Wednesday, September 28

Thanks to Facebook............


Yes, that's right, thanks to Facebook, I am now the happy caretaker of 296 issues of Quilter's Newsletter magazine that date from February of 1980 to December 2010! And how did Facebook facilitate this awesome collection?

It happened because I have lots of quilty Facebook friends and because I click "like" on a whole lot of quilty things on Facebook. And one of those quilty things that I recently clicked "like" on is the Minnesota Quilter's page. That's where Karen L. posted that someone had quite a collection of Quilter's newsletter magazines they wanted to donate to Minnesota Quilters, but MQ already has all these issues. She posted a "status" on Facebook that if anyone was interested in the magazines, please contact her. I saw her status and contacted her immediately. I was lucky. I was the first one who e-mailed that I was interested in them. We met in the parking lot of the Wal-mart near the Minneapolis International Airport where she removed ten brown grocery bags from the back of her car and we placed them in the back of my car. If anyone was watching that day and reports any suspicious activity involving two gals and bags of stuff changing hands........well, it was us.  Nothing illegal took place. Well, unless it's a crime to collect too much quilty stuff.  I was all smiles to get those magazines.  I brought a little fabric gift for Karen so she went away happy, too. Thanks Facebook for being there as otherwise, I never would have been known about this collection that is now in my care!! And yes, Facebook is doing some changing and I can't decide whether I like it all or not, but right now, I am just glad I was there when Karen posted these magazines needed a new home. And I love it that they are making their home in my sewing room!!!

And speaking of changing............the leaves they are-a-changing..............


This is the big tree that is in my neighbor's backyard, two houses down the street from us. It's a big, beautiful tree and as the sun set the other night, it looked even more beautiful! It's a huge tree! I'm guessing the weeping willow is about 15 feet tall and as you can see, the big tree towers over it. More fall leaf changing pics coming soon.............
Next post is going to be a real yarn........
Have a great day!!
Sandi

12 comments:

Marit Johanne said...

Wow! Lucky you :) Now you can look forward to fall and winter with all these magazines to look at! I am sure you will get a lot of inspiration too. What a treasure to get!

Marie said...

we need to chat -- I took mine to the thrift shop in Mankato! I just don't have the room and well

Mommarock said...

Wow you lucky gal! I think looking at quilty magazines is one of my favorite "ME" things. I really only have a couple, but they are very well re-read.

Diane Wild said...

Isn't that fun? I'm a sucker for quilting magazines, old or new. I'm working on a blog and need some advice. Contact me when you get time, Sandi. Thanks and hope your week is going well.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Ask Mick....collecting (hoarding) is a crime and probably a sin, because he has to pay for my addictions....LOL.

We all know who the caretaker of old magazines is now. It seems a little scary meeting in a parking lot exchanging your goods. Almost like a "Who done it?" and what's in the bags. I wonder if Candid Camera was there....giggle.

annemarie said...

You surely got a good deal! Love the autumn pictures - we do not see that here in Texas.

Melanie said...

OK - my favorite part of those magazines was a column that Helen Kelley used to write. Yep... beautiful quilts, great instructions-- but it was her words that made quilting more than just a "pastime"....

AKnativewoman said...

Fantastic! I would be juming up and down on such a stroke of luck!

Beth said...

I just love quilting magazines. I pull them out and page through for inspiration, education, and sometimes just for entertainment.
Enjoy them.

desertskyquilts said...

How wonderful! I started with issue #51, way back when. Somewhere in the 80s, I caught up all the ones I'd missed. Then I quit collecting them in the early 2000s. They're all in storage. That you got them free is amazing!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

When your posts are slower, we'll know what you are doing ; ) Have fun reading all those. We won't make you make a project from each mag.

Jacquelynne said...

That pile of magazines looks dangerous! Just think of all the projects you'll HAVE to make now!

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