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Thread: Raffle Quilt made in part by the residents of the nursing home my granny is in

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    Here are some pics of the finished quilt that some of the residents of Autumn Care Nursing Home, my mom, dad, and myself have been working on for the past month. It was finished this morning about 4am by my wonderful mother. It gets unvailed officially Sept 12, 2011 but i could not resist sending out pics. Every other block was colored by residents i think they are adorable then we made 9 patch blocks to go with them and in the center we decided to use hands and hearts so i named the quilt Hands Helping Hands, it will be raffled off Oct 10 to raise money for the activities dept at the nursing home.
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    what a wonderful way to include the residents in their raffle quilt. Hope it brings lots of $$

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    How sweet! Inspires others to imitate what you've done!

    What did the residents use to color in their blocks?

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    they were done with crayon a technique i learned from this board about a month and a half ago i had been trying to figure out how to do this quilt and that just made it so easy and we all had a blast doing it

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    it is wonderful. Coloring patchwork, GREAT idea. The design is great. Our local nursing home just remodeled and also put on an addition. The activities director would like to hang quilts instead of those dark paints that were there. Wouldn't this be fun.

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    thats so nice..I would love to have had a quilt like that from my mothers hand..she was in a nursing home for almost 3 yrs and just past away August 9th

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    That is awesome. I bet they loved participating.

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    very nice ;).

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    They did i help alot at the nursing home so i know alot of the residents well and most of them are the ones that worked ont he quilt it is like i have a huge extended family there they always ask me when i am going to be back. I love spending time up there with all of them

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    I love the border fabric. It makes all the other colors shine. And you can tell that some of the hand-colored blocks were done by people with some idea of quilting block patterns! What a neat project.

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    That is wonderful!! Be sure to let us know what it fetches!!

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    Yes some had done quilts before actually i worked with 3 of them a while back and they made 3 quilts to enter in the silver arts section of the senior games here in our area one of them won second place and another won 3rd the lady that won third pasted away about a month after that broke my heart i miss her alot

    here is the one that my granny did for the silver arts i got her to quilt it by hand she has macular digeneration and can barely see i think it is wonderful
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    very nice. My avatar is a quilt I donated to a nursing home for their Alzheimer's raffle they were doing.

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    What a great activity for the Seniors and I am sure it warms their heart to be a part of this - I hope you raise lots of money.

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    That is so beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I4MOM
    Yes some had done quilts before actually i worked with 3 of them a while back and they made 3 quilts to enter in the silver arts section of the senior games here in our area one of them won second place and another won 3rd the lady that won third pasted away about a month after that broke my heart i miss her alot
    That is beautiful. I love Sunbonnet Sue.

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    how wonderful! :P

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    Awesome quilts! I bet everyone had fun. Hope it goes for lots of money!

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    What a great quilt!! Hope it brings in a lot for them!

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    What a fantastic project!! They must all be very proud of their efforts!! Hope it makes lots of $$$$$!!

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    Nice

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    Nice to get the residents involved.

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    What fun everyone must have had. Hope you make lots of $$$.

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