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Thread: My latest project - a Dr. Seuss Quilt! What should I do with it?

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    Senior Member quilting librarian's Avatar
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    This quilt is now hanging in the school library where I work - Dr. Seuss's birthday was March 2. March is Celebrate Reading Month at our school. I bought the panel and a couple yards of coordinating fabric, shopped my stash for the rest, and created my own pattern.

    Originally I thought I would have a raffle and give it away at the end of the school year, or maybe put it in the silent auction at open house. The money would go to buy books for the library. Now that it is finished, I am having second thoughts.
    What would you do?

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    Save it for next years birthday

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    Its lovely! I remember reading Dr.Seuss books as a little girl. When my son starts to read better I want him to read them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting librarian
    This quilt is now hanging in the school library where I work - Dr. Seuss's birthday was March 2. March is Celebrate Reading Month at our school. I bought the panel and a couple yards of coordinating fabric, shopped my stash for the rest, and created my own pattern.

    Originally I thought I would have a raffle and give it away at the end of the school year, or maybe put it in the silent auction at open house. The money would go to buy books for the library. Now that it is finished, I am having second thoughts.
    What would you do?
    You could sent it to me...lol....it's great!

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    What are you wanting to do with it?

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    I have looked at the Dr. Seuss fabric for a while not and have not had a reason to make a quilt from it. Now I see a reason. You did an amazing job on using the fabrics!! The quilt is amazing!!

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    I wish that they would keep it up in the library permanently for the children to see and enjoy, but if not, I would go ahead with your plans to raffle it off or put it in the silent auction. It is very beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sttchr
    Save it for next years birthday
    I vote for this too. You can use it for many years to enhance the birthday celebration. And give it to the library when you retire.

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    Wow - I think that you could buy a lot of books with the proceeds from a raffle or auction! My guess would be that you would make more $$ from a raffle? But it would be hard for me to part with this. It is too cute!

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    What do you most want to do with it? Think about it for 3 days, decide then stick with it.

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    I would decorate my classroom for each holiday and season with quilts. I used the same ones each year and added a few over time. The students looked forward to seeing certain quilts come out year after year. I would save this beauty till next year and then you can decide what to do with it.

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    You could send it to me and then I could use it with the 4 matching pillowcases I made. Just kidding. Use it every year until you retire and then you can decide to leave it in the library or bring it home for your grandchildren. Cute well made quilt!!

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    A reading reward for the class that reads the most in a month? each grade/class would READ to see who gets to display it for the next month Teachers and students (and you) would each be proud to see and enjoy!!

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    Honestly, I would have a hard time parting with it, it came out so beautifully - I think I would hold on to it for at least one more year and then revisit my options !! :)

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    I like the idea of saving it for the birthday celebration each year. There will always be new students that haven't seen it yet.

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    Stick to your plan. Once a good thought is there i don't let anything ruin it. It is a wonderful thing to buy books so the kids can read. You will be doing generations a good favor, than just keeping it at home knowing you can make more like it. Trust me good things always happen after that, and nothing is more rewarding than bringing joy to kids (JMHO). ;)

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    Leave it hanging in the Library if you can, so all can enjoy. Art and literature..a great combo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lileth1374
    I wish that they would keep it up in the library permanently for the children to see and enjoy, but if not, I would go ahead with your plans to raffle it off or put it in the silent auction. It is very beautiful.
    I agree. But do you want to keep it for yourself. It would make a great baby quilt gift for a little one in your family.
    I also like your idea of auctioning it off so the school can buy more books for the library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    A reading reward for the class that reads the most in a month? each grade/class would READ to see who gets to display it for the next month Teachers and students (and you) would each be proud to see and enjoy!!
    That is a GREAT idea! I'll have to ask a few teachers if they would like to try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    Stick to your plan. Once a good thought is there i don't let anything ruin it. It is a wonderful thing to buy books so the kids can read. You will be doing generations a good favor, than just keeping it at home knowing you can make more like it. Trust me good things always happen after that, and nothing is more rewarding than bringing joy to kids (JMHO). ;)
    You are right - I could always make another! I'm thinking that there is a child out there whose day/year/childhood would be greatly enhanced by being the recipient of this quilt.

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    If you really don't want it for yourself, donate it to the children's section of your local library. ;)

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    What a wonderful quilt to honor that lovely man!!

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    Its beautiful, I can see why you don't want to part with it. I like the idea of having a reading contest and having it go to the winning class each month.

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    the quilt is beautiful

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    Beautiful!

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