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« on: May 17, 2009 08:36:44 AM »

These are two silent auction donation quilts for the local Alzheimer's Society golf tournament in June.

in memory of gramps who died in 2007



in honour of my grandmother who has the #$%^& disease.


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hopefully they will bring in some big money.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009 08:59:09 AM »

They are both beautiful and I can see a lot of people wanting one or both of these in their own homes.

I personally hope you raise a stack of cash for the charity, I can't imagine being affected by this scary mental illness and my thoughts go out to your whole family whilst your Grandmother is suffering it cannot be easy for any of you.

Good luck at the auction xx 
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009 09:02:53 AM »

I'm so sorry your family is dealing with such an awful disease. Hopefully these raise a ton and a cure can be found soon.

They're both just beautiful, but I REALLY love the first one. Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009 10:17:56 AM »

These are beautiful!  I'm sure they'll do well at the auction.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009 10:40:35 AM »

Those are stunning!  Shocked  You are a master!  I know they will make lots of $$ for the cause.  I am sure that both of your grandparents would be so proud of you helping to cure this terrible disease.  Good luck and please keep us inform of how much you get for them!
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009 12:08:54 PM »

These are gorgeous... I particularly love the first one.  Excellent work, and how generous of you to make them for this cause. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009 12:30:49 PM »

They certainly SHOULD bring in big money. Have you considered an eBay auction? They host charity auctions...
and then WE could bid!
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009 01:07:49 PM »

love both of them! the first is my fav..I love the color use! Smiley great work!
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009 08:33:31 PM »

Both are beautiful! My mom has the disease and it's a tough one to deal with. I spent the day with my mom taking her shopping and to lunch and it's so painful to see her drifting away from us as her memory of our life together fades. I hope the quilts bring in lots of money but more than that, I hope that it brings much needed awareness to people of how devastating the disease is. It's not preventable yet, but there are lots of things people can do to possibly delay the effects through diet, (brain foods) exercise and and a maybe even a healthy spiritual outlook. Good luck to you, and God bless your grandma.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2009 09:32:05 PM »

Wow, wow, wow. I love the first one. Amazing. I can see all the hard work you've put into it! My grandmother also suffered from the disease for about 10 years before passing away long before her time. Horrible. It was worse for my mother to see her mum deteriorate so much and never got to really say goodbye. Best of luck for the auction!
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2009 04:59:24 AM »

Good luck, they look fabulous.
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2009 08:45:41 AM »

thanks for all the kind comments.

i love the first one as well and was really torn about letting it go.  i think i'll be glad i did.

the second one is not my personal colour palette but it really does scream 'my' gramma...
oh and it went together in a day. i like that.
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009 03:33:11 PM »

these are really beautiful/
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2009 06:53:27 AM »

Sloth  you are dear to my heart, you make me so proud. Such wonderful tributes to Gram and Gramps. Love Mom
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2009 12:43:07 PM »

Gorgeous quilts! You can tell they were made with love. I hope they bring in bundles!
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2009 05:18:17 AM »

preliminary results from my da after the golf tournament yesterday.


the hourglass rainbow went for 75 bucks. ( i'm a wee bit disappointed by that i thought it would have gone for at least 100... but apparently the woman who bought it woks at the alz' office and decided the minute da took it in it was hers and would have easily gone higher)

the purpley one was last seen at 90$ but da was not sure of the final sell price for it.  ( weird huh the one i was worried about not selling went for more... people are all so different)

so.. some money raised. YAY!
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2009 10:43:06 PM »

These are really lovely.

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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2009 06:33:14 AM »

These are both wonderful quilts.  I can see why you would be a bit disappointed.  Only other crafters appreciate all the work that goes into making one of these beautys.  And what a great cause!
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