colorful stack of quilts by The Quilt Rambler
31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, Post Harvey, Reorganize

Friends and Fabric

I get by with a little help from my friends! Especially quilting friends.

Quilt Angels come in all sizes

Today my friend Dianne took a day off of work and brought her granddaughter Beyonca over to help me sort and organize my quilts and fabrics for storage. These are items that had previously been dispursed post-Harvey and taken by “quilt angels” to wash and return. Our first order of business was to lay out all the weathertight totes and start going through the bags and boxes that had been returned. Our goal was to have one bucket per color, with a special one for Christmas prints and collections. It seriously took longer than one would imagine!

By 3 o’clock we’d run out of totes, even with pulling in the black ones from Home Depot (new thankfully). Those totes held my collection of antique quilts and a few of my personal quilts. It quickly became apparent that I need more buckets!

Counted 22 totes, one shy of my favorite number 23…sigh…

The red lid totes are housing my “quilts in waiting” – these are quilt tops that I have pieced but have never made it under the needle of the longarm. Some are over a decade old. One tote is nothing but Island Batik quilt tops and quilt tops pieced using ┬áDeb Tucker tools and patterns – they have priority once my studio is operational again, as I need to add them to my traveling trunk show. That’s why they are in the special red lid totes (actually I overbought for my Christmas decorations but I’m going to pretend that I did that on purpose!)

Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts!

There are still quilts that need to be put into buckets. The ones in the red wagon are just everyday personal quilts. No telling how many others are scattered around the house. I don’t know about you but I use my quilts! Watching TV, sitting outside under the tiki hut, and of course several on the bed! The quilts on the table are set apart for my traveling trunk show – there are more in the studio – I figured I need at least 6 more totes to travel with. Time to go shopping again…but that will have to wait until tomorrow as I do have a deadline quilt I’m going to try to finish tonight before midnight…

This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, thankful for friends who help in time of need – you gals know who you are, you quilt angels you!

Day 28 #31dayblogchallenge #2017blogwritingchallenge

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