Serpents Choice's quilt top

FloridaSNMOM is living in one of those nightmarish situations where a person needing medical care has insufficient access to it.  She lost her Medicare and can't get her injured neck diagnosed and treated -- so she lives in pain.  She is also constantly anxious over getting the $700 she needs every month for medications for her COPD, medications she needs to breathe.  Anxiety does not help her breathe easily.  Nor does the constant pain.

We are making her a community quilt to help ease her spirit as she seeks the care she needs.

shanikka's quilt, showing the backing

A community quilt contains messages from you, transcribed by me in archival ink on muslin.  My sister and I then assemble these words of love into a colorful quilt that warms inside and out.  FloridaSNMOM will be able to use it anytime she is feeling isolated and upset.  She'll have the hugs of all of you in blanket form.

shanikka's quilt, detail

It takes time and material to make a community quilt -- and it is our small living.  If you would like to donate toward FloridaSNMOM's quilt, here is a PayPal link -- or message me for an address if you prefer a check.  $15/message is suggested -- although some people give more to cover for those who cannot afford to donate.  All messages are welcome!  We are 6 messages short for this quilt.

Oke's quilt, showing backing

These people have given messages for FloridaSNMOM so far:

1.    broths
2.    Pam from Calif
3.    Coquiero
4.    JaxDem
5.    left rev.
6.    escapee
7.    One Pissed Off Liberal
8.    concernedamerican
9.    Mortifyd
10.    llbear
11.    BadKitties
12.    Carolanne
13.    weck
14.    ramara
15.    Ojibwa
16.    Diana in NoVa
17.    cfk in the Thumb of Michigan
18.    Kitsap River
19.    smileycreek & paradise50
20.    sidnora
21.    Dave in Northridge
22.    Vetwife
23.    loggersbrat

Clytemnestra's quilt, detail

Here are some of the messages, for inspiration:

When I met you I felt I met a kindred soul.
May this quilt keep you warm in spirit and body.
Bless you.  Vetwife

May the caring this quilt embodies help you breath a little easier.  sidnora

This quilt is a book of love
There is magic in each thread
A colorful garden of good thoughts
To keep you warm and help you rest.  Best wishes! cfk in the Thumb of Michigan

Healing begins with beauty
Wrap yourself in beauty
Let the healing begin  Ojibwa

The messages may bring tears, the fabrics many feelings and sometimes laughter.
Once you can laugh and cry while wrapped in our love, you are well on the way to healing.  ramara

Never forget - tides change, waters rise and fall, but a sturdy boat and steadfast friends will get you through anything.  You are always welcome on mine.  Mortifyd

commonmass' quilt, showing the backing

These are the community quilts we have made so far:

1. othniel (cellulitis and ensuing complications, RIP)
2. exmearden (cancer of heart and lung, RIP)
3. MsSpentyouth (brain tumor)
4. Moe99 (lung cancer, RIP)
5. Michelle Caudle (ovarian cancer, RIP)
6. BFSkinner (lupus)
7. Kitsap River (long wait for kidney donor that ended 2/18/11)
8. Frederick Clarkson (blood clots)
9. Dreaming of Better Days (lymphoma)
10. one bite at a time (lost house and belongings to fire)
11. Timroff (cellulitis)
12. Sol Fed Joe (multiple cancers and health problems)
13. Brubs (AIDS, immune reconstitution syndrome)
14. rserven (gall bladder infection with dangerous complications)
15. grndrush (brain tumor, RIP)
16. ImpeachKingBushII (needs liver transplant)
17. andsarahtoo (lupus)
18. Frank Cocozzelli (muscular dystrophy)
19. luvsathoroughbred (breast cancer)
20. Predictor (stroke and HIV)
21. Austex54 (caretaker to othniel)
22. Theodore Olbermann, RIP
23. cskendrick (antibiotic resistant infection)
24. Keith Olbermann (caregiver to father)
25. Juan (cancer)
26. Ana (a young horse belonging to Juan, hit by truck)
27. MA Liberal’s mother (Alzheimer’s)
28. Charles CurtisStanley (caretaker to Kitsap River)
29. Lorikeet (cervical cancer)
30. Dr. Lori (metastatic cancer)
31. ulookarmless (cancer, heart condition, stroke, RIP)
32. riverlover (caregiver to husband suffering from liver failure, now widowed)
33. Melody Townsel (caregiver to dying father, now deceased)
34. dadanation (AIDS)
35. Dr. William F. Harrison (leukemia, RIP)
36. Larry Bailey (sudden loss of partner to heart attack)
37. ramara (adopted son with fetal alcohol syndrome)
38. Noor B (herniated disk from car accident)
39. Louisiana 1976 (fibromyalgia, severe arthritis, depression)
40. stumpy (MS, stroke, RIP)
41. bleeding heart's niece (cancer, RIP)
42. escapee (failure of corneal surgery)
43. SarahLee (lymphoma, Lyme Disease)
44. Bustergirl (ovarian cancer)
45. mimi's niece (cancer, RIP)
46. ZenTrainer (breast cancer)
47. Miss Blue (severe injury to shoulder, anxiety over coverage for surgery)
48. Granny Doc (bladder cancer, RIP)
49. mango (heart attack)
50. nudger (ovarian cancer, RIP)
51. DaNang65 (heart condition)
52. Lt. Choi (exhaustion)
53. Nurse Kelley (spinal stenosis)
54. Ben Masel (lung cancer, RIP)
55. Otterary Scribe (caregiver, grieving grandfather, grieving widower)
56. Aji (autoimmune diseases incl. fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthritis, & Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Syndrome)
57. JaxDem (suddenly widowed)
58. DavidW (AIDS and other undiagnosed illness)
59. Jester the Marine (facing amputation of leg)
60. peregrine kate (endometrial cancer)
61. mimi (grief due to family illnesses)
62. alliedoc (endometrial cancer, RIP)
63. labwitchy (diffuse scleroderma)
64. Daily Kos (celebrating community)
65. belinda ridgewood (sudden loss of her mother)
66. princesspat (blood clots, deep vein thrombosis)
67. Scott Olsen (severe head injury)
68. SensibleShoes (caring for sister with brain cancer)
69. Joanna (cancer)
70. cany (grieving caretaker of mother with dementia)
71. Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (breast cancer)
72. Scottie Thomaston (intense chronic pain from spine, kidney stones)
73. paradise50 (throat cancer)
74. woodtick (caregiver to mother with Alzheimer's)
75. BeninSC (mulitple fractures from bicycle accident)
76. Adrian (colon cancer)
77. Smoh (breast cancer, stroke, depression)
78. slksfca (sudden onset of arthritis requiring hip replacement)
79. arizonablue (grief and exhaustion)
80. Lorikeet (grieving widow - this quilt was a gift from the Rescue Rangers)
81. remembrance (breast cancer) and Glen the Plumber (her caregiver)
82. MassHarry (colon cancer)
83. Regina in a Sears Kit House (severe immune problems from Lyme Disease)
84. nannyboz (grief for father, crippling back pain requiring surgery)
85. raina (grief)
86. earicicle (breast cancer)
87. AntKat (cancers of the throat, RIP)
88. Alma (breast cancer)
89. DarkHawk98 (lung cancer)
90. llbear (brittle diabetic)
91. michelewin (grief and trauma)
92. Dave in Northridge (grieving widower)
93. racheltracks (complications from knee surgery)
94. Ebby (grief and stress)
95. Leaves on the Current (cancer)
96. Carol in San Antonio (cancer)
97. commonmass (grieving widower)
98. Clytemnestra (DES daughter, debilitating abdominal pain and bleeding)
99. Oke (survived life threatening pulmonary infection, COPD, depression)
100. shanikka (diverticulitis, intestinal abscess and life threatening infection)

commonmass' brother painted the centerpiece of commonmass' quilt

We are layering Serpents Choice's quilt for quilting tonight.  Messages and donations are still needed for smarx's quilt.

Goldie likes Smoh's quilt photo IMG_1900.jpg
Goldie gives Smoh's quilt four paws up.  Goldie is recovering nicely from her dental surgery and is now feeling much better.

These quilts are planned:

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

Carol in San Antonio's quilt


Boots on Mrs. jimreyn's quilt photo IMG_1847.jpg
Boots says, "Thank you for supporting community quilts!"


Originally posted to Sara R on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Community Quilt Project, DKOMA, Street Prophets , Positive Intention and Lovingkindness, PWB Peeps, Itzl Alert Network, and Community Fundraisers.

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