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Thread: QuickEasyCharityQuilt

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    Senior Member Lois-nounoe's Avatar
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    Hey Feathers! Love the orange and green together. Really bright and cheery. Hope my machine quilting turns out that good. Just have to bite the bullet and try it. :D

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    That is like giving someone a ray of sunshine--a ray of hope.

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    Feathers, thats a very cute charity quilt . The bright colors make it so happy.
    Donna

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    There are a lot of groups out there, but I like Project Linus the best. You could also check with the Salvation Army, a shelter for battered women, your local police and fire departments. Many of them give a child a quilt in emergency situations to give them comfort and something to cling to. Nancy Zieman used to profile groups on her website.

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    What a cheerful quilt. That will surely make someone feel safe, warm, and cared for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lois-nounoe
    Hey Feathers! Love the orange and green together. Really bright and cheery. Hope my machine quilting turns out that good. Just have to bite the bullet and try it. :D
    Lois:
    I'm just learning the "quilting" part of quilting so I'm NOT an expert but I will tell you, if you don't have a "walking foot" for your machine, bite the bullet and spend the $20 or so to buy one. That little gadget makes all the difference in the world in how your quilting looks on the back side. Mine is perfect ...yet, but at least I know that eventually it will be nearly so with the walking foot.

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    Lois: I meant to put "NOT perfect ...yet" in my last post but dropped off the NOT...I'm told only God is perfect. I think whoever said that is spot on! Obviously, I'm NOT! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannahsmom
    that is so cute.. how did you get involved in that type of service project? I want to do that too
    Hannahsmom: I think I answered this question for you earlier and it might have been in a PM but for anyone else who is interested in making quilts for foster kids all you would need to do is contact your local Protective Services Dept. office. It's a state agency and is usually located in the offices where people go to apply for welfare, food stamps, and medical assistance. Speak with a supervisor and ask if they would be able to use a quilt or two. My guess is they'd snap up your offer in a heartbeat. Our quilt group makes and donates about 50 quilts a year to our local Foster kids. We put each quilt in a "stuff bag" that we also make so the kids can have "luggage" to pack their clothes in when they are moved from foster home to where ever rather than having to put all their belongings in a black plastic garbage bag. The stuff bags are varied in size depending on the size of fabric we have and want to use up. The bags are never smaller than a pillow case.

    Bluphrog mentioned Project Linus. We have donated many quilts to Linus, too. Either program is worthy and appreciative of the quilt donations.

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    Great job, love the colors!

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    Love it. And such a nice gesture!

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