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Thread: What to do with all your quilts!?!?!?!

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    geckogirl's Avatar
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    Hello all!

    I just wanted to throw out a topic and see what type of responses I might get :-)

    What do you do with all your quilts? Do you make them for family? Is it theraputic? Do you donate them? Do you keep them yourselves? Do you show them? Do you raffle them?

    I know there is an organization called Project Linus who provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers” and I was wondering if anyone participated with this?

    Thanks for taking the time to answer!! I look forward to the responses!!

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    Super Member Lisanne's Avatar
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    What do you do with all your quilts?

    I'm a hand quilter, still new, don't do it every day or even every week, so I don't expect to have many, many quilts. I plan to make a pile for myself, also a wall hanging or two.

    I may make some as gifts, but it's a lot of effort, so I would only give them to people who want one and probably have them pick the design and fabric so they'll like what they get. OTOH, I could see making baby quilts. Some neighbors are expecting their first, and I so wish I had a machine so I could whip up a cute quilt for the baby!

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    So far I've donated each one I've made. Our guild supports the local battered women's shelter, as well as donating to the local fire and police departments. My favorite recipients are wounded soldiers, via the Quilts of Valor group or the Soldier's Angels group. I have made one wall-hanging for myself, but have not kept any quilts.

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    Kept a few - given away lots. I always know what I'm going to do with it before I start.

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    Junior Member laadw's Avatar
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    I give them away. I started with family. When I get through all of them I will give away to friends. You can donate them for auctions or to charity functions. Check out Quilts for Kids which sends you fabric, you make the quilt, send it back, and they give it to a child in the hospital. Or you can keep them for yourself. I kept all the quilts I made in the begining. I have about 10 that I just can't part with.

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    I have given my quilts to my three kids, Grands,Great Grand, Hubby's family,friends and certain people I feel could use a quilt and I have some for us too. I have over the last 44 years made 24 Hand quilted, 36 Machine quilted and 28 Comforters - Tied.

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    Super Member mimee4's Avatar
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    I rarely keep any of the quilts I make. Most go for charity. Therapy, yes, I guess I'd say making quilts is therapy. I see success and beauty. Once made, the quilts aren't mine anymore. They go to new homes, family, kids, friends, you name it.

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    Sis has 3 (soon to be 4)
    Hubby has 6
    I have many,
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    Gave away many also. They are all over the place, Texas, California, Indiana, Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Canada.

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    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
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    They go in my collection in the closet. I have published patterns and I speak for area quilt guilds so i need them to take with me and show. There are some that I use and some that I have given away. I have a hard time giving them away because of all the time I put into them.

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    Super Member charmpacksplus's Avatar
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    What quilts? I have lots of quilt tops, but that's about as far as I get. I've been doing this for about 4 years now, only have two that are finished. One is a wall hanging that I pieced and my aunt hand quilted. The other one I had quilting buy a LAQ and it's too pretty to use.

    I love piecing!

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