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Thread: Make quilts to keep, give away or charity?

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    I was wondering since we have lots of quilters on this board if you usually make the quilts for yourself, give away or for charities?

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    i have never made a quilt for myself..someday. all given away..

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I was wondering since we have lots of quilters on this board if you usually make the quilts for yourself, give away or for charities?
    All of mine have been for family, friends and donations. The one I have on my bed I bought..lol.

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    I have done all three, I have three queen size quilts for myself, my family has more than enough quilts of all sizes, I have donated many quilts to charity and fund raiser type programs and right now I have eight small lap size quilts that will be given away when the need arises. I have been making quilts for almost 20 years. Marge

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    I'll be keeping the quilts I'm working on now as they are going into my Guild's show in May. All the other quilts I'll be making this year will be gifts or for charity. Have 50+ log cabin blocks ready to be put together for a Veteran's quilt, and then onto some yellow centered string blocks for HeartStrings's latest challenge.

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    Mostly to give away. The ones I keep are "practice" quilts of new patterns. Now I am working on a practice king-size cathedral window (using Eddie's tutorial) which will go to my son. They already know my "sewing skills." I have attended local groups of Project Linus and another local group to help with construction of quilts and blankets for various charities.

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    I have given most away, out of 37 I have 5 or 6 and 4 or 5 I haven't found someone for those yet. I like making them and save the ones I really like for myself.

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    All of the above. I mostly keep my art quilts. I have one one my bed, a couple of throws for the sofa. I am working on a quilt now for the Citzen Sam project, quilts sent directly to Afganistan to be put on the gurneys of returning wounded soldiers.

    Another guild that I belong to is making prayer shawls this year that we will give to anyone in need.

    The third guild I belong to makes Angel quilts, also donates to nursing homes, ect.

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    The quilts I put a lot of time into I give to family and friends.
    The other quilts I make I give to charity. They are just as warm as the fancier ones.
    After the flood in "07 I gave a lot of them to the local church to help those who lost all or most of what they had

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    All of the above. I have at least a dozen bed sized quilts, at least that many wallhangings and or throw size and I have given away dozens. I am currently involved in our local Linus Project. I have probably put together at least three hundred for them in the last couple of years. I always make a wallhanging for my guild or guilds annual Bingo. I make and give them for most birthday,anniversary, wedding or new baby gifts.

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    I have not made a quilt for me just gifts..I do hope to do some quilts for charity some day...Just when I think I will someone has a baby!!! And since I hand quilt everything it takes a long time to quilt one..

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    I've got my first sampler on the wall. I've given away about 35 baby quilts. I've made 2 memorial quilts as gifts and have 1 more to make. I have saved quilts that my mom and aunts have made for me.

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    My husband has a hard time letting go of my quilts, so every time I give one away, I have to make him something too ;-)

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    All of the above. I have given most of them away but still have about a dozen here around the house. Have donated probably 30 quilts and given over a hundred away as gifts.

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    I give Project LInus about 20-30 quilt tops a month, we sandwich them in meetings, Then I have made quilts for Quiltsforkids.org, I manage to sneal one in for me evry so often . Like the lady above I have wall quitls, quilts hanging all over, on the beds, behind recliners....so I can share. I can't quit quilting so I spread them out to charities, etc.

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    Each of mine has been donated to charity - local battered women's center, wounded soldiers, fire department, etc. Working on two for quiltsforkids now.

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    All but two of mine have been given away. Everyone I know is warm. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I'm just learning to quilt. I have made 2 quilts from start to finish and have 2 tops done and am working on 3 more tops. And none of them are for me. But I'm having fun learning.

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    I make quilts for family and our quilt guild has a day of community service where we quilt for nursing homes, hospice, family services. We keep quilts on hand for people in need say a fire or something. I have kept very few but they are probably my favorites

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    I give most of mine to charity or as gifts. However, I'll bet there are 5 or 6 in one of my closets 5 or 6 that are in use.

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    I have made quilts for all my children and grand and greats. Our guild makes quilts for our local Missouri Highway Patrol as when children are involved they give the child a quilt to help with the trauma.
    I make quilts for weddings along with a set of matching pillow cases. Just finished one for me a dresden plate. Now have 4 of my own that I haven't given away. When I make one it is usually to give away.

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    I also give most of mine away, either as gifts or as donations to the needy or fundraisers. My two daughters each have two quilts I made, and now I have a son-in-law who is getting a t-shirt quilt this year. I own only about 3 quilts that I've made and two of them are wall hangings. The first bed-size quilt I ever made is on our bed, but is starting to wear out so I need to make a new one. I actually have a top pieced from blocks I won in my guild's BOM drawing, and just need to get it to the quilter so I can get it finished. We also recently did some home remodeling and painted the girls' bedrooms new colors, so now each of those rooms needs a new quilt too. Guess I'd better get busy!

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    Over the years I have given hundreds away to charities... but now enjoy making them for Quilts of valor,which is chairty... my daughter and grandbaby and gifts for her young mother friends. Some commissioned ones recently as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I was wondering since we have lots of quilters on this board if you usually make the quilts for yourself, give away or for charities?
    whilst a complete novice all my quilts are sold for US dog rescue = ETSR ---BUT did keep my first warm and natural wadded xmas large lap quilt for myself and very comforting it is too.

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