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Thread: Butterfly QAYG Quilt

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    Butterfly QAYG Quilt

    This quilt is made from left over blocks from a quilt I made for my aunt probably 5 years ago and forgot that I had 38 left. Giving this quilt and a pillow (only have one block left) to a gal who lost her son due to complications of being hurt in Iraq. He told her that he wanted her to send care packages to deployed soldiers and this has been her mission since his death 6 years ago. We happened to meet because I saw an article in our paper and brought her some quilts to put in the care packages. Then I brought it to our guild so the last two years we have made over 100 quilts. While she spoke to our guild in Oct. she made the comment that her son never received a quilt so that's when it was decided she needed one. Since then I have learned she is dealing with cancer, the second time. She sure has had a lot of horrible things happen to her. Plan to give it to her soon. Thanks for looking.
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    GOD bless her and you for doing this for her. I am sure that she will love it. My prayers go out for her. BrendaK
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    The quilt is wonderful. I will keep her in my prayers
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    Oh butterflys are lovely. I hope her treatment goes well. She will appreciate the thought and the quilt!

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    Agreed, the butterflies are lovely. They should help to brighten her day. Hopefully she won't need chemo, but the quilt will come in handy, if so. I understand that chemo sometimes lowers our ability to keep warm. Cuddling in a beautiful quilt is bound to help her.

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    it's a wonderful quilt and a wonderful thing that you do.
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    Beautiful quilt to give her hope. Your a beautiful person and so is your guild for doing this for soliders.
    She will be in my prayers. May God bless you all for the blessing you share.
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    Oh bless you the quilt is beautiful!!!
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    may God hold her in the palm of His hand. what a beautiful thing you are doing for her!
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    Beautiful quilt, great job and thank you for sharing, GOD Bless you
    Have a Blessed night
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    You are so kind and so is she, beautiful quilt.

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    What a heart wrenching story. Bless you and your guild for helping this woman honor her son's wishes by making all those quilts. The butterfly quilt for her is lovely and will certainly bring a smile to her face.

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    It's so beautiful. Reminds me of one of my aunt's who just loved butterflies. She passed several years ago, thank you for making me think of her, she also loved to sew.
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    Bless you for doing this! The quilt is a happy looking quilt and well done, thanks for sharing story and pic.

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    nice butterflies

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    The quilt is beautiful. So light and airy and spring..y which I could stand right now. Spring that is. It is a whole 10 degrees here. God bless her and you for making the quilts and getting others to make them for our veterans. I have been doing this with my guild and it is such a good feeling to know that they will be appreciated. She will be in my prayers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    GOD bless her and you for doing this for her. I am sure that she will love it. My prayers go out for her. BrendaK
    My thoughts exactly!
    Jeanie

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    Wonderful quilt, you are so sweet!!!!

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    Beautiful..

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    God bless you!!!! The quilt is precious!

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    so very pretty, you are so thoughtful

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    What a beautiful quilt. I know it will bring her comfort and happiness. May God bless you both.

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    Very nice story and quilt
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    bless you for being such a caring persom. She will love it! Beautiful.
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    God bless you for your kindness. Your story touched my heart.

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