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    One way to get material is to ask your friends and neighbors for any cotton blouse, skirt slacks or their husbands shirts, colored and white, bedsheets that you may be tired of using, anything that is cotton. This is one suggestion. Sometimes you can get material in bags at garage sales also. You may have to pay a small fee, but you would get some different pieces of material. Try it.

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    I make baby quilts, though not all are baby colors, or patterns. I do this for the pregnancy center here in our small mountain town, but I also do them as a way of healing of my own hard life ( abortion as a teen, and miscarriages as a married woman ).. I began making them after hearing about the center here, and knowing that it gets very cold, and snowy here in the winter, I began doing a few each month, but the need seems to be growing all year long, so I am trying to make at least one a week when my health allows.. A great healing, and blessing for me, but even more, a way of leaving my imprint on the lives of each little one that receieves a quilt instead of being aborted.. this is all worth the tears I am learning to cry now..

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    Just last week I saw a re-run of Sewing with Nancy, and her guest was the founder of the Camo Quilts Projects. I sent for a free kit (postage had to be re-imbursed), and I got it within 3 days. email addy http://www.camoquiltproject.blogspot.com/ We have a good friend who is in Afghanistan right now, and I want to send this to him to let him know that we're praying for him. I hope to be back to quilting soon....I just had shoulder surgery last Friday, physical therapy starts today.

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    I make lap quilts for the Wounded at Hines Veterans Hospital, Hines, Illinois. So far, since 2007, I've made over 200. I seldom see the person/persons that get them, but occasionally someone I know will tell me they got one of my little quilts. You see, no supposed to, but I sneak my first name and the date into a piece of the front pattern.

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    I prefer to keep my donations at the local level. I used to work for the state's Child Protective Services department and I donated baby and toddler quilts to babies in foster care and families who were unable to buy baby items. Now that I work for the department that serves needy families by providing food and cash assistance, I'm contemplating doing the same, but there's a tremendous need. I may have to stick with sending my quilts to my old colleagues who make sure they give them to the neediest of families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Operation Quiet Comfort..

    Has several different programs, one is the denim larger quilts they send you the signed denim squares and if available most of the supplies ( backing and batting ) to make the quilts. Another one they do are the small lap quilts 30 x50 , you supply everything. They also accept crochet and knitted blankets :thumbup:
    Thank you for mentioning this --with the increase in wounded there is always a need for the denim quilts - called the 4 Freedom Quilts- yes, materials are supplied for theis category....

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    I make, and donate small quilts to our local ( and small ) pregnancy center.. its a way to give of my heart, to those babies who are being adopted out , when I know the pain of losing a child .. Each one is scrappy in design, but created in purpose.. I recieve MUCH healing with each tear that falls on each small quilt as I say a short blessing over it before I had it off to the center .. Its not much to offer these babies, but it is MUCH to receive back the healing of my past choices..

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    I make quilts for Kids Comforts children who's mothers or fathers are in the service 8 blocks with pictures of the family then I mail them back to the family all over the U.S. I do get some feed back which is nice. It's a small group. We are called The Stars and Stripes being working not far from Ft.Mchenry.

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    I make quilts for project linus.

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    So how do I contact this group!! I would love to give back!

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    I quilt with a group and we quilt for Pregnancy Lifeline Fort Worth. We make baby quilts and the moms that choose to not abort their babies get to pick a handmade quilt for the baby. Last year our group made/gave so many quilts that the women who were "on the fence" with the big decision were able to receive a quilt before deciding. About 87% of those women chose life! We hold fundraisers to purchase fabric and our group has a "group stash" from which we can pick to make our quilts. We don't have a size requirement and we can use whatever patterns we want...

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltyfeelings
    I quilt with a group and we quilt for Pregnancy Lifeline Fort Worth. We make baby quilts and the moms that choose to not abort their babies get to pick a handmade quilt for the baby. Last year our group made/gave so many quilts that the women who were "on the fence" with the big decision were able to receive a quilt before deciding. About 87% of those women chose life! We hold fundraisers to purchase fabric and our group has a "group stash" from which we can pick to make our quilts. We don't have a size requirement and we can use whatever patterns we want...
    Your project sounds like it is wonderfully worth-while. What a blessing to be part of a ministry like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    For those who make quilts to donate to organizations --
    what organizations to you donate to?

    Do you belong to a group that does them or do you do them on all your own?

    What size quilts to you make and how complicated of a pattern do you generally use?


    I don't deal with outside organizations. I chose my charities directly-------someone or some group I know personally. I do support two autism groups, one in Indiana and one in Virginia. Also a private foundation who is affiliated with "First Candle."

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    I do QFK from my own stash and help with fundraising. Our Ann Arbor chapter donates to Mott's Children's Hospital and the Monroe Advocacy Center.

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