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Last edited by alwayslearning; 08-12-2012 at 08:32 AM. Reason: correct spelling
"Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu
Carla, what a beautiful quilt. As someone who has made quilt donations, I have to agree that the shelter should benefit in some way from the contribution. I donated a quilt to a group that donates them to cancer victims/families and I was a little surprised to find it hanging in the local library for a raffle. The only reason I wasn't very upset was because the library is still a good cause to contribute to. But ... I have to admit that I had to think about it for a moment. Then, I bought tickets for the darn thing! LOL - Didn't win.
What a special quilt.
I choose to give my life away for things that last forever
What a gorgeous quilt!
If a woman's work is never done....why start?
Ease up, people. You have no idea what compensation was given for the quilt......plus pups love their comfort but have NO aesthetic sensibilities.
Carla should keep the quilt! There is no sense in letting such a beautiful piece of art be "used up" by animals. They still are not people, and can't appreciate the beauty. Perhaps Carla has her own way of compensating the shelter for her find. She works there as a VOLUNTEER. Maybe she could make a simple quilt to be used at the shelter.
I think Carla should compensate the shelter for the quilt. I would want to keep it also, being a quilter and knowing what a find it is. Give a $50 donation and feel good about it. Or make a scrappy quilt to take its place or go to a store (even a second hand store) and buy a blanket and donate it in its place. Just do something. Otherwise, it's kind of like walking off with the merchandise.
"Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
"Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"
Why don't you sell it, on ebay or craigslist or something and donate the money to the shelter
The OP did not directly state that she kept it for herself - for all we know, she took it home, washed it, photographed it for QB members, and brought it back to the shelter to be hung on a wall.
And if she did keep it, we don't know what she may have done to compensate for it.
I also do agree in burying a beloved animal in a quilt if that's the owner's decision. But that's an individual choice of a particular family.
Just my .02!