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If you enjoy quilting with kids to inspire their creativity while encouraging them as artists and you want to help contribute to a great fundraising effort than this is the book for you. Inside A Quick Guide to Fundraising Quilts by Kelly Gallagher-Abbott you will find easy to follow step-by-step instructions to guide you through your fundraising quilt project from start to finish.

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Fundraising Quilts

A Quick Guide to Fundraising Quilts
Raising Funds for Schools and Children's Charities with Quilts Children Themselves Design

Author: Kelly Gallagher-Abbott
Pages: 57
Page size: 5" x 8 1/2"
Publisher: Jukebox Quilts
Cover: Soft, Spiral Bound
Item Code: 4E0403
Weight: 0.40 lb

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Thinking about working with kids to make a quilt? Do you desire to work with children and inspire their creativity while encouraging them as artists? Want to help contribute to a great fundraising effort? If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, then this book is for you! Written for quilters of all levels of experience (including pre-quilters with no experience), this book will help you start your own project that is fun for you, other parents and children. New projects and quick innovative techniques now mean you can make an heirloom quilt in only a few hours and the best quilt designers are kids! It's rewarding to work together as a group while creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Once it's completed, just sit back and watch while it brings in funds for your favorite charity!

Inside you'll find easy to follow step-by-step instructions to guide you through your project from start to finish. You'll also benefit from the numerous ideas and resources that have been included to help you create a wonderful quilt and, just as importantly, fabulous memories that will last a lifetime!

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About the Author

To bring this book to a close, I'd like to share a few personal thoughts on fundraiser quilts specifically, and on quilting in general. I hope you'll find sufficient guidance herein to successfully pursue and complete your fundraising venture. As an avid quilter for many years, the fundraising projects that I have been involved with have allowed me to share my love of art with children, and for that, I'm very thankful. It's easy to understand that working with children is a worthwhile endeavor. What has surprised me is the amount of enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated by the adults who participate. I have made genuine lifelong friends who have given me more in friendship than I believe I've give them in instruction.

Since I first published this book and was featured on Simply Quilts, many individuals who have been instrumental in starting successful quilt fundraiser in their schools have contacted me. When I think of the many hundreds of thousands of dollars raised ( and I'm not exaggerating!) and the wonderful relationships formed due to these programs, I'm in absolute awe. What a joy to be part of these efforts that ultimately benefit our children.

So after all of this, I challenge you to begin your fundraising quilt project today. Though there will surely be challenges ahead, please know that the rewards will far outweigh any difficulties you make encounter. I wish you much success and happy quilting!

Table of Contents

I. Planning and Organizing 7
The Quilter's Roadmap to Success 7
The Project Pitch 7
Getting Started 8
II. Financing the Project 11
The Dollars and Cents of Quilting 11
III. Selecting the Quilt Size and Design 15
Creativity vs. Practicality 15
Selecting a Quilt Theme 16
IV. Quilt Artwork 20
Drawing from Experience 20
Quilt Layout 23
Arranging the Drawings 25
Art Interpretation and Transfer 25
Choosing the Method of Quilting 26
V. Supplies and Materials List 27
For the Artwork 27
Fabric 27
Batting 28
Fusible Web for Appliqué 28
Inks 29
Transferring Tools 29
Basic Sewing Supplies 29
Sewing Machine 30
Iron and Ironing Surface 30
Inks and Pigments 31
VI. Quilt Construction 34
The Quilt Top 34
Assembling the Quilt 35
The Quilting Process: Hand, Machine or Tying? 36
Final Touches 38
VII. Raising Money: The Ultimate Goal 39
Auction vs. Raffle or Opportunity Drawing 39
The "Event" 39
So... What's It Worth? 41
Secondary Ways to Generate Income with Your Quilt 41
Thinking Ahead 42
Release Form 43
VIII. Summary-A Note From Kelly 44
IX. Pattern for Block Style Quilt 46
X. Glossary 50
XI. Resources 56


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