My daughter helped me "Kon Mari" my clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. Nine large black garbage bags full later....oh my....I cringe when I think about that, but it was all for the good....I have a neat walk-in closet, orderly drawers, and found things that I hadn't seen for awhile crammed in amongst other things. Those nine bags were donated to a good cause and that was a good thing, too.
Now, I haven't followed Kon Mari throughout my whole house as the book suggests, but every once in a while I will go in a cupboard and not be able to find something and the next thing you know, I am pulling it all out, getting rid of over half of the stuff and returning things to a neat and orderly existence. It really makes one happy.
Well, I was starting to feel that way about my quilts. I have a LOT of quilts and I thought of giving some of them to my kids. I had tried doing that last year, but as I pulled a quilt out that I thought I could part with...I would look at it and say, "but I really love this one" and put it back. I did that with several quilts and decided to keep them all. Well, in a year, the piles just got bigger with nowhere else to put quilts.
It's not that I haven't given away any quilts. Each couple received a wedding quilt; all the grands get quilts; baby quilts are made for gifts, but the quilts that I kept were numerous.
So, on Christmas Eve I brought my two daughters and daughter-in-law in to look at eight quilts that I pulled out. I told them to take a look at them and then I would post pictures and sizes of them and send them the info. They were to contact me privately as to their top 2-3 favorites in the order that they would want them. They would each get two if they so wished. I didn't want them to feel that they had to compete for any of them if they liked the same quilts.
These are the quilts that I offered up. They range from year 2000 to 2016.