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Thread: Picture of the Boys and Girls club in Yankton SD delivering quilts to Project Linus

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    Senior Member mshollysd's Avatar
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    Some pictures of the children I have been teaching to quilt delivering quilts to Sanford Hospital for the South Dakota Project Linus group. It really hit home to our group just what a great thing they did. 25 blankets and quilts were finished this year. My daughter was on the news talking about it. I was so proud

    Kids plus counselors with the blankets and quilts
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    here is the pile of them
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    Jurassic Park quilt given by some of the members to a little guy
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    Project Linus coordinators. Diane is in the foreground
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    Goosebumps that they pieced together.
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    The baby recieved a ducky blanket
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    me in a space suit at the Washington Pavilion (after we delivered the blankets)
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    Senior Member Quilting Angel's Avatar
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    How wonderful

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    that is wonderful, tell the kids we are so proud of all of them

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    What an awesome caring bunch. Kudos to everyone who made this happen. Thank you for sharing.

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    That is so awesome!! Did these kids make the quilts?

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    They made the goosebumps from start to almost finish. I did the binding. The blanket tying was all them. the other quilts I pieced but they sandwiched and also hand typed all of them. I did the binding since it was my sewing machines and of course my needles. LOL

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    Thanks for sharing...great kids, great quilts.

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    Very good.

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    Love your suit pic!!!! Too cute! :-D

    I just love to see the kids involved in this. What a wonderful way to get them involved in doing kind deeds for others. Thanks for sharing!

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    What a great cause, and to have kids involved! Thanks for sharing.

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    I think my favorite part is when the hospital lady talked to the kids about when the patients get there they probably didn't have time to grab anything, so the quilt that they get is the only thing they have to hold on to. It really struck home that what they started last fall was finished for the year. Sometimes I think we don't teach our kids enough about the patience of finishing a project, not quitting it when it takes too long. They got a grant of $500 which allowed them the trip to see the end.

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    that is great to get the kids involved in quilting and giving

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    We can never start too soon or early to show the importance of giving and community service. Being a chapter coordinator for Project Linus in my area, I love working with the kids and showing them that they can a make a difference and impact in their own community and for children their own age, too. Thanks for the pics and kudos for doing such a great job in your community.

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    What a wonderful experience for the children! It's so great to see helping/giving kids .. so many are so self-absorbed these days. Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

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    That is wonderful to have the kids helping and giving the quilts also. Then they see where they go and the happiness they are giving. My daughter was in the hospital for a while and there was a lady that came around giving quilts to the kids. She asked my daughter if she had any brothers or sisters and they each got a small quilt also. They love them. My kids want to make some quilts to give back. We will be making some quilts together to give back to the hospital so we can help too. :)

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    That is so awesome. The kids were so psyched to do it again next year.

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    Hip- hip horry for all the children & all those who helped.
    We all need to be remined of the good things child do each & every day.
    Thank you all !!

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    What a wonderful way of teaching youngsters the value of giving especially creating it themselves.
    Keep up the good work!!!

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    You know, when they get done quilting at my house, I need a maid, threads all over the place, but it is a good thing, and they love it. The surprising thing is the boys. They are digging the quilting part. most of them are tying quilts, but some have tried their hand at the machine. Cool to start boys sewing instead of them thinking it is a girl thing.

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    It is great to see kids involved in giving back to society. I'm sure it is an experience in their lives they will remember forever...and you gave them that memory! Great job on all the quilts!

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    Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

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    Clapping for each of the wonderful young people who made all those beautiful blankets/quilts for Project Linus!!!
    Kat

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    Thanks to everyone who looked and commented. Made me feel good to start others to quilt

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