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Thread: If you are not selling your quilts, what do you do with all your quilts that you hav?

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    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    My understanding (although I haven't tried it myself) is that Etsy listings are free.
    No..not so...Etsy charges. They are reasonable...I sell there and it ends up being about 20% of my sales for the fees...listing fee, selling %, & credit card fees. That isn't bad though. You could try Ebay too. It is a lot of work to take pictures, describe the details of the item, flaws..sizes, colors...etc. But also fun! You won't make a ton of money though!

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    I don`t have much confidence in my ability, so really don`t care to sell the them and then hear some one found a mistake....And I am now in a part of my life, that I can give them away if I want to. When I found out how little the Red Cross can only give to some one whose house burns down, I donate them to the family. or shelter houses. I mostly like to embroider baby blankets, and give them to families that need them. Some times you just hear about a needy person and most of it is with out knowing where it comes from.

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    I just put mine in a pile in the closet. Sad, but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    I just put mine in a pile in the closet. Sad, but true.
    I understand. I made a quilt "just for me" to keep and it's in the floor of the closet because I don't want it to get dirty. I don't want to get rid of it, tho. I want to use it... The quilt my mammaw made me is in the closet too, because I am afraid to get it out (She's rolling in her grave because she made it for me to use!!). Maybe some day, when we don't have pets....
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Thanks for your responses.......some food for thought.

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    I guess I will nver know the problem of too many quilts..I have 9 children, and the 14th grand is due in a few months. I have 5 grands to get done, and only 4 of my kids have one yet...I give so much away, and only kept one for myself because I was unhappy with it.

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    If I had this issue, I would look for a shelter for abused women (can be difficult to connect with one as these places tend to be kept as secret as possible). Many arrive with children and next-to-nothing in hand, so a quilt for each one would be a fabulous gift. With turnover, you would also always have some newcomers in need.

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    I give quilts to Hospice and Quilts for Kids and the church. I donate to charities and I have made quilts for friends and family. I find joy in the process of making a quilt and even more joy in sharing. This is a good question. I don't think I care as much about where the quilt is going as the fact that I get to make it.

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    I give to new babies in our family, but beyond that, I give to charity. The quick and simple ones go to Project Linus or to our guild's "Kid's Quilts" project. As I strive to improve my skills, I have been making a few quilts each year for the fair. Then those quilts are given to the annual Bible Camp quilt auction fundraiser held in the community where I grew up. At that venue there is an audience of bidders and non-bidders who enjoy and appreciate the quilt display. Many of them recognize the quilter's time and effort. The atmosphere is upbeat, the company is enjoyable, and all of the quilters are held in high regard. The event has been held for 25 years, is well organized, and features over 125 quilts, as well as a silent auction of other handiwork. It is great fun, and it motivates me to do the best work that I can.

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    Project Linus is always needing donations. Also, police departments often keep some in the trunks of their cruisers for emergencies involving children. Dialysis centers can use them to keep clients warm during treatments, and hospital nurseries can use them for newborns in need. If you have single blocks they can be used for premmie quilts or to make pouches for stillborns to be photographed and buried in. Not a pleasant thought, but needed and welcomed.
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