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Thread: Suggestions for a cancer quilt

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    We made a warm wishes pattern quilt for a cancer patient, she requested some white for signatures of all who helped her on her journey to recovery. We presented her with a pigma pen with the quilt.

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    That's a lovely idea. Thought about giving our daughter some fabric and pen that her friends could write encouragements on then put it on the quilt somewhere in small pieces. Still throwing ideas around in my head.

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    ive made 3 cancer quilts with the pattern and panels from block party studios i made one for my dmil to take to chemo and she hung it in her bedroom so she could see it from the bed while she recooperated to lift her spirits. i also make one every year for the bowl for the cure tournament to be auctioned off and the proceeds go to the komen breast cancer fund. its usually one of the most popular auction items. the one i made for my dmil was in purples and violets as she had non hodgkins lymphoma but the other 2 were pink for breast cancer.
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    How about Using a beautiful floral fabric that does not remind her of having cancer? I am sure she will love what ever you decide.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place...the End Times.

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    I made one using the Yellow Brick Road pattern and had her co-workers write words of encouragement on the largest squares. It was in her favorite colors of lavenders and purples.

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    Ask your daughter what she will want. Maybe she does want lots of cuddling and support, maybe she wants something stark and modern that she perceives as helping her to be brave and strong. It is a very personal thing. What type of quilt would she have liked if she didn't have breast cancer? Has she changed?

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    I make a lot of flannel quilts and give to people going through chemo and they love them. One of the people was a great friend and a male and he wouldnt let anyone touch his quilt and when he passed his wife said it was the best thing anyone could have done for him. It makes me feel so good to see friends and family receive these and love them so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    How about Using a beautiful floral fabric that does not remind her of having cancer? ........
    When my husband was going through chemo treatments, the last thing he wanted to be reminded of was his illness. Hed concentrate on his cars, new tools, fishing, anything to keep his mind off the bag.

    So you might consider fabrics with a maze, or jungle print, dogs, cats, shoes, cannibis, squirrels. There are so many understated fabric patterns available. A floral would indeed by nice. It all depends on her personality, your daughter would know.

    The quilt is a great idea, some of the blankets they pass out are clean but can be stinky. Best wishes.

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    what are her most favorite colors....thats where I would go.....and not be reminded of my fight....I know what it is....do not have to see it every time I go in....would rather have happy thoughts.......dogs, cats....purple, red.....whatever puts a smile on the face...............................
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    I made a quilt for my cousin who is 33 and was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. She is having a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy. I decided to ask her what she wanted, and she said she wanted something bright and cheerful. After a bit of discussion, we decided she should pick out the fabric she wanted and the pattern. (I gave her four or five patterns to select from, as I didn't want her to pick one I couldn't do.)

    It ended up being beautiful. She loved it. She chose blues and yellows, with daisies, in a pattern called Take Five.

    She told me she did not want pink ribbons, as she didn't want to be reminded. It was already something she couldn't forget, but she wanted a quilt that she felt was good for then and later. She had chemotherapy 8 times and the surgery is in two weeks. My quilt has been with her the whole time. (Don't ask me why the chemo was before the surgery...that is what the doctors decided.)

    You might consider involving your daughter's friend. My cousin lives in Kansas and I am in Texas, so we did it all through email. I even sent pictures of the quilt "in process."

    Dina

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