HUG Quilts

Do we ever see any of the finished Hug Quilts these days - just wondering. It used to be so nice to go to that site and see them all, but I realize that was a lot of work to keep on ... it was much appreciated tho'.
Sharon (N.B.)
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Sharon
I often wonder the same thing Sharon. Seems like there were a few recently but have seen nothing of the finished product.
Cindy
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Cindy from GA
It is too bad Cindy - I couldn't wait to get all the beautiful blocks from all the very generous quilters on this group when I requested blocks for a HUG quilt - seems a shame to have it just a thing from the past.
Sharon (N.B.)
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Sharon
ring. It used to be so nice to go to that site and see them all, but I rea lize that was a lot of work to keep on ... it was much appreciated tho'.
ently but have seen nothing of the finished product.
rom all the very generous quilters on this group when I requested blocks fo r a HUG quilt - seems a shame to have it just a thing from the past.
I've never talked on Facebook about this quilting group, so the answer is n o I haven't asked on FB. Maybe the whole thing has been dropped becuz of n o interest anymore - it seems that way as no one but Cindy and you Janner h ave shown any interest in my post. Sharon (N.B.)
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Sharon
I think a lot of things have changed since people can't get this group and folks don't want to go to FB. Taria
I've never talked on Facebook about this quilting group, so the answer is no I haven't asked on FB. Maybe the whole thing has been dropped becuz of no interest anymore - it seems that way as no one but Cindy and you Janner have shown any interest in my post. Sharon (N.B.)
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Taria
I did reply after Cindy's post Sharon; but it didn't show up here, because I hit the 'reply' key instead of 'follow up'. Sorry. I wondered if it might be that sending blocks or cards etc to anyone in need of a Hug has taken the full quilt's place. Many not good things had happened to some of those quilts over the many years I have been on RCTQ. I investigated the whereabouts of missing Hug quilts some years ago ...
Pat on the green
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pat on the green
Well I can tell you that the quilt that Connie Davis instigated for the People of Enschede firework disaster and the 4 quilts that were given to the firemen widows did get there.
I spent 2days with them at the Air-force base were Carol's DH was the Commander in charge Connie could not make due to her mother's illness. I presented one of the quilts to one of the widows. She could not speak English and I could not speak Dutch. Her husbands name was Hans and was in the centre of the quilt. She just said to me that he was looking down on us. We wept in each others arms, not saying anything. The TV crew were there. It took me about 4 months to do the centre panel of the main quilt in bead work. It was hung in a museum in Enschede.
I did eventually get a book on the story and a video of the presentation.
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Shirley 
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Shirley
Howdy! Where-oh-Where-did-the-hugs-quilts-go? I still make Hug Quilts, for distribution around here. Often, it's a soft flannel quilt for a cancer patient; sometimes a fun little number for a new baby or his big brother. But RCTQ Hugs-... seems they kind of got out of hand. Someone we didn't know was asking for a quilt for someone else we didn't know, no thanks were ever given or Finished project reported on, and the Hug movement kind of moved on. Too bad, but, then, many of the folks from this group moved on, too. Things seem to go in cycles. If, Sharon, you'd like to get another project started, please do. Here &/or on FaceBook, we can play, see pics somewhere, share the Hugs from the Hugs. Cheers! Ragmop/Sandy - cooking the pinto beans for supper...got cornbread?
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Sandy E
Howdy! Where-oh-Where-did-the-hugs-quilts-go? I still make Hug Quilts, for distribution around here. Often, it's a soft flannel quilt for a cancer patient; sometimes a fun little number for a new baby or his big brother. But RCTQ Hugs-... seems they kind of got out of hand. Someone we didn't know was asking for a quilt for someone else we didn't know, no thanks were ever given or Finished project reported on, and the Hug movement kind of moved on. Too bad, but, then, many of the folks from this group moved on, too. Things seem to go in cycles. If, Sharon, you'd like to get another project started, please do. Here &/or on FaceBook, we can play, see pics somewhere, share the Hugs from the Hugs. Cheers! Ragmop/Sandy - cooking the pinto beans for supper...got cornbread?
Hey Sandy, it's a little late, but I can have a pone of cornbread ready in 30 minutes! But I think it might get cold by the time I get there! Barbara, used to be in SC but now in FL
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I do not get this group like I used to, but still check it every day whenever possible.
Like others have stated, I don't do Facebook. And like others have stated, seems like things go in cycles/circles. I wonder whatever happened to the HUG quilt for Gabby Gifford after she was shot? And others that we never heard about.
I don't mind doing a HUG block when called on. I have participated in many, and headed up or presented about 4 of our HUGS.
Ginger in CA [good email to reply is snipped-for-privacy@msn.com]
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gingerwcgc
Howdy! Thanks, Bobby! The Hugs, the beans & the tortillas are all good! Cheers! Ragmop/Sandy
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Sandy E
Woohoo to cool weather food. We had beans and cornbread last week too. We are really tired of hot weather here and ready for coolness to take hold. Nice to see you all posting a bit! Taria
Howdy! Thanks, Bobby! The Hugs, the beans & the tortillas are all good! Cheers! Ragmop/Sandy
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Taria
ever possible.
, seems like things go in cycles/circles. I wonder whatever happened to the HUG quilt for Gabby Gifford after she was shot? And others that we never h eard about.
y, and headed up or presented about 4 of our HUGS.
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Hi Everyone - it is sad for sure whatever happened to some of the HUG quilt s - I remember sending a finished baby quilt to some lady - can't remember where - who was I think burned out of her home and had a load of kids - als o sent blocks for this one - and like someone said - never got a thank you. I guess con artists are everywhere - not a nice thing to realize. I too participated in so many HUGs and just loved doing it thinking how delighted the receiver would be when it was presented. Of course the HUG quilt for the Gifford lady stood out and it would be really nice to see what happened to that project. A few years back a few friends and I contributed to one here in Canada - it was for fallen mounties - we had a choice of I believe two designs for the blocks - we were totally committed to that project, but again got not one thank you - the quilts were posted on the website of tha t quilter, but none of our blocks were in them - very disappointing. I'm s ure none of us are in it for the accolades but it sure would be nice to at least acknowledge you got the blocks or the quilts. Oh well, our hearts wer e all in the right place. Love this group. Sharon (N.B.)
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Sharon
I still keep the HUG list and am happy to send out a request when asked.
What happened people would suggest a HUG for someone (even someone we might know)... but no one was willing to step up and manage it, provide the batting, backing and quilting. So while the interest was there to send the HUG message (you are cared about...) getting the logistics set up just wasn't happening. (I'm sure part of it was the rising cost of cotton fabrics...).
So in lieu of doing nothing, we started doing alternative HUGS. Seed packets, greeting cards, small general squishies, blocks, ....
In the past 2 years -- less than 5 requests were even suggested. We sent blocks with congratulatory messages for Steven of Alaska when he was married; we sent blocks to another recipient lost her DH, we sent scraps when someone's scrap stash was damaged due to flooding (I think that is what happened).
So, if you know someone who is in need of a HUG and you wish to organize it -- just let me know and we'll get the request out.
I hope this answers your questions.
Kate in MI
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Do we ever see any of the finished Hug Quilts these days - just wondering. It used to be so nice to go to that site and see them all, but I realize that was a lot of work to keep on ... it was much appreciated tho'.
Sharon (N.B.)
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Kate in MI
Thanks very much for this, Kate. It makes the position very clear; and I'm sure everyone understands the increasingly difficult financial circumstances these days. As long as the original thinking behind Hugs remains, the form by which the caring is shown is not as important. I feel awkward saying that, as I was the blessed recipient of a beautiful Hug quilt; but I do believe the thinking behind the Hug is the most important aspect.
Pat on the green .
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