Alma's quilt
Alma's quilt

DarkHawk98 has lung cancer.  A surgery for the cancer is on hold because he developed pneumonia in his good lung.  Let's give him some community support to help him heal and get him through all his treatment.  He's a really nice guy, he's one of us, and we can help!  You can learn more about what he has been going through in this diary that he just published tonight.

So far, we are 10 messages short and the quilt is paid for!  Don't be shy!

Alma's quilt, showing backing
Alma's quilt, showing the backing

A community quilt contains messages of love and support from you for someone facing an illness or other hardship.  The lift that comes from so much love is incredible.  Oftentimes, in our society, we just don't know what to do when we hear someone is very ill.  Well, this is something very positive we can do.  DarkHawk98's quilt is going to support him more than you know.  Our words will all be there for him, anytime he needs them.  The loving energy will flow back to you, too!  It is just the way it works!

AntKat and her quilt
AntKat (Kathleen) with her quilt, may she rest in peace.  Photo by AntKat's sister, Karen

I've been asked to let you know what AntKat's quilt meant to her and her family.  I received this message from her mother:

Dear Sara,  I am Kathleen's Mom,,  Nancy.          The three of us live pretty close to each other.  I was able to see Karen and Kathleen   a good bit.  I wanted  to say how grateful I feel in knowing  she was so loved.            She made her Blog the center of her world, in doing so she gained a world of wonderful friends who thought like she did on many topics.                     Please let everyone know how much we appreciate all the Love and caring you have sent via your Blog.    Karen is the strong one in the family and has held us together through it all ...     Thanks again to everyone.  The Quilt is beautiful and such a wonderful idea.  GOD BLESS YOU AND EVERYONE WHO WORKED ON IT AND ALL WHO SIGNED IT.  I really think she was holding on till it arrived.     Thanks   again,     Love Nancy
AntKat's quilt, detail
Detail of AntKat's quilt

If you can help with a donation toward the cost of materials and time for this quilt, my sister and I would be so appreciative.  We make our small living doing this work.  Here is a PayPal link or message me for an address if you prefer checks.  $10/message is suggested -- but some people kindly give more to cover for those message givers who cannot afford to donate.  Thank you for anything you can do.

raina's quilt, showing backing
Raina's quilt, showing the backing

These people have already left messages for DarkHawk98.  Please check here if you don't remember if you have left one or not.

1.    arizonablue
2.    JekyllnHyde
3.    Chacounne
4.    swampyankee
5.    DrLori
6.    cfk in the Thumb of Michigan
7.    Ojibwa
8.    Alma
9.    murasaki
10.    bcdelta
11.    4Freedom
12.    blue jersey mom
13.    BeadLady
14.    Sara R
15.    BlueJessamine
16.    Otteray Scribe
17.    2thanks

nannyboz' quilt
nannyboz' quilt

Here are a few of the messages so far, for inspiration:

Healing to you.  swampyankee

At the end of the storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.  DrLori

May our quilt bring healing vibes
Add strength and hope
Radiate the warmth of our thoughts
To raise your spirits.  Best wishes!  cfk in the Thumb of Michigan

Let yourself walk in beauty and harmony
from this comes healing  Ojibwa

May you have less lemons
and more chocolate as you
continue your journey to health  Alma

MassHarry's quilt, showing backing
MassHarry's quilt, showing the backing

These are community quilts my sister and I have made to date:

othniel (cellulitis and ensuing complications, RIP)
exmearden (cancer of heart and lung, RIP)
MsSpentyouth (brain tumor)
Moe99 (lung cancer, RIP)
Michelle Caudle (ovarian cancer, RIP)
BFSkinner (lupus)
Kitsap River (long wait for kidney donor that ended 2/18/11)
Frederick Clarkson (blood clots)
Dreaming of Better Days (lymphoma)
one bite at a time (lost house and belongings to fire)
Timroff (cellulitis)
Sol Fed Joe (multiple cancers and health problems)
Brubs (AIDS, immune reconstitution syndrome)
rserven (gall bladder infection with dangerous complications)
grndrush (brain tumor, RIP)
ImpeachKingBushII (needs liver transplant)
andsarahtoo (lupus)
Frank Cocozzelli (muscular dystrophy)
luvsathoroughbred (breast cancer)
Predictor (stroke and HIV)
Austex54 (caretaker to othniel)
Theodore Olbermann, RIP
cskendrick (antibiotic resistant infection)
Keith Olbermann (caregiver to father)
Juan (cancer)
Ana (a young horse belonging to Juan, hit by truck)
MA Liberal’s mother (Alzheimer’s)
Charles CurtisStanley (caretaker to Kitsap River)
Lorikeet (cervical cancer)
Dr. Lori (metastatic cancer)
ulookarmless (cancer, heart condition, stroke, RIP)
riverlover (caregiver to husband suffering from liver failure, now widowed)
Melody Townsel (caregiver to dying father, now deceased)
dadanation (AIDS)
Dr. William F. Harrison (leukemia, RIP)
Larry Bailey (sudden loss of partner to heart attack)
ramara (adopted son with fetal alcohol syndrome)
Noor B (herniated disk from car accident)
Louisiana 1976 (fibromyalgia, severe arthritis, depression)
stumpy (MS, stroke, RIP)
bleeding heart's niece (cancer, RIP)
escapee (failure of corneal surgery)
SarahLee (lymphoma, Lyme Disease)
Bustergirl (ovarian cancer)
mimi's niece (cancer)
ZenTrainer (breast cancer)
Miss Blue (severe injury to shoulder, anxiety over coverage for surgery)
Granny Doc (bladder cancer, RIP)
mango (heart attack)
nudger (ovarian cancer, RIP)
DaNang65 (heart condition)
Lt. Choi (exhaustion)
Nurse Kelley (spinal stenosis)
Ben Masel (lung cancer, RIP)
Otterary Scribe (caregiver, grieving grandfather, grieving widower)
Aji (autoimmune diseases incl. fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthritis, & Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Syndrome)
JaxDem (suddenly widowed)
DavidW (AIDS and other undiagnosed illness)
Jester the Marine (facing amputation of leg)
peregrine kate (endometrial cancer)
mimi (grief due to family illnesses)
alliedoc (endometrial cancer, RIP)
labwitchy (diffuse scleroderma)
Daily Kos (celebrating community)
belinda ridgewood (sudden loss of her mother)
princesspat (blood clots, deep vein thrombosis)
Scott Olsen (severe head injury)
SensibleShoes (caring for sister with brain cancer)
Joanna (cancer)
cany (grieving caretaker of mother with dementia)
Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (breast cancer)
Scottie Thomaston (intense chronic pain from spine, kidney stones)
paradise50 (throat cancer)
woodtick (caregiver to mother with Alzheimer's)
BeninSC (mulitple fractures from bicycle accident)
Adrian (colon cancer)
Smoh (breast cancer, stroke, depression)
slksfca (sudden onset of arthritis requiring hip replacement)
arizonablue (grief and exhaustion)
Lorikeet (grieving widow - this quilt was a gift from the Rescue Rangers)
remembrance (breast cancer) and Glen the Plumber (her caregiver)
MassHarry (colon cancer)
Regina in a Sears Kit House (severe immune problems from Lyme Disease)
nannyboz (grief for father, crippling back pain requiring surgery)
raina (grief)
earicicle (breast cancer)
AntKat (cancers of the throat, RIP)
Alma (breast cancer)

See also these two thank you posts from multiple quilt recipients:

KosAbility: A Virtual Quilt for Sara and Ann, from Community Quilt recipients

We Have Something to Say to YOU, Sara R and winglion!

remembrance's quilt
Quilt for remembrance and Glen the Plumber

These quilts are planned:

Carol in San Antonio (cancer)
UnaSpensor (Lyme disease)
MA Liberal (caretaker to her mother who has dementia)
paradox (cyclical vomiting syndrome, PTSD, depression)
Ellinorianne (rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia)
MsGrin (life long heart problems requiring multiple surgeries)
LorelieHI (PTSD, reversals of fortune, depression)

Goldie inspects BeninSC's quilt
Goldie, our chief Quilt Inspector, inspects BeninSC's quilt


Boots on Scottie's quilt
Boots says, "Thank you for supporting community quilts!"


Originally posted to Sara R on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 05:01 PM PST.

Also republished by Community Quilt Project, Monday Night Cancer Club, Street Prophets , DKOMA, Positive Intention and Lovingkindness, and Kossacks helping each other.

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