Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Guild Flea Market Night!




Last night was our guild flea market where you can bring stuff you want to get rid of and sell it to someone else who wants it. There were lots of interesting things, some of the "higher" priced items like sets of antique quilt blocks, or finished tops that needed to find a home were auctioned off..the bidding was fast and furious and quite funny. There were even some NON quilt items up for auction. I came home with a pool cue in a leather carrier for Jeff. He will be tickled I think....but he won't see it til later in the week. He is in Greenville with a friend and his cousin having a blast.

After the auction part was over, the flea market part started! Someone had all these fabric pieces and they were going for 25 cents each piece! One of the pieces had more than a yard in it. I couldn't resist, even though I said I didn't need more fabric, who can pass it up..most of it was 1/2 yard or more...for 25 cents?

The three red pieces are an older (like late 1980s to early 1990s) Jinny Beyer fabrics. No date on the selvege, but no www.rjr.com either, so it was before internet! (Doesn't it feel weird to say that..to remember life before internet?) They remind me of the antique dutch chintzes that I saw in the netherlands, so I snatched them up for a "some day" repro dutch quilt.

The others I snatched because they were different, but went well with the style of things I like. They all smell like they've been stored in moth balls (ackk..phheww!) and so they are now in the washing machine to get the stink out.

My blurb on the workshop for next month went well and a lot of ladies seem interested to want to give the "simply strippy" quilt a try. It's super simple and I know it will be a fun night of sewing and snacking and laughter and fun visiting. I like the workshop nights the best.

Bonnie

13 comments:

joyce said...

A flea market of left over crafts is such a good idea. There was one near where I live and I got some great flowered prints, not all that common in quilt shops these days. I also got a home made quilt frame which I always have a hand quilting project on these days. I wish they'd have another one.

quiltpixie said...

quilty flea market... did you just die and go to heaven?

Karen said...

Oh, I would have driven up from Atlanta for that flea market, what fun! Wish we had a nice guild here. There's an excellent one, but it's too far, not mileage-wise, but Atlanta-traffic-wise.

anne bebbington said...

Lovely fabrics at bargain prices, lovely interesting old photo, lovely strippy quilt and most of all lovely to hear from you Bonnie - we've missed you :o)

Ann said...

Very nice stuff! I'll be near your neck of the woods next month(I'll be up by Greenville), to bad I won't be there to visit your workshop night. That sounds like a lot of fun!

Susan said...

Great fabrics. Looks just like your type of thing. =)

Patty said...

what a great idea, and by buying something, you supported this good idea !

ForestJane said...

Did your guild use it as a fund-raiser? I could see where it might be fun if the guild got 10 or 20% of each sale made. A fairly painless little donation.

Good luck on the workshop too. :)

Do you travel and do workshops for other guilds in neighboring states?

Mama Koch said...

Our guild recently held the same type of flea market. I didn't take the time to clean my closets, but I did add two paper sacks full of "stuff" for less than $2. What fun!
It's amazing what treasures we find if we want.

Sandra said...

Nice to hear from you again Bonnie, and that you're getting your quilting groove back every now and then! I love the Dutch-looking fabrics - they will make a gorgeous quilt.

Dawn said...

What fun it sounds like everyone had! And those old Jinny Beyer fabrics are wonderful! I can't wait to see what you make with them!

Darcie said...

Oooh! I've never been to the Netherlands...but those fabs even remind me of some great Dutch prints! Can't wait to see these fabrics in action, Bonnie!

Lily said...

What a great great idea! I dream of paying 25c for fabric :)