A Crafter's Life


Just returned from a 4-day quilt retreat with my quilt sisters and I will blog more about that later. I am still unpacking and sorting out the damage from our mini quilt “shop hop” during our retreat.

I wanted to share this gem that the woman who ran the quilting retreat gave the attendees (a free handout from Ben Franklin Crafts):

10 Good Reasons for Buying Fabric

  1. It insulates the closet where it is kept.
  2. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
  3. A sudden increase in the boll weevil population might wipe out the cotton crop for the next 10 years.
  4. I’m participating in a contest – the one who dies with most fabric wins!
  5. Because I’m worth it!
  6. It’s not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me feel good!
  7. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your shopping expeditions.
  8. It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to protect the jobs of textile mill workers, and quilt shop staff with cute babies and grandchildren.
  9. It keeps the dust off those previously empty spaces like the dining room table or the living room floor
  10. It keeps without refrigeration, you don’t have to cook it to enjoy it, you never have to feed it, burp it, change it, wipe its nose, or walk it!

– Ben Franklin Crafts  

New fabric purchases from the quilting retreat weekend…perhaps there are others…still sorting out…

My purchases are justified!

6 thoughts on “Justification!”

  1. My new fabric came home with me, it had to, so it could be forever matched and stitched together with its mate… also known as the quilt top! I acquired 2 backs! Loved spending time with you, you are a true inspiration to me.

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  2. This blog post is totally not justified – it’s left-aligned! 🙂 Anyway, I love reasons 6 and 10. And #7 doesn’t quite apply in your case, eh?

    So, truth or dare: did you actually got anything done at the retreat, quilting-wise?

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  3. I totally agree. Matt is getting close to retirement and if I can convince him that the beer tasting in Oregon is an extra curriculum and fun (of course with benefits we are close and might be able to add another fun male to the “while the wives are busy club”..n LOL It/s not likee he’s anti quilt stores. When I first met him he held my place in line with several bolts of fabric in a fabric store in the bay area that was wrapped with women holding fabric during a 50% off sale. I thought this guy is special.. while all the women eyed him over (cause he is cute) and made all kinds of statements like “my husband would never do this” or what a lucky women etc, well to this day I am that lucky women. I am now trying to work on him joining me in the great Northwest. I know him and Terry would share some good times and similar hobbies. (Not quilting Yet .)
    Don”t think that will change but a trip and just introduction is a good start.
    Happy Quilting,

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