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

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    Senior Member quilter1943's Avatar
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    I make quilts for Project Linus each month, amount varies, and I make tote bags from recycled jeans and the money goes to our local food banks.
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    Senior Member donna13350's Avatar
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    I've made at least 30 quilts and anonymously mailed them to our local fire department. I don't have the need to be known...but it makes me very happy to know that they are handing them out to children who have lost everything. We are a very small town with a volunteer department...word gets around...I know the guys love being able to give them out and the children cherish them, Good enough for me!

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    I would do it for you - PM me please. Do you remember which organization? and does it have to stay in Oregon? If so, I'm not there!

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    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    I'll just do my sewing and quilting for other people. And I do plenty for other folks. And NO ONE can make me leave MY church.
    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.

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    Senior Member captlynhall's Avatar
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    I admire all of you who are able to do charity quilts and wish to someday be able to do so myself. I just started quilting about a yr ago and have finished quilt #2 and am quilting on #3. My goal is to complete a quilt for each of my 2 son's, daughter's in law, and three grand kids. My first went to my husband. When I have done that, then I will feel able to do charity quilts. As I hand quilt, work a full time job, and have a husband that isn't well, it takes a long time to complete just one quilt, so it will be sometime before I can contribute. I don't feel guilty about it, but do wish I had more time.
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    Senior Member jollyquilting's Avatar
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    I have worked on charity quilts because I love to quilt and run out of places to give to, not good enough to sell, and just like to give. I love the binding so I finished up about 12 quilts last year, none this year.

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    I give between 25 and 30 baby quilts along with 5 to 7 afghans to the local charity that helps young girls that need help with having a baby. This is by 7th year of doing this

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    I make doll quilts for Head Start in Iowa Illinois quad cities, Quilts of Valor, charity quilts, baby quilts, anything and everything I can do to help. I love it. I wish I could see the people who receive them but that isn't possible. I cut out over 600 6X10 tumbler blocks for our guild for Quilts of Valor and we made 22 tops in a day with rookies. I loved doing it and love to give things that will comfort and warm others. I only wish I had more time to sew, 24 hours a day would be nice but my house would really be a mess. A hoarder of fabric. Do want you want and feel you can.

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    I make one a year.

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    Senior Member w7sue's Avatar
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    I got a Gammill a little over a year ago and have done almost 30 quilts for a group. I have 23 or 24 done and the rest are on the calendar to be done by 12/31!!! Once these 30 are done, there won't be any more for 2012 - I want to work on some of my own quilts. I have been happy to do them, they give me tops and bottoms and pay for the batting and I get the practice!

    I will not do as many next year --- I will commit to doing one a month for them for free and if they want more done, then they will need to pay a little for it. I don't do longarm quilting as a business (yet) but I do feel my time is worth something.

    I sew with some ladies at our local quilt shop and they are always doing quilts for charity and there have been a few times when I have felt a little guilty about not helping them, but I never say yes unless I really want to do a project. Maybe if I do less for the other group next year, I can do a couple for the group closer to home.

    I personally try to make 3 or 4 quilts a year for a charity - it just makes me feel good - and there are so many quilts and so few family to give them to that charity is a good option for me. I just finished a baby quilt top today (it cost me $2 for the kit at a yard sale - the kit was from Connecting Threads) and it will go to charity when it is finished because I don't know anyone having a baby anytime soon.

    My kids got me an AccuQuilt Go for my birthday this week and I see a lot of my stash being cut up - more quilts - where shall they go - more charity quilts for 2013! I can hardly wait - already have one cut out and half way finished.

    But ... whoever signed up you for a charity quilt without your knowledge should be ashamed of themselves! I agree, send it back with a note.

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