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Thread: At the risk of getting tarred and feathered - -

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    For many of us, the very first response to almost any emergency is "He/She/They need hand-made quilts"

    Interestingly enough, some of us are willing to spend $20+ and hours of time on a quilt and donating it - but not so willing to send $20 in cash for mundane things like water and food. (Assuming that the cash would go for what it was intended)

    Wonder why?

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    I think it is because the $20 rarely goes where it should, or may 50 cents of it...

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    I feel like I am contributing more if I give an object than if I just give cash. It can even be a store bought item. I don't know why; strange, huh????

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    money is so NONpersonal...seems like it means more to the receiver & the giver if it is a touchy-feely thing!

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    Sometimes cash or $$ is the best choice... but we often want the reciever to know we cared enough to send something more ... our time ... our caring... our hugs... to us quilters .. quilts are so much of our being we really feel we are giving more when we give quilts.

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    I have fabric & time, but very few dollars. :roll:

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    I do not like giving cash there are a few I will give to. After I found out that the arthritis collections only got 25 cents out of every dollar that was collected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    I have fabric & time, but very few dollars. :roll:
    :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    I have fabric & time, but very few dollars. :roll:
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    Me too.
    We give time and talents. And plenty of it. That's what makes us happy.
    We use our money for bills, helping out the kids and grandkids, buying fabric (my hobby), the History and Military Channels (DH hobby), and going out every now and then for a nice dinner. That's what makes us happy. We will die happy.

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    I will join you in getting tarred and feathered for this, bear, but why whenever there is a tragedy involving kids, people end up sticking stuffed animals on a chain link fence somewhere?

    I always think, gee there are kids in foster care/hospitals who would like those stuffies...

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