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Thread: How many of these Charity quilts do you do???

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    My quilt guild makes twin sized quilts for wounded troops in an American military hospital in Germany. The 9 patch blocks are designed by the public at community events then we quilters assemble, quilt, bind and label the quilts. The American Red Cross ships the quilts for us. Most of the fabric is donated but we do buy the batting and some backings. To date, we have shipped nearly 500 quilts of which I have long arm quilted 314. While I am getting a little weary of doing all that quilting, I do believe in this project and will most likely continue to do so as long as there is a need.

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    Ann, thank you for putting your kills to work for our soldiers. You are to be congratulated for your dedication to this wonderful project and the time and effort you have put into it. I have been making QOVs for over five years, making 50 quilts a year from start to finish. I too, get weary, but the price these soldiers are paying is so much greater than the time it takes me/you to show our appreciation. As you realize, the need is great, and I commend you on your achievement. Thank you. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I have never (shame on me) made a quilt for charity. About one week ago, I got a package in the mail and inside is a pre-cut quilt. It says to sew it together and send it back by the end of the month. I don't know why I received this. I didn't sign up for it and don't want to do it. Does anyone want this? I will mail this to you free of charge. I think someone put my name in for this without my permission. It upset me that someone did this without my knowledge or consent. They don't know my workload or lifestyle. I am planning on sending it back with a note saying it was sent as a mistake.

    I know, I should make one, but my plate is full right now and I couldn't get it done at the end of the month even if I wanted to. So, if anyone wants it, pm me. Otherwise, I'm sending it back. I'm planning on making some throws for the home down the street in our town of 800 people. They are counting on me for that. And that is not for a little while yet. I have a busy schedule right this minute.
    Have you heard from someone who wants this yet? My quilt guild chapter makes about 85 charity quilts a year, and I do about a dozen. I would love to have something like this, but I would donate it within my community, not send it back to whoever sent it to you. Let me know what you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaly3162 View Post
    I make pillowcases for the local hospitals. I would say I made about 50 pillowcases last year and I just this week I bought 33 yards of material to make more. I feel it is my duty to volunteer to help others and this is the least I can do.
    I have no idea how many pillowcases I've done in the last few years. Three-------make that 3----------are still in MY house. The rest were gifts or prizes or donated. I've got fabric for maybe a dozen more in a blue tub.

    I need to sew 27 hours a day to get some stuff done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by annrook View Post
    My quilt guild makes twin sized quilts for wounded troops in an American military hospital in Germany. The 9 patch blocks are designed by the public at community events then we quilters assemble, quilt, bind and label the quilts. The American Red Cross ships the quilts for us. Most of the fabric is donated but we do buy the batting and some backings. To date, we have shipped nearly 500 quilts of which I have long arm quilted 314. While I am getting a little weary of doing all that quilting, I do believe in this project and will most likely continue to do so as long as there is a need.
    I like your community effort 9 patches. Sounds like a great idea to get the public involved AND AWARE!
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    I try to make 3-4 quilts a year to donate, plus I help out at 2 Project Linus work days a year. I would love to be able to do more, but with working full time, and other obligations, this is all I can commit to at this time. Someday when I am retired, I will do more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    What I got from that comment was to leave the quilting group, not the church itself. If they are going to insist that the quilts be hand quilted, I'd either find another cause, or quietly machine quilt my quilts and hand them directly to the pastor or whomever gives them out. But that's just me, I can be a rabble-rouser sometimes. Lol.
    There is NO quilting group. It's ME! I guess I wasn't clear. I don't machine quilt, the quilts have been sent out and this last one will too. I get tons of verbal abuse from members of the church about how the quilts ought to be done. Attacks on ME because no one in our church wants to hand quilt nowadays. Believe me, the old quilting crew has done beautiful work in the past-----------but they're getting up in years and want some time for themselves-------------and a couple ill husbands.

    And I guess I wasn't clear about most of my quilting has been for other people. Always within our community. I don't need to find other causes------------I've got more than enough other causes.
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    I also am on our guilds charity quilt committee, you can make what ever you wish. We don't exspect a certin amount. if you have fabric you would like to use us then a charity quilt is the way to go. Our guild has done well over 250. And there are some ladies that don't make them.

    I have people that like to put the top together and I would rather quilt them. so that works out the best. Just do what you want. Anything is appreciated.
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    I do about 2 quilts for charity a year for a local child care center. They auction off the quilts and they end up making a bit more than what the quilt costs (I give an approximate cost for me to do the quilt to the director, so she marks up the auction a bit). Instead of sending out quilts to out-of-state charity groups, I now donate locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acjacques View Post
    I do about 2 quilts for charity a year for a local child care center. They auction off the quilts and they end up making a bit more than what the quilt costs (I give an approximate cost for me to do the quilt to the director, so she marks up the auction a bit). Instead of sending out quilts to out-of-state charity groups, I now donate locally.

    I feel a lot better donating locally. We have a need here----------so I donate here.
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