You can find great things at thrift stores. You can find some pretty crazy ones too! Quilts are always things to treasure because someone had to sit down and make them. It takes a lot of time to do. Then there’s the stories behind some of the patterns and fabrics used in a quilt. The history of a quilt can be really enjoyable learning.
Mary Kate at quiltmaker.com jumps into some interesting things to remember when you’re shopping or dropping quilts at thrift stores.
- I no longer judge or begrudge anyone who chooses to part with a personal item, whether utilitarian or heirloom.
- Always label your work since you never know where it will travel.
- There are a variety of goods available at thrift stores, searching and looking for these goods can be half the fun.
“If we find we only have so much space, both physical and mental, for all of the precious things we accumulate over a lifetime, then that’s something to be celebrated; we should count ourselves blessed.”