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    Found you guys again.

    I haven't been here in quite a while after my computer crashed and lost all my bookmarked sites. Looking for this site seemed to be a difficult task as there were pages and pages of quilting sites according to Google. I finally decided to tackle it today, clicking on two pages of quilting sites looking for the familiar yellow site. Then I realized that maybe the site's design had been changed so I went back and started at the beginning. I thought I would just put in my user name and password and the right one would let me in. Surprise, surprise, the first one I tried was the one.

    Anyway, I'm glad to be back. As to what I've been doing while I was away. I made four quilt tops and published two more novels. Now I have to buckle down and finish up the quilts. Since my family doesn't need any more, I thought I'd donate them for fundraisers. I did that with a few of my books though I don't know how much was raised. Still, I helped someone and made myself feel good.

    What does everyone else do with their quilts when they have more than they or their family needs?

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    Welcome back!!
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    Thank you. Glad to be back.

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    Glad you found us again, Joyce. Congrats on your two novels, hope you write many more if that is your desire!

    As to what I do with excess quilts....I've never had that problem. I make them for my large family (5 kids, 14 GK, 8 GGK and two more new ones on the way soon. If there are any left I donate them...to our homeless shelters, women's care centers, Quilts for Kids, the Neonatal unit at one of our hospitals...there's a million places where they're needed...so DON'T STOP!!!! And right now, our friends in the Northeast need them as well....

    All this in addition to keeping up with my business in LA quilting...so I stay out of trouble, pretty much...
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    There are lots of charities - both domestic and international - which are always in need of quilts.

    As for myself, I'm working on a stack-and-whack right now that will be in a charity auction to raise funds for the Christian school that my daughter attends. After that, it will be quilts for world relief (just basic ones for that).

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    Thanks for your ideas. So I guess I'm on the right track in donating them for fundraisers. My grandsons go to a small Christian school and they're always trying to raise money.

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    Welcome back. I have given many to quilts to family, friends and people I don't know, and to thank a few for things they have done for us and refused payment. Now I am just making quilts I want to make and trying to use up some fabrics. I will decide what to do with them later.
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    Welcome back! As for extra quilts - I usually use scraps and sometimes buy from the Board fabric that is reasonably priced and usually stick to baby and lap quilts, because they are easier to quilt. A near-by church gives them out to people in need, so they stay in the area - thus - no postage.

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    All are great ideas. Thanks.

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    "What does everyone else do with their quilts when they have more than they or their family needs?"

    Display them!! Rotate them on the sofa, bed, and walls.
    I also make many 'community quilts' with our guild group.

    Welcome back, by the way. Tell us a little about your books.

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    welcome back Joyce,i,ve maded several and have giving them to famliy and more to finish up ,but when that another story lol.
    we can make our plans but the out come is in god,s hands nellie diaz

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    I do not have enough for my family yet. I do need to finish my sons, since he has been waiting for a couple of years for his queen size one. And then I need to make one for my bed. The girls need one for there queen size beds since there are just throws. Then I want to make one for me to snuggle in. And a patriotic one for picnics. I better get busy. And then of course I do make the occasional charity quilt for "quilts for Kids".

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    Welcome back! So glad you found us again!

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    I already have quilts on the wall and hubby doesn't like to put any more holes in the wall. It's a man thing, I guess.

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    My last reply got posted before I was finished for some reason. Anyway, I wanted to say thanks for all the "Welcome backs". This is really a much warmer and friendlier community than many forums I've posted on.

    As for the poster who asked about my books, I'll just say briefly that they're in the women's fiction/romance genre and have a few intimate scenes where appropriate but nothing graphic. I write about situations we all face like raising children and the various problems that brings, finding a lasting love, and losing loved ones to death. You can read about all my books by visiting my website below.

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    Welcome back to the board!!! I see your also in SW Florida I checked out your web site and will look into reading them if I can get them from the library. I make my quilts for myself and friends and family can't seem to catch up with the ones I have not finished (UFO's) but I have fun trying LOL.
    It's always sunny here in Fl unless it's raining,LOL

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    Welome Home!!!!


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    I donate quilts, wounded warriors, childrens shelters. If you don't belong to a guild, your local hospital, VA, or convalescent home may want them. Glad to have you back! I'm in Miami! Where are you?
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    I wondered why I hadn't seen you. Read one book then this summer tried to buy another thru my ereader but
    had trouble and never got it. Will be getting more but I need time to sew too.
    I'm now in southwest Fl - Bonita Springs.

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    Welcome back!
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    In my local quilting group we make a lot of quilts for charity. Here's a few: the local NICU, the police and social workers to give to the children that are in need, homeless and women shelters, veterans at the local veterans hospital. There are so many people in need. One woman uses all our tiny scraps and strings to stuff dog beds for an animal rescue center. There are so many people in need and the quilts don't need to be perfect show quality quilts they just need to keep someone warm. Hope this gives you some ideas. Glad you're back!

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    Thanks for so many ideas on what to do with my quilts. Appreciate it.

    To those who asked where in FL I live, it's a fast-growing town just across the river from Fort Myers called Cape Coral. Some of you may have vacationed at nearby FM beach.

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