I saw over on Leahs Free Motion Blog that she was wanting charities to link up with her about what they would take. She had a large list, and was encouraging people to not stress over their UFO's
I kind of wanted to join in, but then realized that I can't take all of the things she has listed and seriously get them finished... But I thought maybe I could tell what we can take, and realistically get finished and to it's new forever home.
All of the Quilts that we work on for donations are Quilts of Valor - this does not mean I don't believe in other charities - it means that I am one person, and need to stay focused!! I love hearing about other places people help - and am in admiration of those who do!! It really makes my heart happy...
Okay - our list:
Quilt Tops - the sizes we use are 55 x 65 to 72 x 90 - and anything in between. If a top comes in too small... we get creative, either by making more blocks, or adding borders . 100% Cotton fabrics only.
Quilt Backings - That one is kind of self explanatory.
Blocks - A few of our ladies are Block Geniuses.... they can see blocks and instantly come up with setting plan - they are amazing!
Batting - I have to be honest here - Leah said all kinds and all sizes - but I really need flatter battings - the poofy battings - while I love them, they are not suitable for some hospital environments. And the small scraps are sometimes just more work than the time available - so for battings ... I really like the bigger pieces - 30 x 60 is about the smallest I really like to receive... ( sorry if I sound picky on that )
Alright - so if you are purging any of that stuff we would be glad to get it finished up and to our soldiers -
She also asked that we provide an address - how about an email so that I can provide an address? Alycia Quilts @ Gmail. com ( with no spaces)