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Thread: Donating a less than perfect quilt.

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    Junior Member tjk829's Avatar
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    Donating a less than perfect quilt.

    My niece was diagnosed with three brain aneurysms, she has had the surgery to fix the largest and is scheduled for surgery to repair the other two. Sadly her mother died from this when she was young. Their community is sponsoring a benefit for her and I was asked to donate a quilt. The only one I have completed right now and that can get there in time is one that I made for myself as a "couch quilt". It isn't perfect, not all the points match and there are a few mistakes in it. It isn't horrible by any means, just something I never intended for public view and I'm just not sure it is appropriate for a donation. Any advice?

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    Most people (non-quilters) would not see the 'imperfetions'. If that is what you have and can give, then go ahead. I'm guessing this will be for an auction? If so, those who love it will bid on it.

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    I would send it. The community will be generous and probably just needs avenues or donation points. Your quilt will not be scrutinized, but instead they will be grateful for the gift and remember you as the loving aunt who donated the beautiful quilt for the fundraiser. The focus will be on your niece and her needs.

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    Honestly don't think anyone would be upset that the points don't match on the quilt. Guess your other option would be to make a simple pattern (thinking rail fence) and machine quilt it. If I was your neighbor, I'd sure help you make it!

    Hope the surgery for your niece is successful. ((hugs & prayers))

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    Exactly what they said! It's the thought that counts. Points schmoints. I would help you, too if you were my neighbor.

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    i agree with the other posters... we are all more critical of our work than other folks.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Hoping the surgery for your niece is successful. I agree that we are more critical of our work than most other folks. We are all confident that the quilt is beautiful and whoever wins will be ecstatic. Besides that it is for a very good cause and time is of the essence.

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    I would donate it, we are own worst critics. your niece is in my prayers - I hope all goes well.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    I would donate it anyway, I am sure it is fine!!! Wish I was closer I sure would help out!!!

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    My aunt gave me a quilt, the points dont match, but I still sleep under it almost every night, and love it. It is the thought that counts
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