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Thread: Quilt guild's charity quilt

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    Super Member oksewglad's Avatar
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    Our small guild decided to make a quilt for the Ronald McDonald house in Rochester--home of the Mayo Clinic. We are hoping this will be given to a young boy. We brought our strips in darks and lights; one gal added the pattern; others donated foundation fabric; we had cutters, sewers, trimmers, and pressers. After it was pieced I took it home to make the sandwich; several ladies tied; another made the binding and yet another the label. This was our first group effort and we are looking forward to next year's day of fun!

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    Great quilt, sounds like a fun project.

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    OBTW the pattern is called "Twist and Shout". Sorry not sure who made the pattern.

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    The colors are perfect for a boy/young man :thumbup: What a generous project for you group to do :lol:

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    Why stop there? Our guild makes charity quilts for Quilts of Valor. We give them to our local VA hospital. We also do heart pillows for breast cancer patients (both male and female), bibs and walker caddies. There is also the one million pillowcase challenge. For our quilt show (every other year), we each donate at least one quilt for our auction charity.
    Not only are these donations tax deductible, but they make you FEEL SO GOOD!

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    Aw, its perfect for a boy!

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    Very handsome :thumbup:

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    I love the quilt, what a great job you all did!

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    What a beautiful quilt and so easy with all those busy hands. One day....imagine what you could do, once a week. I just came back from a retreat where we were all given 1/2 yd for a quilt challenge, and we will make a quilt for the foster children in Burley Idaho. There are so many young people that would love to have something warm to wrap up in. Keep up the good work. It is such a warm feeling to know that someone is going to love your hard work.

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    Very pretty!

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    This was a big step for the guild. When the guild was formed several years ago the charter members did not want to be beholden to making charity quilts. Our local hospital auxillary holds a quilt auction every fall and many of the ladies work on their individual church or other volunteer organization's quilts. These are generally wonderful works of hand quilted art and a certain prestige goes with the highest auctioned quilt. It takes alot of planning to put together a quilt for the auction.
    What was special about this quilt is the scrappy look of everyone's fabrics, the simple pattern and finishing, and most of all the comraderie of the day. It will be on display at our local county fair in late June and then be sent to the RMcD House.
    Any ideas on what pattern we can sew for next year?

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    I think your group completed a very beautiful quilt that any boy or young fellow would be honored to own. It looks wonderful and very nicely done! Congratulations to the group on a job well done. Thank You for sharing. I Love It!

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    That is an awesome quilt. The colors are so rich. It's a beautiful job by all of you. Thanks for sharing.

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    the local quilt guild here in Hattiesburg make childrens quilts for the police to give to the kids when they go to a domestic call and the kids are off to DHS
    I don't belong since I work but after my trip I'm going to make up some for them..since I've been folding fabric on the boards I've found a dozen kid panels I can do. It's like shopping in a store this room of mine

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    What a beautiful quilt.

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    You all did a beautiful job on it :D:D:D

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    Beautiful quilt--you all did a great job on it. I sew with groups who do quilts for raffle for charities. I end up quilting them too. I love it. I will try and post a pic of one we just did for a senior center where we sew every week.

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    Thanks everyone! Now how about a pattern for next year? I'm on the program committee!

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    HI, Just looking and seeing the quilt made by your quilting group for Ronald McDonald house. It's really a nice quilt and a wonderful charity project.

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    Beautiful quilt and what a great cause

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