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Thread: Charity quilt recipients ...happy faces

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    Charity quilt recipients ...happy faces

    Every Christmas we give away a bunch of quilts as part of our Christmas give-away/presents/outreach here in Poland. Here are some of the happy recipients of the quilts. What we do, is have a drawing and people who put their names in (when they come to receive their presents) have the potential to receive a quilt from the pile of quilts I've made. Sometimes tops are donated by churches/friends who want to help as well.

    Most of the quilts have been posted here before...some of them as I finished them. I can see my progress from tying to beginning to quilt them.

    Here they are... For this lady, she just wanted something big--she didn't care what it looked like. But she got a pretty one! Name:  Agnieszka and charity quilt.JPG
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    This lady went for the purple/pink right away. It was like it had her name on it. No doubts for her. She wanted this one!
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    One of my "quilt beside the ditch" (it is so much faster)! Total scrappy quilt--4".
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    and This lady told us she had never won anything in her life before! She had 4 adorable children with her.
    and she took my rail fence in pinks and greens--one of the first of quilts I FMQed
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    This lady went for my QAYG one using up scraps but this is the back side. I'm not surprised. I thought it was possible that someone would prefer the back side to the front!
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    This lady has cancer, so the quilt was just an encouragement for her. Another QAYG using my 2.5" squares. It turned out nicely, I thought and am glad she took it.

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    This lady was happy to get something "pretty just for her".
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    This teen went for the Batman quilt right away. He made a beeline for it. I think he loved the colors before he even realized it was Batman!
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    and a not-very-happy teen who was extremely suspicious about having his picture taken. I don't even know his name, though, and he got this quilt.
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    and this smart young teen chose the sailboats quilt. I loved that quilt--!
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    And maybe you can see the backing on this sailboat quilt--this is part of the roll of 200 meters of this plaid I was able to get for about $40.

    And oh...no one here is homeless--just people who could use a helping hand.

    And I'm so slow about posting because I got dreadfully sick right after Christmas and it kind of put me behind with everything!
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    It is very good when your work is appreciated, especially when they are really needed. Hurray for you and your church.

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    Super Member dilyn's Avatar
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    The recipients look very pleased with their quilts! What a wonderful thing you are doing! Bless you!

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    Super Member frustratedquilter40's Avatar
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    All great work so great that you give your gift of quilting to people who need a little helping hand. You are truely and Angel to those people

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    What a good thing you do. Are you a native or a transplanted American? Your English is perfect. Keep up the good work. We are all very proud of you.

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    all of the quilts are great and it's nice to see appreciative recipients
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?

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    Senior Member luana's Avatar
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    Thank you for sharing this photos. I warmed my heart on a cold Iowa day.

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    Super Member nabobw's Avatar
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    just wonderful

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    Super Member kateyb's Avatar
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    Everyone looks happy to receive a quilt. You and all your friends keep up the good work.

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    God bless you for your kindness....your quilts are lovely!

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