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Thread: Charity quilt recipients ...happy faces

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    Charity quilt recipients ...happy faces

    Every Christmas we give away a bunch of quilts as part of our Christmas give-away/presents/outreach here in Poland. Here are some of the happy recipients of the quilts. What we do, is have a drawing and people who put their names in (when they come to receive their presents) have the potential to receive a quilt from the pile of quilts I've made. Sometimes tops are donated by churches/friends who want to help as well.

    Most of the quilts have been posted here before...some of them as I finished them. I can see my progress from tying to beginning to quilt them.

    Here they are... For this lady, she just wanted something big--she didn't care what it looked like. But she got a pretty one! Name:  Agnieszka and charity quilt.JPG
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    This lady went for the purple/pink right away. It was like it had her name on it. No doubts for her. She wanted this one!
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    One of my "quilt beside the ditch" (it is so much faster)! Total scrappy quilt--4".
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    and This lady told us she had never won anything in her life before! She had 4 adorable children with her.
    and she took my rail fence in pinks and greens--one of the first of quilts I FMQed
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    This lady went for my QAYG one using up scraps but this is the back side. I'm not surprised. I thought it was possible that someone would prefer the back side to the front!
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    This lady has cancer, so the quilt was just an encouragement for her. Another QAYG using my 2.5" squares. It turned out nicely, I thought and am glad she took it.

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    This lady was happy to get something "pretty just for her".
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    This teen went for the Batman quilt right away. He made a beeline for it. I think he loved the colors before he even realized it was Batman!
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    and a not-very-happy teen who was extremely suspicious about having his picture taken. I don't even know his name, though, and he got this quilt.
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    and this smart young teen chose the sailboats quilt. I loved that quilt--!
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    And maybe you can see the backing on this sailboat quilt--this is part of the roll of 200 meters of this plaid I was able to get for about $40.

    And oh...no one here is homeless--just people who could use a helping hand.

    And I'm so slow about posting because I got dreadfully sick right after Christmas and it kind of put me behind with everything!
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    It is very good when your work is appreciated, especially when they are really needed. Hurray for you and your church.

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    The recipients look very pleased with their quilts! What a wonderful thing you are doing! Bless you!

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    All great work so great that you give your gift of quilting to people who need a little helping hand. You are truely and Angel to those people
    ​Christine

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    What a good thing you do. Are you a native or a transplanted American? Your English is perfect. Keep up the good work. We are all very proud of you.

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    all of the quilts are great and it's nice to see appreciative recipients
    Nancy in western NY
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    Thank you for sharing this photos. I warmed my heart on a cold Iowa day.

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    just wonderful

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    Everyone looks happy to receive a quilt. You and all your friends keep up the good work.

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    God bless you for your kindness....your quilts are lovely!

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    how wonderful, what a great thing you are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick View Post
    What a good thing you do. Are you a native or a transplanted American? Your English is perfect. Keep up the good work. We are all very proud of you.
    Very American....from Florida, and my DH is from Alaska. Right now we have three kids in the states and two over here.

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    They all look greatly appreciated! Great work!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Thanks for sharing. What a wonderful thing to do. Nice to see your work appreciated.

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    they all look happy

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    It shouldn't surprise me but they look very happy to be going home with a quilt! I know they will think of this day everytime they snuggle under one of your quilts.

    This is an extremely generous and thoughtful gift of your time and resources. Bless you

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    May you have God's blessings on you for all the work you do so other people can have some happiness!!
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    Beautiful quilts, such a wonderful thing you do!

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    Such a blessing to touch other's lives. Your quilts look wonderful.

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    Wow! Just flyin indeed! What a wonderful project! They all look so happy and the quilts are beautiful! What wonderful warm feelings you must have knowing how much you've helped them!

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    I love the posts when you show some of the recipients and their quilts!!! You are doing a wonderful thing, bless you.

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    May the Lord continue to bless you!
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    Love quilting also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatStarter View Post
    I love the posts when you show some of the recipients and their quilts!!! You are doing a wonderful thing, bless you.

    Kat
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    they are wonderful sorry you got sick take care!!!and god bless you for all you do to help others
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    You make such lovely quilts! It is so nice to see faces of the people that a charity gives to. Some of those people are holding onto their quilt so tightly.

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