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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    I have never heard of Passage Quilts..Can you explain what type organization they are?
    Passage Quilts is an organization that gives quilts to terminally ill patients at one of our local hospitals. After the patient passes, the quilt is given to the family. I do not know if it's a national organization or just local. The one I've donated to is run through the pastoral program at the hospital. I attended a Saturday Sew-In for Passage Quilts a while back and took a bunch of pictures of the quilters, the quilts, and some of the thank-you notes. One of the ones I remember most vividly was a quilt made of pieced cat blocks that a woman had made while grieving for her husband. She donated the top. It was quilted, bound, and placed in the chapel's quilt room. A man came into the hospital and was offered his choice of a quilt. He declined at first. Later, in a conversation with a nurse, he expressed how much he missed his cat. She went to the chapel and brought him this quilt, make of cat blocks. He loved it.

    One of the quilters I met that day told me that SHE had been the recipient of a Passage Quilt. Her brother had been ill, and after he passed, someone put the quilt in the dryer to warm it up. Then it was wrapped around her and she was told that it was a warm hug from him. She said she closed her eyes, the quilt still had her brother's scent on it and she could actually feel his hug.

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    I'm a long arm quilter so I do charity quilts for a local church. They supply the top and back from donated fabrics. I donate the batting. I guess I've done between 50 to 60 small (36x36) during the past year. And now I'm putting together quilts for a nursing home. I've completed 5 to 6 quilts to dend to them.

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    I only make quilts for a children's charity. I've attempted making quilts for my 2 adult daughters and by the time they were finished, they didn't want those colors any more. I average a quilt a week while focusing on quilts for the greatest need---teen-age boys. I also knit and crochet when I'm watching TV. I have no grandchildren so this gives me the opportunity to meet my grandma needs. On rare occasions people donate fabric to me but I pay for all the rest of the materials.

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    I haven't quilted for charity, but I have crochet "Heart Scarfs". This next year I hope to make a quilt and donate it to a charity, maybe two but I don't feel confident in my abilities to give to a stranger who may or may not be a quilt police person. My OCD kicking in there. LOl
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    I make dozens of charity quilts a year. I don't belong to any guilds, just do it for the enjoyment I get out of doing something for someone that may not otherwise get a "hug". I make Quilts for Kids too, have made about 10 for them this year. I always have some lap quilts on hand for whenever someone needs one. I feel that I was given a "gift" in my ability to sew and quilt, and that it is my duty to use that "gift" in the best way I know how.

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    I do between 2 and 5 quilts a year, depending on what other projects I have going. Last year I made three quilts and about 15 dresses for our church orphanage. This year, we have been asked to do choir robes for our children. Personally, I'd rather have our kids wear a white shirt and black pants/skirt and use our talents for orphans. But, I wasn't asked and I'm not sure this is a group I'll stay in. I like to help others who have less. But that's another whole subject! (Sorry, just needed to vent.)
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    I personally do two or three a year.

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    You could send it to me. I'd be glad to do it

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    I have made numerous charity quilts. I sew for pleasure and the artistic, creative experience. I don't have much family so I make things for charity. Have send quilts, crocheted, knitted articles to Project Linus, community organizations, Luthern World Relief, Hatii, some countries in Africa, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. I love to create and there are always people in need. I do not belong to any quilting guild. I LOVE TO QUILT and I love this board.

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    I make quilts for returning military for our county area (three this year), quilted blankets for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in our area hospital, scent pillows for the NICU, and gowns for preemies who are being baptized or who don't make it. I dedicate my sewing time one day a week for this endeavor. Some generous people on this site have donated materials for this, and I use my own scraps.
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