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Hospital Stay Mini Quilt

by Lori
(Bozeman, MT, USA)

Little Hawaiian Mug Rug

Little Hawaiian Mug Rug

I love entering Swaps.

So in July, I entered Heather Valentine's Mini Quilt Swap.

I received my partners name and likes about fabric, color and what they enjoyed most doing.... I had an idea of what my partner would enjoy and then I was diagnosed with Cancer.

I was in hospital for some time in August of this year. But I still wanted to make that mini quilt for my partner who loved bright colors, Hawaii, and was a teacher.

So I decided to make a mini that she could hang up or use as a mug rug at school.

My granddaughter found a coloring book of flowers of Hawaii. Then my daughter took my list of fabrics, batting, thread and needles home with her.

I was 150 miles from home.

When they brought them to me, I cut and stitched the mini quilt that was due by the end of August.

Working on a project kept the fears away. It helped me through all the tests, operations, and medical issues that happened during my hospital stay.

I am really thankful for the doctors and nurses care that I am able to say that today I am a Cancer Survivor.

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Nov 03, 2014
Quilting is Life Saving!
by: Rebecca

I love this story so much!

Who knew that quilting could literally be life saving.

Having the determination to make something precious for someone else was the perfect distraction.

Thank you ever so much for sharing with this with us!

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