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Thread: We raised $400 with a quilt I donated for kids!

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    Super Member DebbieJJ's Avatar
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    We raised $400 with a quilt I donated for kids!

    There's an organization growing around our area that helps feed school-aged children who don't have anything to eat in the afternoons and weekends, called Sacks of Love. I found out about this thru my chiropractor who was trying to raise donations of money, but nobody was noticing the little white bucket sitting there. So I asked him about trying to sell chances for a quilt that I would donate (I had just finished one). It's a cheater fabric, and I'm still learning to long-arm quilt, but everybody just had to touch it and comment on it. We raised $400 at $1 a ticket, right before Christmas for this cause, and I'm so happy I could help. Here's the winner, Tim, who bought about 80 tickets, and me. He was there waiting to claim "his" quilt, and we all laughed at him, but when I drew the winning name, I couldn't believe it was his. Anyway, he grabbed it off the wall, and you can see he's happy with it.

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    That is pretty!!! Yeah on the dollars raised and yeah on a happy receiver of the beautiful quilt!!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Thanks Becca, it's a king-size and he's very happy he won it. I'm just happy with the amount we raised.
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs

    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~ Allophones Karr

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    How great is that???? Wonderful idea you had!!!! Pretty quilt too!

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    He got a wonderful quilt for a great price and king sized to boot! Hooray you!

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    very nicely done... and it's so great to hear that a quilt raised so much money for a good cause.
    Nancy in western NY

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    What a great idea selling $1 chances! I'll have to remember that!

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    Yours is a wonderful story of generosity multiplying. Knowing you had donated the quilt probably motivated Tim to be so generous in his purchase of tickets. Now your chiropractor is encouraged from the community support, and the program will grow to benefit many children.

    Both you and Tim look great!

    Dayle

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    ​What a great story and kudos to you for your generosity!

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    Love the story! Tim looks so happy that he won. It's a great quilt and the cause is so worthwhile. Thanks for what you did.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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