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Thread: quilt top for out of the darkness raffle

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    Super Member Barbm's Avatar
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    Here's my quilt top, almost ready to go to be quilted. I have to add the bottom and top borders. You may recognize the black and white swap blocks.

    I chose the blues to represent "coming out" of the darkness, the suicide awareness group I so strongly support.

    The quilt will be raffled off 11/4/09. All proceeds go the the AFSP. We are selling them $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00. The tickets were donated by a friend that has a printing shop.

    So- my question- what would look good for a quilting pattern? Just a meandering? Local shop offered to do it, but she only does meandering. I don't know if this lends itself to be more sophisticated. Help!

    (last- a pic of this year's team. walk was yesterday. I am wearing the green volunteer shirt and the orange beads, symbolizing I lost my brother to suicide)
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    Beautiful quilt. I think a star (light) pattern would look wonderful. But if this lady will do it for you and she only does meandering then I say don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

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    Beautiful quilt. Sorry I can't help you with the quilting I have a had time with my own.

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    Wow, that blue is really pretty on the black & white blocks. I would have never even thought of that. So sorry about your brother but glad to see you are using your experience to help others.

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    Beautiful quilt. Sorry, I have no idea about the quilting

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    Sorry me either on the quilting but it sure is a pretty quilt.

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    Your Quilt has turned out gorgrous!! :D
    I just love the way you have put it
    together. You make me want to get busy
    & get mine pieced together. As far as the
    quilting, I would take the donated time.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    That is a beautiful quilt...You did an outstanding job!

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    Fantastic quilt. I'd take the local lady up with her meandering--it's free.

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    I think this is an awesome tribute to your DB!!! :D :D :D
    I too, would take up your friends offer of quilting it for you...a meander would like nice on your quilt...maybe a different meandering style on the borders? Anyway...I know that your quilt will raise a lot of funds for such a worthy cause 8) 8) 8)

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    Love what you did with your blocks! I think a meandering would be great!! :D

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    The quilt came together very nicely. Good job! :D

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    That is a beautfil quilt. I love how you desined around the blocks and that the quilt is going for such a good cause. I'm proud to have my blocks in your quilt!

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    Your quilt is great! I think you should take the free meandering. Most people who will be buying tickets are not going to be quilters, and they won't notice the difference between a fancy design or meandering.

    It is so nice of you to donate such a special item to this cause. Sorry to hear about your brother.

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    I think your quilt is awesome, and what you're doing with it is even better! My father, grandmother, cousin, brother in law all were suicides, and I couldn't appreciate you more!

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    Awesome quilt! So wonderful of you to take tragedy of your DB and turn it into help for others. Also how blessed the group is to have you!


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    Great Quilt, I hope it brings in lots of $$$$$$$ for the raffle

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    Wow thats beatuiful sorry about your DB but i would take the lady up on her offer

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    Your quilt really turned out beautifully!! I love how you used the blues, and your border fabrics are perfect!!!
    A truly beautiful tribute to your brother!! :-)

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    Wow brbm this turned out beautifully.
    Your DB would be greatful for your active participation. Keep up the good job.

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    Love your quilt!. The blue really sets off the black and white blocks.I would take the offer to quilt it.I think meandering would look just fine on it.JMHO :D

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    oooh!! BEAUTIFUL!

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    If we would like to purchase tickets for this quilt and support such a worthy cause, where would we do so?

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    pm me for tickets. I'll send you my address.

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    Oh Barb, that is beautiful!

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