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Thread: Ugly Quilts - Organization

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    Super Member DonnaB's Avatar
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    Many times over the past year I've mentioned the group I'm in, making "ugly quilts" for the homeless. I finally got a few pic's. We have made over the last 15 years, 15,000 ugly quilts, and donate to the Salvation Army, who distributes them. We've also given to the police, fire department, various churches and city employees to pass out when they see a need. It's a very rewarding experience, and we even have a few DH, including mine. He will pick up the donations we get from various groups, helps assemble the quilts and then delivers them to the Sal. Army. Outside of quilts are any type dark material, bed spreads. Inside batting are donated blankets or bed pads, and inside of quilt have a sheet. Here are a few pic's:

    Our funny tie board, we use 4 for each quilt
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    Our "stash", sheets on bottom shelves, & "batting" blankets on top
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    Quilters tieing the quilts, to stay together
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    Closet to store ditty bag toiletries for each ugly quilt
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    Finished bags, ready for delivery, we even do kids - note stuff animals
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    Your group should be very proud of it's accomplishments and I bet that the quilt recipients do not think they are at all ugly.

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    Nice facilities. Must be great to work on quilts for such a worthy cause.

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    Fantastic! That is so cool! Thanks for sharing this with us:)

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    You and your group are such an inspiration! Congratulations on a job well done. And everyone in the pictures look so happy, that kind of says it all.

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    Thank you and your group members. If more people would show a little kindness, the world would be a much better place.

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    Very heartwarming, to say the least!

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    wonderful job to you and your group!!

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    What a wonderful gift you give....very rewarding.

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    What wonderful work you all are doing! Thank you so much!

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    What a wonderful thing you ladies and men are doing. I am sure that they are not ugly to the persons getting them.

    Keep up the good work!

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    What a remarkable, caring, giving group you are! God Bless!

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    You are a group of wonderful, giving people. So awesome that you make quilts to give to the homeless. We all have a purpose in life & yours is to help others. All of your deserve HUGE Hugs!! :-)

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    Huge blessings to you and your group! Looks like a great set up to do lots of "uglies"~

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    that is great.

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    What a wonderful group. I sure all the recipients truly appreciate all the love that has gone into the work of each and every quilt.

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    Great! I'm sure that the people are very grateful and I doubt that they are all that ugly. The pictures I saw weren't.

    Do you request certain items from various organizations? Do you get a lot of clothes, or do you request just things like blankets, sheets, etc.?

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    Well done, ladies & gentlemen.

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    What a wonderful organization :)

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    What a wonderful group of folks you all are :-D
    There was a need and you stepped up and filled it admirably :thumbup:
    You look so well organized and what a wonderful space you have to work in.
    A pat on the back and a big hug for all of you from me :thumbup:

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    What a great ministry! Two years ago we started making dresses for our mission team to take to Brazil. Now we're doing much more, including making quilts for the Christian Appalachian Project, which gives quilts, made from our scraps, to children in Appalachia. It is soooo rewarding. This gives me a new idea!

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    I'm sure the receipenta just love them and really appreciate them. You are doing such a wonderful thing for the homeless. Thank you for the job well done and for the inspiration.

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    God Bless each one of you for doing this.

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    What a wonderful, remarkable, caring, giving group!
    The area you have to work on the quilts is wonderful too.
    God Bless!

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    thank you. It's god's work you are doing. xoxo

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