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Thread: Donating Quilt Tops?

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    Senior Member quiltingbee12's Avatar
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    Donating Quilt Tops?

    Hi All!

    It's been a long time since I've been on here. I'm only now starting to quilt again, as the past few months have been really hectic.

    I am doing a project to help the community. Doesn't need to be a local thing, just needs to help people. I decided to do some of the time that I've allotted towards making quilts. My problem is that I cannot afford to make quilts, it needs to be quilt tops. While I don't mind expending the time, I cannot afford the backing & batting.

    Do you know of any organizations that would accept quilt tops? With no backing, just lap size quilts?

    Thank you
    Emily
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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    Check with your local guild. Many guilds will accept charity tops to be finished by others. Some guilds will also provide batting and backing fabric for charity quilts donated in the guild name.

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    Project Linus will take tops...at least they do at our local one.

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    Senior Member quilter1943's Avatar
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    I agree - Project Linus. In fact, they will supply some of the fabric for backings and the batting (at least ours does). Many bring tops and we finish them at our meetings. It's a great cause. Hope you can find one in your area.
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    Quilts of Valor will take tops, too. google them to find a local chapter and more info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Check with your local guild. Many guilds will accept charity tops to be finished by others. Some guilds will also provide batting and backing fabric for charity quilts donated in the guild name.
    I agree. The quilt guild in my area makes and hands out quilts to people in need at Christmas. They love to receive tops.
    Sadiemae

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    Your local guild is the Mid-Valley Quilt Guild of Salem, and if you are not already a member I hope you will join up. We donate hundreds of quilts every year, and supply batting when needed, as well as longarm services. We also support a prison that teaches women inmates to quilt. There's a table full of donated fabric scraps at every meeting, and members are encouraged to take what they want. That alone is worth the price of membership! It's a thriving, active guild, and you can choose between morning or evening meetings. If you want to chat about joining, pm me - and if you're already a member, say 'hi' at the next morning meeting (last Wednesday of each month).

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