Quilt To Give – Helping Individuals and Families – One Quilt at a Time


    July 13, 2019

    Awesome !!! As Largo Cracker Quilter’s Philanthropic Coordinator I am always looking at patterns for our Charity donations quilts…this design struck a homerun !!!
    CASA (Community Stops Abuse), Brookwood for Young Woman and Girls, Bay Pines Veterans Center and Habitat for Humanity are some of the Charities we support here in Pinellas County, Fl. This pattern is a prefect fit for each group.
    Our next goal is to invest in a AccuQuilt for the guild and make precut kits and have a wonderful sit snd sew making this fun pattern.
    Thanks for sharing the pattern that will also inspire many others to make and donate quilts !!!

  • Clovis
    July 13, 2019

    Hope you get a lot of quilts for this year.

  • Marlene Milligan
    July 13, 2019

    I am jumping on board and making a Quilt to Give
    I’m also hoping to attend the show in MDison and would love to participate in sewing a quilt.

  • Sharon
    July 13, 2019

    I am planning to make a quilt to give to our local women’s domestic abuse shelter.

  • sylvia storey
    July 13, 2019

    I love the strip quilt to make as a giveaway. i belong to a club that meets once a week and we make and give quilts to anyone in need.

  • Ann West
    July 13, 2019

    I belong to two quilt guilds and make donation quilts every month to go to either Ronald McDonald House or to a church charity group that gives quilts to families in need or in crisis.

  • Ola Norman
    July 13, 2019

    This would make a great quilt to give away.

  • Bridget
    July 13, 2019

    I think the quilts to give program is a wonderful program. The pattern supplied is a great pattern, as it helps us quilters to use up our stash and make beautiful quilts to help others. It is an easy and beautiful pattern that can be made for all ages, male or female.

  • Nancy H
    July 13, 2019

    Such a wonderful cause.

  • Catherine J Sturtevant
    July 14, 2019

    I love this opportunity to give back to the community! I am adding this design to my charity quilt group. I run a chapter of Quilts For Kids in Syracuse, NY and will make some of these for the Salvation Army unwed mothers program. Great job with this quick and easy design!

  • Linda H
    July 14, 2019

    What a wonderful quilt pattern. This would be a quick and easy quilt to make and give away.

  • Karen King
    July 14, 2019

    This year I have made quilts for the local head start program, fidget quilts for the local nursing home, one large patriotic quilt for the Md State Veterans Home and some for other smaller organizations. I love to play with colors, patterns and free motion quilting so smaller quilts are perfect to try new techniques and at the same time please someone! IT is a win win, I get to sew and someone gets a quilt!

  • Marg O'Brien
    July 14, 2019

    All the way from Australia, my daughter now lives in Milwaukee, and I congratulate you on the up coming Expo. As a quilter myself, wish I could be part of this wonderful 2 day event. All the best, and will look forward to more posts.

  • Joanne T
    July 14, 2019

    I would love to come to the Expo and spend some time making
    these quilts there.

  • Margaret L Secor
    July 14, 2019

    I would LOVE to come and donate my time to preparing and making the “Quilts to Give” I however don’t have the money to do so on my fixed income. I can however donate a quilt which I will mail out.What a wonderful project you do!

  • Beth
    July 15, 2019

    I have run out of people I know that want quilts so I love the idea of giving to people in need — I get to keep up my sewing skills and have fun learning new techniques! Quilt Expo has been on my list a long time and I plan to volunteer my sewing time when I finally get there! Thanks for the great pattern.

  • Nancy Rayside
    July 17, 2019

    Each year I make a quilt for the hospitality house at the local hospital. The quilt is then given to an outpatient who is staying at the house to use for warmth during chemo treatments. With other guild members we supply the house with at least 30 quilts a year. Each year there is a theme and this year it is polka dots so I am looking forward to all the different designs.

  • Janet Wilson
    July 19, 2019

    My sister and I do a charity quilting day a month but our progress was slow so we are engaging our local quilt guild, hoping to form a small group of giving quilters. So this post is perfect inspiration for us! We’d also appreciate advice from all you experienced charity quilters…patterns, techniques, and group motivation!

    • Judith Campo
      August 19, 2019

      I’m a bit behind on things and am just now reading your comment. One way to motivate your quilt guild, if you belong to one, is to have a block of the month that is made by those wishing to participate. They can make as many as they wish. You can display all of them at your meeting, then sort them in stacks of however many you wish, and then draw names for the stacks of blocks. It’s kind of similar to a block exchange. In your comment you said how slow things went when trying to get a quilt made. Try to remember that it is not a competition; the reason why you made that quilt is more important than the quantity. I’ve seen this within the Project Linus chapter I am involved with. Some people only get maybe 5 or 6 quilts made in a year. I know we have one lady who averages 5 to 10 quilts a month, if not more, and I consider that her choice on how she uses her time. The Project Linus chapter I am involved with (covering a large part of Los Angeles county) is one of their most active chapters as we have blanket days at different locations almost every Saturday throughout the year. For patterns, see what you can find for free online as there are plenty to choose from. Also, visit your local craft store that has a magazine rack and go through some of the quilting magazines they may carry and take some of the ideas you saw in them home with you for your online search.

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