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Thread: Charity/Donation????i don't know what to call it

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    Hi all,

    My husband asked me to make a quilt for the daughter of one of his coworkers because she has been very sick in hospital for a long time (only 26 years old), so gladly i did (i love him so much). My husband checked with friends of the family and they are going to actually auction the quilt at a Church event so the funds would help in medical bills.

    This is the finished quilt and believe it or not my 18 year old son quilted it for me on my new Viking long arm (i was busy piecing other quilts...lol).
    It is not the best but it is a good cause:)

    Any comments for future ref would be much appreciated.
    Thanks for looking
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    It's sad when someone has to take a gift and sell it to pay for medical expenses.

    Thank your son and husband for giving you the desire to make it, whatever becomes of it. The quilt is lovely, and it will be going to a good home, even if not the one it was intended to go towards.

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    This is lovely. How about calling it "Windows of Hope"?

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    Gosh, that's pretty. A very thoughtful gesture of you. I hope the gal recovers quickly. Prayers for her.
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    Beautiful!

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    Thank you ladies for your nice comments. It is actually very true and sad that instead of the family enjoying the quilt they have to get money to manage bills.
    It was very hard and emotional for me to finish this one. Normally i am super fast in finishing quilts, but this one took a long time because of the thoughts behind it.

    I am actually planning on making a small wall hanging to present to the mom when i go this month (like a spiritual panel or something...word of encouragement) to keep something for themselves, so any panel ideas with words are very welcome.

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    Pretty neat idea:)
    Quote Originally Posted by kheliwud
    This is lovely. How about calling it "Windows of Hope"?

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    I would call it a raffle quilt. Since it is going to be auctioned off.

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    How about doing the Serenity Prayer? Or the Lord's Prayer?

    Both might be very appropriate for them.

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    maybe the winner of the raffle will give it back to them as a loving gesture...if not, with it being raffled at church, you know someone that cares for them will look upon it with love too

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    I have been told the Serenity prayer is for people who are recovering from drug addection or going AA meetings so i am not sure any more. Any suggestions of where i can buy prayers panels?
    Quote Originally Posted by VickyS
    How about doing the Serenity Prayer? Or the Lord's Prayer?

    Both might be very appropriate for them.

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    Looks like ice!!! With a touch of pink lemonade aid lol...YUMMY!!! :thumbup: You did a great job!!

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    I would check the usual places. I just watch for them at Joann's or WalMart or when at fabric auctions.

    I don't have any particular place to recommend. Anyone have an idea?

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    lol i had to scroll up and try to see what you are seeing...funny
    Quote Originally Posted by tazzyjj
    Looks like ice!!! With a touch of pink lemonade aid lol...YUMMY!!! :thumbup: You did a great job!!

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    i love it when people piece their backings. The quilt is awesome. And your son quilted it. That is great.

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    I never saw any at Joann's so i will go tomorrow to check. Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by VickyS
    I would check the usual places. I just watch for them at Joann's or WalMart or when at fabric auctions.

    I don't have any particular place to recommend. Anyone have an idea?

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    Very pretty!

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    This is my first try to do the backing like that and i am happy with the results...i think!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    i love it when people piece their backings. The quilt is awesome. And your son quilted it. That is great.

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    It just dawned on me - check Joanns.com online first to save yourself a trip. You can just do a Google search for whatever prayer you want to do and see who has it.

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    I have seen "footprints in the sand fabrics", I think they would be very appropriate, I have some somewhere but lord only knows where it may be.

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    I think it turned out great. Thanks go to your family for being so kind and caring. What a difficult situation for all.

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    Beautiful

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    What gorgeous colors! It should do well! Beautiful!

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    Beautiful quilt and your son did a great job. What a wonderful family you are!!

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    Lovely quilt!

    Is it a raffled? Or an auction? If it's legal in your state, I would ask those in charge to sell raffle tickets for the quilt instead of doing an auction -- tends to bring in a *lot* more money. I personally refuse to donate a quilt to a cause unless it will be raffled off (and they allow enough time before the event to sell as many tickets as possible). $1 per ticket is good, with 6 tickets for $5.

    There is another recent thread here about charity quilts and how so many of them "go" for less than the cost of the materials in them at auctions, especially silent auctions. Raffles are so much better.....

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