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Thread: how do i help a friend thats miles away to quilt?

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    Super Member maine ladybug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynR
    My friend lost her 19 yr old son two weeks ago in a hit and run accident. He was on his bike. Now she is asking me how to make a quilt out of his old clothes. She is in Fla and I am in Wa. Anyone on here from around Ormond Beach?
    I made a quilt for a man I had never meet, with the clothes he gave me from his mother ( who I had not meet either ). Through asking many questions about her and getting some pictures of her, I was able to make him a quilt all about his mother and he had some of her clothing to remember her by as well. You could do it too. If she sent you the clothes she wanted you to use and you could talk with her about him and what she wanted. Good luck.

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    So Sorry for you and your friends loss.

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    My Prayers go out for you and your dear friend and her lose.

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    Sorry to hear of her child getting took out so young. Maybe it would be good if you could get her a pattern book or just some copies and let her choose a pattern to go with each shirt. She could then cut out the blocks and you could sew them together for her.

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    Heart breaking. I am so sorry to hear about this. Prayers said for her and her family.

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    Skype is free. Just google it and sign up. I use it a lot with my daughter.

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    We set up Skype when my son was in Japan for a semester. Once set up it is really easy and a great way to communicate. You could show her ideas and she can show you what she has done. You will need a camera for your computer- any of the stores like Best Buy and Staples can help you set it up.
    You are a great friend to help her with this, she needs some way to put her emotional pain into a physical task. My heart goes out to her!

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    I am so sorry to hear of her loss. I would be willing to bet that if she let this board know where she is, there would be a couple of ladies on here who are close and would offer to help her with her quilt. She just needs to identify her location, or a close location so those in Florida could see if they are close to her.

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    So sorry for your friend's loss I have skype and it is totaly free from computer to computer also free dowmload and also if you have an older computer you can buy the camera-microphone at Radio Shack for under 30.00 dollars it is so inexpensive for other calls that I use it for my house phone

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    She will only be able to concentrate for short periods of time, (My 28 year old son died 4 years ago, I know the feeling oh so well). You will need to keep it very simple (maybe 8" squares from his jeans). That would be something she could cut out on the days that she is able think clearly. Just have her keep cutting the squares until she has enough, then move to the next step. Skype is also a great way to keep in touch with her, on the days she wants to talk as well. I have Skype and have been teaching my sister to quilt this way for about 6 months (She lives 250 miles from me).

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