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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-12-2009, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Dear Quilters: I need a quilt.

Is this impossible??? I somehow, someway need a quilt. Maybe a bunch of squares or maybe one big one, I have no idea how it works as I can't sew!!!!


Im having my third Polar Bear Party on Dec 12. I have a silent auction where I raise money for Polar Bears International. They do the most research for Polar Bears anywhere. Now that I am in my new, different lifestyle and not as much access to the rich and giving, its more challenging coming up with silent auction gifts.

Yours truly Dawna, said a quilt would be AWESOME. AND IT WOULD!!! BUT
the party is on Dec. 12.

I need a polar bear quilt. Or a winter/polar bear quilt. Surely there are some quilters who would like BIG Canvas prints of their dogs, maybe an album??? Those things I could do.

ANY IDEAS???

On a side note, any items at all that would be good for a silent auction would be appreciated. I give 100% of the money to the PBI, I pay for the party myself. And you would get a tax receipt for any donation directly from PBI.

Here is their website.

http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 12:43 AM
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Whew, Melissa, that is quite a hopeful endeavor, to find a quilt by Dec. 12. A full quilt really wouldn't be possible, unless you can google Polar Bear Quilt and find one ready made, but that would probably cost an awful lot. Quilting is time consuming and good fabrics are very expensive for a full quilt.

An idea is to find a very simple pattern that someone could sew for you. It wouldn't be a quilt so much as a wall hanging, but might work? There should be a quilt shop in Idaho Falls, there's a great one in Burley, (or is it Rupert...) where they should be a good source for help and possible quilters that might be able to help. I googled and found this very simple pattern to give you an idea. The pattern is titled "Northern Lights with Polar Bears," down the left side. Hope this helps a bit to at least give you some ideas.

http://www.bearspawquilts.com/bpq_pa...hts_Polar-Bear

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I could do a square or two for but have no idea about getting the quilt put together. You give us this great Forum so what can we do as a group to help you in this endeavor? Raise money for auction items or just send money.

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Sheri, are you saying those are quilt blocks and I could get them and then just hire someone to put together a quilt or wall hanging myself?

Thats a fabulous idea!!!
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Sandi, Thank you!!! Ill be posting more information soon.
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Melissa---how about a bag? If you look at my havanese bags in the "items for sale" category you'll see what I'm talking about.

I could make you a bag or two for Dec.12th with polar bears on them (I'm just stupid enough to take this on! ) Let me know though right away so I can hunt down some fabric and draw.....ok?

I don't actually think a quilt is possible in this short time frame unless you had all the stars aligned and people with blocks in hand--but.....maybe in the future?

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Now that I think about it more too Melissa---you could put things in the bag,like a care package.....you know for keeping warm.....like socks or slippers,ear muffs,hot chocolate things like that.

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YES YES YES YES Julie that would be fabulous!!!!

I think a quilt is a project for next year. And since its a silent auction and not a raffle, I KNOW I WILL WIN. hahahahahahaha

If anyone else has any ideas, I would be so grateful!!!!!!!!!
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I really liked those patterns Sheri linked to so I may try to make a small wall hanging. There is a place here that has cute wrought iron things they could hang on.

How many squares does it take for a cute wall hanging? 6? 8?
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That depends on the size you are after and the size of the blocks. For example you could have a wallhanging with just 1 big block or you could use a 12" block and make it like 2 squares wide and 3 squares down (total of 6). There really are no rules to the size of any of it Melissa.

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