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Thread: Elementary school fundraiser quilt

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    Elementary school fundraiser quilt

    The third grade students at Oakbrook Elementary School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, colored quilt blocks with designs that represent South Carolina for a quilt to be auctioned to raise funds for their school. I assembled the blocks, quilted with a simple loop meander, and bound the quilt for them. I just learned today that the quilt was sold at the auction for $1,600.00. This was not due to my sewing or quilting skills, but because parents will pay almost anything for their children's work.
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    I think it's great that it raised so much money! It is really cute and I hope whoever bought it keeps it nice.

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    They got a wonderful quilt!

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    That is awesome! I am mailing a quilt for my sisters school auction and I hope I get as much!
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    it looks like it is worth every penny spent!!!!

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    very nice!!!!
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    The quilt is fantastic and for a good cause. Sandy 64

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    Very cute quilt and you did a great job on it. I'm glad it brought in lots of money.
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    Wow that's fantastic!
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    Beautiful quilt and so glad it brought in lots of $$$$
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    That is an awesome quilt. Glad it raised a lot of money.

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    Awesome!!!!!

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    What a darling quilt. So nice that is raised so much money. Nice of you to put it together.

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    Wow, that's GREAT!! Everyone did such a great job.
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    That's one of the best quilts I've seen! They and u did a wonderful job!!!

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    Thanks, everyone. I am glad that the quilt raised so much money for the school. I feel better now about having done it for them again this year. I was sorry for a while that I had promised to do it for them, because my husband went to the hospital in February for three weeks and then had to go to a nursing home (he has Alzheimer's). I spend most of February and March very depressed and hardly able to do any quilting at all. In fact, I haven't done any quilting much since before Christmas. I had to force myself to work on this quilt.

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    Truly an awesome quilt! Wouldn't it be wonderful if the buyer would then donate the quilt back to the school to hang in the office or hallway?

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    What a great quilt. I am happy that the project earned so much money.
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    Amazing quilt!!

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    That is so cute. I live in Spartanburg

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    Very nice!! The students and you did a fantastic job!!
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    Yea Kids!!! The quilt turned out so nice. No wonder it raised so much money!!
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    What a great fund-raiser! Reminds me of how much parents would pay for a cake when my sons were in scouts. The dad and son had to make the cake! Parents are willing to pay lots for their child's work!


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    Cute quilt and such a rememberance for the children who got to work on it. I am sure they are proud of their work and the auction price is great. Congratulations to you for donating your time and money also. Great work.
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    I believe your assessment is correct, although the quilting really is excellent.

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