Friday, November 14, 2008

Big Fabric Liquidation Sale

I know some of you are too far away to come to these sales but it is important that those that can come, hear about this one.
The following information was taken from an email from Linda Halpin. She was a dear friend of Jeanne's and was asked by Jeanne to liquidate her sewing items. Linda has taken on this huge undertaking and sold over 10 car loads already.
Sadly, Jeanne Freymiller Neff, the wonderful lady who owned all of this fabric, passed away after a 4 year battle with cancer. It has been a tough time for her family, with both of her parents having died earlier in the year, and her mother-in-law dying unexpectedly the day after Jeanne's funeral. To say the least, it has been a lot to deal with.
So truly, there will be lots for you to choose from.
The dates have been set for the Jeanne Freymiller Studio Liquidation at her home.Included in the sale are massive amounts of of cottons, velvets, flannels, cords, fleece, wool, Japanese fabrics, hand dyed fabrics, quilt tops, machines, tools, yarn, and much, much more. It is hard to express just how much is truly there.
Mark your calendar, pull together a carload (or a caravan!) of people, and come.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Friday, November 21, 2008 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.


All of this is before Thanksgiving. We will have a special section, where gallon size bags of scraps from projects started (odd size pieces) will be a $1 per bag, with all proceeds from the the Pink Bags being donated to the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, to fight breast cancer.
Fabric is $3 per yard. (new, unwashed, never been used). Because of the quantity available, the most efficient way to deal with this is to sell the new fabric by the pound. There is approximately 4 yards in a pound (varies depending on the weight and thickness of the fabric) but with this average in mind, the fabric is $12 per pound.
We have pieces ranging in size from 1/8 yd. to 12 yard pieces. Everything is priced to go.
Older fabric that may have been cut into for some of her projects is packaged into bags and is even less. If possible, bring your own tote bags, although we will have some bags available.

Jeanne's home is at 14049 Hwy 60 in Blue River, WI, between Muscoda and Boscobel. (20 min. from Richland Center, 1 hr W of Madison, 1 hr NE of Dubuque). Once you get on Hwy 60, her driveway is across from Combs Cemetary Road. The house is set back from the road, so you will need to watch for the driveway. Coming from Muscoda, it is .7 miles past the BP gas station in Port Andrew, on the left. Coming from Boscobel, it is 1 mile past Clark Realty, on the right.

Questions? Contact me at wihalpin@mwt.net (This is Linda Halpin the organizer of the sale)

Cancer is something that has touched us all, and we all worry about what will happen to our quilt stash once we pass on. Help Jeanne's treasures find a good home. Spread the word about the sale dates. Tell your quilt guilds. Tell your quilting friends. Come, come, come! There will be lots of workers to assist with the day and help make your shopping more enjoyable. I hope to see you there. Thank you Linda! Patsy

2 comments:

Chris' Shady Grove said...

Hi Patsy, Thanks for posting the photos. I put a link to your post on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Patsy for putting the photos of the fabric sale on your blog. It is 5 a.m. the first sale day, and I am making a list of things that still have to be priced. Your photos show the upstairs fabric room. That doesn't even include the downstairs notions and fancy fabrics room. There are hand-dyes, velveteens, polar fleeces, wool, Japanese fabric, and so much more. As sad as the reason for the sale is (Jeanne will be so missed!), it is a good feeling to see so many people come to give the fabric a good home and to know it will go on to become something special. Jeanne would have liked that. Linda