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All My Best,  Carolyn

On Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Piece-Makers quilting group from St. Andrew's Church in Dexter, Michigan will be hosting their 9th Annual Quilt Show. 

In honor of the Piece-Makers, who create quilts for sick children at the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, I am sharing five simple tips to keep quilters organized. Even if you do not quilt, these organizing tips can be applied to other hobbies. 

5 Simple Tips to Keep Quilters Organized:
You enjoy your craft, but wish you had more time to quilt! Being organized can help you spend more time on quilting and less time searching for things you know you have, but cannot find.

1)    Keep the Quilting Stuff Separate
You will know what you have if you keep all of your supplies in one place, even if you do not have a separate room for quilting.

2)    Buy Only What You Need
Organizing starts in the store! Remember it’s not a bargain if you do not need it and will not use it.

3)    Donate What You Do Not Need
If you haven’t followed tip #2 in the past, you are forgiven. There are many great non-profit organizations that can use your excess supplies.

4)    Make a “Date” For Quilting
Set aside a regular time to work on your quilting projects. You can even make an appointment with yourself in your calendar.

5)    Put it Away When You are Not Working On It
This is particularly important if you do not have a separate room for quilting. Put things away with your next quilting “date” in mind. 

Carolyn Anderson-Fermann is a public speaker, organizing expert and founder of Simply Organized Life. For more organizing tips and a free gift sign up for Carolyn's monthly e-newsletter, "Your Simply Organized Life". 

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