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

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    Senior Member JabezRose's Avatar
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    Well, I just quilt till my arms fall off, take a break and quilt some more. We have a Toy Store that runs from turkey day for a couple weeks. Give away free, well, cleaned and fixed toys to help some parents supplement what is under the tree. Baby and small child quilts appreciated. Cannot count for sure how many have gone into that pile for the Christmas season this year. Any and all quilts are welcome when they come in. Everything goes out for free. Not a penny exchanges hands and it is really neat to see some people that thank you for your effort to help them make Christmas a bit brighter. Have a very simple quilt pattern I do and can whip out tops in no time flat then tie them together, bind them and off they go to the toy store they go. I love working for God.
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    I make lap quilts for the local nursing home. I take about 6 or so about every 3 months. They are so appreciative to get them and I feel so blest that I am able to do that.

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    I make quilts for Project Linus. It's fun to make bright quilts that will hopefully comfort a child in need. I also donate kids quilts to local fund raising/silent auction events.

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    I quilt for Home of the Brave that my 80 year old friend pieces. I was also quilting for a friend who sent her military son quilts, but she has since bought her own long arm.

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    Making a whole quilt takes a lot of time so I donate blocks and/or tops to several charity groups and they make completed quilts with them. For the past 5 years I usually make about 100 fun pillowcases for kids in hospitals and before each Christmas make some Christmas stockings that another group fills for the troops. None of the above are 'required' by the groups.

    No one should feel they 'have to do' any charity quilting or donating, we all give or do what we can when we can.

    One thing that I'm changing for the new year is limiting the number of blocks or tops I mail to groups as postage has gotten very expensive. I'll be donating to local groups like my guild's communtiy outreach program and Project Linus so I can hand deliver the items myself. Why spend dollars on postage when I could use those dollars to buy fabric for additonal charity quilting? May in Jersey
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    I have made as little as two or as many as 7 for my guild. I may not join the guild next year so will have to find another charity to donate a quilt or 2 for their use.
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

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    My personal goal is one quilt finished per month. And it must always be a new pattern with a new learning experience.
    I have a huge stash from years of sewing and from my mother and from my friends donations. So all I really need to purchase is the batting. My donation quilts go to a variety of places (as I prefer to spread the wealth around). My favorates places are Quilts of Valor, Linus Project, Quilts for Kids, Prayers for Squares, Camp Pendelton and Childrens Hospital of San Diego. I also make pillowcases for them.....

    Over the years I have made a quilt for every member of my family, some were received well some were not. But at this point in time I know thay all have at least one that I made just for them.

    I am a retired widow with more time on my hands than I know what to do with it. My children are grown, my husband is gone and I am retired from my work......It is my time to sew for charity because I can. Do not fuss about doing it if you are a young/middle-age wife/mother/working girl with not enough hours in your day......Far too soon there will be no more soccar games to go to no more PTA meeting....only Doctor visits, quiet times in the garden, actual time to walk your dog, time to watch the sun set with a good glass of wine, and lots and lots of time to make all the charity quilts you want....because you have the time.
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    So far this year I have made at least 10 charity quilts. 8 just went to South Dakota for a clothing drive for one of the Indian reservations and the other 2 I made for the 24 year old girl that had the flesh eating disease from around Atlanta and the other for a 7 year old child that is recovering from brain and spinal cancer.

    My goal is to make at least 12 quilts for the clothing drive next year if not 24. I'd also say that about 90% of the fabric in my closets are for charity quilts.

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    I joined our local Quilts of Valor group after my son received one of their quilts. I also make blocks for a local group that makes quilts for Gold Star Familes. The Gold Star Mom of one of the Marines from my son's company started the group to deal with her own grief. I've never felt obligated to do these things and have never felt anything but appreciation for the little that I do. For me, this is such a small thing I do for those who have given us all so much.

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    I belong to local organizations and give of my time and talent to benefit the schools and literacy in my community. I have little time to spare for quilting.

    If anyone tried to guilt me because I don't do quilts for charity I would tell them to pound salt! No one knows your heart and your stage of life. To be in any way "forced" to be "charitable" is not a true charity.

    (P.S. I recently stopped at a QOV booth at a quilt show and inquired about doing a quilt for them. By the time she got done telling me about the restrictions and the fact that she couldn't tell me where the quilt would go, I was done with the whole idea!)

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