How much cost is involved to make one quilt?
The average cost of just the material needed for the making of one quilt is $75 to $100. We do not ask our recipients or even the requester to "pay" for the quilt. We do, however, greatly appreciate all donations as this allows us to help more people in their difficult life circumstance.
How long does it take to produce one quilt?
Quilts work their way through our "system" in approximately 4-6 weeks. Shipping and delivery time will depend greatly on where the quilt is going.
How much does it cost to ship a quilt?
Based on our experience, shipping, handling and insurance costs for sending a quilt within the United States costs about $15. For shipping outside of the U.S. the cost greatly increases. This is why we have suggested an addition to your donation of $50 for quilts being shipped overseas.
Do you have any paid staff?
No, everyone at Love Sews Ministry is a volunteer! Even our board members, who spend countless hours behind the scenes in meetings and planning sessions, are completely volunteer.
What else do you do at Love Sews other than the quilts?
Love Sews offers quarterly make-and-take projects where we will teach a certain project on a Saturday afternoon. Theses classes will cost participants about $10 per person. Each participant will receive a pattern and/or instructions for the project they make, plus they will be taking home the piece they create that day. We also do monthly "Sew-ins" on the 4th Friday evening, where we gather just for fun! Participants can bring a project they are working on at home or just come hang out and enjoy the comrodery! No official Love Sews projects are worked on those nights. We also hope to have beginner quilt classes in the near future. Keep watching this site for even more to come in 2019!