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Ebby's quilt

Carol in San Antonio is fighting cancer.  We're making a quilt for her that she can take to treatment or rest under at home -- something to remind her of all the love and support sent by her online friends.  Will you please add your loving words to her quilt?

We need 10 more messages to make this quilt.

racheltracks' quilt, detail

Your messages are what make a community quilt.  Leave a message for Carol in the comments below and I will transcribe it in archival ink on muslin.  My sister and I will sew your words into a colorful quilt that Carol will cherish.  

Dave in Northridge's quilt, detail

It takes time and material to make one of these quilts -- and it is our small living.  If you would like to donate toward the cost of Carol's quilt, here is a PayPal link -- or message me for an address if you prefer a check.  $10/message is suggested, although some give more to cover for those who cannot afford to donate.   We really appreciate your support of this project!

Michelewin's quilt

These people have already contributed messages for Carol:

1.    broths
2.    michelewin
3.    Chacounne
4.    Lousiana 1976
5.    SoCaliana
6.    nomandates
7.    CJB
8.    peregrine kate and ProvokingMeaning
9.    murasaki
10.    cfk in the Thumb of Michigan
11.    JoanMar
12.    radical simplicity
13.    Alma
14.    Vetwife
15.    DarkHawk98
16.    BeadLady
17.    Nurse Kelley

Betty inspects Alma's quilt

Need inspiration?  Here are a few of Carol's messages so far:

Feel the love with each message and beautiful
stitches of a Kos quilt.
The design and hard work by the master crafters
have one thing in keep you comforted and warm..With friendship and care.   this is YOUr quilt made for you in community hearts.
Feel better.   Vetwife

I know that this quilt will give to you even more healing power and comfort to you than my quilt has given to me.  It is an amazing gift that soothes us during this, our time of challenge.  Be at ease and be at peace together we shall succeed in healing your body and more importantly your spirit. Rest easy it's our turn to help you carry your torch.  DarkHawk98

May you find blessings, healing, and love in every stitch on
your quilt!  BeadLady

To my quilt sister Carol, Wrap yourself in this quilt, close your eyes, and touch this message. I will be beside you, holding your hand and giving you strength.  I love you, Kelley

((((((Carol))))))  Sending love, hugs and waves of positive energy to Carol.  JoanMar

Take strength and comfort from the love that surrounds you.  radical simplicity

Goldie inspects the basting of labwitchy's quilt
Goldie inspects labwitchy's quilt

Currently, I am transcribing Leaves on the Current's messages while we wait for the centerpiece of commonmass' quilt to arrive (it is a drawing on fabric by his brother).  We are also collecting messages for Clytemnestra.

Beth's quilt
Lap throw made for a woman with cancer -- this was commissioned by a group of her friends.  We are happy to make these quilts for smaller groups.

These are the community quilts we have made to date:

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)

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!

peregrine kate's quilt, detail
peregrine kate's quilt, detail

These quilts are planned:

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)
Oke (severe respiratory infection)

Goldie inspects peregrine kate's quilt
Goldie inspects peregrine kate's quilt and gives it four paws up


Boots says, "Thank you for supporting community quilts!"


Originally posted to Sara R on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 05:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by Community Quilt Project, Monday Night Cancer Club, DKOMA, Street Prophets , and Community Fundraisers.

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