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I went to visit a friend yesterday for the purpose of helping her gather some items for a memory quilt that I will make for her to grieve the recent death of her mother.

Her mother was a life-long quilter with a comprehensive workroom dedicated to her craft. There were collections of different era fabrics, scraps from old projects, in process projects, in-process family heirloom quilts and projects, every conceivable kind of large yardage for quilt backing, batting, patterns, books, threads, ribbons, buttons, and tools all carefully arranged everywhere the eye could see.

Coincidentally, this week I spent time with my own fabric collections as I prepare to make myself two quilts out of my materials of memory. My friend’s mom made me aware of my fiber-related collections gathering dust around here: the fabrics, the yarns, the thread, the needles, the tools, the notions, the books, the rugs, the handmade sweaters, the sewing machines, the loom, the clothing, and the quilts.

I do often get concerned about the quantity of my collection and how I will ever use it all. The truth is, it’s not my worry. My job is to get in there and enjoy the collection while I am able and that is what I intent to do.

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T-shirt Remnants



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