SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
PatternReview.com
PatternReview.com

Forum > Quilters' Corner > Sad about quilt's fate ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Sad about quilt's fate
Being used in a bunny crate
Mandolin82
star
Mandolin82  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Washington USA
Member since 5/8/03
Posts: 1371
online now
Send Message

      



Date: 9/5/12 9:41 PM

My adult daughter (living at home) is busily setting up a home for the rabbit she is getting (her previous one died a couple years ago).
She went to Good Will to find some cheap blankets. For $10.00 each she got some quilts, and they are lovely. One was a really fun dinosaur applique design and it was HAND QUILTED. It looked like it hadn't been used.

I feel sad because I know somebody took the time and effort to choose a design and fabrics and then hand quilt it.
My daughter was so excited about her bunny setup that I couldn't really put a damper on it. I thought people here would understand.

Susan

Learn To Sew
star
Learn To Sew  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Member since 4/12/05
Posts: 11736
Send Message

      



In reply to Mandolin82 <<


Date: 9/5/12 10:26 PM



:

------
Bernina 630, my much loved main machine
Bernina embroidery module
Pfaff 2036 my back up & travel machine
Babylock Molly, mechanical
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

Franksdottir

Franksdottir  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Member since 4/25/08
Posts: 3253
Send Message

      



In reply to Mandolin82 <<


Date: 9/5/12 11:42 PM

People make me sick.

------
Barb

lareine
star
lareine  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NEW ZEALAND
Member since 11/10/06
Posts: 1070
Send Message

      



Subject: Sad about quilts fate Date: 9/6/12 1:42 AM

That is sad! Poor unloved quilt. Maybe the person who made it decided they hated it and didn't want to give it to anybody (happens to the best of us!), or the recipient died before they could use it and their family members were too sad to keep it. We don't know that it was casually tossed into a Goodwill box so I'd like to think there was a better reason for it ending up there.

petro
starstarstar
petro  Friend of PR
Advanced
France
Member since 6/24/07
Posts: 2562
Send Message

      
thumbsup 3 members like this.



Date: 9/6/12 4:11 AM

Sad. I hope the rabbit loves it.

chickadeee55
chickadeee55
Advanced
Wisconsin USA
Member since 9/2/12
Posts: 12
Send Message

      



Date: 9/6/12 6:33 AM

I don't think a quilt ending up at Goodwill is a bad thing, someone in need will end up with it. When I give a quilt as a gift, I always tell them, when they are done with it, to pass it on to someone that will use it. That is all I care, is that someone makes use of it.

Maybe you could save it from the bunny, and if it is indeed in good shape, pay it forward to someone in need. That always feels good.

------
Mare

twinkle72
star
twinkle72
Advanced Beginner
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 4/20/09
Posts: 73
Send Message

      
thumbsup 4 members like this.



Subject: Sad about quilts fate Date: 9/6/12 6:36 AM

It does seem sad. Though maybe the bunny is a chance for the quilt to be loved... By a bunny!

Vintage Joan
star
Vintage Joan
Intermediate
Ontario Canada
Member since 7/16/07
Posts: 10592
Send Message

      



In reply to twinkle72 <<


Date: 9/6/12 6:42 AM

Quote:
It does seem sad. Though maybe the bunny is a chance for the quilt to be loved... By a bunny!

That's what I was thinking.

------
my shield and my very great reward ~ Gen. 15:1

Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
Advanced
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Send Message

      



In reply to Mandolin82 <<
thumbsup 6 members like this.


Date: 9/6/12 8:10 AM

Being a quilter and having some experience with hand quilting and not wanting to do it because of the time involved, I can easily see why you feel sad. It is a sad thing to see a much loved quilt show up at Goodwill, but maybe the family who owned it had to move and had no place for it and Goodwill was the only place it could go to, besides the local landfill. The truth is, your daughter loves it, even if it's for her bunny.

I was involved in getting a group of women to make cage comforters for our local animal shelter. Some of these were downright beautiful; finely made with beautiful fabrics and designs. The thoughts that went into making them were loving thoughts for the animals during the moments they were made, with no concern what would happen thereafter. And maybe too, the one who made this quilt also felt the same way--you don't know.

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

Baja Susana
star
Baja Susana  Friend of PR
Advanced
MEXICO
Member since 7/13/08
Posts: 767
Send Message

      



In reply to Mandolin82 <<


Date: 9/6/12 9:28 AM

That is sad

------
Baja Susana
www.susansewsdaily.blogspot.com
Sewing on the beach, what could be better?

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Quilters' Corner >> Sad about quilt's fate

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Gwyn Hug


Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

Style Arc sewing dress patterns


Patterns That Fit
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Register

Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Register

Kwik Sew 3377

photo
by: valerie se...

Review

Pattern

Butterick 5880

photo
by: IveGotStit...

Review
Sassy Bag

Sassy Bag

Buy Now
You Sew Girl 150mm Poppet Purse Pattern

You Sew Girl 150mm Poppet Purse Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.