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Thread: Comforting blankets

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    Junior Member katmom54's Avatar
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    I want to let everyone know about a project here in my area. One of the CNA's at the hospital has started a project called "Comforting Blankets". She collects fleece, quilts, materials, cash donations etc to make sure that the cancer patients are given a special blanket or quilt to comfort them while they are going through treatments or hospitalizations. Bobbie has been doing this for about 3 years and in that time she has given away 800 items, many made by her and her family! She includes a poem that she wrote (see below) with each blanket - she is a wonderful poet! - and will be adapting it to use for the peds patients. She is wondering if anyone would be interested in contributing either time (make items), fabric or donations. This has taken off so quickly. She is hoping to expand it to the pediatric units too, and to expand outside this local hospital to the satellite hospitals throughout northern and central maine.
    The best size is 50x60". They could be tied, quilted, fleece hemmed or even just tops or fabrics.

    Her website is http://comfortingblankets.org if you would like to check it out.
    If you have any questions. feel free to PM me... and thank you in advance...


    You are loved

    With every stitch of this blanket
    To every tear that we have shed
    We have put our love in you blanket

    You are never alone
    Just keep this blanket close to you
    When you need a hug
    This blanket is like
    Our arms hugging around you
    Give it a gentle hug and you will know
    You always have a friend by your side

    Our love is yours to keep
    Always there for you
    Through the happy times and the tears

    Let the warmth of the blanket
    Keep you safe knowing that there is
    Always someone there for you.

    By Bobbie Dumond

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    Super Member MadeinMaine's Avatar
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    Great site and fabulous project. Thank you for sharing it. Will see what I can do to help out in some way.

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    thank you for sharing. Very touching with heartfelt poems.
    Our quilters here make quilts for the homeless using an old, nice blanket for the backing so they can make more quicker.

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    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
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    What a great project!

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    wow, sounds like a very special lady.

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    thanks for sharing

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    That is so nice, love the poem.

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    If anyone would like to donate quilts, tops, blankets, fabric...all accepted with many thanks. PM for details of where to send....a very worthy cause.

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    this is so sweet. I posted on my facebook. Thanks Kat

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    thanks...

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