This week on Cluttercast

March 8th, 2009


VINTAGE QUILT:   All of the reasons for wanting this quilt  are very thoughtful and moving—and thank you to all those who commented.

The quilt is in perfect shape, but I’m still torn—so please help  by voting for one :


My mother in law, Carolyn … has been making quilts with her church group for many years. They give the finished quilts to people in hospitals, hospices, assisted living centers, etc. Over the years she has gained a lot of knowledge about dating quilts based on the fabrics used and the style of the design. She has been teaching me some of her knowledge, so whenever I come across a vintage quilt, I now try to see if I can put an approximate date to it!
I think she would love this quilt for several reasons: first, her love of quilting; second her appreciation of handwork and the lasting memories it makes; and third because of the – as you said so well, Darryle – “home” feeling a quilt can give. I would like her to have it because she has been making quilts for others for so long, it’d be nice for her to have one all her own.
This will be a very popular item, I’m sure. Thanks for reading my comments.


What a beautiful quilt! And what a great idea for cleaning out the clutter! I would love this quilt, but I think my sister would love it more. She has her house decorated with antiques from my grandmother and various other family members. I have made her a quilt a few years ago, but she always wants to take my one antique quilt. This would be a great thing for her to have her own vintage quilt and it would feel great to let her know that I got it for her! She is letting me move in with her while my husband is on deployment for the next 8-12 months and that is a lot to take on. She has her own family to deal with and then is gracious enough to take me in with my 2 dogs. Thank you.


I feel the same way you do about quilts being so homey. I’ve never been able to afford any handmade quilts although I do love them. Around June we will be moving to Cleveland for more family support due to my disability. I am not really happy about moving there, mostly due to the weather, but that’s where we have the most family. In the long run it will wind up being better for my child, and that’s what it’s all about.  A beautiful quilt like this would be a wonderful housewarming gift for me, from someone whom, even though we do not know each other, knows what it’s like to suffer from long term illnesses and knows the sacrifices that must be made because of them. Thank you and be well.



Margaret:   My seven year old already knows he wants to be a scientist. Or an inventor. Or “the kind of doctor who would try to find out more about how babies grow inside their mommies to help people with sick babies.” I definitely see a microsope in his future. I think he’d love to try one out now.  I’ll even clutter cast two things to make up for bringing one one item into the house!

Margaret: I’m going to hold you to that! Please send your address to

Thank you to everyone!!

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  1. Sandy
    March 8th, 2009 at 09:30 | #1

    My vote goes to Emily, but it was a hard choice. Not sure how you do it, Darryl! I was raised in the Cleveland area and anyone having to live in that weather deserves this quilt!!


  2. bargainmom08
    March 8th, 2009 at 14:01 | #2

    Even though I truly empahthize with Emily about being disabled, as I am suffering through disabilities too, my vote had to go to Shannon. I chose her because she is giving it to her sister who is taking her in. It truly takes a BIG HEART and tons of LOVE in order to have someone move in with you. As I said earlier, a quilt is made from the HEART and shows a true LOVE of what one is doing and who it is being made for. Since Shannon’s sister is giving from the HEART with LOVE by allowing a new roommate (her sister) to share her home, I feel she deserves the quilt. Also, Shannon had already given her one but it wasn’t antique or vintage and now she can have her vintage or antique one.

    At any rate, no matter who wins, they are ALL truly deserving and you can’t go wrong with any choice.


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