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Thread: Inheriting more fabric

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    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.

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    Look up the web site for the Minnesota Quilters Guild and then individual guilds throughout the state. I am sure there will be plenty of places listed where they donate the quilts.
    You might also look on this site for the group in Alabama that is making quilts and giving to those effected by the toronado
    Your Project Linus is always looking for quilts.
    I am more cautious now donating to hospitals because I couldn't keep up with the needs in the nursery.

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    How nice of you to consider others, with your fabric blessings.
    There are so many in need, where it will be appreciated.

    Though I want you to consider first, if charity starts at home, in this case? Perhaps consider making quilts for your brother and any children/grand they have? Also her parents, siblings or close friends. Maybe memory quilts with photos included?

    It could be a very touching gesture to give them quilts made from her stash.

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    How about the open heart dept. at the hospital, hospice or nursing home. I had open heart surgery 3 1/2 yrs ago, I know those little things in the open heart recovery really helped alot. Of course, you would have to check into their policy on bringing in things. One more idea, some at our local quilt shop, make pillows for breast cancer pts to support their arms while healing after surgery. Sorry, I am a nurse and could go on all day. There are just so many local needs that often get over looked. Good luck and I think it is wonderful how you are trying to do something to honor her. God bless you!!!!
    Kids hospital, homes or camps for special need kids or camps for kids who are fighting cancer and such.

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    I'll leave a note from discussions on other threads ... if you have specific destinations in mind, please check in advance as to their requirements!

    Understandably, some have "rules" as to what is acceptable to them. Size, fabric, batting, quilting.

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    There is the Linus blanket organization throughout the US. Every region has a homeless shelter you can make quilts for. I make baby blankets for Birthright. I also made them for the NICU. They took whatever I made and didn't push for more. There is an organization for returning Vets who have to spend a great deal of time in the hospital. I wish you luck. Anything you are passionate about will be able to use quilts either directly to the clients or to sell to keep the organization in business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    How nice of you to consider others, with your fabric blessings.
    There are so many in need, where it will be appreciated.

    Though I want you to consider first, if charity starts at home, in this case? Perhaps consider making quilts for your brother and any children/grand they have? Also her parents, siblings or close friends. Maybe memory quilts with photos included?

    It could be a very touching gesture to give them quilts made from her stash.

    I am making quilts for my brother and the families from her stash so they have something to remember her buy. My brother has been living on unempolyment and it runs out in the next few weeks. My sister-in-law had been living on a pention plan from her former husband and that ended now. We are having a benifit for him of a spagetti dinner and we all pitched in on items for the raffle and I am making two simple quilts for the raffle.

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    One quick way to use up stash is to make pillowcases. You could contact your local coordinator for ConKerr Cancer that distributes bright and cheerful pillowcases to kids in hospitals.
    Here's their website www.conkerrcancer.org.

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    Consider making a great quilt that can be raffled for her favorite charity. If she was a dog lover , donate a quilt to a rescue group, or local shelter... you get the idea. I tend to favor charites for this type of project that reflected the life/loves/things that brought joy to the life of the donor ...
    I favor local charites that often have not publicized their needs or get the big publicity like many organizations.
    It will come to you the right project for the right organization .. you will feel her heart leading you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    How nice of you to consider others, with your fabric blessings.
    There are so many in need, where it will be appreciated.

    Though I want you to consider first, if charity starts at home, in this case? Perhaps consider making quilts for your brother and any children/grand they have? Also her parents, siblings or close friends. Maybe memory quilts with photos included?

    It could be a very touching gesture to give them quilts made from her stash.

    I am making quilts for my brother and the families from her stash so they have something to remember her buy. My brother has been living on unempolyment and it runs out in the next few weeks. My sister-in-law had been living on a pention plan from her former husband and that ended now. We are having a benifit for him of a spagetti dinner and we all pitched in on items for the raffle and I am making two simple quilts for the raffle.
    That's great!
    Maybe ask your brother and her family for their suggestions as to charities to donate to?

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