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If you are a collector of vintage quilts and have friends who also collect, perhaps you've found yourself coveting something they have. If it so happens that they have had an eye on something of yours, a trade could be a good way for both of you to be happy.
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I recently found an appliqued Water Lily kit quilt at an estate sale. A fellow collector thought she'd like to have it and remembered that I'd admired one of hers a few years ago!
A deal was struck. Now I own this lovely basket quilt and she has another pretty quilt to add to her 'pink room' collection. We're both happy!
I got this Flying Geese strippy from that same collector by trading appraisal services for it....she had just bought it and liked it but wasn't terribly attached to it and suggested we barter.
This was a fun and new way for me to add to my collection. I also bought a couple of things recently....two tops and a Poppy quilt - I'll show you those next time and I do want to further explore the topic of collecting quilts in a future post.
What is YOUR strategy?