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Old 08-07-2013, 06:35 PM
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I have posted this picture before. I donated it to a Cancer benefit in our area. It was bought for $150.00. I had more money in the material and quilting than that.

The lady that ran the benefit could not believe someone who wanted it right away would only donate that amount. She told me to look at it that I did the right thing by making it and donating it and that is what is important.

The good thing from it is it is going to be hung in our local hospital Cancer Office. I hope people that come in will enjoy looking at it and give them some comfort.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:37 PM
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It's absolutely gorgeous!
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:43 PM
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it is really beautiful, people have no idea of all the work that goes into a quilt.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:49 PM
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Well at least it is going to be displayed. It is gorgeous!
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:54 PM
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Your quilt is beautiful. Maybe it can be a consolation that many, many people will enjoy the beauty.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:13 PM
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I agree that your quilt is beautiful!! I remember you posting it a ways back, before it was completely finished, I think. I loved it then, and I love it now.

I have been lucky with the two quilts I donated to charity auctions, but after reading many comments like yours, I have decided from now on that I will just donate money and forget about donating a quilt. Only quilters really appreciate what a quilt is worth.

Again, your quilt is beautiful. It also looks like it was a LOT of work!!

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:16 PM
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Beautiful quilt and a lot of work. I guess some people don't realize how much work goes into a quilt, especially one like this. Good job.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:31 PM
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Your quilt is beautiful and should have brought much more. This is exactly the reason why I won't donate quilts to silent auctions. I send $ to those that I wish to assist or I send things like an apron (which I stitch) and a cookbook or a home crafted child's Hallowe'en costume. I've seen the costumes sell for more than the quilt and they were made of poly/cotton and were stitched in an afternoon!
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Stunning quilt!
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More $$$$ is usually made by raffling off the quilt....you did beautiful work for a worthy cause.
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