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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProLongarmARTQUILTER View Post
    Just wondering how many charity things you do,maybe you're expected to do because you're in some group or not ???

    I'm not expected to do anything. However, I do a lot of stuff I give away. Usually to folks in my church who are ailing or injured or like the other day a kiddo told me you didn't go thru Kentucky on your way to Florida if you started from SW Indiana. I bought him a US map panel and a world map panel (had to add a bit to the US) and made him a little quilt. WITH A GOLDEN THREAD ZIGZAG running from Evansville, IN to Orlando. Gave him an old US atlas, too. He's just a little guy, but I got so tickled at him because he was just POSITIVE he was right.
    (for anyone who needs to argue---------I can drive 200 miles west and avoid Kentucky or 300+ east and avoid Kentucky, but I'm not into going around the way!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlinAZ View Post
    If they sent it to you without your permission it is legally yours to keep and do with as you please. Keep it, and when you have time make it and donate to your local charity.
    Do write back to the group/company and tell them to take you off the mailing list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    I'm making a quilt that will be auctioned or raffled off. This is a new experience for me. At first, I was honored for being asked, but as I keep working on it, it's looking less like a home-made quilt and more like a comforter/Chinese $25 quilt. And I don't like it. When I was asked, it was for a benefit for a baby who needed a heart transplant, and the poor little guy passed away, but they are continuing with the fund-raiser in his memory. I would much rather donate the quilt to his family in his memory, than have it raffled off in his memory. Oh well. I'm very sorry for the family and I hope this helps. I hope I didn't sound ugly about it!
    I'm putting the binding on a quilt to be raffled next weekend at our church. I have one more in the works. This one, the last one and the next one will be machine quilted by a lady who does beautiful work.

    BUT I AM DONE---------I've taken an unbelievable amount of abuse about the machine quilting. No one at our church is willing to hand quilt any longer. We've had handquilted quilts for years, but the quilters are all nearing 80 or in a couple cases, way past 80. And they are tired, some have medical issues on top of it all.

    So, the carpenters wheel for 2013 will be the last I have any part of. Hey, some of the church members did this to themselves. I was told just days ago, that this one gal would find someone to hand quilt a project she has yet to start. AND SHE WILL NOT BE DOING ANY OF THE WORK she has RA and absolutely can not sew in any form.

    I guess I shouldn't be a hard @$$ but enough is enough.
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    You didn't ask for the project - I would make the quilt up and give to the group you sew for, and not feel bad for one second. Shame on that group for doing that to you....but that way you're still doing something nice for someone else, and its what YOU choose!

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    I get a few started when my grandkids are visiting. They enjoy picking out the fabrics, and we pray for the recipients as we go. They especially love doing pillowcases because they go so quick. On the border I use my machine to write "Everywhere on earth I roam, where I lay my head is home". They go to the shelters locally and occasionally to the Red Cross for a disaster relief. We started doing this for the Joplin tornado, and we do it now because the kids are excited about it. My fabric is very inexpensive from clearance racks, so the cost is minimal. I use coupons for batting, and I always get thread on sale. I hope they never get too old to appreciate the value of giving.

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    I make quilts for those having dialysis, chemo and for military with a need. I do not do it thru any of the organized groups as a rule, but do make exceptions when there is a special need. Mainly I do it thru word of mouth and try to keep it in my local area/community.
    I chose these areas because they have special meaning for me personally. I put my heart and love into each quilt and know the recipients have something made just for them, rather than in general, and their name is on the label.
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    With 5 other ladies we make quilts for wounded National Guard in our state of AZ It is nice to know it is going to some one in our state. We all do 12 in blocks in red white and blue This time they are floating stars .I do the sashing and border and prepare the binding that another does , our long armer Quiltes it and another makes the label and cover for the quilt .The back is done out of any silly stuff in red white and blue made into 12in blocks We have given a few in person if not we share in the mailing to another city in our state.The quilt measures80 by 108. WE do one a year or 2.
    I'm an obsessive compulsive quilter and batik aholic. I make only king size quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    BUT I AM DONE---------I've taken an unbelievable amount of abuse about the machine quilting. No one at our church is willing to hand quilt any longer. We've had handquilted quilts for years, but the quilters are all nearing 80 or in a couple cases, way past 80. And they are tired, some have medical issues on top of it all.
    And this is from a church group!!!!! You should talk to your pastor and have him/her find a gentle way to get these people back on an even keel. That is one of the grossest things I've heard!

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    I donate baby quilts for the local hospital in Mission Texas. I usually do around 50 over the winter. Also work with a group that does lap robes for the military.
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    I'm new to Quilts for Kids so I've only done a few. I only do what I can as I work full time and am a caregiver but I do enjoy doing it. I pray for the children who will receive the quilt and hope they enjoy it for a long time. I've made my own commitment to do one a month if possible but have not had ANY pressure for a required number from my local chapter. I did ask for a kit for the first one but got impatient and made about 5 quilt tops before it was received according to thier instructions on the website (www.quiltsforkids.org). It's perfect for me as they are not large quilts that take lots of time and I can use my stash to be helping children. I believe quilting for groups like this is a personal choice and NO ONE should feel ashamed or bad if they choose not to. We all go through seasons and sometimes, it just isn't the right time.

    Thank you for all of you who give and all of you who don't. I think you are all WONDERFUL and I couldn't ask for a better group of quilters to be a part of!
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