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Cancer/Comfort Quilts PFTH Updated 4/28/2018
gershwin64 Send a Message
This project was started many years ago by MEquilter, so that as a group, we could provide a much needed quilty hug to those in need of one. Breast Cancer Pink quilts are made and given to fellow members of the group and their immediate family when needed.

Hi, We (Maryz, Chickie and I) have taken over the Comfort quilts project.
I would like to add that this will include all cancers and comfort where we can. And they need to be a generous unfinished size block. Backgrounds can be white/WOW.

This will be an ongoing project:

Blocks to choose from:
QIAD Blocks to choose from are: Log Cabin from Bears in the Woods or the same one from her other books and the free pattern Scrap 9 Patch.
Blocks from MSQC/Block are: Quatrefoil Star in Spring Vol 3 issue 2 pg 49 or here is the link to the video:
Easy Pinwheel:PLEASE USE 10" White and 10" Print to make these:
ABOVE Blocks should be a generous 12 1/2" and do not square them up, I'll do that when I start to put a quilt together.
And for anyone that wants to use 5" squares up you can always make QIAD's Tossed 9 Patch.
We will also appreciate it if you have a top laying around that you want to donate or swap blocks (enough to make a top). Average amount of backing for each quilt is 5 yards but may be able to use just 4 yards each. If you have any questions please pm me.

Colors that mix well like blue, brown, Gray for men. And pinks lavenders purples and maybe yellow for women. All White/WOW backgrounds.

What I will need:
Help with backing, sashing, binding for quilts and batting (these can even be in JoAnn's gift cards for me to pick up) and money for postage will also be helpful....if you can....any help, any at all. I will keep you posted on how this project is going.
pm me if you need my address.

Comfort quilt sizes will vary as we've had donated sizes and changed the sizes to more like lap quilts so chemo patients can take them to their treatments with them for much needed hugs.


Here are the quilts we've done over the past year:

[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/PGEpXc]2016 comfort quilts collage[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr


[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/Qq6znP]2016-12-20_10-59-51[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr

An example of manly fabrics...just an example

[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/EDxwo6]500916229[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr

2017 Comfort Quilts:


[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/FuzcP2]Capture+_2018-02-24-21-11-31 (1)[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr


[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/21RFfLH]2017 comfort quilts[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr
Top: Ron Hunt is a very close friend to Chriss's family.
Lower right is Chickie's Uncle
Lower left is Becca's


[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/E6y8u9]Resized952017113095141527[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr

Nate is Chrissy's sons BFF that we've all been praying for.

Updated 3/13/2018
Irish's Comfort Quilt

[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/23MBHgc]Irish's comfort quilt[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr

[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/FuxdxR]2018-03-13_12-59-17[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr

[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/23MBW1F]2018-03-13_12-59-37[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr

A Comfort Quilt for Chriss:

[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/GZ3zQB]2018-04-28_06-59-03[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr

[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/25xrNvh]2018-04-28_06-59-19[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/28787956@N05/]t_remondini[/url], on Flickr

This post has been edited.
3/25/2015 9:13:12 PM
rosebud3 Send a Message
Tina, it is a wonderful thing you are doing taking over the BC quilt projects. I pray God will bless you richly for taking this on.

3/27/2015 8:40:03 PM
Thank you again Tina...I still have a couple of boxes to mail to you...will get them out as soon as I can...
3/28/2015 5:49:47 PM
Thank you Sonya
4/1/2015 4:39:20 PM
gershwin64 Send a Message
Thank you MaryR, Judi and Sonya, I will do my best :-)
4/1/2015 7:56:52 PM
SoozG Send a Message
Irvine, CA
I have some pink fabric to send if you give me your address..

4/10/2015 8:16:59 AM
gershwin64 Send a Message
Thank you Sooz :-) sending you a pm
4/10/2015 5:23:09 PM
suzette58 Send a Message
Wytheville, VA
I have gotten the Accuquilt die that is the cancer ribbon. I will be glad to send you some blocks with that appliqu├ęd on. Also, just a thought could you use some next to the label on back? Send me a PM with your address. I love my Breast Cancer quilt and use it everyday.

4/11/2015 5:41:03 PM
SusieQ51 Send a Message
Hoosier state

What a wonderful thing to do. I wish I could help out with something but medical bills have cut into our fun fund. Like Sonya, I have also lost 4 family members to BC - a grandmother, 2 aunts, and my sister. Mom died from pancreatic and dad from Lung. Any type of support is helpful.

If you would send me your address, I will try to send things as I can.

4/22/2015 2:12:10 PM
gershwin64 Send a Message
Pm's sent
4/22/2015 2:38:16 PM
Pilot2b Send a Message
Tina: What a wonderful soul you are to take charge of this special project. Please send me your address and I will see what I can do. Recovering from acute diverticulitis, torn Achilles heal, broken ribs and torn lung, recovery is slow for this ole gal, HA In hosp. from 10/31 to 12/24 and in a lovely rehab facility in between. Bless you dear lady. Helen
5/15/2015 10:29:27 AM
gershwin64 Send a Message
Helen, bless your heart, you've been through quite an ordeal! Take care. I sent you a pm.
5/15/2015 9:11:26 PM
Becca Send a Message
Mtns of NC
Tina Bless you & Mary z for doing this worthwhile project. It is a wonderful thing to help others. May God bless you as you sew....Becca
5/23/2015 3:39:27 PM
gershwin64 Send a Message
This is an ongoing project, you can help at anytime, always need blocks in a color and white, yardage for sashing, backings, borders and bindings. Donations for batting and mailing too.
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8/17/2015 6:37:03 AM
rosebud3 Send a Message
Tina thank you for updating this to all types of cancer. I always wondered about that.

8/27/2015 2:22:09 PM
JayKay Send a Message
Here is a chart I found on the Internet about the color for cancer ribbons.



Hope it works.

8/29/2015 1:50:45 PM
gershwin64 Send a Message
Thank you Joyce :-) I'll put it up top later when I'm on my computer :-) I'm on my phone now :-)
8/29/2015 5:17:35 PM
gershwin64 Send a Message
Here is our inventory as of 9/8/2015:

15 Breast Cancer pick and white blocks
9 pink and white blocks
9 pink and white cat blocks
for a total of 33 blocks left. It takes 20 blocks to make a quilt so I have enough blocks to make 1 Breast Cancer quilt.
I have enough batting to make 2 quilts for sure. and I have a few yardages for sashing, borders, bindings and backings. I have cash for buying more batting and mailing 2 quilts.
9/8/2015 11:36:33 AM
astitchintime Send a Message
ca foothills
Is this project still going? Used to help out but work and life got in the way. Would like to again but haven't noticed any comments in months. Debi
1/4/2016 5:41:04 AM
gershwin64 Send a Message
Hi Debi, yes this is an ongoing project, any and all help is appreciated.
1/4/2016 6:02:52 AM
astitchintime Send a Message
ca foothills
Great, I'm in California and would love to help. Happy stitching!
1/5/2016 9:30:07 AM
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