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Charles CurtisStanley’s quilt

We are continuing the series of “love catcher” quilts supporting caregivers to the gravely ill with a quilt for riverlover.  Riverlover is caregiver to her husband, a man suffering liver failure who is not a candidate for a liver transplant.  She is facing hard days ahead – immediately -- and we can help her by showering her with words of love.  Caring for someone in fragile health is exhausting -- the caregiver is on "alert" all the time and sleep is always shallow.  Let's give riverlover a "love catcher" hug -- she needs her friends now.

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Lorikeet’s quilt top

What is a “love catcher”?  It is a quilt bearing messages from you, transcribed in archival ink on muslin by me and incorporated into a colorful blanket.  It may be snuggled.  It may be cried into.  It can be a constant, comforting presence on a wall of a bedroom.  

Goldie inspects MA Liberal's mother's quilt
Goldie, quilt inspector, inspects MA Liberal’s mother’s quilt and approves it

I figure the cost of producing such a quilt at $5/message – about the cost of sending a nice greeting card.  If you would care to donate toward producing riverlover’s quilt, please use this PayPal link or email me for a snail mail address if you prefer to send a check.  If you cannot afford to donate, please leave a message anyway.  Someone will cover for you – this is a community effort, after all!  Your message is important part of the project.

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Boots checks MA Liberal’s mother’s quilt for comfy vibes and likes what she feels

Lorikeet’s quilt will be layered and prepared for quilting today.  We are beginning to piece Dr. Lori’s quilt top, as well.  There are a few more messages to be gathered for  Melody Townsel’s quilt and dadanation’s quilt.  

Lorikeet's border fabric
border fabric for Lorikeet’s quilt

Here are the quilts completed to date:

othniel (cellulitis and ensuing complications)
exmearden (cancer of heart and lung)
MsSpentyouth (brain tumor)
Moe99 (lung cancer)
Michelle Caudle (ovarian cancer)
BFSkinner (lupus)
Kitsap River (waiting for kidney donor)
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)
ImpeachKingBushII (needs liver transplant)
andsarahtoo (lupus)
Frank Cocozzelli (muscular dystrophy)
luvsathoroughbred (breast cancer)
Predictor (stroke and HIV)
Theodore Olbermann,
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)

Ana in her coat of many colors
Ana’s coat of many colors – read about it here!

Future quilts are planned for:

Furry Friend (kidney donor)

Louisiana1976 (fibromyalgia, severe arthritis, depression)
ramara (cancer survivor)
Ellinorianne (rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia)
UnaSpensor (Lyme disease)
MA Liberal (caretaker to her mother who has dementia)
ulookarmless (cancer, stroke, heart problems, arm amputation)
stumpy (MS and paralyzing stroke)
FLRealist (recovering from a kidney transplant) 


Namaste

Originally posted to Sara R on Mon May 10, 2010 at 05:28 PM PDT.

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