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    Thank you!

    I just received a package in the mail today that Skip (Glenn) sent me. I am completely floored by the kindness and generosity the members here have shown me. Skip and the other men associated with QB put together a lap quilt for me that is just incredible. They used a quilt as you go method that I would like to learn. Every block is bound separately and somehow the blocks were stitched together without the stitching showing. Near as I can tell, it's magic. I still haven't figured out how it was done. It's obvious the guys put some serious time and effort in putting this together for me. The workmanship is outstanding! I'm not sure who made it, but there's even one block with a sewing machine with my name embroidered on it! The man who made it even hand quilted around the various items in the picture! That's just one highlight, the work on all of it is first rate!

    I also received a hand woven scarf and hand towel from Roger Young along with a note explaining that he doesn't quilt but does weave. I can only guess at how much time he spent on them but they are incredible! I am amazed that Glenn and everyone else were able to put all this together all back channel. I never knew a thing until the box arrived today. Great Job Guys! I know how hard it is to arrange something like this and coordinate it without the recipient getting wind of it.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in making this quilt! It's something I will treasure and I will be bringing it to the hospital with me.
    I'm very sorry I still haven't found my camera's computer cord. As soon as I do, I will be posting pictures.
    Thank you again to everyone who made this happen and to Skip for putting it all together.
    Rodney
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    Rodney,

    I'm glad you like it. I'm really happy I was invited to make a square. It was a pleasure to do it.

    Take care and heal well.


    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Rodney,

    I'm glad you like it. I'm really happy I was invited to make a square. It was a pleasure to do it.

    Take care and heal well.


    Joe
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    Glenn was the brains, master of the project and final product of course. Big thumbs up to him
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    That is fantastic. Aren't friends just the sweetest !
    I for one will be glad when you find your camera cord, or if someone can take pics with their phone and e mail them to you, you can post them.

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    That is a wonderful surprise.....you are very much appreciated by all of us Rodney! I don't post much in the Vintage Machines section, but I do read each and every post in this section, and I look forward to each post. Your knowledge is wonderful and it's great that you're willing to share it with us. You and your family are in our prayers.
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    What a wonderful surprise!! Here's hoping you heal well and quickly from your surgery. I appreciate every helpful comment/suggestion you have made and will look forward to more in the future.
    Alyce

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Rodney,

    I'm glad you like it. I'm really happy I was invited to make a square. It was a pleasure to do it.

    Take care and heal well.


    Joe
    Ditto! I'm not a quilter but Glenn was gracious to allow all who wanted to participate.
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    What a great and thoughtful surprise, that gift, and knowing that all of us that absorbs all your good information is wishing you a speedy recovery should get you home soon.

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    Rodney, would you like me to come down there with my Bag of Random [Computer] Cords and see if I've got something that fits? Because the no pictures thing is painful!

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    Awesome, guys! Rodney, every time you wrap that quilt around you, you will feel all the love and prayers that went into it. What a treasure!
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    Praying surgery goes well and your healed and home soon.

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    That is wonderful.
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    Love it when a plan comes together LOL What great hearted guys we have on here! Prayers and thoughts go with you Rodney for your surgery!

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    What a wonderful tribute for a friend. I have met through this board some really neat individuals, who I will probably never get to meet in person, but feel as though I have known them for years and some I email on a regular basis. Sorry to hear that you will be going into the hospital for surgery, did not know until now, but prayers are with you and your family and for a speedy recovery. You offer so much to all on this board who need info on vintage machines, repair, parts or just your pure knowledge. Can't wait to see pics of your quilt.

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    Yeah, we "forged" the squares and then Glenn magicked their butts together....

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    I think I have the camera problem solved. I have my daughter's camera battery on the charger. As long as there's no problems I should be able to get some pictures posted tomorrow.
    Thank you everyone for your kindness and your thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to me to have this many people pulling for me.
    Thank you,
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    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Rodney, I don't know why you are having surgery, but I wish you the best. I'm sending prayers.

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    *** Rodney my thoughts & prayers are with you.
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    *** Good luck buddy.
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    *** I was on vacation and did not get to particiapate.
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    Rodney, praying that things go well for you and that the surgery fixes whatever it is suppose to. Really appreciate you input on all the discussions.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    There is a lady made quilt in the works, too. I doubt if it is too late.
    My DH made one of those manmade quilt blocks. When he heard Glenn was doing a quilt for Rodney, DH wanted to pitch in. He has NEVER sewn before. He made a block, quilted it and bound it AND it looks good - all on a little Singer 99 HC. How's that for a guy??? Oh and he does read here some times and he even posted a tutorial we did with Glenn (in my name) about machine finish.
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    I got a kick out of doing a block too. It’s not my first block piecing, but it’s my first completed “quilt”, since I hadn’t ever put binding on before. I made the entire thing with my 1910 Singer 28K2 Hand Crank machine setting on a folding TV tray. Of course, I have an excellent coach and teacher here to help me, but I did all of the sewing and most of the cutting (I raided my wife’s strip and squares tubs for my pieces).

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    That quilt is a real blessing! Heal quickly and I hope you don't have any residual pain afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags View Post
    I got a kick out of doing a block too. It’s not my first block piecing, but it’s my first completed “quilt”, since I hadn’t ever put binding on before. I made the entire thing with my 1910 Singer 28K2 Hand Crank machine setting on a folding TV tray.
    You're a better vintage seamster than I am CD. I made shorts on a HC 66 a few months back and it was so hard to control the fabric with only one hand. Let's say the shorts weren't my best work.
    My block was the first I've ever pieced or bound, and was done on an motor driven 320K2
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    Rodney,

    I'm really glad you like the quilt. You've always seemed like a very nice man, always patient, kind and willing to help whenever you could. More than anything, I hope that this surgery eliminates the melanoma from your life once and for all. Hang in there. You have a big heart and a great attitude.

    Just in case you're interested, my block was made with a Lady Kenmore 89, with the exception of the writing which was done on a Singer 301.

    Good luck with your procedure.

    John

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    Rodney's quilt

    Rodney,

    I too want to thank Glen for allowing me to be a part of this incredible quilt made just for you. May it bring you mountains of joy and warmth.

    Soman2

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