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Handmade Quilt for College

Updated on March 25, 2013

The Handmade College Quilt

A handmade quilt can be an heirloom to pass down from generation to generation. There are many factory made quilts on the market but few people still make all cotton, hand stitched quilts. This article will highlight the beautiful handmade quilt I offered for sale to help raise money for my daughter's college tuition.

When I first wrote this article, Becca was a sophomore in college and money was very tight for our family. We thought she might have to drop out. I loved this quilt but I was willing to do anything to help her stay in college. But who is my daughter you might ask... Becca is a born leader with a clear vision of how she plans to help create jobs here in this country intertwining her interest and abilities in Theatrical Design and Mechanical Engineering. Come learn about Becca and learn what she did to raise money to pay for college tuition...

This quilt was part of a multifacited effort to help in raise money for college tuition...

Photo Credit: Covered by a Quilt

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Handmade Quilt was offered for sale... - Selling a Quilt to pay for College Tuition


This hand-made quilt was placed on the bed just on the bed for show.

The quilt was made by hand from 100% cotton cloth and is filled with 100% cotton batting. It is hand stitched and hand quilted. The colors are pink and blue with an overall impression of pink.

This beautiful hand made quilt is shown on a queen sized bed but would fit a full sized bed by hanging to the floor or a king sized bed to just cover.

It took many hours to make this quilt. The money from the sale of this quilt was intended to raise money for my daughter's college tuition.

Becca is the Reason that the Quilt was for sale

Raising Money for College

Becca was homeschooled throughout her elementary school years. She loved all aspects of learning but really shone when performing on stage. You see her here performing in Many Moons, as part of the Puddlejump Players of Boston. Even at age 5 she was delighted to be in the limelight.

While a member of Puddlejump Players, Becca became interested in set design. As a homeschooling group, Puddlejump Player members were encouraged to help with all aspects of the production. Becca helped with creating, painting, and assembling sets for the various performances.

Photo Credit: Family photo

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President of the AeroSpace Society

Accedemic Excellence and Leadership Skills

Becca homeschooled until 7th grade You might think that the transition to the public school system might be difficult but she was ready. Her excellent social skills made her immediately popular and she soon became the leader of many groups and organizations within the school.

Because of her leadership skills and academic excellence she was invited to become a member of the National Honor Society.

As president of the Physics Club, Vice-President of the Math Club and President of the AeroSpace Society in her high school she has been recognized as a leader in many seemingly disparate fields and she has found a way to combine them into her field of study.

While in high school Becca became a licensed glider pilot

and was hired not only to give rides but also to run the office and operations

when the owners of the company were not available.

From a class of nearly 800 students, Becca Graduated Outstanding Senior of the year. She has just aced her first year there. Both engineering firms and costume designers are interested in her work and offered her summer internships.

Photo Credit: Family photo

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Becca's Summer Jobs

Raising Money for College

For the first month of summer Becca is busy like most college students. She is working part-time as a manager and waitress at a restaurant where she has worked for the past two summers, she has occasional baby sitting jobs, and she designs and sells hats on commission. Always one to try out new and exciting possibilities, Becca has been hired to help bale hay and herd sheep.

Becca was also hired by a conservation group to work on nature trails for a month and then will be headed back to college for training for her fall job as a resident adviser in her dorm.

Photo Credit: Family photo

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Along with this quilt you will receive a hand written thank you note from Becca as well as personal note reporting on her success in school.

Thank you so much. Becca will help to make this world a better place because of your assistance.

Feel free to ask questions about the quilt. I check my email regularly and look forward to hearing from you.

Questions about This Lovely Hand Made Quilt - The Handmade Quilt: Raising Money for College

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Your daughter is amazing. And that tells me you have been an exceptional parent, too. This is a beautiful act of love (quilting for tuition). As one who had to work numerous jobs to pay my way through college (for three degrees), combined with grants, work study, and loans, I know I would have definitely appreciated having a parent create and sell something so beautiful to support my dreams and aspirations. Wishing Becca much fulfillment all along her educational and professional journey.

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Best of luck to Becca. She sounds like an exceptional young adult. You've made a lovely quilt to honor her efforts. Added to the Squidoo quilting angel lens.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Hand crafted quilts have often been used for raising funds because they are such a beautiful heirloom one of a kind item. Beautiful theme.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      A beautiful quilt which I am sure will be well treasured by whoever buys it. Wishing you and Becca the best of luck. ~*~* Angel Blessed *~*~

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      Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I just read about this on Sylvestermouse's review. What a sacrifice! It's such a beautiful quilt but of course your daughter is even more beautiful and precious. Blessed.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Sylverstermouse sent me over to read it too. What a lovely quilt, a loving gesture from you Evelyn! Best wishes in life to you Becca! By the way you don't mention the price of this gorgeous quilt...

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Evelyn, I read this a while back and loved it. Sylvestermouse has sent me back here because she reviewed your Handmade Quilt For College at Squidoo Lens Reviews, set to publish at 8:30am EST today. Congratulations on a very worthy lens. ...Off to Tweet it before bed. :)

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      beautiful quilt, beautiful gesture, beautiful lens! good luck!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      This is a beautiful quilt, I know it will be hard to part with.

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      Beautiful quilt. I know a lot of work into this. Hope the new owner shows up soon.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      A truly beautiful work of art and precious sacrifice! I guess you can tell it is my favorite colors :)

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Very pretty quilt and very good cause. I hope you are successful raising funds for your daughter's college costs.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh, your quilt is so gorgeous. I thought this lens was going to be about making your own quilt WHILE you're in college. That's what I did, I so didn't want to do my homework that I made a quilt instead. Egads. It's not what I would do now. Thanks for visiting my puppet lens of the day! I've enjoyed many of your lenses!

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      JJNW 8 years ago from USA

      I will twitter this - terrific idea for a great family! Are you taking bids or is there a set price or ??

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 8 years ago from Australia

      Hi, nice lens. Did you sell the quilt yet?

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      Sensitive Fern 8 years ago

      Great idea for a lens, and great idea to make money for your daughter's college fund. 5*

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      nightbear lm 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens, I wish you the best.

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      Debbie 8 years ago from England

      Good luck with the sale. I know how hard it is to finance a child through university. Good luck to Becca.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      What a cool idea! Love the quilt!

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      That is wonderful and I hope the quilt sells - what a great idea for this lens!!! I am giving you 5 educated stars

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      rewards4life info 8 years ago

      What a lovely quilt. Unfortunately, it would not survive very long with 6 animals on "stand by". I really like your lens though. =)

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens and tribute to your industrious and smart daughter. The quilt is lovely; the little pink flowered sections bring up a memory of a quilt my grandmother made. I just know someone is going to buy and cherish that quilt and what it stands for.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I taught myself how to do quilting a long, long time ago but never attempted such a huge project as this! Good luck with raising the money for your daughter to go to College and here's a Blessing from an Angel to give you a boost!

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      Simeyc1 8 years ago

      NIce idea for a Lens - and a great tribute to your daughter. I wish you luck in your sale!

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I'm not a quilter myself, but I really appreciate the time and work that goes into making one of these works of art. My mother-in-law made us a wonderful bed quilt for a wedding gift and then a quilted wall-hanging for an anniversary gift. I love them both and featured them on my keepsakes lens. I'll lensroll yours to it. I hope you sell the quilt. I can't think of a better cause!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I love to quilt, though mine are simpler than the one you show. I make a baby quilt for each new baby to the family. I have 28 nieces and nephews, many marrying in the last 10 years. The babies are coming faster now. It's hard to keep up.

      Great lens

      Thanks for sharing.

      Lizzy

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      Senora M 8 years ago

      I have made 2 quilts. Well, I've finished one and have the other in sandwich form waiting to be quilted. I also have another still in pieces. I just started and really enjoy it!! I do my work on the machine, but I also took a hand quilting class and realize how much work that is!! I can't imagine doing a WHOLE quilt that way!! 5*s for your lens!