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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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Lisa Green

love your fabrics....I live in southeast Texas near the coast in a small town called Beach City....
Happy Quilting!

Mary Sullivan

Hi Pat - I love your fabric give away. I love your candy and fruit fabric line. Thanks for all the great quilting ideas. You have wonderful applique. I live in Wethersfield, CT and when we were growing up there was a wonderful Carvels ice cream store at the corner. We'd walk down there and get a chocolate covered soft serve ice cream. Yummmmm - just the best.

Jenelle Boxberger

Great story, and I love the rick rack on the cuff of the pillowcase.

Debbie St. Germain

I am making some for the kids in the African Orphanages. I have been wanting to get started in charity quilting, so this is a good way for me to start, simple quilts with a flannel back.

Debbie

Beth

Love the pillowcase challenge. The first year that the challenge went out we had a pillowcase day at the shop. I cleaned out my stash and made 14 more pillowcases.
The guild I belong to also makes hospice quilts for inpatients. Quilts of Valor. We did baby blankets for a long time for babies born drug addicted. We have also made bags and small pillows for American Cancer to give to women post mastectomy.

Susan Adams

Hi Pat g'day from Australia, Our quilt group made pillowcases for our local Domestic violence shelter at Christmas time last year. Some were complete with a new pillow. The fabric on one had angels on, the mother of a little girl chose that one and said after a few days it was helping her child sleep better.

We have a member who makes quilts all year for charity and turns some rather ugly fabrics into works of art.

Cindy Dickinson

We mostly just donate the quilting for other people's charity quilts. Though I am piecing a QOV quilt at the moment. We were so happy to be able to quilt this beautiful quilt for your charity!

Kathie L

My guild is very involved in charity sewing. At last night's meeting we collected 135 pillowcases for our local hospital's children's wing. Our finished Quilt of Valor quilt was also displayed. Next month it is breast cancer pillows. We also do stuffed bears for our police and fire departments to give to kids in traumatic situations and placemats for Meals on Wheels clients.

Thearica Burroughs

Good morning Pat! Quilters are the most giving of all people on the planet! Your pillowcase and quilt are going to make someone very happy!

I work with a group of quilters from the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Forum to make quilts for the children at the Masonic Home for Children and the Central Children's Home here in Oxford, NC. It is so humbling to see the look that crosses over these children's faces when you present them with a quilt that they can call their very own.

I have been a member of the forum since October 2003 and our charity quilting has grown by leaps and bounds. Of the projects that I have headed, we have raised money through our quilting to buy Christmas for needy children, back to school supplies as well, and we presented funds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Over the past 4 years we have raised well over $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities through a quilting challenge using Crayola Crayons. We have at least 20 - 30 quilters sign up to make a quilt for the yearly challenge... they use their own monies to purchase the fabrics and send in 10.00 with the finished quilt to help pay the shipping to get it to its winner when tickets are drawn!

We also have members who head quilt collections for the troops, members who make quilts for lots of other great charities, and we have another member who includes us in her yearly quilting project to raise money for the MDA. We have a group called Sunshine Quilters who make quilt blocks and then sends them to the designated hostess for that month. She in turn takes the blocks sent to her, turns them in to as many quilts as she can, and then donates them to her favorite charity.

I know I am leaving out something but this gives you an idea of how busy we stay over on the HGTV Q & N Forum!

We are gearing up to take more quilts to the Masonic Home for Children in the next 2 months and YES!, we will make matching pillowcases this time! I have made a few of these for gifts and I love making them! If you start early in the morning and cut several and then go sew without stopping, you can whip out a few dozen in a day! :)

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