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Thread: Veteran Donation Quilt

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    Veteran Donation Quilt

    Our local small museum (about 1500 sq. ft.) is holding Veterans benefit day. I have been very sick for the last three weeks with shingles but I so wanted to make a little something that they could sell raffle tickets for so this is what I threw together. Not fancy, not perfect but as Jenny Doan says, "finished is better than perfect. Thanks for looking.

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    Front. It looks a little wonky because I am very short
    and this is the best I could do with it on the floor

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    Back. Pieced together from scraps. The outside red
    pieces are a very small red print.

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    Nice job--glad you are better

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    Quote Originally Posted by annievee View Post
    Nice job--glad you are better
    Not healed yet. Still cannot wear clothes. Never want to deal with shingles again. My advice is to get the shot. Thanks

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    wow, very nice for quickly thrown together!
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    very nice indeed. now they are saying get a new shingles shot even if you've had it before. new one better. I will ask my Doctor.

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    Beautiful quilt! Glad you are feeling better! Shingles are nasty! My doc says I am walking proof that everyone needs a shingles shot! Still battling flare ups over 3 years later!

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    It is lovely, wonderful, a treasure. Feel better! I am amazed you were able to do this while struggling with Shingles. Thank you for donating this for Veterans, too.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    very nice indeed. now they are saying get a new shingles shot even if you've had it before. new one better. I will ask my Doctor.
    Good to know. I had the first one and still got shingles, but it was very mild and not much bother at all.

    twinkie - I can't believe you just "threw that together." It's beautiful.

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    Very nice, and very nice of you to do that. I hope you're feeling better!
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    Really nice job. Will be greatly appreciated by the recipient!!!
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    very nice quilt hope it brings a good amount
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    [QUOTE=twinkie;7934017]Our local small museum (about 1500 sq. ft.) is holding Veterans benefit day. I have been very sick for the last three weeks with shingles. QUOTE]
    My youngest son had shingles when he was in his upper 20s. He is now almost 35. He suffered horribly. He does have a weakened immune system from dealing with Crohn's Disease. I did have the shingles shot a few years ago and hope it provides protection for me.

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    Very nice and I hope you feel better!

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    So sorry you have shingles . Very nice donation
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    A great job! Wonderful that you made this for Veterans. Good luck on your raffle.

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    Wow! Wish I could “throw together”this good.. sorry for your shingles, ouch.
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    Your quilt is beautiful!! Wish I could "throw" something together that nice. Such a wonderful donation!! Hope you recover from the Shingles very soon.

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    Looks beautiful to me and so kind of you! Shingles are so painful and I hope you are on your way to recovery!

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    Super. Thanks for doing this. Hope it brings in a load of money. Hope you feel better soon. BrendaK
    Be kind to yourself, by being kind to others. When you help others you help yourself.

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    If that's what you "throw together" - wow!

    Hope you are feeling better!

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    While living in skilled care my mom complained of chest pain, which she frequently experienced, which would sent her to the E.R. One of these trips was actually Shingles. She was quarantined to her room for weeks. It went up her chest, neck, face and scalp. It was horrible.
    Yes, think I'll get the vaccine!

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    Very nice, I think someone will be very happy with this quilt!
    Jeanie

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    Great job! Hoping you feel better soon.
    I made it to the mtns and love every minute of it!

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    First, so sorry you have shingles. That is so uncomfortable. But in spite of that your work is lovely and will be appreciated.

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    Hope you are feeling better soon, Twinkie. Love your quilt. I think RW&B always works!

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