We are partnering with Just Us Quilters to help with their charity quilts. I believe that this will help our group and others at the same time. Here is the information below: Thank you for helping out.
2014 JUST US QUILTERS CHARITY QUILTS (Authorized Project)
By Joie Holcomb on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 9:35am
In 2011 we introduced a project we call ‘Just Us Quilters Charity Quilts’. Due to the effort and generosity of so many of our members we were able to donate quilts to several worthwhile causes: Bumble Beans, The Epilepsy Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics, Children’s Home Society of Walla Walla, WA, Cancer Unit at Local Hospital, Shiawassee Co. Child Advocacy Center and CAN Council of Saginaw, MI. Many of you sent several blocks to each person, which resulted in more than one quilt to be donated. Thank you to everyone who took the time to make blocks and send them for these quilts!
P.S. The blocks you make for the charity quilts are tax deductible if it is a NON-profit organization and you have the address. Your time spent is not deductible, but the fabric is.
We have a few more charities on the list that we didn’t get to last year, so will continue working on them this year. To the members who have quilts that we still need to work on , please provide the Charity name and address. If your quilt has already been done, please PM me with this information so I can post it for the others who sent you blocks. Thank you! The remaining names on the list are as follows:
The Way World Outreach – Elizabeth Magee-Thomsen
Quilts for Cancer Patients – Rhoda Forbes
Luteran World Relief – Becky Potter Welsh
Shepherds for Lost Sheep – Bri Bailey Babbitt
Concerr Cancer Pillow Case Drive (Phoenix, AZ) – Kimberly Calvert
Quilts of Valor – Barbara Carol Light Nessle
Quilts of Valor – Debbie Bass
If you have a favorite charity that you would like to donate a quilt to and want to be added to this list, please send me a PM with the information.
If you do not wish to make a quilt, but would like to send blocks to help make them, simply watch for the project to be announced (with the information that you’ll need to make the blocks), then make a block and send to the person who’s quilt we’re working on. This is strictly voluntary, and a wonderful way to use our time and talents to help others.
Here’s how the process works:
I. Send me the name of the charity you would like to donate a quilt to. Your name and charity will be added to the bottom of the list.
II. You pick the charity, you pick the quilt blocks you want us all to make it with. (Size, block name, how many of each, etc.) The only way this is going to work is if we all choose our blocks from the same resource. I suggest that the blocks for your quilts be chosen from Marcia Hohn’s Quilt Cache. This is the only resource I know of that has such a nice selection of blocks in several sizes. Please keep in mind that members of all skill levels will be helping with your quilt, and try to choose a block that’s suitable.
EXAMPLE: Your charity is Make a Wish Foundation. You need 16 (12″) blocks. You would like it done in greens and oranges (obviously all quilts will be scrappy to some degree). You’ll need 16 people to sign up to work on your quilt.
III. When we get to your charitable organization (i.e. quilt), the quilt you pick will be posted on JUQ and those who want to work on it will sign up to do so.
IV. Each person signed up to make that individual quilt will make one block. (If you choose to send more than one block, it’s up to you, and much appreciated!) When your block is finished you mail it to the person who’s quilt it belongs to. This way no one is sending a large quilt top across the oceans. It’s one block.
V. Once you receive all of the blocks for your quilt it’s up to you to put them together and complete the quilt. Take a photo and post it so we can all see what we’ve accomplished together, and it’s yours to donate to your favorite charity.
If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me anytime.
Thank you again,