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    Scrap comfort quilt for Niece and family

    Our niece's 7 year old son was in an accident, and eventually died, after they donated his organs. I know a quilt doesn't make up for the loss, but, it's the best I can think of to somehow give them a little comfort. Had some strips left from the scrap-of-love, and put them together with two different blue fabrics. Finished it yesterday, so it is in the box ready for mailing to them. The back is one piece of flannel, so will be cozy.
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    Beautiful quilt! I hope it gives her some comfort, she certainly will need it in the days and months ahead. Prayers to you all.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    This is a wonderful gesture. Even though nothing will bring her child back, this will serve as a reminder to her and her family that they will always be in your thoughts and heart. It will bring them warmth and comfort in knowing this quilt was made by you for them. My heart and prayers go out to them in their time of need. May God bless them and watch out for thim during this sad time.
    Rosie the "ripper"

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    Your kindness and love in every stitch of this very pretty quilt will bring them comfort.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    A lovely thought and quilt.

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    nicely done
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


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    So kind. It is the same as a hug!

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    It's beautiful. I hope it will bring them some comfort. So sorry to hear of your loss. Such a wonderful gift to give in their time of grief. Many prayers to you all.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    What a beautiful quilt! Praying for your family for their deep loss.
    God, Wonderful Family, Great Health, Awesome Friends, Quilting & Chocolates - - What more could a girl be blessed with!!

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    Sympathy to the family and you. So sad but you did a great thing.

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    Oh, that is such a beautiful quilt. It will help them.

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    They will always have a warm loving hug from you at their finger tips. Great job. I'm sure they will appreciate it greatly
    Cindy

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    That makes me sad. Your quilt is perfect for them. What a great aunt you are!
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    Very nice colors.

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    How terribly sad. This is a lovely gift...... beautiful
    If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!

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    Came out beautifully!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Gret quilt!!!!!

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    Blue's Quilting Mama,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your niece's precious son.
    Here is a passage that you might like to pass along to her.
    I know that I have always found this passage comforting and have passed it along to many people in the
    last 19 years. My friend lost her son when he was 7 years old from a bike accident and she had this passage framed in her house.
    And if I go while you're still here...
    Know that I live on vibrating to a different measure
    Behind a veil you cannot see through.
    You will not see me, so you must have faith.
    I want for the time when we can soar together again
    Both aware of each other.
    Until then, live your life to its fullest and
    When you need me,
    Just whisper my name in your heart
    And I will be there.
    Author Unknown
    Hope it comforts your niece and her husband.

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    so sorry the quilt is beautiful!!!!
    QUILTNMO

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    What a wonderful gesture. Beautiful

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    Also, please urge them to look for an organization called Compassionate Friends. It is an organization that is a support group for parents that have lost a child. They were such a help to me. It is not an easy thing to go thru. Especially when they are so young. So sorry for their loss.

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    Your thoughts of comfort with a quilt wrap is wonderful. So much pain in such a loss. Thoughts and prayers to all.
    Make A Good Day!
    Janice P. Roy

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    That is just a wonderful comfort quilt. The loss of a child, no matter the age, is horrendous. There is no word in the English language for that parent. There are orphans, widows, widowers, but having a child die is too awful to even have a word for it. Prayers to the whole family for comfort and understanding from others.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    The poem that Mary123 has is a great comfort. The quilt is a gesture made with love and prayers. Hugs to all of you.

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    This story just breaks my heart but so happy for them having donated his organs so others may live. This quilt is going to help comfort them. Prayers for their comfort from the Gulf.

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