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Thread: Suggestions for a cancer quilt

  1. #26
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    Apr 2011
    Bosque County, Texas
    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?

  2. #27
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    Aug 2012
    southern Indiana
    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.

  3. #28
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    Jul 2012
    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.

  4. #29
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    Wine Country-Southern California
    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...............................
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

  5. #30
    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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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."


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