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Old 04-06-2020, 03:26 AM
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Don't forget funeral homes. They can use quilts to cover the body of the deceased when being transported to the funeral home. These are called Passage quilts. I have donated for this purpose and the home I donated to said they would use 4 or 5 at each of their 3 sites. Goggle Passage Quilts and you will find a quiet community of quilters that donate with the intent of allowing some dignity for those who have died.

Consider hospice centers also.
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:23 AM
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Emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, and transition housing are all good spots for quilts that don’t take too fussy of care. Good quality fabric and close enough quilting should make a quilt capable of going through an awful lot of laundry. I make quilts for the Quilts for Kids organization, and they tell you that your quilts may go through hospital laundries every day for weeks or months. No loose threads and no handwork are their approach, and it seems to work.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:20 PM
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I donate to foster kids in my county. They will take and give out as many quilts as they can get.
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Old 04-06-2020, 03:19 PM
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I donate to our local fire department. When they go out to a fire, the displaced people are either cold, shocky, and just want to bundle up, especially the kids. Our local Christmas council is always in need of twin or double sized quilts. The woman's shelter uses lots of quilts. There is also a half-way home for woman leaving prison. If they follow the rules, when they leave they get to keep the quilts on their beds. Right now I'm making masks!
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Old 04-06-2020, 06:32 PM
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Shelter for Homeless Vets was very appreciative.
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Old 04-07-2020, 02:51 AM
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One of the very large guilds in my area, 300+ members, make quilts for university students who come from the foster care system. Every 2 to 3 years they make about 125 quilts. These students come to campus with very little of their own possessions to dress up a dorm room or to simply dress their bed. Most students have family who help supply sheets, pillow cases, blankets and so on. These young adults do not have family supplying these items. . Although I am not part of this quilting guild, I work on the campus where they donate.

Check with any campus online site and see if they have foster care grads and contact that office. Bet they would be pleased to take your excess quilts.
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Old 04-07-2020, 04:40 AM
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As you have said, you are in a small community. Have you thought of contacting the Chamber of Commerce for suggestions? They may know something you had not thought of. Also, local churches/pastors?
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Old 04-07-2020, 06:45 AM
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Ckcowl- I love your quilt story of how the quilt traveled from Bill to your mom, back to you and then back to the facility. We usually never know what happens to them but knowing they were made from a loving heart I feel most people appreciate and care for them.

Our group donates to CASA and Quilts of Valor. If we hear of a local fund raiser for instance, cancer patients or other medical expenses, we donate for their auctions. There is always a need. I would rather see them placed, than the quilts just sit unused and unloved.
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:31 AM
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I had a friend who her husband was a fire fighter, and her told her that his station
appreciated having quilts on hand to wrap someone is in when there is a house fire.
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Old 04-09-2020, 02:06 PM
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Check with your local Extension Office. Sometimes 4-H clubs need service projects and could use your fabric to make quilts for battered womens shelters, homeless shelters, childrens services. We were given tubs of quilt fabric a few years ago and had several open sews to make patchwork comforters for kids at the womens shelter. Some people cut squares, others sewed, others tied the quilts off.
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