Thursday, August 25, 2011

Moving the quilt books

You are all probably smart enough or motivated enough to straighten up and organize your quilt books once in a while.
Not me! Oh no, i have to wait 18 years until I move to do that.
Which is what I did this week. And here you see the fruits of my labor.
I'm impressed! Why didn't I do this long ago? I found some wonderful books on my book shelf. And now they are organized. I have a lot of Kansas City Star books, so they are all together (and sorted by year published).
I have a lot of C&T books and they are all together - and alphabetized!
I have a plan to collect all the state project books, so they are together, as are my museum books. And all the rest are on the entire bottom shelve, alphabetized.  With room left over......
There is a substantial pile ready for the garage sale - some duplicates (!), some I know I won't use anymore.
I feel better. And you wonder how many there are, right? I counted 370...


  1. Wow-that’s a lot of q books !~! Looks great with the organization and perhaps easier to use ?~!

  2. Wow...370 before or after you organized?!! I should count mine one of these days. I have a feeling I would be shocked at the total!!


  3. Lots of books - but they are not just books I'll bet they are friends too!

  4. Oh my! What a job that must have been but I can see how it was totally delightful as well. A chance to rediscover all the goodness hiding there. I need to follow suit. What about magazines? Enjoy the day!

  5. Deb,
    Your count makes me so much better about my books.. No regrets though! I learn something new every time I open one of my books. I wish they were as organized as yours!

  6. Uh oh! That's only 370? I have 3 standing shelves full...and that's about what I thought I have. Uh oh. Maybe I shouldn't count. Yours look so clean and tidy!!! :o)

  7. I love quilt books! AND some I bought at $20 or so now sell for $150 on check all that before you dump the old ones.

  8. looks great! i have a hard time getting rid of books - but I've been trying to weed them out too.