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Thread: signatures on charity quilts

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    When you donate quilts to local charities, do you sign them?

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    I donate a couple quilts every year to a charity auction. I don't sign them but will date them.

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    We have embroidered signature block with our groups name that goes on the back. I sew a small block to batting with my initials and date.

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    SOMETIMES I had my label to them, but usually not.

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    I haven't signed mine. Putting the date on it is a good idea, though.

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    I usually just sign my first name and my state, so the recipient knows where the love came from...

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    We label our Project Linus quilts and people are more than welcome to put a tag with their info on them if they choose. There is a poem that is usually tied to them with the motto and what our mission is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    When you donate quilts to local charities, do you sign them?
    I think some sort of information should be included on each quilt. The date, city, county and state, the purpose of the quilt should be the minimun. It is good to put your first and middle initial along with your last name as the person sewing the quilt.

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    The more info you include on your label the more monetary value it adds for future generations.

    On my labels I include (hand written): My name, who it is for, name of quilt, the date, state and town. And for charity quilts I write who the quilt was made in honor of. These were raffle quilts.

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    I usually go by the guidelines of each charity, but full name is never an option because of security issues now. If anyone wants to say "thank you" to you, they can do it through the charity. I've received phone calls and notes that way.

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    I belong to the Am. Sewing Guild and they provide the labels for you to put on charity projects they are organizing. If I'm doing projects for another organization, I put a label on acknowledging that organization. If I'm just randomly giving stuff to charities, I don't put a label on it.

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    I chose to remain anonymous when I donate my quilts.

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    I do label all of mine for the AAQI.

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    I just put two iitials of my name. otherwise don't identify them. i believe it is a security issue.

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    I use my initials, date & city, state.

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    every quilt i make has a label that contains at the bare minimum- my name, city, state, date and CARE INSTRUCTIONS/FIBER CONTENT.
    i list if i used cotton or poly batting, cottons or blends, and how to wash/dry it
    if the quilt is for a specific person or event i may add that to the label but the minimum is always there

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    I initial and date mine.

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    I know that the Linus Project asks you to sign the quilt.

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    I do the year, city and state.

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    I sign them: with love from your quilting fairy. :-)

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    when i had a professinal machine i did, hte label designs were fabulous. like a train with a smoke border or an airplane with tail flags,
    now i just pu my name and date, really small

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I just put two iitials of my name. otherwise don't identify them. i believe it is a security issue.
    Could you explain what the security risks are?

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    Places like Veteran's Hospitals, any Hospice, convalescent home will not allow a signature. I had one tell me, they just cut them out. They don't want the complication of the donor being harassed, plus the fact, your signature says you would like orders or communication. Keep safe and leave them blanik.

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    People who receive charity quilts are in the habit of finding the quilter (and it's not as if you're putting contact details on there) and harassing them? Seriously?

    (I'm in the middle of making a quilt to be raffled for charity, so I'm pondering whether or not to sign it.)

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    no, I don't .. I like to be anonymous. thanks for the post.. I think there is no right or wrong.

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