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    I gave a lap quilt to a lady in the nursing home and she was so excited to get and smiled and smiled. She passed away a few months later and her family told me that the lady really loved her quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justlucy
    Hi can you explain how you did the shoulder wraps. I agree that the lap quilts fall and get caught up. I am not much of a quilter just do easy things but would like to know.

    Thank you, these are all great ideas.
    If you're referring to my reply, I haven't actually made one yet. But, just make a wide tablerunner (approx. 30" wide x 72" long). Once it's all done and quilted, add a pocket at each end (say 12x12). That way, once it's around the shoulders, you can put your hands in pockets (or even stash stuff).

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    I am new here, but I am game too. I am also making at least two quilts a year to give to hospital patients. I want to give them to kids who are in the hospital alot, and need something to keep them warm. I'm thinking cancer patients. I am planning on going to the hospital to talk to them this week. Good idea, I'm in.
    If you have a pattern for the shoulder wraps let us know .

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahrachel
    I'm already thinking Christmas and what everyone's faces will look like when they open their gifts. Then for some reason, my mind strayed to those who don't get gifts at Christmas, or don't get to see their families. And it made me sad, all those frowns and sad people on Christmas.

    So I decided I was going to make 1 extra quilt and give it to one of the local nursing homes. I was watching All in the Family last night, and I think this is where the idea came from, and Edith was working at the Sunshine Home and the one lady died and was sort of upset that her daughter hadn't come to visit her in a while, and how she was sad.

    So I'm going to make 1 extra quilt, even just a lap quilt, and take it to the nursing home and have it all tied up in a nice simple red bow, and ask the front desk to take it to someone who doesn't receive many visitors.

    SO my challenge to you is to make one extra quilt, just one, it can be a patchwork or anything you like, and take it to either a nursing home, a homeless shelter and just donate it to the shelter, or the local children's home because I know every year ours goes around and asks for gifts to give the children so that each child can open at least 1 present.
    What a great idea, and would take just a little of our stashes to make just 1-2 extra quilts a year!
    I already make 10-15 quilts a year thru either my church quilting group or one of the 2 guilds I belong to. They are donated to a variety of causes: the Neonatal department at a local hospital, patriotic quilts for veterans at Walter Reed Hospital, Kids With Cancer, homeless shelters, Battered Women shelters, a new baby or an ill member of the church, etc. Every County Sheriff's vehicle carries a quilt in the trunk to comfort a child if they come across an accident. Your local guild should have some sort of program for quilters to help others. It is a fabulous way to build your skills while removing most of the stress from trying new techniques. If its not perfect, the quilt will still be warm and loved!
    One of my guilds is heavy into philanthropy, we create about 650 quilts a year for charity

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnmgirl
    I am new here, but I am game too. I am also making at least two quilts a year to give to hospital patients. I want to give them to kids who are in the hospital alot, and need something to keep them warm. I'm thinking cancer patients. I am planning on going to the hospital to talk to them this week. Good idea, I'm in.
    If you have a pattern for the shoulder wraps let us know .

    :)
    I posted one I found already, maybe you just didn't see it, but it looks pretty easy to make and you can always add pockets to the end of it. But it looks like this won't fall off their shoulders as easily and it's cute too!

    http://www.marcusfabrics.com/makeit/...awl/index.html

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    This pattern looks to be a great start. Looking at it though I think I would be tempted to lengthen the front pieces if I were going to add pockets at the end to put your hands into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahrachel
    Quote Originally Posted by mnmgirl
    I am new here, but I am game too. I am also making at least two quilts a year to give to hospital patients. I want to give them to kids who are in the hospital alot, and need something to keep them warm. I'm thinking cancer patients. I am planning on going to the hospital to talk to them this week. Good idea, I'm in.
    If you have a pattern for the shoulder wraps let us know .

    :)
    I posted one I found already, maybe you just didn't see it, but it looks pretty easy to make and you can always add pockets to the end of it. But it looks like this won't fall off their shoulders as easily and it's cute too!

    http://www.marcusfabrics.com/makeit/...awl/index.html
    I like this one....cute

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    When making the shoulder wraps, remember there are gentlemen there as well so, maybe some should be in designs more appropriate for men. They get cold as well.

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    what a wonderful idea!

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    I found this website that says shoulder wraps are a yard wide and 6-61/2 feet long here is the link, it article is about half way downhttp://www.squidoo.com/memory-quilt10

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