Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Coming Friday....

   I'll show mine, if you show yours.  Your recent finish that is.  Quilts Matters is hosting the Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday linky show.  If you have  a  recent finish, she would  love for you to join up.  Details are posted, so check it out.
   I wanted to share a short version of a  true quilt tale that was shared at guild meeting on Monday.  
    A quilter was making a bargello quilt and ran into problems.  She contacted our mutual friend to help.  Friend goes to the rescue and the  bargello quilt is done.   The quilter had used so many different fabrics, that she had lots of  leftover strips.  The quilter decided to make a second bargello quilt---a smaller version---and donated it to her church to be auctioned in a fund raiser.  The mutual friend received a phone call on Monday after the auction.  How much was raised by the quilt?  $400---no.  $600---no.  Gasp, $1000----not even in the ball park.  The bargello quilt was sold for $10,000!   
                             Moral of this story.......leftovers equal  money.  Use them. 

  Don't you love this story?  If you have a quilt tale, send me the story, I would love to post it.
  OK, I got to get busy to finish the  bargello I have on the design wall.  Happy stitching.


  1. Amazing story indeed! Thanks for entering my giveaway. I appreciate your comment.

  2. What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing it and reminding us that we can make a difference in the lives of others!

  3. What a smart and wonderful use of left-overs!

  4. Wow! I can only say it again - wow! That is a magnificent result - the quilt must have been gorgeous!


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