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Thread: Too warm to give quilt??

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    I need to know.....because of a situation that I won't go into now, we have "inherited" a new family branch. ?there is a 3 year old little girl and a 5 year old boy. The family has very little as far as posessions. The parents are hard workers. It's just that luck has not been their friend lately. I am making the children eachtheir own little quilt and possibly a pillow case to match.

    Problem is, the weather here will be hitting 90-100 degrees soon. Probably won't be much of a need for quilts to stay warm! (Duh). Would it be silly to give them to the children now or should I wait until cooler weather? Don't want to look like I'm just a silly ol' grandma, but would like to help them out.

    Guess after all this, my question is.....is there a quilt giving season?

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    NEVER!!! Quilts are great for indoor air conditioning - I live in Houston and slept beneath two comforters last night, and the a/c was only set on 77, with the ceiling fan going. I grew up sleeping beneath multiple blankets so it's a comfort thing for me, and perhaps will comfort the children as well.

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    Honestly, I think quilts are great to give all year round. They can sleep on top of it in the heat, or make a "fort" out of it. You never know, it might wind up being one of their favorite comfys.

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    Quilts aren't just for keeping warm, they can be spread out on the floor for playing with dolls and action figures, the can become a tent when draped over furniture. I'd give them the quilts no matter what the weather is.

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    A quilt is more than just a blanket. It's personal. I think they would love your welcoming gesture.

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    I just gave a quilt for a wedding gift. It's been in the 90's all week. They can use it next winter. But, I use one on my bed all year around.

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    Think of how comforting it is to lay on a coool quilt on the floor, a pallet of sorts. Go for it!

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    Agree with all of the above :)

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    It's not the temp that counts, it's the thought behind it.

    Quote Originally Posted by tweezy50
    I need to know.....because of a situation that I won't go into now, we have "inherited" a new family branch. ?there is a 3 year old little girl and a 5 year old boy. The family has very little as far as posessions. The parents are hard workers. It's just that luck has not been their friend lately. I am making the children eachtheir own little quilt and possibly a pillow case to match.

    Problem is, the weather here will be hitting 90-100 degrees soon. Probably won't be much of a need for quilts to stay warm! (Duh). Would it be silly to give them to the children now or should I wait until cooler weather? Don't want to look like I'm just a silly ol' grandma, but would like to help them out.

    Guess after all this, my question is.....is there a quilt giving season?

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    I can't sleep without a covering, even for a nap. A soft quilt is perfect no matter what the weather.

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    If not under it on top of it...but always surrounded by love.

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    Give them when they are ready. It is never to warm for a quilt. They can always lay on top of it.

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    Your thoughtful gesture will be appreciated by the children as well as the parents. They need to know somebody cares.

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    I agree with everyone, and bless you for being so kind to the new family.

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    Oh, quilts are for anytime. They will love & appreciate them so much.

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    Give the quilts...I live in a "hot humid" climate and still use my quilts. Actually, being all cotton, they feel "cool" against your skin. And with AC sometimes the kiddies get cold, especially during nap time. My DGBs have to have their "blankies" just to snuggle with while napping. And they do make great "forts"! LOL We play "forts" all the time!

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    It is NEVER to hot for a quilt.

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    I agree! I don't think anyone would look at the quilt and think it's too hot to use it. My son sleeps under 4 of my quilts (plus 3 fleece blankets) every night, summer or winter. He cannot get enough blankets!! I say give the gift from your heart and watch them enjoy it.

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    I'm in FL and keep one on the bed all year long.

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    Giving a quilt = giving love. There's no bad time or season!

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    Here at the board its never the wrong time of year to give a quilt. The way I see it is we all have bedspreads or quilts on our beds year around, everyone does just so it looks pretty, so why cant you give a quilt in the summer?

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    Go ahead..give them..no such season of no quilts exist here..I live in Arizona and I sleep with one..air is always on..they'll love them !!

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    Quilts are cozy and comforting, especially to a small child. I would give the quilts now and I bet that they will love them.

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    Well, I guess the answer is give! I agree and I hope the family, with your help will see a change in their situation. Sounds like you are just what is needed.
    peace to you all

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    I would give them their quilts and let them decide when they will use them. At least they will have something from you.

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