Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quilt Blocks Needed for Quilt for Little Girl with Cancer

My friend, Anne contacted me and asked me to help spread the word. Anne from Phamily blog knows of a little four year old girl named Shannon who is battling brain cancer. She lives in California with her family. She has been put on Hospice care and the little girl and her family would like a quilt during this time for comfort.

Everyone feels better when wrapped in a quilt....

Anne, not being a quilter and not knowing where to start asked for my help in reaching out to the quilters in the blogging community for help. Anne has a friend who is a long arm quilter, and she has agreed to do the quilting, and someone has donated fabric for the backing.


What needs to be done and quickly is the actual quilt. I have agreed to send out a plea to any and all who will help make this dream for this little girl come to pass.


If you can make a 6 1/2 inch block to donate to this quilt project and have it in the mail to me by the first of next week, that would be super. I will construct the top very quickly and have it off to the lady who is going to do the quilting. I know that we will have what we need to put a smile on this little girls face and comfort her family. If you have some left over blocks this size, those would work too!


Colors....happy colors....for a little girl!!!


Please leave me a comment and let me know you will be willing to send a block. Please include your name and a small note of well wishes to this family with your block. Please remember, no one really knows how much time we have, so this needs to happen and happen very quickly.


Mail your blocks to:


Suzanne Melkoski
729 Winnie St.
Ft. Worth, Tx 76112


Thank you in advance....I know in my heart there will be many who will help me and Anne see this finished and in a very timely manner.

***If you can help spread the word on your own blogs...please feel free to do so!!


49 comments:

  1. Love you Suzanne! I Posted on FaceBook too. My niece Holly sent the post forward too. I hope we get response.

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    1. Love you too Anne....Don't worry, we will get her a quilt!!

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  2. That is such a sweet idea. I wish I knew how to quilt.

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  3. I wish you all the best with the quilt. I only do scrap patchwork ones and live in Australia. I don't think anything I could do would get there in time. I hope all goes well, Lovely thought.
    xx jeanetteann

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  4. I'll send you one or more, Suzanne!!

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  5. I have an already made up block for a crumb along quilt I was making. I just need to add another 1/2" strip to each side to make it 6 1/2". Will get it to you soon.

    Also thank you for the give away win. It arrived the other day! Love the fabrics and everything you included!!

    ~Linnea

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  6. My sister-in-law Debbie is going to make 2 bllocks for you since i don't quilt!

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  7. Hi Suzanne...CollectInTexas Gal...Sue...here. I'm the LongArm Quilter Anne mentioned. I will supply the batting, do the binding and and as the last person to handle the quilt will ship it to Shannon. If there is to be a label and or a letter I'm assuming that will come from Anne, and can either go with the quilt or be sent seperately. Just let me know. I'll be ready to put it on my machine as soon as I receive it in the mail. Blessings to all the wonderful quilt bloggers for making this happen. If you will email me at collectintexas@gmail.com I will send you my mailing address...Sue

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    1. Sue -- Thank you so much for taking this on! It's wonderful to see the way people come together on this! I'm just making a couple of blocks, but you are giving so much more! Annie

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  8. I will send 2 blocks tomorrow to you for this little angel. Will that be enough? Since I am in NY I will send them 2 day mail to get to you on time.
    Maria

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  9. I just saw your post and I want to make sure I understand correctly -- you want blocks that are 6 1/2" unfinished, to finish 6", right? I'll get to work on a couple as soon as I finish running a few errands. Should be in the mail by the end of the week.

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  10. I posted this on my blog for Anne, but didn't know about you until now. I will add you to the post so people can come to you directly, Suzanne. TY for all you are doing.

    I have a 13 yr. old with brain stem cell cancer that I've been bringing to all's attention for the past week plus. You may wish to read about Angel Dawn on my blog ...

    blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

    Thank you for what you are doing for this precious child.

    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  11. I am linking from Marydon's blog. Could you contact me about how I can help with fabric? I do not sew, but I would like to help.

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  12. Suzanne I am putting three blocks in the mail today. I will also post about this on my blog.

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  13. Suzanne,

    I have put 3 girlie orphan blocks in the mail to you today. It is so wonderful of you to make a quilt for this sweet little girl.

    Wanda

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  14. I just added some information about this to my blog post today. I also directed folks to your blog post here.

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  15. I'll get some blocks done and in the mail to you. So sweet of you to do this...thank you for allowing us to help.

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  16. Would flannel work for you? I have 12 I could mail tomorrow AM.

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  17. I will mail you some squares of fabric for the quilt. I hate this for the sweet family. Praying for them.
    Ginger

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  18. I saw this on another blog. Happy Cottage Quilter. And yes, I will do a couple of blocks!

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  19. What an amazing cause you are spearheading. I have four maverick star blocks coming your way. Let me know if you need more. Jo

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  20. My heart aches for this family! We lost our 9 year old son 3 years ago from injuries he received in a car accident. I will gladly send you a couple blocks!

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  21. Three coming your way--not stereotypical girlie colors, but purposeful, meaningful colors... boldness, freedom, light in the darkness, comfort, home, peace... going to post by Monday at the latest, chased by prayers and authority over this kind of stupidity the enemy's trying to pull (such a sore loser, picking on the little ones 'cause he's mad he can't have his way... dude picked on the wrong little muffin, she's got backing burlier than Arnold Schwartzenegger and fiercer than a mad mama moose... can't tell me Goliath ever wins, no matter how he threatens... girl's got a word of promise over her life! "Prosper, not harm; HOPE and a FUTURE!" Hold onto that, Papa ain't a liar!)

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  22. My heart is aching for this family. I have a daughter that just turned 5 and to think what this poor family is going through:*( I will send you a couple of blocks!

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  23. A block will be in the mail Saturday, along with prayers.

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  24. I will mail a block tomorrow, March 16, however, I live in Alberta, Canada so hope it will get there in time for the quilt. Prayers for this little girl and her family. Love your idea and glad to help if I can make it on time.

    Beth in Alberta, Canada

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  25. Two blocks coming your way!!

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  26. i HOPE YOU DON'T MIND BUT i TOOK YOUR IMMAGE AND PUT IT ON MY SIDE BAR

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  27. I will send out at least one block Friday 3/16. Thanks for the information! Will share your information on my blog :)

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  28. I think this is great what you are doing. My mom is going to make a block or a few :) and we will get it in the mail by saturday!

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  29. Hi -- I will send a block (or two) as soon as I am off work and can make them. Annie on Vashon Island
    PS - My Newfoundland is a retired Hospice team dog, and I am certain that Shannon and her family are receiving the best, most loving care possible from her hospice team in California!

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  30. I popped a few in the mail this morning!

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  31. Thanks for sharing this oppurtunity with your readers! 7 blocks done, (by my mom) prayed over and sent off just now! Thanks again.

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  32. I will send a couple of blocks tomorrow!

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  33. I eill sew a coupe together right now!

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  34. I'll get one or two done and in the mail by Monday! Good Luck!

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  35. Made a poodle block for Shannon! (03/17) Izzy and I took it to the post office this morning! Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

    So happy to help out and thank you Suzanne for putting your time and resources into finishing this quilt for this family! Proud to be a small part of this wonderful project!

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  36. I have a few I can send,,, I will work on them tomorrow and get them out on Monday,,I hope that is not too late... m Heartfelt Prayers are will the family.. God Bless them.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  37. I will go thru my fabrics and try to come up with some little girl cheerful quilt blocks for you tomorrow, to post to you on Monday. But, if you are able to email me her mailing info I am pretty sure I can get her a kid friendly quilt ASAP. I belong to a couple of charity quilt groups that focus on kids and one (CR4TS) makes full size quilts for kids with cancer.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  38. I would like to send a couple of blocks too! Is it too late if I get them in the mail to you tomorrow?

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  39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/52422421@N02/6845388972/in/photostream
    This will be in the mail on Monday...I didn't get it finished until after 5:30 pm...on Sat...so it won't go out until Monday...sorry!! I am praying for sweet Shannon! I am proud to be a very small part too! Thanks so much! We all need each other so much!!

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  40. Hi, I am sending two blocks tomorrow morning, I hope they make it in time. I also send my prayers to sweet little Shannon...god bless!!

    Julianne
    Grizzly Flats, CA

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  42. I'll have at least one block in the mail by the weekend. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Aliquilt in Ohio

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  43. My prayers will be with this family!

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  44. Hokay, three blocks (scented with anointing oil--'cause my roommate and I prayed over them!) are on their way to you as of this morning... 2-3 day post service... Blocks can be seen in the bottom part of the following:

    http://lilliansstitches.blogspot.com/2012/03/foreknewadoption-quilt.html

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  45. Hokay, three blocks (dabbed with anointing oil and thoroughly prayed-over!) are on their way as of this morning... 2-3 day post service... for pics, see the bottom of the following post:

    http://lilliansstitches.blogspot.com/2012/03/foreknewadoption-quilt.html

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Sometimes someone says something really small, and it's like it fits into this empty space in your heart!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your thoughts here, they really mean a lot to me!

Suzanne

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