Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fabric Sale January 24th - Updated

The following notes are from Linda Halpin:



Saturday, January 24

9 am - 4 pm


This is the final sale day for the liquidation of Jeanne Freymiller Neff's fabric collection. For those of you who came into this journey late, Jeanne was a wonderful quilter and crafter who collected

 fabric and other crafting supplies for years, with her collection overflowing out of her house into a large storage building. Sadly, Jeanne lost her battle to cancer in October, and I have been liquidating her collection for her husband.

 I can't believe I am saying this, but we found MORE things while working at yesterday's sale. There was a huge trunk of yarn that came to light late in the afternoon. There was also a closet containing several quilts that will be added to the sale on Saturday.

 We will be selling some of the storage units:

wicker trunks (three sizes available) $25, $35, $45 (you can see some in the pictures below)

4 drawer file cabinets (2 dark brown ones available), $15 each

a day bed, single bed size $75

lots of decorative pillows, $3 each

a sewing machine table, $30

a 4 shelf bookcase, 2 available, $15 each (can be seen in picture below)

several mirrors, various sizes

several baskets

lots of picture frames

a 'hang on the door' space-saving ironing board

a three drawer plastic storage unit 

There is still lots and lots of cotton fabric for quiltmaking.


We are down to our final trunk full of bags of men's neckties. Here is a picture of some 'rose pins' I made out of ties. What could you do with ties? At $2 a bag, how can you go wrong!!

Cotton fabric, 1/8 yd. to up to 10 yard in length; also, quilt tops

Cotton quilting fabric is priced $3.00 per yard or $12.00 per lb (approx 4 yards per lb)

Large bins of cotton fabric, 1 yd. to 10 yard length pieces, great for backings, borders, and sashing And more quilt tops

Even though we sold hundreds of magazines, we only sold about half of what what there. These are 3" thick notebooks, each full of 18 - 36 magazines, in addition to several boxes of loose magazines. The magazines are 25 cents each. 

6 large bins of wool scraps, ideal for wool piecing or applique.

Bags of scraps in bookshelf: $3 bags and $5 bags. Rolls of wool strips for rug braiding in the trunk.

On a final note, I will be posting a 'cyber quilt show' in the Fall of things people made out of the fabrics and patterns they bought at Jeanne's. Be sure to send me photos of what you make! Quilt tops are fine, they don't have to be quilted. I have gotten such wonderful feedback about the things people are doing with their treasures, from clothing to quilts to pillows, to working with kids with fiberarts.... it has been a real treat to see these things come to be. So keep the cyber-show in mind! I would love to include what you have made.

Hope to see you Saturday, January 24th.

 Location: The house number is 14049 Hwy 60, Blue River, WI (I believe if you are looking it up for GPS mapping, you need to describe it as State Route 60)


Once you get on HWY 60, if you are coming from Richland Center or Rt. 14, it is .7 (7/10) mile past the BP gas station that is at the corner of Hwy 60 and County Route T in Port Andrew. Continue past the gas station on Hwy 60. The driveway is on the left, just past a large patch of trees,The house is set back in behind the trees and is not visible from the road. It is across from a gravel pit, and across from Combe Cemetery Road (very small dirt road).


If you are coming from the Boscobel/Gays Mills direction, it is on HWY 60, 1 mile past Clark Realty. The driveway will be on your right, just before a large patch of trees. It is across from a gravel pit, and across from Combe Cemetery Road (very small dirt road).


We will have a sign by the driveway on the day of the sale.


Happy Quilting

Linda Halpin