Comfort Quilters/Signature Quilts

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Comfort Quilters/Signature Quilts

Do you make quilts for others who find themselves in difficult situations? At this moment I have 4 lap quilts either ready to be finished or in my head that will be signed by my church members and given to others. What patterns are you using,do you buy your fabrics or are they donated. If you are in a group how did you organize? Let's share our ideas....

Location: Howard, PA
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Latest Activity: Mar 24, 2014

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To guild or not to guild, that is the question...er discussion.

Started by Riana Noyes. Last reply by Riana Noyes Mar 30, 2012. 14 Replies

Five years ago, l thought l would enjoy sharing my love of quilting by joining a guild in the town l then lived in.The ladies( and gentleman) were all nice enough, and l enjoyed the cameraderie, but…Continue

Group Quilts

Started by Riana Noyes Feb 27, 2012. 0 Replies

It would be interesting to see some pictures/posts about group quilts, church, guild, friends etc. gathering in quilting bees and their resulting quilts.

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Comment by Riana Noyes on March 31, 2013 at 10:15am

My latest project was to quilt a top for a friend. My "fee" was for her to contribute to a local charity,which she did...very gernerously!

Comment by Judy Olson on May 19, 2012 at 2:53am
I guess I would fall into the category of comfort quilter. I make quilts for family members who have lost someone, out if their tee shirts and clothing. I volunteer at a hospice, and frequently family members are asked to decorate a square commemorating their loved one. When there are about 50 squares, I put them together in a quilt, which is displayed in the hospice house. I have made several baby quilts for Project Linus. This is my favorite kind of sewing...a quilt that will have a special meaning to someone.
Comment by Riana Noyes on May 18, 2012 at 9:10am

Wow Dena,that's a great challenge. Are you financing the fabric etc. yourself?

Comment by Dena Cooper on May 17, 2012 at 8:17pm

Hello everyone.  My current project is to make 50 lap quilts and then I will take them to Seniors homes ( have 2 locally) and give them to the folks that don't have family near or none at all around Christmas.  I have just finished number 17 and somehow I don't think I will make it to fifty  Originally I thought I could get one done every week but 'life' happens and the best of plans just don't happen.  However, I will get as may done as I can.  I am machine quilting them all so that is a time saver.

Comment by Julie H on April 8, 2012 at 4:25pm

I've donated topa and finised quilts to Quilts of Valor-women's project. These quilts are primarily for women. I just started sewing for Quilts for Kids. This is really fun. Then send you a kit that you sew up and return with the understanding you will donate at least one more quilt. I realized I had room for at least one more quilt in the box so started sewing and now adding 2 additional quilts for a total of 4 from my stash. Quilt kit they sent was really easy.

Comment by Lois Leotta on March 30, 2012 at 11:48am

I belong to a quilting group at my church, Bethany Lutheran.  We make quilts for local families that have suffered a loss.  For example when people have a fire or some other disaster or when they just need to know that someone cares .  We've even sent them as far away as Texas and N. Dakota. Our group is much smaller now but we are regrouping and hope to be giving quilts away again soon.

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 30, 2012 at 10:37am

Karen, you shouldn't wait 'til you're "good enough".Begin with a small, simple project,and go ahead and give! lf everyone held back because they weren't perfect enough, we wouldn't be enjoying half the art ,poetry or photography out there now. Your recipient will cherish your efforts simply because you took the trouble to do it.Don't let the opportunity to help a cause slide by...we don't know how long we each have to do our part.Someday an accident or illness could take our abilities away.ln short, don't hide your light under a bushel!

Comment by Karen Nelson on March 29, 2012 at 12:10pm

I want to learn to quilt good enough to make quilts to give!

Comment by Kathleen Danley on March 25, 2012 at 7:45pm
Susan, I don't make t-shirt quilts so I really have no answer for you. Sorry I didn't answer sooner.
Comment by Kathleen Danley on March 25, 2012 at 7:44pm
Hi Donna, welcome to our group. Your quilts sound much like the one we gave at church last week to a young Mom with Cancer who grew up in our church. I see it as wrapping them in the love of God.
 

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