Monday, January 16, 2012

A Quilt With a Story

Earlier in the week I received this quilt for Happy Chemo.  Let me share it's story.
It's life began with a young quilter who before she could finish it died of cancer.  Her mother, not being a quilter gave the quilt top to Virginia 'Rusty' Hendrick, an award winning hand quilter, past secretary of the NQA, and purveyor of a portable plastic quilt rack, in hopes that her daughter's quilt would be finished.  While visiting with Rusty, Carol H, now a member of the Utah Quilt Guild, saw the quilt and admired it.  So Rusty gave it to her.  She said the ladies faces and Kimonos where askew so she took them apart and redid them. 

She backed it, hand quilted it, and bound it. .

 Recently she moved from California to Utah and heard about my quilts for Happy Chemo through the Utah Quilt Guild. She felt that this was where this quilt belonged.  So she gave it to her area rep, Barbara Murdock who in turn gave it to me.  I will give it to my dear friend Ginger.  Who will make sure someone struggling with cancer receives this beautiful quilt with a story.

12 comments:

  1. I love the quilt, it seems like it's connecting so many people. I know it will bring some joy to whomever it ends up with.

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  2. A very special quilt to be loved by someone in need.

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  3. That indeed is a very special quilt for the Happy Chemo project.

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  4. What a beautiful story, Em. I hope it appears somewhere on a label on the back of the quilt.

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  5. Beautiful very special quilt..
    it will bring comfort to someone, who I'm sure will love it.
    Julia ♥

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  6. A wonderful gift... a gift of pure love in every stitch... Bless all those in need of a quilt. A lovely cause to contribute to. I aspire to be good enough one day to make my own quilts for donations.

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  7. Love the quilt, love the story and love to see the quilt meter climb.

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  8. That story touches the heart!

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  9. Thanks for sharing that great story with us.That's a very special quilt indeed.

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  10. oh what a wonderful story, just brought tears to my eyes...I know it will bring comfort to someone...
    Kathie

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  11. Beautiful quilt! Wonderful story!

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