Melani is right about doing a little planning. A little planning is all about loving and taking care of those we love after we’re gone. I have quite the collection and I know my hubby wouldn’t do it justice, nor would it be fair to leave the mess to him to deal with if I were to go before he does. Quilting is just not his thing. I’m 100% sure I’d be better at dealing with his horses than he would be with my quilt hobby collection. So, I must thank Melanie for this reminder… to write a letter and include it in our disaster folder.
Do you have a plan for your stash? Not for while you’re using it, but for when you are not?
I’ve heard the old joke, “She who dies with the mosts stash wins!” But it’s not really true, is it? At some point, all of us will be done quilting, whether that comes because of a loss of interest or ability, or due to death. Be prepared for that day.
Will your family look hopelessly at your shelves, cupboards, closets, bins, and tubs, full of fabric and kits and unquilted tops, wondering what to do with it all? I have read too many stories of people whose stashes were discarded because family members were not interested and had no idea of the value. Sewing machines are expensive. Here again, family members may have no idea of value. Would you like your $1,000 sewing machine sold for $75? It might be able…
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