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Thread: Who Do You Make Quilts For?

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    Who Do You Make Quilts For?

    I have made four baby quilts for my grandchildren. I made a quilt for my daughter and am currently working on a quilt for my husband. After that I plan to make a quilt for my other daughter, a quilt for my friend who will graduate from college at the age of 61. After that I'll make a quilt for each of my sisters (2).

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    I quilt for my family and very close friends. otherwise, i do charity quilts.
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    I'm the same, did quilts for family and now do for wounded warriors, convalesent home andchildren shelter
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    Most of my quilts are donation quilts to kids with cancer. I finally finished my quilt for myself, after 12 years, and have made a few for my granddaughter.

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    I just make quilts that I want to make and then give them to whom ever I want, that would include family, or some who needs comfort, is having a baby, or a charitable donation.
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    Family, friends, Project Linus are what come to mind.

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    Challenge! I love watching me get better with each new quilt!
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    I make quilts for my husband, children, grandchildren, good friends, and for my 104 year old aunt and her friends.

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    For my 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren and 1 Great Granddaughter, quilts, tablerunners, wallhangings, candle mats, and anything else they would like. I love going to their homes and seeing the things I have made. They take good care of them and are so appreciative. I also make things for my 2 sisters and I made my brother a wallhanging for his Den for Christmas. Whew... its a good thing Im retired!

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    I've made them for family, hospice quilts, comfort quilts, nursing homes, babies and also some commision quilts. I enjoy making them and share them with others as my give back for the joy I find in making them.
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    Project Linus, Birthright, nursing homes and a few for baby gifts
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    Family, friends, & gifts one day I want to donate some quilts each year to Veterans.
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    Almost all of my quilts go to charity, but I also do a quilt for each new baby in the family. Last year I finished a vintage top for our guest room.

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    I make things for family, friends, and charity groups. In 2013, I am going to make a couple of quilts for myself too!
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    Mainlly my quilts are for family..I have 5 of my 14 grandbabies still to get made..Others have been made for friends , baby showers, weddings and my kids....The ones I enjoy the most are the ones i make "just because"

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    I have to be totally honest: I make quilts for ME. Yes, I give some of them away, but the joy of making them is all for me. I started late in the quilting process and it is such a joy for me. I only make quilts that I totally love with the fabrics that I love. Never ever make a quilt just because someone expects it or hints for one. I have had so much fun and I will continue doing it until the day I die. If others just happen to love what I make (and they do), then that's OK, but I will never make a quilt that is expected of me or in fabrics I don't like. Life is just too darn short !

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    I always start out making them for me, but I have yet to keep a single one! I, like Wanabee, came late to quilting and have become completely addicted. I have only made a dozen quilts and I am most definitely still learning, but it is truly a lifelong passion. I am working on a double irish chain in colors I love and this one is MINE.....probably.LOL

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    I make them for who ever wants one that is "quilt worthy".

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    Friends and Family who appreciate all the hard work and long hours I put into them.
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    You have to be pretty important to get one from me: I try to make each quilt withe recipient' tastes in mind.

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    As WannaBeQuiltin said, I make quilts for ME! I give them away so I don't die in an avalanche of quilts.

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    If others just happen to love what I make (and they do), then that's OK, but I will never make a quilt that is expected of me or in fabrics I don't like. Life is just too darn short ![/QUOTE]

    I'm with you Wanabee Quiltin, but I have an 8 year old grandson whose brother has been gone for a full year in Africa and the older brother has always had a panda bear that travels and sleeps with him. Little brother, who misses him hughly, wants a quilt out of some very stiff, rough fabric and there is no way I could talk him out of it. Ironically, the brother is returning in January and may get back before the awful quilt is finished. Trying to get things out of the way so I can get it done. Never thought I'd make a quilt I didn't want to make but that little face did me in. Se la viv.

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    I volunteer for a quilt ministry at my church where we make quilts for church members who have a serious, life threatening illness. We pray for the person and their specific needs from start to finish so when the person uses it they are covered with prayer.

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    Each quilt is started because I, me want to learn a new technique or start a new something. Give some away to friends charity etc.or if the dogs suddenly sit on specific one it becomes theirs. I have three dogs and they all pick very different patterns and colours and patterns. Som quilts they don't even look at. Will make a quilt for people , they buy own fabric etc i put together and quilt. Cost is price of a class. I'm doing my thing at no cost.
    I do send to charity , soldiers and to hospitals for children's wards and the ones which are the quickest intensive baby care. I also knit blankets and hats for them as well.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Family, friends, and charity and also to challenge myself to learn and try something new.

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