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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9070969

"I am not sure how many here know Sue Taynors. She is most often found on Jaye's Sweet Interuptions thread. She lost her daughter this past week in a most horrible way. Her daughter was murdered. Several people have approached me about making a "Comfort Quilt" for her. I spoke with Jaye and we think we have a way to do this and get it done quickly.
Sue loves her flowers so we thought of having those who want to join in send me 8" squares of a pretty floral material. I will sash all of them and pass them down to Jaye who is going to Quilt as you go. We felt this would work up nicely. It would be a simple quilt showing our love for Sue. It is one of those times when less is more and simple is love...We can save the piecing and the applique and the embroidery for a time when we don't need something so quickly...

Remember, I am asking for 8" blocks

I would like to be able to spend this month sashing blocks and have them to Jaye by the middle of May. I would send them down to her each week as I got them done. If you would like to participate with this. Please let me know and I will sign you up. "

Some names may not be familiar as they are from the other building but know and love Sue too...

Barb - quilter5bdsr - REC
Jaye - heavenscape - REC
Marion - abbisgrma - REC
Pat - psychw2 - REC
Linda Kay - taters5 - REC
Karen - siliolegma - REC
Susan - Tallulah_B - REC
Betty - bettypauze - REC
Kathy - Kizmo - REC
Judy - seedtosser1 - REC
Crissy - crissyr - REC
Gloria - morknotmindy - REC
Dorothy - LaVonne - REC
Sherri - Seray - REC
Cindy - purpbutfly - REC
Synda - SYNDA - REC
Thea - thea1962 - REC
Helene - helenethequeen - REC
Charleen - ridesredmule - REC
Christine - wildflowers - REC
Robin - arejay59 - REC
Thunder - barefootT - REC
Robin - Catbird423 - REC
Kathy - Jordankittyjo - REC
Cookie - Joycet - REC
Ric - Henryr10 (It will be for his SO/DW, Robyn who's close to Sue too) - REC
Cheryl - cheriffic - REC
Dianne - kidneyguy - REC
Anita - Diamond919 - REC
Ayrica - sassafrass - REC
bj - bjwilson - REC
susan - FruitOfTheVine - REC







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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9070982

I'll head over the fabric store and get something out as quick as I can.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 5, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9070992

Sign me up please?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 5, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9070997

I'm sure I have some florals to send.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 5, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9071012

I definitely have florals (with butterflies!).
I spoke to Jaye this am (she called me & woke me up - THANK YOU - I needed to wake up well before then, so needed the wake-up call lol ) and she said it's to be a 12" block.
Easy-peesy...
I'll send some beautiful 8" blocks (I cut & pieced one last night, so could do one for Sue, too, but will go with the group).

thank you for the opportunity to comfort Sue.

btw - I sent an email to my DD telling her that she's a joy to me, and that I don't tell her often enough. She replied back "I don't know what I did to prompt this, but it was the bright spot in my day" I replied that she didn't need to do anything more than be herself.
I know it was prompted by Sue's experience with her Jessie, and I know how quickly someone can pass out of your life. My DD needed to hear how much I love her...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 5, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9071049

Please count me in...

Met Sue while at Joyce's a few years ago..always willing to lend a hand, I feel so badly for her and her family...if there is any other way of helping out just let me kow!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9071057

Well, I'm glad that Barb's leading this project.
I tend to confuddle people.. lots of experience with myself!! Lolol.

Susan, I said, to not cut anything until it's confirmed. Cause I know you're a super achiever and like to get things done asap. Sorry I woke you up.
You did a good thing Susan with your DD.

Thank you all so much for signing up. Like Betty here, I've met Sue Taynors @ the same reunion.
She has a beautiful personality and truly deserves everything that's good.
Especially now.

This message was edited Apr 5, 2012 6:47 PM

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 5, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9071172

Jaye - in my last post I meant that I would send "chunks" of material. Cut where you will, to make the block you wish.
You'll understand when you see the fabric - it's not an all-over pattern, rather more like little pictures of flowers and butterflies

cya later - off to a Maundy Thursday service at the Church.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 5, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9071266

I'll get something out for you in the morning, Jaye...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2012
7:13 PM

Post #9071272

Kathy Kiz.. mail it out to Barb please. She'll sash it first.
Thanks Kathy Kiz.

Barb, please add Judy.
Seedtosser1 that is.

This message was edited Apr 5, 2012 10:14 PM

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9071277

Barb, if you want 12 inch, please edit first post. I'll try to get something out tomorrow morning. I stopped and got the fabric this afternoon.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 5, 2012
8:29 PM

Post #9071396

Ok Jaye - re-addressed the envelope to Barb - Thanks for the heads-up.
So scatter-brained lately, it's a surprise to me that I hold onto any thought for very long...
I'll try to get it out tomorrow, after our Good Friday service...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 6, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9071626

okie-dokie... envelope rerouted North!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2012
5:50 AM

Post #9071655

To clarify the request above - I am asking for 8" blocks. I will add sashings to bring them to 12". The sashings will serve to bring continuity and will bind the blocks together as we all are bound together. Let me know if anyone needs my address.
Hugs and love to you all, Barb
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9071781

I want in on this! I'll go to the fabric store and get an 8" block of something today.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

April 6, 2012
7:54 AM

Post #9071789

I'm in.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9071842

I will add your names tonight. I'm only allowed to do so many edits in one day...So I will make changes and additions at night - okay? But rest assured Crissy and Gloria that you will be included.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 6, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9071881

Barb, my fabric is in the mail box today. You should have it early next week.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9071923

I'll be watching for it!!!

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 6, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9071981

I would love to send you some too.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

April 6, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9071985

Heading for the post office now.

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 6, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9072003

Add me ♥ !!!!
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2012
12:14 PM

Post #9072037

Barb, please add me as well.
A tragedy no Mother or Family should have to go through. My T&P are with the family.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 6, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9072169

OMG so , so sorry for this uneccessary loss.

I am in. Going to PO tomorrow with other stuff and put it in the mail. Helene

BTW Barb how are you doing?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 6, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9072185

Mine will go into the PO asap - it's addressed, just need to leave the house WITH it...
We went to an early am Good Friday service and were driving others, so couldn't go to the PO then - and forgot to take it... siiiiiiiiigh - Brain Dead Susan, that's me!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2012
2:03 PM

Post #9072193

I'm hanging in there Helene. I was supposed to go to pulmonary rehab for a while but I guess I flunked the echo cardigram. I have an appt with a cardiologist on the 20th now. It just seems to be one thing after another...but it's springtime and I'm still smilin'...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 6, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9072286

All we can do is 'keep on smilling'

Hoping they come up with possibilities to improve your health issues Barb..think of you often!

Will mail mine Tuesday seeing all is closed till Tuesday.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 6, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9072328

Barb so much going on, I am sorry I cannot be nearer...

In envy is a panel either use it as the center of the whole project or cut it up for many dif. 8"' blocks. If you need anithing complimentary let me know. I can get some of the exact collection...out tomorrow
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 6, 2012
7:35 PM

Post #9072608

Jaye called me while I was with my Mom...thanks for adding my name to the list. I arrived home tonight so will get my square cut and in the mail Barb.

I hope you get some good news on the 20th--keep smiling!!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 6, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #9072670

count me in...will go in the mail ASAP...to Barb.
If I can do anything to help..let me know...A donation to Jaye to help with batting and backing cost??? can't do a lot, but if we all give a little, it would add up...??

I have an envelope sitting here waiting to go out to Jaye, so I will add to it., Same thing with yours Barb...




crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9073054

Ok, mine's in the mailbox waiting for the mail lady to pick it up.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2012
9:26 AM

Post #9073056

will you please add my name to the list.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9073102

Will do Robin...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2012
11:24 AM

Post #9073160

Thunder thank you for being so thoughtful.
I have some Warm and Natural and as for backing, Barb said, she'll send some.
Being a hoarder, I'm certain I can cover that as well. Miss you sistah!

Barb, please add Jordankittyjo, Joycet and Henryr10.
I'll be mailing you the squares on their behalf.

Kathy = Jordankittyjo
Cookie=Joycet
Ric = Henryr10 (It will be for his SO/DW, Robyn who's close to Sue too)

This message was edited Apr 7, 2012 2:27 PM

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 7, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9073231

I'm still away from home with no cutting or measuring tools so I bought what I thought was a beautiful floral print with /butterfly & bird, 1/3 yard and mailed it uncut. Use what you want/ need for the project. Sorry it's not cut in the right size for you. Maybe it will make night corner squares or something.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 7, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9073324

Packet is ready, I'll send out Monday.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2012
4:08 PM

Post #9073393

Thanks Pat. I know how difficult it is when we need to be away from all our tools!! I'm thankful that you are able to help out and I deeply appreciate it.
I'll be watching for these wonderful squares to arrive. Can't wait now!!!!
May you all have a wonderful and most blessed Easter.
Love, Barb

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 7, 2012
4:22 PM

Post #9073406

I just came home from the PO and sent the material to Barb, for the block
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 7, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9073501

Jaye,
Thank you SO much from Robyn and I

Ric

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

April 7, 2012
10:08 PM

Post #9073689

Sorry so late to reply I will most certainly send a block Barb please add me in. What a terrible thing that poor family.
Cher

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9073818

I've added your name Cher - thank you - and also Dianne's that I recieved in my mail.
What a wonderful, caring group of friends we have - I'm overwhelmed by your response to this request. I have spoken with Jaye, and we have decided that we will make a smaller than usual quilt for Sue and then maybe a pillow or pillowcases for Savannah and Austin - Sue's 8 yr old twins. We think it would be really good if they are remembered too.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9074073

What a great idea to include her sibblings in this project...I can not even imagine how they feel losing their big sister :(
It is amazing to see how complete strangers pull together to bring some comfort to persons in need. Thank you so much Barb and Jaye for organizing this quilt and pillows and for all the work you will be doing.
Barb I will mail you the square on Tuesday (monday is a holiday for us).

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 8, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9074378

Barb, Jaye - wonderful idea to include the twins!! Thank you again for doing this!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 8, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9074400

Twins will be so excited..wish we lived closer and could gather for a quilting 'bee'

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 8, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9074415

Oh Betty - if only we could get together for Quilting Bees.
I've asked ladies of our church if they wanted to do one (or several lol) All I hear is "used to do that, now my energy/eyes/hands are gone" People are "light sighted", arthritic, and "have enough to do", so it's a No-Go...

MAYBE I'll put it to our Board Meeting on the 16th, and see if we can have a fund raiser - bring your unfinished quilts and the group will quilt 'em (you have to put some work on yours) and then we take turns getting our quilts done...
If only 5 join, then we'd do 5 quilts... Well, maybe not a fundraiser, cuz I can't think how we'd do that... maybe having the space and a "good will donation" to help. It would be a Fellowship time, too...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 8, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9074549

Susan, maybe if not for quilts, lap blankets or even place mats. Betting there is always a place to donate them.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 8, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #9074579

Yes, of course, but I was thinking of a fundraiser for the church.
We have a Bazaar and Sale May 5th, and a Board Meeting Apr 16th before then. I'd like to think of some ideas for fund-raisers...

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 9, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9075491

I can't believe we have 30 names here!!!! What a wonderful caring group of friends we have here - I'm really proud of all of you!!!!!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2012
9:28 AM

Post #9075500

My square went into the mail this morning Barb.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 9, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9075501

30 8" blocks will make one heckuva Comfort Quilt... !!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 9, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9075512

Some are going into pillows or pillowcases for Savannah and Austin too. They are only 8 yrs old and I hope this will bring them some comfort...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 9, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9075521

oh yes, I remember that.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 9, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9075777

I sent mine today - the piece is a good size, perhaps you build around it.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2012
1:13 PM

Post #9075846

Ric and Robyn, you both are part of Sue's life, and there's no way we can leave you out of the Comfort Quilt.

Barb, add BJWilson to that list. I've totally forgotten that she wished to contribute to anything done for Sue.

As Barb has said, I've agreed to do a QAYG. May take blocks, sandwich them individually, quilt and then join them. Uniform sized blocks will make placements easier.
Wish I have a sewing machine with a larger throat! Why oh why didn't I agree to DH's offer to get a long arm when we could!!!

I'm truly, truly humbled by all of you that willingly support this project. Most of you I have never met, but this I can proudly say.. trust gardeners and quilters to show compassion!!

Quoting Thea1962 (another Canadian!)
"It is amazing to see how complete strangers pull together to bring some comfort to persons in need"

In a strange way, Sue's grief has brought out the best in mankind.

Thank you DGers.


siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 9, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9075908

I sent some squares to Barb today. I never met Sue but my heart bleeds for her. No parent should have to face such a tragedy.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9075912

Thank you Karen. You'd fall in love with Sue right away. As for her twins, you'd want to bring them home with you!
Kidneyguy
Verona, ON

April 9, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9075958

I love the idea of the pillowcases for the twins. I am sure they will find as much comfort in them as Sue will with her quilt.

Thanks to Barb I am honoured to be a part of this quilt for Sue.I am not a sewer at all but Barb knew how badly I wanted to be a part of the quilt so she offered to put in a fabric square for me.

The members of DG rock!! When I was going through radiation a DG member made me a Prayer Shawl. It provided me with so much comfort and now as my DH faces his cancer battle he uses it to warm his shoulders. Sandy (Wren on DG) the rascal wove 1 of her hairs into the shawl. I've yet to find it and I can tell you I have looked.

Sue sending you and your family gentle hugs.

Dianne

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 9, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9076115

Barb, post office was closed today, will get fabric out to you n the morning!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 10, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9076877

I will add BJ to our list. I'm so amazed by the outpouring of caring here. You are all so wonderful and I'm honored to call you friends!!!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 10, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9077344

Hi everyone. What a wonderful loving tribute to Sue and her family.

Barb, I can't sew and there isn't a fabric store close by but Jaye has kindly volunteered to send a block to you on my behalf. Thank you both and will make it up to you.
Susan

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 10, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9077509

It is my pleasure to add your name Susan.
I started to receive blocks today and will mark the top thread each night...

Seedtosser1

Seedtosser1
Glenview, IL

April 11, 2012
6:58 AM

Post #9078173

Good Morning.

Thank you so much Barb and Jaye for putting this Loving Quilt together!

blocks will be off in the mail today.

I know Sue will feel all the love from each.


...Dianne, a lovely story about your prayer quilt.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 11, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9078199

This quilt is going to BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't wait to see it!!!!! Would be really cool if we all could of put our names on our squares. But Sue will know...

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9078215

Who knows what the quilt elves will do?????

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 11, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9078262

Mine is in the mail Barb..

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 11, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9078601

Quilt Elves, eh? LOL

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 11, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9079003

Oooooooooo Quilt ELVES!!! Send them to MY house, I have LOTS of work for them!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 13, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9080711

Be sure to check the top of this thread to see that I have received your block(s). They are coming in quickly and I'm thrilled!!!!! And busy!!!!!
Hope to have a package off to Jaye by tomorrow - Monday at the latest.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 13, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9080732

Barb, mine will be going into the mail today.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 13, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9080737

Really getting excited to see what "we" are making. LOL

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 13, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9080754

I hope to send each of you a photo of the block I sashed for you. All I ask is that you don't discuss it or show it until after Jaye has sent the quilt to Sue...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 13, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9080757

That seems like a very fair deal to me Barb.

Seedtosser1

Seedtosser1
Glenview, IL

April 13, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9080804

Good morning...

Barb, how sweet, Will be exciting to see what the quilting elves do!
Was able to get to PO yesterday, mine are on the way!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2012
8:27 PM

Post #9081685

mine will be on the way tomorrow
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9081927

Happy Birthday Kathy!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 14, 2012
6:34 AM

Post #9081941

Thanks Lady M! It looks to be a gray day here in Ohio, as the storm systems travel through. Not a problem, though, we have plenty of cleaning to do today, as Hubby's daughter and friend will be here Monday to spend a week. That includes straightening up the sewing room... arrrrggghhhh LOL

Hope everyone has a great weekend, will try to stop back later!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 14, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9082151

♪♫Happy Birthday, Kathy ♫♪
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9082812

Barb, a package was mailed to you today so be on the lookout please.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9086396

Received a package today from Thunder and from Marion. Thank you so much ladies. No big post today-it's Norm's b'day!!!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 17, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #9086410

♪Happy Birthday, Norm!! ♫
Smile Real Big!

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9086470

Happy Birthday Norm!!
May you celebrate many, many more!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #9086583

Happy Birthday Norm! Hope you have a wonderful day!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 17, 2012
4:49 PM

Post #9086668

Birthday greetings from me too! Hope Barb treated you like a King.

Seedtosser1

Seedtosser1
Glenview, IL

April 17, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9086773

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVENING!! Norm. Hope your day was wonderful.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2012
7:56 PM

Post #9086945

Happy belated birthday, Kathy, and to you today, Norm!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 17, 2012
8:43 PM

Post #9086999

Thank you FOTV! And a big Happy Birthday to Norm!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2012
4:18 AM

Post #9087144

Norm was very pleased to think you all would wish him a happy day. We got visits from the grandchildren so you know it was a great day for him!!! Of course, a Kindle Fire didn't hurt either...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 18, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9087167

Lucky man!! Now he'd certainly have easier access to increase his reading materials with Kindle Fire!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 18, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9087427

Kudo's for Norm getting a kindle..know he likes to read!!!! Spoilt guy but then he deserves it right?

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 18, 2012
8:39 AM

Post #9087460

WOW what a nice b-day pressie!! Barb, my piece is going in the mail today!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2012
1:23 PM

Post #9087806

I'll be watching for it Cindy...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2012
1:38 PM

Post #9087824

Here's what I worked on 30 years ago! It's a Pennsylvania Dutch design, and I hand-quilted it.
Size is 8" x 9 1/2", unfinished
Not sure what quilt I'll put it in, but I had it in a circular frame for 30 years, and wanted to incorporate it in a quilt...

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9087829

Very nice Susan and so unique. I'm sure you will find just the perfect piece for it...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 18, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9087865

That is very nice Susan. I can see it as the centerpiece of a blue & white. Maybe a Delft print?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #9087888

hmmmmm maybe...
btw - the "rusty" spot will disappear when I sew it, but it is from gluing the piece 30 years ago, so I'm not surprised it's there.
I bleached the "heck" out of it, because we used to smoke (quit 12 years ago), Plus all the other dust, etc. And the back material (ebony blue) was "bleeding" onto the cream fabric. I thought it might have bleached the thread, but it didn't. The material isn't cotton, so all the bleaching didn't deteriorate it, thank goodness. It's a stretchy material, so may have to "block it" with invisible stitching otherwise it will go out of "shape".

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 18, 2012
2:20 PM

Post #9087895

To whiten something that has been stored for years? Soak in a mixture of Era and Oxy Clean. OxyClean is a miracle whitener. Little cotton dresses that had been store for nearly 20 years came back to snowy white and stains went away too. Colors are brightened up too.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9087902

I used Oxy Clean too. as well, as the bleach... you should have Seen the water. Handwashed, cuz I didn't know how the material would hold up.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 18, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9087957

I always use hand washing for the little dresses too as they are very delicate. Have smocking and lace insertion. Some of the laces were handmade by my mom.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9088051

That is so cute, Karen - hand smocking, and homemade lace...
I once thought about learning how to tat - used to watch my Gma do it, and I admired her work very much. Usually she did doilies, and they're not in fashion anymore. Collars and such are back in fashion, aren't they?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 18, 2012
5:18 PM

Post #9088094

Mom taught me to tat, but I never really liked it much, or embroidery or crochet or knotting. I can do them all I just don't much have the patience for hand work. I'll do the occasional small piece like a baby something but that's about it. She taught my youngest daughter also and her oldest son, Laura still likes it and does it once in a while but no where near what my mom did. She would make me yards and yards of the finest lace that looked like it was spun from spider web. It's one of the lost arts mores the pity.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 18, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9088106

yes, it is a pity... I'm surprised your kids are interested - and Laura continuing! That's wonderful!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9088521

Susan, that is so pretty! I agree, maybe some delft blue prints?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 19, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9088798

I will see - it's a future project, to be sure...
thank you for the comments - I like it. Maybe I'll embroider others to match. and maybe... every 2nd one, with a solid between, so there aren't so many... ?!?! A wall hanging, perhaps?
I have lots of blues and whites :-)

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2012
12:09 PM

Post #9089049

I'm only waiting on three more. What a great job you have all done getting these blocks to me. I still haven't received from Judy (seedtosser1), Cindy, (purpbutfly), or Anita(diamonde919).
I know they must be on the way...Thank you so much ladies.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 19, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9089203

Mine should be there soon!!! at least I hope it will be
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 19, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9089403

I have to thank you, Jaye, for sending mine. It makes me feel good being included even if I can't sew. Thank you Barb and Jaye for stitching and everyone who's contributing blocks. What a very special quilt it will be.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9090258

I received blocks today from Cindy and Anita. Just need Judy's and I can finish these up!!! Thank you all so much. I have mailed all the blocks for one side to Jaye and have half the blocks done for the other side and will get those out Monday-Tuesday at the latest. So far so good!!!!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9090280

Yayyyy Barb!!!! Good job sistahs!!

You are very welcome Susan. :-) Barb's right, if waiting on pieced blocks, it will take forever to get all the blocks.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 20, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9090285

That is in record time Barb..

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 20, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9090286

See what we can do when there's no sewing involved LOL
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9090577

Barb that is just amazing how fast you received all the blocks and sashed them!!!

It just has been 15 days since you started this thread and the outpour of compassion for another human being in need that was shown here is just plain and simple awesome!!

God bless!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9090778

Isn't it wonderful???? I'm thrilled.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 21, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #9091396

Judy's block just came in today's mail!!!! That makes all 32 of you. I can't tell you how proud of you I am feeling. You are wonderful my friends and I thank you.
And I also thank those who are contributing to the pillowcases. I have company walking in the door so I'll post about you later in the day. Just had to get this off!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 21, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9091424

GREAT job Barb, I'm really forward to seeing the finished project.

God Bless and keep the family, comfort them.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 21, 2012
7:56 AM

Post #9091458

We did the easy part Barb, It's you and Jaye who are doing the real work. On our part, I'm sure all of us feel privileged to be a tiny part of adding a bit if comfort to a hurting sister.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 21, 2012
8:44 AM

Post #9091519

Yes indeed - you're doing a lot of work for Sue, and we all really appreciate it! (as will she & the twins when they receive the loving gift!)

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 22, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9092544

So many of you sent extra fabrics and I have asked for and received help with fabrics for the pillowcases. Jaye and Marion contributed so much. And Mittsy has done most of the work for the pillowcases. I'm in your debt ladies...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 22, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9092583

God bless you earthly Angels!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9092627

What I did pales in comparison to what you and Jaye are doing Barb. I am honored and thrilled to have been able to be part of this. Hope when Sue and family gets it they feel all the love and friendship that has gone into it. I am sure they will actually.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
11:27 AM

Post #9092923

And FYI Sue has a huge log cabin w/ an overhanging loft.
It's probably 15' or so from the loft rail to the LR floor.
(We both have identical Televisions. Ours fills our whole wall... Sue's looks lost in the space... lol!)
So there are dozens of places a Quilt or Wall Hanging can be displayed/treasured.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 22, 2012
2:02 PM

Post #9093104

That's a good idea, Ric - of course this will be quilted, so she may use it as a comfort quilt to wrap around her first, then display it afterwards... her choice :-)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2012
7:16 PM

Post #9162889

Thank you Ladies again! Sue and the twins are going to feel the love all of you have shared for a long time.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 12, 2012
9:50 PM

Post #9163042

I'm so happy to have contributed to this quilt! :-)

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

June 13, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9163789

I ditto Susan
Cher

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2012
11:42 AM

Post #9205066

Jayne & Barb, did I miss posting of pictures? I do that sometimes!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9205098

You're not missing anything Pat.

I've finished one quilt. Yes, I decided to split the blocks into 2 quilts.
That saying, "Everything has a reason" applies here.
Glad that somehow I delayed in doing the second one. Waiting at the P.O. are more fabrics which I'll try to incorporate most for the backing.
Thank you Pat too for the beautiful pillowcases.

By the way, Susan (FOTV) has been so kind as to purchase a hand made card to go with the quilts.

Will try to do a group blast on what the first one looks.





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Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 14, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9205145

Thanks Jaye - got the group blast d-mail. The quilt looks Awesome!!!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2012
1:13 PM

Post #9205153

absolutely loverly!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9205164

Yes, the Dblast had some wonderful pictures. You've done a nice job and I'm sure she'll love her quilts.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

July 14, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9205184

Can I see too please?

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #9205196

Thanks Susan, Kathy Kiz, Pat and Charleen.
Barb's been terrific in sending the blocks out to me and sewing the borders! Again, I truly appreciate her help too, along with Pat, with the pillows.

Karen,
Sent you a new dmail.. :D

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9205218

You have done an awesome job Jaye!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9205223

Appreciate that, LK!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9205356

Me too Jaye?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 14, 2012
9:17 PM

Post #9205518

oh, Ric - yes, you too - you've told us where she may display it, and such! I know I certainly appreciated your input on the quilt!!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2012
9:38 PM

Post #9205530

Sorry Ric... I resend it to you. Think I missed a few letters on some folks here.
So, if anyone that's involved didn't get a dmail, please let me know.
Thanks!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

July 14, 2012
9:52 PM

Post #9205535

Great Job Barb and Jaye they are just perfect.
Cher

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 15, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9205677

It is so awesome, Great Job Jaye and Barb...buy if I were Sue I wouldn't be hanging it up. I'd be cuddling with it all the time it looks so comfy :-)

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 15, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9205831

Does look like something when feeling. Blue to cover up with and feel the love oozing from it! Great job everyone..wish I could have helped more.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9205911

AWESOME Job!!!!

I 'think' everyone here already knows but just in case.
There will be no Trial in Gigi's Murder.
So Sue and the Family will be spared that ordeal.
All defendants have plead Guilty to all charges leveled against them.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&SubSectionID=5&ArticleID=160267&TM=47517.34

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9206011

That is excellent news! Thanks for the update!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9206393

Fabulous work, Jaye and Barb. I'm in awe of your talents and creative ideas that brought the first quilt to fruition. Lots of love went into those blocks.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9206866

Correction is needed here.
Please forgive my mushy brains!!
Tis Mittsy who had contributed to the kids' pillowcases with their names embroidered on the cuffs.
I'll pick them up today and will post pic of the pillowcases in group dmail blast.

So sorry Mittsy!! Barb had mailed me about that but somehow my mind can't retain that important info!!
Sincere apologies, and I thank you very much for your wonderful work.


Seedtosser1

Seedtosser1
Glenview, IL

July 16, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9206980

Omgosh...I am thanking you all for such a loving quilt/ cases..just beautiful work ladies!

Ric tha.k you so much forthe updates.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9207173

Jaye - I didn't get any blast!!! Can you send to me please??? I was away for the weekend and have no idea what you all are talking about!!! Thanks..

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9207223

Barb, it's the same pictures I had sent to you after I completed the first quilt! :D

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9207268

Got it!!! Did you get the package I sent to you?

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9207274

Picked it up a while ago!
Saturday's mailperson missed us!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9208542

Kudos to both of you ladies for undertaking such a wonderful task!!! If ever there was one, this is truly a "quilt of love".

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9208822

Hey Marion, are you back home? How is your Mom doing?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
12:57 PM

Post #9209030

Got in late last night and hit the ground running this morning...doctor's appointment. Mom is about the same..weaker and can no longer hold anything with her hands but her mind is strong!!!!! Keep my sister and me on our toes trying to not let her find out about my aunt's stroke and then the cleaning of the arteries. We managed to keep it from her but what a chore. She is insisting on going back out to the house one more time and it is bothersome. Hospice and the social worker told my sister that it would be okay but I really am not sure...not so much on Mom as the effect it will have on my sister. That is the current thing that we are dealing with.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

July 19, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9211952

Wow Marion how strong you have been through all this My prayers are with you all.
Cher
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 19, 2012
8:10 PM

Post #9211986

Cher, I am sure there are others who are going through just as much but thanks. I just am amazed how strong and tough my Mom really is--hope I have some of those genes!

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