Donating Quilts

I make a lot of quilts. Some of these are gifted, some are used by my family, and some are saved as samples. But even after all of that, there are quilts sitting on shelf in my room just waiting to be used.

2019 Quilts to be Donated

Having these lonely quilts sitting around really bothers me. Quilts should be used! I have sold quilts in the past, but have decided that I am not really going to do that anymore - it is so difficult to put a price on a quilt - so I decided to donate them to Project Linus.



This is not the first time I have donated a giant stack of quilts. I donated regularly when we lived in San Diego and made a big donation right before we moved.

2019 Quilts to be Donated

My son and I drove over to a local quilt shop and donated all of these today. It is hard to part with quilts, but it is nice to know that they will get used.

Do you donate quilts? When/where/how did it go? I am very curious!

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  1. Yes, yes donate quilts to our local hospice. I also keep extra quilts for giving. Both of my daughters know they can come a get a quilt to give for whatever reason. I agree they need to be used and what else am I going to do with my stash.

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    1. Exactly. That is lovely that you donate to a local hospice! I have family members asking for quilts to gift or keep for themselves sometimes which I love and always oblige.

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  2. I also mainly quilt to donate, gift or for my home, though I've sold a few along the way. I donate to our local hospital - which is also a hub for 3 other hospitals. Once a year I gather my quilts together and drive them down. Yes, parting is hard sometimes, but then I think of all those 'Littles' that don't have anything to be wrapped in when time to go home - and I just pray that each and every quilt is a blessing to the one who receives it. This way I can just enjoy the freedom of creating and sewing what I love. Perfect retirement package for me :)!

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    1. That is a wonderful way to think about it, I am sure your quilts bring lots of love to people who need it!

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  3. I belong to a quilt ministry and make quilts for a local children's camp that holds a benefit auction every year. We also make quilts for people with serious illnesses, and also to celebrate new babies in our congregation.

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  4. I donate anywhere between 3-6 quilts per year to veterans and I donate a quilt a month to my church to be given away at the monthly chicken dinner that raises money.

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    1. That is so nice. It is wonderful to hear about all of the ways that quilts are donated to help other people. It makes me love quilting even more!

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  5. My husband is a high school teacher, and we are aware of many students who are Foster children. We focus on donating quilts to these high school students who will not be reunited with their parents, and are "unadoptable." I also work with a local Social Services office who makes the decision on who will receive a quilt. My last quilt was given to an unwed 16-year old mom (with a 3-month old) who was taken out of the home of her drug-addicted single mother. The Social worker told me the girl cried when she received the quilt -- she said she was amazed that someone she didn't know cared enough to hand-make something for her, and that she wanted to make better life decisions so she could do the same.

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    1. That just made me cry - what a beautiful way to donate!

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  6. I love hearing these stories about the different places to donate. Especially the foster kids. Kudos to all!

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    1. It's so great to hear how many wonderful places quilts are going!

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  7. my quilting group donates to the dialysis, oncology, foster care, resource center that helps kids transition out of foster care and low income mothers to be and project linus in our county.

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  8. My daughter and I took several, just last month, to our local crisis pregnancy center for women who come in for counseling and ultrasounds. Yes, hard to part with them but we LOVED that the staff was so thrilled to have something tangible to give these women who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy.

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    1. That is so wonderful! I always think that quilts give me joy, but it is so wonderful to discover that they can bring other people even more joy.

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  9. I never think any of the quilts I make would be good enough for anyone. Yours are so nice and are quality quilt and quilting.

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    1. I think you are underestimating yourself! People are so appreciate of handcrafted items.

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  10. Erica, I made some suggestions on your IG account, but one of these comments reminded me of another great organization that would welcome your quilts. https://www.comfortcases.org/ They provide quilts for kids in foster care.

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  11. I have donated quilts to the local foster care organization (I have 2 nieces & 2 nephews adopted from foster care), to the battered women's shelter, to Project Linus, to Quilts For Kids and the annual Hands 2 Help quilt drive. I am currently working on two quilts I plan to keep for myself. Lol

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    1. We are foster parents so I love hearing about quilts donated to foster care. Of course, quilts for ourselves are also important ;)

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