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Thread: A Comfort Quilt For A Friend Recently Diagnosed With Cancer

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    A Comfort Quilt For A Friend Recently Diagnosed With Cancer

    My church has a quilting group that meets to do comfort quilts for those with cancer. They normally do scrappy quilts, as they work off of donations only. We just use a Rail Fence Pattern (Or Autograph Quilt Pattern) and write scriptures of comfort in the center strips.

    I came home from our group last month to the news that a friend had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I set to work to make one of our comfort quilts for her, using fabrics I knew she would really find comfort in. I could've given her one of the ones from our quilting group and she would have adored it, but somehow, I couldn't. I think, now, that I needed to make this, not just for her, but for me. I was so hurt and scared when she told me her diagnosis, and I just had to work all those emotions out into this quilt (thankfully, the anger stage hit AFTER I finished the quilt). I found out the bible verse that she's really been focusing on during this struggle, and embroidered that onto a tag on the back. It's just large enough to cover her lap during treatments and I hope to deliver it to her tomorrow.

    I did SID around all of the strips and then quilted continuous hearts in the border.
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    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    I really like your quilt and what a comfort those messages will be.

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    Beautiful quilt. I am sure this quilt with be much appreciated and used with love .

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    What a treasure this will be. She will remember she is loved and blessed by your friendship. Those are very healing emotions. Prayers for both of you - stay strong.
    When life gives you scraps, make quilts!

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    Very nice quilt for your friend. I'm sure it will be very much appreciated!

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    Your friend is surely going to treasure this beautiful quilt. You and your church group are very kind to make quilts for cancer victims.

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    What a nice gift

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    A beautiful gift!

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    Wonderful gift.

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    In my eyes it looks like an Ocean with blocks of Hope...You really care!

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