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Thread: Tied charity quilts

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    Tied charity quilts

    I have made a couple of quilts for Quilts for Kids, and they need them to be machine quilted. Does anyone know of an organization that will accept tied quilts?

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    Our local Salvation Army takes them. Also, check with your local police/fire department because they may give them to children in distress.

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    call your local quilt guild. our guild does charity quilts as well.
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    Maybe take them to a women's shelter.
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    Instead of tying them, I "tack" them in corners of blocks or However the batting needs to be quilted. 've had very good luck with that.

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    See of Project Linus will take them. Check with a local senior citizens home. Delta's suggestion above is a good one, check with a local quilt guild, or maybe a quilt shop, for suggestions.

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    Shriners Hospital for Children gave my daughter several tied quilts thru her years and many surgeries there..They have hospitals all over the US. I know for a fact the kids love them and they provide comfort for them thru the stressful times

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    Check for your local chapter of Project Linus. Here's the national website (recently updated):

    http://www.projectlinus.org/volunteer/
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    I quit tying them for kids,
    when my first grandson choked on one I'd made for him, he was ok but I learned my lesson. Seniors in nursing homes love to get lap blankets, Hospice also.

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    Thanks for all the ideas everyone. I'll check out some of those.

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    Our charity quilts are all tied unless I have time to quilt them. We use double crochet thread and after tying we cut the strings to 1/2" so they cannot be choked on. The local hospital gives them to all the pediatric patients, our local hospice always has a need for them, etc.........

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