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    Default I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

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    So my daughter in VA called and said a man approached her and wanted to sell some old quilt tops. She asked if I was interested. I told her that I couldn't buy anything but if he wanted to donate I'd be delighted. He didn't want to. Then I told her that I had a couple of quilts I had finished and if he wanted to allow $150 toward his tops I would trade him for the finished quilt he could have his choice of. He chose the one in the picture and brought my daughter 25 hand stitched tops.
    I'm thinking this might have been a good trade. What do you think.
    These are not great pictues. . The quilts are all about 65x80. I mostly just unfolded them and put them on a table to show you. I think the fabrics look like the 60's. The hand work looks good to me.

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    Default Re: I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

    I would say you got your money's worth, 25 tops is quite a lot. He also got a good bargain in return. But I think it is a little strange that a random stranger went up to your dau and said do you want to buy some quilt tops, unless there is more to the story?

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    Default Re: I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

    Sounds like a good deal for everyone

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    Default Re: I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

    She lives in a small town and the man is an autioneer. He come to her office with "stuff" pretty often

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    Default Re: I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

    Sounds like a good deal to me.

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    Default Re: I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

    Sounds like a win win! If I do the math, then each quilt top cost $6. Great work, Terry.
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    Default Re: I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

    I would say a great deal.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Default Re: I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

    Actually, the quilt I traded was labor, made from scraps and a pieced backing so with batting, probably cost hardly anything!

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    Default Re: I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

    Great Trade, Terry.

    Make sure to mark them hand stitched when you sell them for the Shriners.
    Katrina


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    Default Re: I made a trade for Shriners...what do you think

    Once you work your magic on those tops they will be spectacular.

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