Moving will at last force me to completely and ruthlessly purge my quilting supplies and material. None of the housing we’re looking at will have the kind of space dedicated to quilting that I have now so before leaving on this trip I started going through my books and magazines.
I’ll donate a ton of my quilting books to the library and I’ve already started to rip out pictures of quilts I like from my magazines. They’ll be placed in a binder and the rest of the magazines will be tossed. Going through the magazines has made me realize how many magazines I get that have absolutely no quilts that appeal to me in them. I’m going to let all my subscriptions end and in the future just buy issues that appeal to me.
I haven’t decided for sure how I’m going to decrease my stash but some fabric will be donated, some cut into strips for future scrap quilts, and possibly some cut into fat quarters.
I’m finding that I prefer making scrap quilts and I like working with fat quarters. When I participated in our guild cut-in for our charity quilts we cut a lot of donated yardage into fat quarters and that seemed to work well for the patterns for scrappy quilts that were distributed.
I did get some quilting done between all the visits to and from family. I quilted both blue braid quilts that will be donated and a queen size top my Aunt sent me to quilt for her.