I got to worrying that people might think I’m greedy and that I keep all of my quilts and never give anyway, so I thought I’d better set your minds at ease:
On the way to help my Grandma move to her new nursing home I tired to count the number of quilts I’ve given away in 10 years of quilting.
Off the top of my head I could come up with 37. That does include a few that my Mom and I have made together (she pieced, I quilted…).
Oh wait, I forgot about gifts for teachers: make that 43.
Honestly, I’m not telling you this to brag. Well, maybe I was bragging a little bit when Lynn and I were talking about it. At this point, though, it has become an interesting exercise in looking back and seeing that I really have accomplished something in the last few years.
I wish that I had kept better track of all of those quilts — a quilt journal with details of construction, snips of fabric, dates started and finished….maybe I’ll start one of those now. Maybe.
Now, if we start talking about quilts that I’ve actually quilted in the past 5 plus years of being a longarm quilter: between all of mine, plus all of my customers: I’m approaching (or maybe have passed…) 500 quilts. That’s a lot of quilts. That’s so many quilts that I can’t even begin to remember all of them…..
Pictures of that wedding quilt later. Promise. Better make that number 44, I think I forgot to count this one! LOL!
I totally agree with you about wishing that I had kept a better record of all the quilts I have made and given away. I even bought a little photo album/journal thing and never kept it up. At the very least, it would be fun to record how one’s skills improve over time!
Hi Suzanne, I keep a little photo album of quilts. One day maybe a quilt record book though. I started blogging to keep a record of it all though. 🙂 Your post came at a fitting time for me as I have just given away a quilt this week and I don’t think it was truelly appreciated and I felt a bit 🙁 Has made me think maybe I’m better focusing on quilts for my home again?