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The two Edries...on the left is Edrie who blogs as edrie, on the right, Edrie who blogs as edgery.  Photo snitched from edrie...

The folks at the registration booth at NN14 had a big shock on the Saturday of the conference.  One of their volunteers, edgerie, took a tumble and broke her ankle, badly.  She broke it so badly that her foot was pointed in a very unnatural direction.  MsSpentyouth immediately went to her side and kept her calm and would not let her look at her foot until the EMTs arrived.  Then followed a lonnnnnggggg day in the ER -- and a painful trip back to DC where she had surgery.

Actually, she had surgery twice, once for the ankle and once for a spiral break in a finger that she injured while trying to learn how to use her crutches.

This was a trauma that is going to take some time to heal.  We are not there to sign her cast so instead, we are doing something better.  We are making a community quilt for edgery.

We are short 19 messages and $417 for this quilt.

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newpioneer's quilt -- it arrived safely in Puerto Rico.

What is a community quilt?  It is a quilt containing loving words from you, transcribed by me in archival ink on muslin and sewn into a colorful quilt by me and my sister, Ann.  The power of words to heal is pretty incredible -- ask any of the recipients.  Edgery will know, when she wraps up in this quilt, that she is not alone in spirit and that there are so, so many people who are seeing her whole and healed from this accident.  It will help, trust me!

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Firefly border for newpioneer's quilt

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 toward its cost, here is a PayPal link or message me for an address if you prefer a check.  $15/message is suggested but some give more to cover for the messages of those who cannot afford to contribute.  That being said, all messages are welcome, regardless of donation!

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This pictures shows the backing fabric for newpioneer's quilt.  We love the hot, tropical colors.  And if it is a little reminiscent of a rainbow flag, well, good!

These people have left messages for edgery so far:

1.    high uintas
2.    You are a super woman! Take care and a big ol' hug to you! BCO gal
3.    One Pissed Off Liberal
4.    Pam from Calif
5.    sterno
6.    MsSpentyouth
7.    mugobeer
8.    linkage
9.    DoReMi
10.    brillig, mik and thatkid
11.    Sara R
12.    Spedwybabs
13.    Michelewln
14.    GottaLaff
15.    Blue Girl
16.    Elana Levin
17.    Kitsap River and Charles CurtisStanley

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triciawyse's quilt, showing the backing

Need inspiration?  Here are a few of edgery's messages:

edgery ~ May this quilt offer warmth and knowledge that you are loved.  Pam from Calif

May this quilt provide the warmth, comfort, and gentle hugs that you provided to so many NN14 volunteers, myself included. DoReMi

Even a hobble is still a step forward in the right direction.  michelewln

As a full fledged member of the Hobble Lobby, I am sending all the hugs and pain-freedom I can muster up. Much love!  GottaLaff

Healing thoughts! I am sending you my best stuff, turned up to eleven!  Blue Girl

You are a super woman! Take care and a big ol' hug to you! BCO gal

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Dusty inspects triciawyse's quilt

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, RIP)
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, RIP)
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)
110. Annalize5 (lung cancer, diabetes and other chronic ailments)
111. The Packhorse (heart disease and diabetes) and irishwitch (caregiver)
112. Phil N DeBlanc (grieving widower)
113. hopeful (breast cancer)
114. 2thanks (caregiver to wife)
115. Unit Zero (throat cancer)
116. triciawyse (childhood abuse survivor, seizure disorder, sadness, reversal of fortunes)
117. newpioneer (grieving the passing of his husband, Juan)

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

Community Quilt Testimonial Videos

remembrance
Dave in Northridge
ramara
paradise50
shanikka

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Unit Zero's quilt, showing the backing

These quilts are planned:

PerfectStormer (needs kidney transplant)
TrueBlueMajority (abiding grief)
MA Liberal (caretaker to her mother who has dementia)
Ellinorianne (rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia)
MsGrin (life long heart problems requiring multiple surgeries)

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One of the quilts we made for the DK VA Hospital Support Project

PAYPAL LINK FOR EDGERY'S QUILT - THANK YOU!

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

Namaste.

Originally posted to Sara R on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 05:03 PM PDT.

Also republished by Community Quilt Project, Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Kossacks helping each other, Positive Intention and Lovingkindness, DKOMA, Street Prophets , DK Quilt Guild, PWB Peeps, Itzl Alert Network, and KosAbility.

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