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Thread: Inheriting more fabric

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    I take craft material to nursing homes that have craft days and are always in need of fabric

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    Here is a link to your local chapter of the American Sewing Guild in MN. They do many community service projects and would welcome any fabric donations for support of their charity work.

    http://www.asg.org/files/locator/res...ealer_State=MN

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    If you have a local woman's shelter, I'm sure they would love to have some quilts, especially for the young children that come with the abused mother.
    the 10 minute block utube tutorial is great, makes a fun quilt quickly.

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    First let me say I am sad to hear of your lose. And you have been giving a wonderful way to make memories, haven't you?

    Wouldn't it be a good idea to check through the fabrics - keepers, donations and trash piles? I was given my friend's, Mary, fabric etc...many etcs lolo, to see to after she passed away. It can seem overwhelming. But easy when you realize many groups could use the items.

    Are there charity resale shops in your area? If so, buy some large zip-loc bags and group fabric in them. You can use the bags also to put threads, pins (make sure they are in a small box) etc. To just give unsorted and unbagged things like this to the thrift/resale place makes them less likely to want it...and makes much more work for those working there too. Besides, they might not know good from bad etc.

    Bagged and/or boxed sewing, emroidery etc items go well at yard sales held for charity. Call a few local churches etc.

    My husband and I volunteer at an all volunteer food pantry (The Committee Food Connection of Blount County). I have started to go thru items folks always sem to give over to me, sort them, bag it and put out for the 'clients' at the pantry to take Free. If you have to come into get food, you surely wouldn't have money for quilting stuff --- works wondres. I have seen ladies with tears in their eyes. They are so happy to get it all.

    Just a few ideas I hope can help you.
    Julie

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    How about quiltforkids.com, quilt for kids in hoapital.

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    My brother wants to think about things first and as he wants to give back to those who helped him. He lives up near Duluth in a small town and they have been so good about helping him out. I am sure that some of the ladies that quilt would really enjoy the fabric.

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    Your local homeless shelter or domestic violence shelter? Crisis pregnancy center, nursing homes, hospital pediatric wards??

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    So nice of you to want to share! I also do raffles for the no kill animal shelters.

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    I belong to the Lutheran World Relief and make quilts for them, check out any Lutheran Churches in your area, I know their are quite a few in your state. The quilts need to be 60 x 80, bring them to the church and in October they will mail it to our warehouse in MN. The quilts go to people in need in US and overseas. Example, in 2010 25,000 quilts went to people in Haiti and I know they go to people in need in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    This last week my sister in law passed away after many years of heart problems. My brother is giving me all her fabric and sewing notions and since she couldn't sew it all I feel I need to sew the quilts and donate them to a cherity. Can anyone give me some ideas were to donate these quilts that I will be making.
    avoid the "big name" charities and find some Local groups, hospice, dialysis, veteran's, these all get forgotten for the sake of making quilts for a popular charity like Project Linus and QOV....Even making a few larger nicer quilts for organizations like the VFW or Fire dept to use as a Raffle quilt is good!

    Charity begins at home..so call some churches and find some local groups!

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