Friday and Saturday my local quilt shop, "The Quilt Place," did something very cool.
They asked customers to bring in their unwanted quilt-shop-quality fabric and for every yard, donated you would get a coupon for a dollar off a yard of new fabric. Then, all the yardage donated would be sold at $2.00 a yard. The profit from all this is going to "Home Of The Brave Quilts".
"Home of the Brave Quilts" is a grassroots organization that makes and gives quilts to the families of fallen soldiers. I believe this all started in Redlands, CA but has spread all across the country.
I think I did my part this weekend by donating...are you ready for this.... 100 yards of fabric!!!
I now have $100 in coupons to buy new fabrics. It honestly was stuff I wasn't going to use anyway and helped clear up my fabric shelves just a little bit (honestly it didn't make much of a dent ~ how sad is that?) Richard came with me to bring the box of fabrics in, and as we were walking in, he said "Do I really want to know how much this box has cost us?" I told him he really didn't want to go there and to just not think about it!
He is a good sport about all of it and the ladies at the shop got a giggle out of him being at the store. He really does appreciate the beauty of quilts though and supports me in what I do.
So, do you want to see what 100 yds of fabrics look like???
Ya know, the hardest thing about giving away the 100 yds of fabric ~ not cutting off and keeping all the selvage edges!
And here's my nice, neat and clean shelf!
See, I still have room for that $100 worth of fabric I have coupons for.
And here's my shelf I haven't tackled yet
Maybe I can get to it this week.
In any case, I think this was a win/win for everyone involved.
You may want to contact your local guild and see if they are doing "Home of the Brave Quilts."
It's a great cause!