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Donations of quilts - who does them and what ....

Old 06-26-2010, 08:14 AM
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I am involved with a great group called the Sunshine Quilt Guild an online group that makes quilts for kids around the world. We work through two programs: Wrap a Smile and Wrap Them in Love. Quilts go to kids undergoing cleft palate surgery and to children in orphanages worldwide. More info can be found at:




I have also donated to Downey, Quilts for Kids, Victoria Bushfire Quilts and Quilts for Leukemia. Keeps me shopping for fabric to help the economy!

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Old 06-26-2010, 08:23 AM
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I haven't donated any quilts yet buy I just finished making about 15 pillowcases for the Million pillowcase challenge and need to bring them to my participating quilt shop... they are fun to make... even made baby ones...
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:24 AM
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I make quilts for Project Linus, Breast Cancer Research Foundation fund raisers, Crisis Nursery and for our Police & Fire Chiefs to carry in their vehicles.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:28 AM
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Camp Watcha Wanna Do Cancer quilts for kids under 18. Has to be no less than 45 x 45 and any color or style we want.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DJ
Our church quilting group makes quilts for Lutheran World Relief. http://www.lwr.org/beinvolved/quilts.asp The senior center donated boxes and boxes of wonky 5" squares, so we use those as much as we can, plus other donated fabrics. They are pretty much large square patches (not too fancy, so they don't go to the black market). My persponal goal is to piece 12 per year. The group gets together three times a month to tie them.

I also donate to Project Linus.

Here's a sample of one of my LWR tops.
Oh I love this one! I am partial to roses any way....this is just beautiful!
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:44 AM
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I sew with a wonderful group of ladies at my church. We call ourselves "Women of the Cloth" and we give our quilts to the sick and shut-ins from our parish.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:52 AM
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I am part of a group of ladies who makes baby quilts app. 36 x 36 for the special needs nursery at our local hospital.

My guild makes table runners to give to Habitat for Humanity so each person who gets a home, receives a table runner.

Another local guild makes cuddle buddies, which is a small 18 x 18 blankie that is put in a matching bag with a teddy bear for the police to keep with them for when they come across a situation involving a child that needs comforting.

Another lady in my guild is in charge of the local Linus Blanket chapter and we have work days for that.

Quilters are big hearted, caring people! I loved reading all the previous posts on this subject!!!
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:57 AM
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I make a quilted wall hanging as a prize at the Basenji National each year. Basenjis are barkless dogs, originally from Africa, with a very dedicated following. A few years ago we found the gentic link responsible for fanconi, so we know what not 2 parents to put together so there's no need for any puppy to be born that will have this fatal disease. Just dogs, you say, who cares?
The organization that keeps track of the 200 children worldwide who have this awful kidnesy disease are using our extensive lists of pedigree knowledge so that hopefully our info will benefit children. It's so wonderful to be a part of that and I feel my work is going to a good cause.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:15 AM
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I have made quilt blocks for "Quilts With Love" for quite a few years. Some volunteers make quilt tops, completed quilts, donate money for postage, or donate supplies. These are mailed to our fine young men and women in the armed forces, mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan. I heartily recomend this organization -- it is non-profit and doing a great service to those who are fighting for our freedom. This is their website:
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:43 AM
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I make quilts for QOV (Quilts of Valor)there are several online groups that do mystery QOV quilts which are really fun. Smallest size that QOV will accept is 55x65 and largest is 72x90. They provide longarmers for those that want to use the service.
Heres one that is a yahoo group:
and then persimmon quilts has a mystery quilt for QOV also.
If anyone is interested in QOV here is there website:
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