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Blocks for racheltracks' quilt -- they are all finished!

Our friend, racheltracks, recently came out of the ICU.  She had complications after a knee replacement surgery and was on life support for two and a half days.  We are so lucky that she survived and is now recuperating at home.  My sister and I would like to get her quilt to her as quickly as possible -- but we need a few more messages!

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Dave in Northridge's quilt, detail

A community quilt contains messages of love and support from you, written out by me in archival ink on muslin.  My sister and I stitch the messages into a a colorful quilt that radiates love and community.  Racheltracks will be able to heal under your loving words.  This is something positive we can do for her!

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Dave in Northridge's quilt, showing the backing

I ordinarily ask for donations in a quilt diary, to cover the time and expense of making these quilts.  But this quilt is paid for, up to 68 messages!  We only need 12 more messages to get it done.  Don't be shy!

Someone usually asks so -- general donations to our quilt project can be made at this PayPal link or message me for an address.

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michelewin's quilt, detail

These people have left messages for racheltracks already (check here if you don't remember whether you have or not).

1.    Chacounne
2.    broths
3.    BlueJessamine
4.    Shortgirl
5.    Otteray Scribe
6.    FloridaSNMom and family
7.    GreenMtnState
8.     Mapamp
9.    maggiejean
10.    gchaucer2
11.    princesspat
12.    CJB/Kelly
13.    Ekaterin
14.    Ebby
15.    Leah
16.    the person who bought racheltracks' dKos lifetime subscription
17.    weck
18.    cfk in the Thumb of Michigan
19.    Frederick Clarkson
20.    Texasmom
21.    the GUS group
22.    citizenx
23.    Sidnora
24.    Avilyn
25.    Dave in Northridge
26.    figbash
27.    Parthenia
28.    leu2500
29.    Lorikeet
30.    One Pissed Off Liberal
31.    mommyof3
32.    jwinIL14
33.    FrugalGranny and the furkids  
34.    Emeraldmaiden
35.    Louisiana 1976
36.    Nurse Kelley
37.    Aji and Wings
38.    flumptytail
39.    nannyboz and Persiflage.
40.    NormAl1792
41.    Navajo
42.    Cali Scribe
43.    2thanks
44.    PinHole
45.    Purple Priestess
46.    Northsylvania
47.    Bigjacbigjacbigjac
48.    Vacationland (and GUS)
49.    Vetwife
50.    operculum
51.    Ooooh
52.    peregrine kate and ProvokingMeaning
53.    Sara R
54.    Asterkitty
55.    Youffraita
56.   winglion

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llbear's quilt

Here are a few of racheltracks' messages, for inspiration:

Rachel, As each day goes by may you feel better and better,
until you can return home to your daughter and family in good health and happiness.  broths

{{{{{{{Rachel}}}}}}} You have lived your life from your heart. Let the hearts, prayers and energy from this community speed your recovery. Hugs and healing thoughts, Shortgirl

May the warmth of this quilt remind you of this community sending healing thoughts of hope and love. Peace.  mapamp

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”― Langston Hughes
It's but a few drops right now, dear rachel.  The sun is waiting for you.  gchaucer

Dearest racheltracks, Sending all the warmth of a summer day, with golden afternoon light, a lilting birdsong melody, and the soft fragrance of climbing roses nodding in the gentle breeze.  Love, Ebby

DarkHawk98's quilt
DarkHawk98's quilt

These are the community quilts we have completed to date:

1. othniel (cellulitis and ensuing complications, RIP)
2. exmearden (cancer of heart and lung, RIP)
3. MsSpentyouth (brain tumor)
4. Moe99 (lung cancer, RIP)
5. Michelle Caudle (ovarian cancer, RIP)
6. BFSkinner (lupus)
7. Kitsap River (long wait for kidney donor that ended 2/18/11)
8. Frederick Clarkson (blood clots)
9. Dreaming of Better Days (lymphoma)
10. one bite at a time (lost house and belongings to fire)
11. Timroff (cellulitis)
12. Sol Fed Joe (multiple cancers and health problems)
13. Brubs (AIDS, immune reconstitution syndrome)
14. rserven (gall bladder infection with dangerous complications)
15. grndrush (brain tumor, RIP)
16. ImpeachKingBushII (needs liver transplant)
17. andsarahtoo (lupus)
18. Frank Cocozzelli (muscular dystrophy)
19. luvsathoroughbred (breast cancer)
20. Predictor (stroke and HIV)
21. Austex54 (caretaker to othniel)
22. Theodore Olbermann, RIP
23. cskendrick (antibiotic resistant infection)
24. Keith Olbermann (caregiver to father)
25. Juan (cancer)
26. Ana (a young horse belonging to Juan, hit by truck)
27. MA Liberal’s mother (Alzheimer’s)
28. Charles CurtisStanley (caretaker to Kitsap River)
29. Lorikeet (cervical cancer)
30. Dr. Lori (metastatic cancer)
31. ulookarmless (cancer, heart condition, stroke, RIP)
32. riverlover (caregiver to husband suffering from liver failure, now widowed)
33. Melody Townsel (caregiver to dying father, now deceased)
34. dadanation (AIDS)
35. Dr. William F. Harrison (leukemia, RIP)
36. Larry Bailey (sudden loss of partner to heart attack)
37. ramara (adopted son with fetal alcohol syndrome)
38. Noor B (herniated disk from car accident)
39. Louisiana 1976 (fibromyalgia, severe arthritis, depression)
40. stumpy (MS, stroke, RIP)
41. bleeding heart's niece (cancer, RIP)
42. escapee (failure of corneal surgery)
43. SarahLee (lymphoma, Lyme Disease)
44. Bustergirl (ovarian cancer)
45. mimi's niece (cancer, RIP)
46. ZenTrainer (breast cancer)
47. Miss Blue (severe injury to shoulder, anxiety over coverage for surgery)
48. Granny Doc (bladder cancer, RIP)
49. mango (heart attack)
50. nudger (ovarian cancer, RIP)
51. DaNang65 (heart condition)
52. Lt. Choi (exhaustion)
53. Nurse Kelley (spinal stenosis)
54. Ben Masel (lung cancer, RIP)
55. Otterary Scribe (caregiver, grieving grandfather, grieving widower)
56. Aji (autoimmune diseases incl. fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthritis, & Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Syndrome)
57. JaxDem (suddenly widowed)
58. DavidW (AIDS and other undiagnosed illness)
59. Jester the Marine (facing amputation of leg)
60. peregrine kate (endometrial cancer)
61. mimi (grief due to family illnesses)
62. alliedoc (endometrial cancer, RIP)
63. labwitchy (diffuse scleroderma)
64. Daily Kos (celebrating community)
65. belinda ridgewood (sudden loss of her mother)
66. princesspat (blood clots, deep vein thrombosis)
67. Scott Olsen (severe head injury)
68. SensibleShoes (caring for sister with brain cancer)
69. Joanna (cancer)
70. cany (grieving caretaker of mother with dementia)
71. Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (breast cancer)
72. Scottie Thomaston (intense chronic pain from spine, kidney stones)
73. paradise50 (throat cancer)
74. woodtick (caregiver to mother with Alzheimer's)
75. BeninSC (mulitple fractures from bicycle accident)
76. Adrian (colon cancer)
77. Smoh (breast cancer, stroke, depression)
78. slksfca (sudden onset of arthritis requiring hip replacement)
79. arizonablue (grief and exhaustion)
80. Lorikeet (grieving widow - this quilt was a gift from the Rescue Rangers)
81. remembrance (breast cancer) and Glen the Plumber (her caregiver)
82. MassHarry (colon cancer)
83. Regina in a Sears Kit House (severe immune problems from Lyme Disease)
84. nannyboz (grief for father, crippling back pain requiring surgery)
85. raina (grief)
86. earicicle (breast cancer)
87. AntKat (cancers of the throat, RIP)
88. Alma (breast cancer)
89. DarkHawk98 (lung cancer)
90. llbear (brittle diabetic)
91. michelewin (grief and trauma)
92. Dave in Northridge (grieving widower)

Betty on earicicle's quilt
Betty inspects earicicle's quilt

We are waiting on some family messages for Ebby's quilt and for the quilt for GreenMountainBoy02 and commonmass.  We're pulling fabric for those quilts now.

raina's quilt, showing backing
Raina's quilt, detail

These quilts are planned:

Carol in San Antonio (cancer)
UnaSpensor (Lyme disease)
MA Liberal (caretaker to her mother who has dementia)
paradox (cyclical vomiting syndrome, PTSD, depression)
Ellinorianne (rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia)
MsGrin (life long heart problems requiring multiple surgeries)
LorelieHI (PTSD, reversals of fortune, depression)
Oke (severe respiratory infection)

nannyboz' quilt
nannyboz' quilt

PAYPAL LINK FOR THE QUILTERS -- THANK YOU!

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Boots says, "Thank you for supporting community quilts!"

Namaste.

Originally posted to Sara R on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 04:54 PM PST.

Also republished by Community Quilt Project, Street Prophets , and Positive Intention and Lovingkindness.

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