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Namvetkato's quilt top

Annalize5 has lung cancer and has had to move halfway across the country so as to be near a daughter as she recuperates from surgery.  She also has a whole bunch of other serious health problems, diabetes, liver, and heart trouble among them.  This lady is very ill and can really use our arms around her.  We can hug her with a community quilt bearing messages of love and support from you.

We are short 8 messages for this quilt.

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Vetwife's quilt, showing the backing

What is a community quilt?  It is a colorful blanket that contains messages from you transcribed by me in archival ink.  Annalize5 will be able to take her quilt to treatment and not feel alone.  She'll be able to rest under your loving words -- and cry into them if she needs to.  It is a very special thing we can do for a lady who has suffered a lot.

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Shot of namvetkato's quilt top as I was building it.  Here you can better see the patch sent to us by Gordon20024.  The red floral fabric depicts poppies.

It takes time and material to make one of these quilts -- and it is a living for me and my sister.  If you would like to contribute to Annalize5's quilt, here is a PayPal link -- or message me for an address should you prefer a check.  $15/message is suggested but some give more to cover for those who can't afford to donate.  We really appreciate this because every message is precious to Annalize5.

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Vetwife's quilt -- did you see her beautiful thank you diary?

These people have left messages for Annalize5 so far:

1.    Sara R
2.    commonmass
3.    cfk in the Thumb of Michigan
4.    JaxDem
5.    winglion
6.    FloridaSNMOM
7.    escapee
8.    DPluto
9.    BeadLady
10.    ArthurPoet
11.    ramara
12.    ZenTrainer
13.    enhydra lutris
14.    Kitsap River and Charles CurtisStanley
15.    Pam from Calif
16.    Chacounne
17.    Louisiana 1976
18.    DarkHawk98
19.    blue jersey mom
20.    llbear
21.    Vetwife
22.    maggiejean
23.     One Pissed Off Liberal
24.    jwinIL14
25.    renzo capetti
26.    dialysisterLCO
27.    outragedinSF
28.    Avilyn
29.    peregrine kate and ProvokingMeaning

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LoreleiHI's quilt -- she, too, just wrote a beautiful thank you diary -- did you see it?

Need inspiration?  Here are some of Annalize5's messages:

May you have comfort, renewed health, and hearts-ease, with love from us both and from your entire community here.  Kitsap River and Charles CurtisStanley

May you breath in love and healing while being wrapped in spirit.    BeadLady

Take this quilt anywhere you go and you will feel at home.  ZenTrainer

May the power of love that as this quilt embraces you, heal your body and spirit during the challenge you are facing.  DarkHawk98

Wrap your body and soul in this beautiful quilt that is sewn with love.
You will feel better knowing  love is a powerful healer.  Vetwife

Annalize5, know that the love and warmth contained in this quilt through its making and its messages will carry you down any road you travel.  maggiejean

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Dusty checks paradox's quilt for comfort.  Paradox wrote a beautiful thank you, too.

These are the community quilts completed 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)
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)
101. Serpents Choice (grief)
102. smarx (caregiver to mother who has dementia)
103. FloridaSNMOM (COPD, chronic pain, anxiety over access to health care)
104. Timaeus (enormous hernia requiring major surgery)
105. paradox (cyclic vomiting syndrome, PTSD, depression)
106. UnaSpenser (Lyme Disease)
107. LoreleiHI (reversals of fortune, homelessness, hearing loss, PTSD)
108. Vetwife (caregiver to husband and other family members)
109. namvetkato (PTSD, Agent Orange related illnesses including heart disease, spinal stenosis, and intense chronic pain)

See also these three posts about the community quilt project:

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

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

Community Quilt FlashMob Brightens up NN13

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Clytemnestra's quilt, detail

These quilts are planned:

Meteor Blades (heart attack)
MA Liberal (caretaker to her mother who has dementia)
Ellinorianne (rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia)
MsGrin (life long heart problems requiring multiple surgeries)
2thanks (caregiver)

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Ebby's quilt, detail

PAYPAL LINK FOR ANNALIZE5'S QUILT - THANK YOU!

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

Namaste.

Originally posted to Sara R on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 05:11 PM PST.

Also republished by Community Quilt Project, Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Positive Intention and Lovingkindness, Street Prophets , and DKOMA.

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