.  Then I packed up all non quilting fabric as I am out of the doll clothing making for at least the next 10 years(but will I give up my patterns?).  Then I went thru the photograph trunk, throwing away the far cousins, Christmas letters, duplicates, and ugly pictures.  I still need to go thru my Mom's photo albums, and get Paul to go thru his scrap books...but it is a start! Taking what I can to the thrift shop, including my Flynn quilting frame, and other unused tools.  Thinking about putting all my Spinning Stuff including three big linen bags of wool on Craigslist.  I am really tired of cleaning around things I can't get to using.  Next I will look at the the kid's toys in the loft as the youngest grandchild is now 10.  Will I be able to throw out my own ratty old stuffed animals...maybe.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 25, 2019 at 8:02pm

Beautiful Barbara!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 25, 2019 at 8:00pm

Another tablerunner. This one is for my neice Bethany

Comment by Ginny Andersen on January 23, 2019 at 10:36pm

Here are a couple of videos to see a bit of the exhibit and his conversations about the quilts. =

Comment by Mary Moore on January 23, 2019 at 9:13pm

I don't have the address, but I just saw a video on Paul's computer about some of Ken Burn's(the guy who makes the documentaries) quilt collection being shown in Lincoln Nebraska.  Look for it, it is amazing.

Comment by Zoetc49 on January 21, 2019 at 8:51pm

Mary, thank you !

The ones that look real, I would love!! It is for my Nephew. The size I want to try to is 6"x6" I will pm you the address.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on January 21, 2019 at 8:18pm

Glad to hear you are home, Mary, although I am sure you are having mixed feelings about it all. It is such a helpless feeling when our best efforts aren't enough and it is so wearing on us to watch our loved ones struggle and hurt. Rest up! Sounds like the right people will be there to help her now. 

Comment by Linda Koller on January 21, 2019 at 8:04pm

Oh Mary, I'm so sorry to hear that. My mom broke her knee cap in 5 places about 4 years ago. The therapy was hard on her. Unfortunately, she never did regain her strength. I think she kind of gave up. It will take those tough love nursing friends to get your sister to do what she must. The therapy is not easy.

I love the food fabric in the second photo and the pumpkin fabric in the first photo!!


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