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Estate donations at the Legacy will sometimes cover decades of someone collecting fabric, trim, books, yarn or patterns. This week we received 17 leaf-bags of silk and cloisonne cottons, sashiko embroidered indigo cotton, etc., etc, from the estate of Joanne Newcomb, Eastwind Art. That arrived Monday, went out Tuesday AM, some remains but the pile has greatly diminished. It went out at $6/lb. In addition to that donation, we have received several estate donations from quilters. Fabric has been the flavor of the week! We have so much quilters’ cotton there isn’t enough room to put it out! So it will be coming out as the piles, baskets and bins diminish! $2/lb, our usual…I was actually dreaming of being under a pile of fabric and couldn’t get out of bed! I think I woke up with a fabric hangover, apparently it IS possible. And still no 12-step program for fabricolics. We just don’t have remorse. Especially at the Legacy where the $$ go to a good cause. I must say I did feel like a drug dealer calling her junkies. “Hey, I just got some of the good stuff-its the kind”. The volunteers have worked very hard to keep sorting the carloads of fabric, notions and craft supplies. 4 sewing machines sold this week, the knitting machines have not. We had so much fun today…Come check us out

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My name is Sherry and I am the Store Manager of The Legacy. With the work of 50 volunteers, the Legacy thrives as a community gathering place. These volunteers are receiving donations, sorting, pricing, and perpetually organizing what we have. At the same time, they are a wealth of knowledge with skills and experience in all aspects of art/needlework. That would include garment making, quilting, doll-making, knitting/crochet, etc. etc. I could say we usually have over 100 years of needleart experience at the store on most days! If we can’t help problem solve, we put it to the customers and they are a wealth of knowledge. I have said, I couldn’t meet more amazing artists in a day if I were working an artist convention! We do know that West Sonoma County has ALOT of artists…well, those savvy people shop the Legacy!

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