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« on: January 19, 2008 08:19:18 AM »

Hi all. I'm a long-time lurker but first time poster.

So I'm finishing my first quilt and I'm totally in love with quilting. So much so, that I constantly find myself daydreaming about quilts I want to make. In one of these moments, I thought about making lap quilts to donate to oncology centers where women receive chemotherapy. I designed one that is simply a large pink ribbon on a white background. One thing I would like to do is embroider the name of a survivor or a name in memorial in each square.

This project is very near to my heart as my grandmother was a 15 year survivor and then had a relapse. She died this past May a few days before my graduation from law school, only a month after her second diagnosis. We were very close, closer than I am with my own mother. I've been looking for a project to dedicate to her and I think maybe this is it.

I need some help getting this off the ground. Does anyone have any experience doing this? Any suggestions on how I can go about collecting names? I don't yet have a stash of scraps to work with, any ideas on how I cheaply obtain fabrics to use?

Thanks in advance for your advice and suggestions. I plan to post pictures of this quilt and the one I'm currently finishing as soon as my digi camera returns from its trip out of state with my family.


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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008 10:04:08 AM »

If you just spread the word through work, family and friends, I think you would be suprised how fast people pitch in. You never know if your brothers/girlfriends/sister. If that doesn't work, you could always look into local quilting guilds or nursing homes.

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008 11:52:13 AM »

There are also all sorts of wonderful "quilt for a cure" programs run through local oncology departments - might want to ask around or google.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008 08:21:16 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions!

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