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Welcome back! Similar to yesterday but not quite are BOOKS!

They differ from magazines because we usually have more attachment to them. ONE because they cost more money And TWO - They might be from a favourite quilter, a workshop that you took and/or they might even be signed by the author.

So when you are evaluating your book collection you need to consider the following:

  • How much space do I want this collection to take up?

  • Is this a reference book or pattern book?

  • Is this relevant to the level of quilting that I do?

  • Is this relevant to the style of quilting that I do?

  • Does this book feed my creativity?

I have three different categories of books, Reference, Patterns and Inspirational

Some of the choices are going to be easy, as perhaps you’ve grown out of “Quilting For Dummies”. You can have a laugh and sigh at how far along you are on your quilting journey.

But with finite shelf space, you might need to rank your books and only keep the top choices.

I have defined this half shelf as my maximum space that I want my books to occupy. So I am only keeping my top choices. It’s amazing what you can part when space limits you.

There are several places that books can go to. You can try selling online. Or find some local new quilters and ask them. I know I am giving Brandy first dibs on all mine. Next, I’ll ask my guild members. And I’ll go from there. Check with your local library to see if they are accepting donations.

How are you finding the challenge so far? I’d love to hear how it’s going on my social media. Follow the hashtag #jgidqdeclutter2021. ..and Facebook. I’ll see you tomorrow for Day Five- The Pattern File. Missed a day? Click here for the full list!

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