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

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    Junior Member ProLongarmARTQUILTER's Avatar
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    How many of these Charity quilts do you do???

    Just wondering how many charity things you do,maybe you're expected to do because you're in some group or not ???
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    I am chair of our guilds charity quilt committee. I make up pre-cut block kits, top kits; some pre-cut some not, & quilting kits. We have some long armers who like to do the quilting. There are even a few ladies who like to bind. I personally make about 18 tops a year. Occasionally I will make a quilt from beginning to through to the quilting. The guild provides the batting and most of the fabric is donated.

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    I've quilted about 10 quilts for Quilts of Valor. I started doing it for the experience, but it had gotten a bit expensive and demanding. I didn't feel really part of the process, and once the quilt was out of my hands and on its way, I had no idea where it ended up. Now I'm working with just one topper and I feel much more part of the process. She lets me know who gets the quilt and what their story is. I enjoy doing it, but the demand has gotten so great, it's hard to keep up. I've also quilted a couple baby quilts for various organizations. It can be rewarding, but I almost feel like, as a quilter, I get taken advantage of.

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    I made 3 lap quilts for one group this year and two wall hangings for 2 others. Don't know what I'll get done in 2013.

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    Our guild has a working day twice a month - they cut out kits that people can do from start to finish. They also have people who like to just do the tops, people who just want to do the quilting, and others who really like binding.

    I've done quite a few start-to-finish. And I've been doing quite a few on the long-arm - I'm not quilting as a business (yet) and am happy to practice-practice-practice on these quilts. I hate hate hate binding, so I'm really tickled that I can just do the portions I have the most fun with.

    The fabric for the quilts is donated, the guild buys the quite a bit of batting (the guild also asks for orphan pieces of batting, batting and patches them together for the comfort quilts).
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    Our quilt group makes quilts for Birthright, local nursing home & Project Linus. I make about 6-8 quilts per year plus many crocheted lap robes and shawls. Our group of about 30 donate over 100 quilts per year.
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    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.
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    I've made several dog quilts for a local animal shelter and a couple of tops that will go to local hospice when they've reached a finished products. I do this on my own when I feel the urge. All of the fabric have come to me inexpensively through garage sales and thrift shop leftovers. It's been a good way to use up fabric that would otherwise end up in a burn barrel or landfill and to practice quilting techniques.
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    I belong to two guilds and between the two, I work on 4 quilts a year for donating. We do kid quilts and wounded warriors. I enjoy giving and plan on giving one to the local animal shelter for them to raffle off. I love to hepe folks.

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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.
    why feel shamed about something you have chosen not to do. "shoulds" are what we think other people are saying to us. maybe they are saying it out loud. if so, ask for the rule book! are we as quilters expected to do the charity work? not everyone is willing to do it for umpteen reasons. it is a personal choice. i admire some people who do charity work in this manner, but i will not be guilted into doing some of my own. as for the person who signed you up without your permission...shame on him or her!

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