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Thread: Scrap quilt for friend dying of cancer

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    The small quilt group here in Spring Green made this blocks for one of our members who is unable to come to the meetings. She is too ill. So we made her the brightest quilt imaginable. That blocks is on a foundation and the quarter inch seam doesn't matter so even the beginners got in there and sewed blocks. I set the quilts they make, quilt them and bind them. This needs squaring and binding yet.

    We make a lot of Passage quilts and we use this pattern for them now. A Passage quilt is used to cover a body bag as it is removed from a home, hospital or nursing home. We have given them to nursing homes, assisted livings, hospitals, and funeral homes in all the communities surrounding us. Our goal is to show the families that someone cares about their loss and hope they will be comforted by that. In the nursing homes, when our friends pass, the residents don't turn away when they are taken from the home but turn and bow their heads in respect. A quilt makes it a kinder gentler sight.
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    Love the bright colors!

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    What a beautiful quilt. The significance of the name and beauty of the quilt are so special. I have a friend with cancer, just can't bring myself to do a pink ribbon quilt. To her the pink ribbons scream her illness and she is just 42, so young.

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    How thoughtful.

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    Very thoughtful of you all to make this quilt.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helbo
    What a beautiful quilt. The significance of the name and beauty of the quilt are so special. I have a friend with cancer, just can't bring myself to do a pink ribbon quilt. To her the pink ribbons scream her illness and she is just 42, so young.
    Yes! I agree that this is very special quilt made by very special people.

    Helbo~I made a purple ribbon quilt (pancreatic cancer) for a co-worker with siggy blocks from the staff. She loved it and now that she has passed, I am glad that she had it to take to all of her treatments. Maybe you can do a different pattern in colors that will lift your friend's spirits.

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    lovely

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    thats such a nice thing for you to do. Bless your heart.

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    The colors are gorgeous, love the quilt and the idea.

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    I love scrap quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstitches
    Very thoughtful of you all to make this quilt.
    Thanks for sharing.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What a beautiful quilt! I have never heard of passage quilts, but I wish they had them at hospice when my daddy died. It would have been really nice. :( Families sometimes don't have time or just can't think of things like that when someone dies---even when they know the death is coming. I send a special thanks to your group for using your talents for such a wonderful, thoughtful cause. ((Hugs and Prayers to your group and your dear friend))

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    The quilt and your thoughtfulness are lovely! You are very kind, I am sure there are many families who appreciated your efforts.

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    What a wonderful project. And a beautiful quilt.

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    Sorry to hear about your friend. The quilt is quiet beautiful and I am sure she will love it as well as all the love that your group put into it.

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    Your quilt is bright and of course full of luv...your friend is blessed with all of you...

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    cheerful. I'm sorry yuor friend is going through this.

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    Sorry to here that. Beautiful quilt, love the colors.

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    This is a delightful, cheerful quilt. Good for you and your group.

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    This really touched my heart. I hated seeing my Mom and Dad wheeled out in that black bag. I am sure this means more than you could know to the families. Thanks for what you and your friends do.

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    What a lovely quilt for your friend to wrap herself up with hugs from each of you!

    The passage quilt is a really nice gesture ... does the family get the quilt after? Or is it returned for use when another passes?

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    Beautiful quilt and the idea is even more beautiful.

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    Very pretty. What a blessing for your friend!

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    Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for being a friend in need.

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    Lovely quilt...great colors...so cheerful...

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