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    as all I can say is God-Bless you for all the careing

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltermomo
    These dolls are great. I love the "pay forward" concept. I think I will give some thought into making a few for the Children's Hospital in Dallas were my daughter's maid of honor is a doctor. God bless you in all you do. :)
    What a great thing that you are going to do that. Sure makes my day. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Aw, Bless your heart! I had tears from reading your post......I cant even imagine the saddeness of having a child with cancer. Your doll is adorable!
    It made me cry when the ACS told me two little ones were 'laid to rest with their dolls'. I pray for a cure.

    Hard enough for adults, but for children. is beyond sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftkls501
    you dolls are soooo cute!! I wish i could make dolls like that for a child i am taking care of. Your cause made me cry I think what your doing is wonderful. Reminds me that there are still kind and caring people in this world that not everything is bad. May God bless you for what you are doing.

    With love
    Kelly loves to quilt
    Does this child have a bad illness that is life threatening? If she does, I'll make her a doll too. Please let me know.

    Vickey

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    Your awesome and so are your dolls.

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    Can I have your pattern. I am a cancer survivor and would love to do this for a little girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Again....(See the chemo caps sending of a few days ago) is not exactly a quilt, but like the one cap, it is the use of mixtures of fabric and trim, sewn together for a purpose. This is number ten of the dolls for local kids with cancer, I have made. Each one seems to be a little different. This time I actually took wax paper and planned out a pattern I believe I will continue on using. She is a flip or reversable doll with a smile on one end and a nice dress, then on the other a nightgown and a smile.. She took almost 12 hours start to finish to complete. She is 21 inches tall. Two children so far were laid to rest with their dolls. I hope there will be no more. I am a retired nurse, writer, sewer, knitter, etc and will be 70 in just over a week. I've lost friends and family to cancer, and complications from Alzheimer's... so this type retirement project is a 'pay forward' thing.
    Check out Keepsake Quilting for skin-colored fabric. Their last catalog carried quite a large selection of various colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janette
    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Again....(See the chemo caps sending of a few days ago) is not exactly a quilt, but like the one cap, it is the use of mixtures of fabric and trim, sewn together for a purpose. This is number ten of the dolls for local kids with cancer, I have made. Each one seems to be a little different. This time I actually took wax paper and planned out a pattern I believe I will continue on using. She is a flip or reversable doll with a smile on one end and a nice dress, then on the other a nightgown and a smile.. She took almost 12 hours start to finish to complete. She is 21 inches tall. Two children so far were laid to rest with their dolls. I hope there will be no more. I am a retired nurse, writer, sewer, knitter, etc and will be 70 in just over a week. I've lost friends and family to cancer, and complications from Alzheimer's... so this type retirement project is a 'pay forward' thing.
    Check out Keepsake Quilting for skin-colored fabric. Their last catalog carried quite a large selection of various colors.
    is that on-line...Keepsake Quilting??? I will try to find it. Thanks. It isn't easy to find any skin tones that are fairly close. I am looking for pinkish-peach, asian tones, african-american, native american, and all that. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Quote Originally Posted by Janette
    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Again....(See the chemo caps sending of a few days ago) is not exactly a quilt, but like the one cap, it is the use of mixtures of fabric and trim, sewn together for a purpose. This is number ten of the dolls for local kids with cancer, I have made. Each one seems to be a little different. This time I actually took wax paper and planned out a pattern I believe I will continue on using. She is a flip or reversable doll with a smile on one end and a nice dress, then on the other a nightgown and a smile.. She took almost 12 hours start to finish to complete. She is 21 inches tall. Two children so far were laid to rest with their dolls. I hope there will be no more. I am a retired nurse, writer, sewer, knitter, etc and will be 70 in just over a week. I've lost friends and family to cancer, and complications from Alzheimer's... so this type retirement project is a 'pay forward' thing.
    Check out Keepsake Quilting for skin-colored fabric. Their last catalog carried quite a large selection of various colors.
    is that on-line...Keepsake Quilting??? I will try to find it. Thanks. It isn't easy to find any skin tones that are fairly close. I am looking for pinkish-peach, asian tones, african-american, native american, and all that. Thanks for your help.
    It's keepsakequilting.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by theifner
    Can I have your pattern. I am a cancer survivor and would love to do this for a little girl.
    I don't have a pattern except the one I made on my own....very simplistic. If you feel like you can trust me with a place to mail it, I will try to make you a pattern. It will be out of newspaper, and I will type out how to put it together. You are welcome to it, if you want to try.

    Also sew lots of different fabrics and trims together to get the amount of material you need.

    Let me know and i will help if I can.

    Vickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by theifner
    Can I have your pattern. I am a cancer survivor and would love to do this for a little girl.
    I don't have a pattern except the one I made on my own....very simplistic. If you feel like you can trust me with a place to mail it, I will try to make you a pattern. It will be out of newspaper, and I will type out how to put it together. You are welcome to it, if you want to try.

    Also sew lots of different fabrics and trims together to get the amount of material you need, and use up the scraps.

    Let me know and i will help if I can.

    Vickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs194068
    Your awesome and so are your dolls.


    God bless you for your words. I appreciate that.

    This afternoon I cut out the dress section for 3 dolls and have to duplicate it in white for the nightgown. I am also making another chemo cap and the body for two dolls, and have to go buy fabric for another body. Today, I arranged for the ASP to pick up the doll in the original posting along with 8 chemo caps. I only hope they help some.

    Thanks again

    Vickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Quote Originally Posted by Janette
    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Again....(See the chemo caps sending of a few days ago) is not exactly a quilt, but like the one cap, it is the use of mixtures of fabric and trim, sewn together for a purpose. This is number ten of the dolls for local kids with cancer, I have made. Each one seems to be a little different. This time I actually took wax paper and planned out a pattern I believe I will continue on using. She is a flip or reversable doll with a smile on one end and a nice dress, then on the other a nightgown and a smile.. She took almost 12 hours start to finish to complete. She is 21 inches tall. Two children so far were laid to rest with their dolls. I hope there will be no more. I am a retired nurse, writer, sewer, knitter, etc and will be 70 in just over a week. I've lost friends and family to cancer, and complications from Alzheimer's... so this type retirement project is a 'pay forward' thing.
    Check out Keepsake Quilting for skin-colored fabric. Their last catalog carried quite a large selection of various colors.
    is that on-line...Keepsake Quilting??? I will try to find it. Thanks. It isn't easy to find any skin tones that are fairly close. I am looking for pinkish-peach, asian tones, african-american, native american, and all that. Thanks for your help.
    It's keepsakequilting.com
    thanks so much. I will go look.

    Vickey

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    Vicky, I received your PM with your address and have some trim ready to go out tomorrow.

    I also found a piece of flesh tone fabric....I had for paper piecing. It isn't that large but I think that you might be able to get a head and pair of hands from it. It is 14"x 21 1/2".....hope that you can use it.

    I have also enclosed a check for fabric for one of your dolls. Maybe there will be others who don't have any trim or talent to make the dolls, but want to help, might think along this line also.

    I will check out any tannish fabric for other skin tones and if I find any..will send that along also.

    You are doing a wonderful thing for these children and I am more than happy to be of assistance to you. MaryJane

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    Vicky, I received your PM with your address and have some trim ready to go out tomorrow.

    I also found a piece of flesh tone fabric....I had for paper piecing. It isn't that large but I think that you might be able to get a head and pair of hands from it. It is 14"x 21 1/2".....hope that you can use it.

    I have also enclosed a check for fabric for one of your dolls. Maybe there will be others who don't have any trim or talent to make the dolls, but want to help, might think along this line also.

    I will check out any tannish fabric for other skin tones and if I find any..will send that along also.

    You are doing a wonderful thing for these children and I am more than happy to be of assistance to you. MaryJane
    The dolls are all one piece or 2 pieces sewn front to back...however, I bet the size you described might be perfect for a small boy with cancer. I will look forward to the package. Nine people so far have stepped forward and it so warms my heart to have them want to help me in whatever way they can. For now I will start tonight to sew and stuff the two remaining bodies I have cut out (like in the picture). I sent off an e-mail to a quilting place that might have skin tones, and hope to hear from them, so I can get more bodies ready to sew up. They look pretty ugly till I get the faces and clothes on, then each take on a unique look. THe trim and ribbons make a lot of difference too. I love for my dolls to look special for the children they go too.

    God bless you for your help. I am excited over it all. I never dreamed so many would want to help me out.

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKYOU.


    Vickey Stamps

    P.S. just have to tell you that I took the doll in the first postings to church this morning, and showed her to my young preachers mother who is my age...she went into her purse and made me take $20 to help with the dolls. I am going to try to buy more doll fabric with that money, and maybe down the road, get a very large plastic container to keep all the cancer supplies in, and intact as they progress along, before going out to a child. Thanks again. Will try to buy the container on my own. People are so kind. Even a lady who survived cancer is going to try making the dolls to help others. WONDERFUL NEWS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    Vicky, I received your PM with your address and have some trim ready to go out tomorrow.

    I also found a piece of flesh tone fabric....I had for paper piecing. It isn't that large but I think that you might be able to get a head and pair of hands from it. It is 14"x 21 1/2".....hope that you can use it.

    I have also enclosed a check for fabric for one of your dolls. Maybe there will be others who don't have any trim or talent to make the dolls, but want to help, might think along this line also.

    I will check out any tannish fabric for other skin tones and if I find any..will send that along also.

    You are doing a wonderful thing for these children and I am more than happy to be of assistance to you. MaryJane
    The dolls are all one piece or 2 pieces sewn front to back...however, I bet the size you described might be perfect for a small boy with cancer. I will look forward to the package. Nine people so far have stepped forward and it so warms my heart to have them want to help me in whatever way they can. For now I will start tonight to sew and stuff the two remaining bodies I have cut out (like in the picture). I sent off an e-mail to a quilting place that might have skin tones, and hope to hear from them, so I can get more bodies ready to sew up. They look pretty ugly till I get the faces and clothes on, then each take on a unique look. THe trim and ribbons make a lot of difference too. I love for my dolls to look special for the children they go too.

    God bless you for your help. I am excited over it all. I never dreamed so many would want to help me out.

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKYOU.


    Vickey Stamps

    P.S. just have to tell you that I took the doll in the first postings to church this morning, and showed her to my young preachers mother who is my age...she went into her purse and made me take $20 to help with the dolls. I am going to try to buy more doll fabric with that money, and maybe down the road, get a very large plastic container to keep all the cancer supplies in, and intact as they progress along, before going out to a child. Thanks again. Will try to buy the container on my own. People are so kind. Even a lady who survived cancer is going to try making the dolls to help others. WONDERFUL NEWS.
    I meant a small boy doll for a small little boy with cancer. I'm sure little guys need someone to talk to in the still of the night, just like little girls do. I made one before and put on blue jeans and a sweater with a beanie cap (smaller then these dolls) and on the front,, made a smile and on the back a sleepy look

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    I made some dolls very similar to this, years ago...I achieved the skin tones by tea dying PINK fabric. It worked great. I had one of these dolls as a toddler. My gramma made it for me...I used it for the pattern. I made high waisted dresses and nighties for them and the skirt of the dress was patchwork with a 2-3" sashing on the bottom. I just strip pieced 2 fabrics then cut the sewin strips and sewed it again...made a nice piece of fabric for the skirt...
    My dolls were only about 18" long.

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    Such a wonderful thing to do for those less fortunate. Bless you and the dolls you give to be loved

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    What a wonderful person you are :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    I made some dolls very similar to this, years ago...I achieved the skin tones by tea dying PINK fabric. It worked great. I had one of these dolls as a toddler. My gramma made it for me...I used it for the pattern. I made high waisted dresses and nighties for them and the skirt of the dress was patchwork with a 2-3" sashing on the bottom. I just strip pieced 2 fabrics then cut the sewin strips and sewed it again...made a nice piece of fabric for the skirt...
    My dolls were only about 18" long.
    what a good idea. If I can get hold of some pale pink or even pastel, I will try to do that. thanks. The dolls you mention sure sounded cute. I also have some strips of donated quilt material I plan to join together for a skirt.

    Thanks again. Vickey Stamps

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN
    Such a wonderful thing to do for those less fortunate. Bless you and the dolls you give to be loved
    thanks so much for your words

    Vickey S

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    Quote Originally Posted by kajaza
    What a wonderful person you are :-)
    what a nice thing to say. I just feel the need to pay forward.

    Thanks again.

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    I am looking for a peach color and a darker skin tone for african american doll bodies, although when I asked the American Cancer Society office manager (for our small ACS, that accepts my dolls,) if she needed different skin colors and she told me the little kids don't seem to care what color the skin tone is. I'm thinking they may have good hearts despite their cancer situations.
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    Check out FreeCycle, and tell what it is going to be made and
    who will get it. I'll bet you get masses of fabric donated. Most
    people will deliver if it is for sick children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I am looking for a peach color and a darker skin tone for african american doll bodies, although when I asked the American Cancer Society office manager (for our small ACS, that accepts my dolls,) if she needed different skin colors and she told me the little kids don't seem to care what color the skin tone is. I'm thinking they may have good hearts despite their cancer situations.
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    Check out FreeCycle, and tell what it is going to be made and
    who will get it. I'll bet you get masses of fabric donated. Most
    people will deliver if it is for sick children.

    freecycle.com?????

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    Your doll is so cute. I have made dolls form a web called rag dolls to love, inc. they have a web with a free doll pattern.
    If you ever need more fabric. pm me. I would be glad to donate. My grandsons has spent many hours at the local childrens hospitals and cleveland clinic. They don't have cancer but it is scarry for any child to go to the hospital and they start sticking them.

    GOOD WORK!!! I know ;you didn't show us this for praises but we root you on.

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