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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Thank you, Pat.  I needed to hear that.  Well, I guess I didn't really
'need' to but it certainly was good to know that you'd actually presented
quilts to our wounded military in person. I am told that those quilts that
express our love and gratitude  for their sacrifices and those of their
families are meaningful; didn't know anyone who'd actually gotten to give a
hug.
    And, . . . I don't exactly know how virtuous you were not to beg for the
Lone Star but I guess you've got to start somewhere.  Polly



"Pat in Virginia" <wrote> Hello Maureen,> 'I have been lucky enough to
personally present a few Quilts to injured
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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Had a meet-up with a cousin (3?/4? removed) that takes quilts to the local
VA. She got thru the door---met by a fella in the wheelchair that point
blank asked her if she was the Local Quilt Lady (She wasn't;') Seems  he had
been waiting for HIS TURN to get one 'for his legs' when he was in the
wheelchair. She promptly sat down and let him have his pick. By the time he
was done, there was a gathering of Vets waiting their turn to 'choose'. Sad
thing: she did NOT have one for a Lady Vet.

SIL & I cut a stack of Butterfly squares for her, so she can make Lady Vet
Quilts.

Butterfly (Please, don't forget the Gals)

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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
IT was a heart warming experience! I got REAL hugs too!!
My friend and I were so moved that we drove straight to a fabric store and
bought enough fabric to make two more Warm Wishes quilts ... even thought we
each personally have SABLE!!!
PAT

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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:14:11 -0600, Pat in Virginia wrote

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Thanks for the ideas.  Something will come up.

Maureen

And thanks for not begging for the Lone Star.  I'm definitely not ready to
let that one go yet.




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Maureen Wozniak wrote:
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I knew you weren't, so I held off on my beg.  Let me know if you change
your mind though.  ;-)  Otherwise, one day I'll just be forced to sit
down and make my own!


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

Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Maureen Wozniak wrote:
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It's a good question, Maureen, and I'll be interested to read the other
responses.  I've got quilts/tops that I've made because I simply liked
them, and they do not match a thing in my house.  One is my black, white
and red quilt, which I did as a block exchange with Terbear.  All the
quilts from that swap that I've seen are just stunning, and I'm very
pleased with mine--everyone did a great job--but there is absolutely no
place in my house for it.  It matches nothing!

As for giving quilts to others, I'm with you, I want to be sure they are
appreciated.  I don't mind if someone uses one to death.  I've got a 7
year old cousin who I made a quilt for on request (who could resist?)
and her mother tells me she drags it everywhere with her.  I am totally
cool with that.  It is well-loved.  But I don't want someone putting a
quilt out in their barn to birth a calf on or something!

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

Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Okay, I haven't read every post in this thread, but could we PLEASE see a
picture of the much begged for Lone Star?!!!! I love Lone Star quilts!
PLEASE??????

Dreamweaver

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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 20:44:03 -0600, Dreamweaver wrote

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The Lone Star is going in the washer today then I'll take a pic.  Should be
up sometime next week, though you can see the top in my Works in Progress
album


Maureen
http://gallery.me.com/mwoz2


Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
Ah girl, I wouldn't want to part with that one either!!!!  She's a beauty!
Thanks for sharing.

Dreamweaver

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Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 19:29:33 -0600, Dreamweaver wrote

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Thank you.  I love it.  I'm looking for a spot for it so it won't just be
tucked away in a closet.


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Maureen Wozniak wrote:
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Absolutely lovely, Maureen!  I love your color scheme, and the piecing
it perfect.

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

Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 11:10:13 -0600, Michelle C wrote

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Thank you for the compliments.  It's not perfect, but did come out pretty
well.

Maureen


Re: What to do with quilts that have no receipent
I read you post, then all the responses, then I read your post again.
I understand what you mean.  We have combined households and gone from
six beds (two queens, four twins) to two (queens) and accordingly the
quilt opportunities are reduced.  I have two tote boxes full of quilts
and two tote boxes full of flimsies
(a flimsy is an unquilted top).  My answer is that I just keep them
until an appropriate occasion presents itself.   I contribute quilts
to several local fundraising auctions every year.  Before I start a
new project for one of those, I look through the tote boxes to see if
something on hand is suitable.  The library has a craft fair every
November and I take all the finished/uncommitted quilts to the staff
table.  Last year I made over $300!

So, I'd advise that you just keep making tops and quilts....consider
having your own craft fair to clean out inventory....and be on the
lookout for charity requests.

Nann


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