Chemo Quilts

2 03 2010

You may remember a post that I made a few months ago entitled, “Wednesday Afternoon Quilt Club”. I shared how much I had enjoyed cutting out fabric with my dear friend, Karen, who was battling cancer and undergoing very hard core chemotherapy. My sweet friend lost her battle with cancer last week; I was blessed to be able to visit her in hospice to tell her goodbye and thank her for her friendship.

Her family did not want flowers for the funeral but, instead, asked that we make donations to our favorite charities.  Today I received an email about a chemo quilt pdf that is available for free from Machine Quilting Unlimited  . It is the exact dimensions to fit in the chair used for chemo; the designer’s quilting group is making several for treatment centers and is allowing this free download. 

I think all of us know someone that has been touched by cancer, so I wanted to pass along this information. My plan is to make  quilts and donate them to the treatment center where Karen had her treatments and do so in honor of her.  Since she was a quilter, I think she would approve. Perhaps you may want to do the same in honor of someone you have cared about who has battled cancer.

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7 03 2010
Susan

Marion, thanks for the link. I will keep it on hand for our clients who need to have one made for their family or friends.

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