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Re: How to get started. . .

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:28 pm
by justdawne
You've gotten a lot of good suggestions already. I just want to chime in with a point to consider.

You can always work within an existing, larger group. Finding one should be pretty easy if you google search 'charity quilts' or 'charity quilts and your state/town'.

BUT...I wanted to suggest another option for your to think about.

You mentioned your personal connection to chemo treatments. Who can you talk to at the place your husband received treatment? They are your best resource. They know the patients and even though they are bound to confidentiality they could get the quilt to people who really need them. Every chemo patient deserves one, don't get me wrong but someone with little family in the area might 'need' one more. I hope you understand what I mean. If you only have 1 quilt to donate perhaps you could leave it to them to get it to someone in need.

OR you can work in a group of women to make more than one quilt. Are you a guild member by any chance?

Looking forward to hearing how this unfolds for you. I think when we have something in our heart that we are called to do it will happen as it is meant to.

Best of luck,

Re: How to get started. . .

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:26 pm
by lhostelley
suzette58, I started making quilts for the local fire departments. I talked with the fire chief and asked if there was a need, what sizes they would need, etc. The next thing I knew I was sewing alot of quilts for three different districts.

Re: How to get started. . .

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:12 am
by Chidamoyo
I agree with all the ideas given but here is another one for you. We have a cancer doctor in the area that has people making quilts for him to give to his patients while they go through chemo.