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Thread: Ugly Quilts - Organization

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    Super Member DonnaB's Avatar
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    Many times over the past year I've mentioned the group I'm in, making "ugly quilts" for the homeless. I finally got a few pic's. We have made over the last 15 years, 15,000 ugly quilts, and donate to the Salvation Army, who distributes them. We've also given to the police, fire department, various churches and city employees to pass out when they see a need. It's a very rewarding experience, and we even have a few DH, including mine. He will pick up the donations we get from various groups, helps assemble the quilts and then delivers them to the Sal. Army. Outside of quilts are any type dark material, bed spreads. Inside batting are donated blankets or bed pads, and inside of quilt have a sheet. Here are a few pic's:

    Our funny tie board, we use 4 for each quilt
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    Our "stash", sheets on bottom shelves, & "batting" blankets on top
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    Quilters tieing the quilts, to stay together
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    Closet to store ditty bag toiletries for each ugly quilt
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    Finished bags, ready for delivery, we even do kids - note stuff animals
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    Your group should be very proud of it's accomplishments and I bet that the quilt recipients do not think they are at all ugly.

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    Nice facilities. Must be great to work on quilts for such a worthy cause.

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    Fantastic! That is so cool! Thanks for sharing this with us:)

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    You and your group are such an inspiration! Congratulations on a job well done. And everyone in the pictures look so happy, that kind of says it all.

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    Thank you and your group members. If more people would show a little kindness, the world would be a much better place.

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    Very heartwarming, to say the least!

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    wonderful job to you and your group!!

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    What a wonderful gift you give....very rewarding.

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    What wonderful work you all are doing! Thank you so much!

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