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Thread: Quilt lost in Colorado Fires

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    Quilt lost in Colorado Fires

    My friend's daughter and husband recently lost their home and all of it's contents in the fires raging through Colorado. My friend made a beautiful quilt which was hanging in her daughter's home. She would like to try to re-create this quilt, but is not sure of the pattern. Below I have included the only photo available. My apologies for the poor quality, but under the circumstances it is the only one found.

    While I think I can make a pattern, I would really appreciate more information so that the size would be correct and the yardage required would be closer than my guesstimate.

    Any help will be so appreciated!!
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    I wish I could help; so sad. I lost a house to a fire and it just devestates you. Will add them to my prayers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    wow, dunster, you're the best! that sure looks like the same pattern to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    WTG! I was going to respond that it was some tulip variation
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    OMG, it that is not the same pattern, is certainly close. Wow, I am sorry to hear such a lovely creation was lost, but better to loose a quilt than a person. I am hoping that the young woman and her family are physically okay. I realize that the sentimental value of the quilt can never be restore even is another was made by the same person that made the original or if she received 1,000 just like it, which is heart breaking.

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    Ladies, with all your help, YES, that is the quilt! My friend, Judy, will be so grateful! Dunster, what an amazing eye you have!! Thank you so much!!

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    So sorry to hear about your loss. The fire was so devastating. We vacationed there almost 25 years ago. It was so beautiful there. The pictures of the lost homes are heart breaking. So much has been lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    So sorry to hear about your loss. The fire was so devastating. We vacationed there almost 25 years ago. It was so beautiful there. The pictures of the lost homes are heart breaking. So much has been lost.
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    The fires have just broken my heart. I spent every summer of my youth in that area & have such fond memories of the beautiful scenery & the warm people. Please tell your friend I will hold her in my thoughts.
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    I will never forget when I was about 11 or 12, we lost our home, including all our winter clothes, coats, etc., pictures, you name it. I just cannot tell you how frightening that was for a child. Then, in 1982, my sister and her husband's house caught fire (due to the builder's carelessness -- you can't mortar brick to wood -- it just doesn't work! This happened about 5 days before Christmas! An awful time for my sister and her children! God be with your friends and keep them safe!

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    Wish I could help. this is such a tragedy. So sorry for the loss of their home. those fires are terrible!!!
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    Awe, so sad! Keeping them in my prayers!
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    does anyone know......is there any organization that will be collecting quilts for Colorado fire victums??

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    There seems to be so many natural disasters and folks are so resilient and brave. The fires were heartbreaking. Looking around my little home there is a whole lot of stuff that I could live without, even my machines and quilts. But there are some things that would be so very hard to lose. Things my deceased son made me, pictures of beloved relatives and friends that are no longer here. It would be such a special gift if the quilt could be duplicated.

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    That's my summer quilt, on my bed as I type
    Made 20 years ago when I was still living in NYC.
    I love that quilt - needs a new binding, as it's wearing out.
    Glad Dunster found it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joym View Post
    does anyone know......is there any organization that will be collecting quilts for Colorado fire victums??
    We just lost one of my daughter's teacher's husband. First they were evacuated from the fires and then the husband had a stoke and he passed on July 4th. The widow and her daughter are staying with family still since they haven't been allowed back to their home yet. It's been sad to see so much sadness happen to so many people's lives in such a short amount of time.

    As far as I have heard, there wasn't a quilt collection of any kind yet, but I do know that there was an organization that was looking for 12 1/2 squares of fabric .... if you would like, I can post the information on the board for you and as a personal message. The organization is collecting the squares and then putting the squares together and then they donating the batting, backing, etc. If you would like to donate entire quilts, I am sure they would welcome them.

    I feel so lucky that my life is only affected by the smoke in the air...and my thoughts are with those that are having to deal with their homes being in the line of the fires......

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    dunster, you are a genius! I'm sure lynneander's friend is most grateful to you.

    My heart goes out to everyone in CO as these fires are burning. From my deck I can see the huge billows of smoke from the Pony Fire here in Montana. We live right next to a large national forest, and our small ranch (22 acres), and others...about 120+ homes are constantly on watch for fires. Praise God, none have come close, but we are prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joym View Post
    does anyone know......is there any organization that will be collecting quilts for Colorado fire victums??
    Joym....this is the information that was given to me regarding an organization this is collecting quilts and / or squares for the fire victims.

    The Sewing Circle
    2948 Council Tree Ave Suite 107
    Fort Collins, CO 80525

    if you do send them anything, they ask that you please enclose a note letting them know that your package is to help support the Colorado wildfire victims.

    They are looking for 12 1/2" by 12 1/2" squares....they can be something creative or simply one solid block of fabric that will be added to scrappy quilts. Or you can send completed quilts, almost completed quilts...anything that can be quickly stitched together.

    http://www.the-sewingcircle.com/

    That is the website address to the group that is putting together the quilts, etc....
    Also, they asked me to thank everyone in advance for any and all help that is being given to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emlee51 View Post
    dunster, you are a genius! I'm sure lynneander's friend is most grateful to you.

    My heart goes out to everyone in CO as these fires are burning. From my deck I can see the huge billows of smoke from the Pony Fire here in Montana. We live right next to a large national forest, and our small ranch (22 acres), and others...about 120+ homes are constantly on watch for fires. Praise God, none have come close, but we are prepared.
    I live in Colorado, just east of the Ft. Collins fire. It was awful and we had smoke for several days. I woke up last Sunday with even worse smoke but it was coming from the Wyoming and Montana fires. This has been a horrible year for fires. I live out on the prairie and it worries me when we have lightning storms as the prairie grass is tinder dry.

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    Thanks for the address. I will give the info to my guild President and see if we can't help someway.
    Prayers for those in need.

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    Please pass on our thoughts and prayers to your friend and her family.

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    Bravo, Dunster!

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    Wow, Dunster, you have an amazing eye! The next time I am trying to identify a pattern I know who to ask.

    I'm so sorry that their home and such a beautiful quilt was lost, but thankful that they did not lose their lives. Things are replaceable. People are not.

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    We also lost our home in a fire. Ours was about 2 years ago and was caused by a blast of a huge PG&E pipe line in San Bruno. The fact that you will be trying to duplicate that quilt for her will have more meaning to the family than you can image. Even a few items that can be recovered or duplicated makes the process of becoming whole again easier. You are giving a wonderful gift to a friend.

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