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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Other than baby quilts I don't tend to give quilts away to friends or
family unless there is a huge appreciation. I once gave away a couple
quilts when I first started. They were just wall panels, but hand
quilted. Took me about four months to do one. One person had no respect
for it and ending up ruining it. I love to see my quilts used for sure.
And if people use them to the point they wear out, that's great. I asked
this person why after I got over the hurt. She basically had no idea
what quilting was or the time involved. So now when I give a quilt to
someone that is not of our world I include a note that spells out how
much money I spent and I break down the time I spent on it. I also say
that I do expect them to use it and enjoy it. It's nicely worded of
course. The last one I did for nurse friend of mine that had a baby she
was totally shocked. It cost me over $60 for all the materials, and
almost 60 hours to do it. It was the blue star paper pieced. She
admitted that she thought you could just throw a quilt together in a day
and that's it. So I'm hoping now she has a new respect for our art. And
that's the stand I've taken, to educated non-quilters that have no idea.
Once I actually took pictures as I was doing a quilt to show the steps
and shared the photos with the receipt. She said it was nice to know
because she really didn't have a clue either. Giving to charity is
different because I feel I'm giving to the cause. But I would still be
hurt if I found one of my quilts being used as a mat in the driveway for
the husband to change oil. I'm sure I could quilt for the next 10 years
though and not get all the projects done that I want for myself. So
that's my two cents.
Take Care
Joanna
Alberta
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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 13:31:53 -0600, Joanna wrote

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That's my problem too.  I know once I give the gift it's the recipents to do
whatever with.  But it just hurts me to think of a quilt being abused or
unappreciated.

Maureen


Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Golly, I have about a dozen in active use.  They are all big enough to cover
up with.  I rotate them though.  A couple are hidden away from 12 y.o. DS
who thinks all quilts are his to snuggle up in.  He spilled ketchup on a
quilt that my husband's great grandmother made in the '30's.  (He is a
special needs kid.)  That taught me!

I have quilts on every bed (one or two), several in the living room on a
wonderful wrought iron quilt stand (from a party-deal and I can't remember
the name of it) and one across the back of the couch.

I make quilts for other people too.....have just finished one and am
planning another wedding quilt.  By just plugging along they get finished.


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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
That's one of the reasons why I only do small quilts.  My house isn't big
enough to store bed quilts, not that I've ever managed to actually finish
one! Plus I have 8 or 9 bed quilts my Grandmas made.

Cindy


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He has

I have a dedicated area of the house for the hanging and display of
the quilts. It is a large 3rd floor room with built-in racks for
display and storage, along with long poles to hang other quilts on
another of the walls. They mostly go unseen up there but I like to
take people up and show them off. There are a few scattered about the
house in other areas but the majority are up there, in quilt heaven,
as it were. I also give some of them away from time to time as the
mood strikes me and the person I give it too would seem to be the sort
that can appreciate what I have done. I have recorded pictures on a
back up hard drive on my computeer so I can always visit them there.
Not very tactile, but I just drop in there to say hello, now and then.

John

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He has

SEND IT TO MEEEEE!!!!!
Greedy little thing, aren't I?  I PROMISE I'd appreciate it!
I don't actually know anyone who wouldn't appreciate a quilt.
Sometimes they talk to you and tell you who to give it to!
I have plans for making quilts for all my BFFs.  One down (the New
Hampshire quilt I posted about a while ago.) Three on the
"list"  (It's a very long list!)
One other thing you can do is make seasonal quilts and swap them out
that way. I have a falling leaves quilt,a heart quilt, a summer wall
hanging. I always wanted a summer yo-yo quilt but I doubt I'll ever
have enough for that.

Judy from Mass

Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 21:44:06 -0600, judyanna wrote
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My BFFs are all quilters!  Though at some point they'll probably all get a
least a tablerunner.

Maureen


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I am fortunate enough to have two BFFs--a married couple--who do not
quilt and yet know how to appreciate them.  I once made a small
Christmas wallhanging for them--a log cabin Christmas tree--and when
they got foreclosed upon several years back (they lived in Michigan and
the pain started there before the rest of the nation caught up), the
Christmas tree wallhanging was one of the few things they took when they
moved.  Due to circumstances beyond their control, they could actually
take very little, and I was very touched that they even thought to take
the little wallhanging I'd made them.  So now, I'm working on a quilts
for each of them.

Michelle in Nevada
http://community.webshots.com/users/desert_quilter



Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Maureen, I can think of 2 things in this area.  You can sell them in
arthur - there are quilt auctions at Rockome Gardens about 6 times a
year.  There are also plenty of great causes/charities that could use
them to raise money.  I also give a quilt to every graduate from high
school in my circle of family and friends - God knows it's really hard
to get through high school intact!

Musicmaker


Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 07:02:06 -0600, Musicmaker wrote
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I've not thought of selling them.  Though that might be a solution.  Our
guild usually needs donations for the ones we sell at our show too.  I may
just have to learn to let some of these go.

But it's going to be hard!

Maureen


Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
If you simply MUST give them away, I suppose I could take a few off
your hands. I would appreciate them.

:-)

Linda, Boxtop Queen
PATCHogue, NY

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 07:50:20 -0600, Maureen Wozniak

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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
I really expected to see more begs than the 2 that showed up.

I come from a large family that for the most part really do
appreciate hand work.  They are always ready for a quilt.  The
younger crowd has provided weddings and babies that are fun
occasions to quilt for.

One gal I remember from guild had all her grand kids together
for their 50th wedding anniversary party.  I guess the first
time they all managed that in many years.  She got out all her
quilts and asked who wanted which ones.  They all had fun, quilts
went to good homes and everyone must have been happy.  This gal
did a lot of classes and such so she had a lot of quilts.

I think finding a charity that you feel really good about is
an option if you just enjoy making quilts but really have to
find them good homes.  There is really a great need.
Don't forget to send B'fly and Linda one though.  : )
TAria

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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Thanks, Dear, for the back-up.
Your beg tops both of ours put together.

Butterfly (Are you sure you couldn't use one, also?)

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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Better begging sneaks in when you don't expect it ;-) Although I did
really like Butterfly's poor pathetic doggy-eyed echo! Almost enough
to get me to send her something.
Roberta in D

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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Next time, I shall wait until I've been awake and fully functional before I
try. I was just trying to beat my Nemesis for begging, since she DOES have a
few hours ahead of me for testing her begs before she posts.

Butterfly (I was rather disappointed that she DIDN'T try her hand at the
Lone Star. Her begs fascinate me sometimes)

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We tend to hang onto them then give them away when someone we know is in
"need" ie two went recently to a co worker and her granddaughter when
husband died, or to a friend who is depressed, I find in this situation
they are appreciated. Sometimes like this they go to people I don't know
very well but sense will appreciate them.
Marion in newtongrange

Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 08:47:49 -0600, WitchyStitcher wrote

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Such subtle begs going on in this thread!

Maureen


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I really like quilts best on the beds and in the TV room.  I have five
bedrooms through out the split level house so have the color schemes
in those rooms around favorite quilts.  Then the "precious ones" I
have packed in preserving containers and in cedar chests.  Then the
good and run of the mill I have on three quilt racks in various rooms,
again matching the color schemes in all.  I'm in charge of decor not
someone who can't even decide what tie matches what suit.  

Rhoda
http://home.att.net/~rewicker

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 07:50:20 -0600, Maureen Wozniak

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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:52:33 -0600, R. E. Wicker wrote

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Unfortunately I've only got two beds.  One already has a quilt, but I also
have a 2nd planned for that room.  And I have a quilt planned for the other
bed as well.

I guess I could rotate those as well as the wall quilts.


Maureen


Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Hello Maureen,
'I have been lucky enough to personally present a few Quilts to injured
soldiers. They were 'gob smacked' as the cousins would say. Each and every
quilt we offer is quickly claimed, admired, and treasured. They are
excellent choices to receive adult size quilts. Children in crisis
situations are thrilled to receive small security quilts. Just look around
and ask around ... you will find people to love your quilts.
PAT, feeling virtuous not to have begged for that Lone Star, in Virginia

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