Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pillow Class and A Sale

The class on my Charming Hexie Pillow was great.  I really enjoyed the group of girls.  I can't believe that I didn't take one single photo of the girls working on their own versions of my pattern.  So when I came home, I stacked all of the samples I took to class and took a photo.  

My friend, Nancy, was in the class.  She came in to class with this cute Halloween version already completed.  She reminded me that when we shopped together at the Kokomo One Stop Shop Hop, I bought a mini charm pack just like the one she used.  This is really cute.

Then we met to go to a sale on Friday, and she had made this cute little pincushion for me using the pillow technique.  I think this is too cute to stick pins in.

Nancy worked on this pillow in class and had part of it sewn.  We sewed at a Quilter's United sew in on Saturday at Back Door Quilts, and when we got there she had this second pillow finished.

Ahhh.   The sale.  I received an email early last week from a man who had lost his wife earlier in the summer.  He was selling her stash at a sale at a church on the northwest side of town.  I forwarded the email to Nancy who responded "Let's go!"   

Here are some photos of her stash.  Yes this is just one woman's stash.  We were some of the first ones into the room.  Admission was a $1 donation to help toward clean up after the sale was over.  They were selling her fabric for 60 cents an ounce.  A fat quarter weighs 1.5 ounces (yep, I have a postage scale, and I weighed a few just to be sure).  That makes the fabric around $4 a yard.

Everything was sorted according to color or type.

More and more people came in to shop.  

 Now there is really a crowd.

By the time we finished, it was really crowded.  I forgot to take photos of her UFO room.  I need to take photos of what I bought to show you.  The UFOs were 20 cents an ounce.  All of the proceeds went to the Indianapolis Quilt Guild and to a church. 
 I bought all of the Patriotic fabric I could find to make pillowcases and lap quilts for our DAR sewing group to donate to veterans.  I also bought some kids prints and a couple of background pieces and black and white polka dots.  I didn't know the lady that owned this stash, but I have a feeling that she was looking down on all of us with a big smile on her face knowing that so many of us were having so much fun with her things.  

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

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