Thursday, July 1, 2010

linda's quilt

Thursday, July 1, 2010
my mom is incredibly lucky to have a wonderful group of friends.
this specific group of women has been getting together for birthdays.. holidays... and so on for as long as i can remember.  they call themselves "the valley girls" after where we live.
so when my mom found out... that linda.. was diagnosed with breast cancer... she was in shock.
after the shock wore off my mom decided she wanted to do something for linda... and asked if i'd help make a quilt.

so a bit of planning... and coordinating 7 people's schedules... 
and we have linda's quilt

the 7 squares with white centers are each messages from the other 7 valley girls.
here is a closeup of my mom's

it's backed with snuggles and i used kona in tomato for the binding


details
fabric is bliss by bonnie & camille for moda, snuggles, & kona solids
pattern - n/a
designed by me
quilted by me
started on 6/23/10
finished on 6/26/10
quilt measures - 48" x 57"


here's the label... just a handwritten note

to linda,
my mom is lucky to have you as a friend
and i'm lucky to have you as another mom
lots of love is headed your way during treatment
-julie


44 comments:

mascanlon said...

What a lovely gift from the heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and her all the valley girls surrounding her with love (and a quilt!)

teresamnj said...

Julie, Linda's quilt is beautiful. Your mom exemplifies all that we should be. What a great friend! Prayers & good wishes for Linda.

Needled Mom said...

Words could not say better what this quilt signifies. Beautiful.

Susan Guzman, SuzGuz Designs said...

Julie, you are a gem! What a lovely gift to coordinate and give to a great lady in your life. So touching!

Brad Herman said...

Very touching and a beautiful quilt. Good Luck Linda!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

What a great way to celebrate a friend! I am sure that it warmed her heart and spirit. Great job!

Stefanie

wishes, true and kind said...

What a very special quilt!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful idea and so full of love. Get well soon, Linda!

Trisha said...

What a wonderful, meaningful gift. Best wishes to Linda! I hope she gets better. I am sure she will treasure this quilt.

Megs said...

What a lovely quilt - made even more beautiful by the thoughts and love that are sewn into every stitch.

Quilting Mom said...

Many blessings to Linda. My sister Tammy is an Ovarian cancer survivor. She has gone in and out of remission for 13 years. We will keep Linda in our prayers. The quilt is beautiful and I am sure it will be an inspiration to her. Life is all about the relationships we have and the love that we share with those around us. Remember that God has us each where he wants us to be each day.

Melanie said...

This beautiful quilt is as unique and warm as the Valley Girls who created it and surround their sister Linda with love. Great work Ladies, and thank you Julie for sharing this display of friendship with us! Strength and Love to you Mrs. Geiger
Melanie Y. V.

traceyjay said...

thank you for making this Julie!

The Bliss was perfect for it...

sending love to Linda.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Beautiful Julie! I love gifts from the heart! :)

Heather said...

j u l i e... you and your mama are sooo sweet... you made me cry in my coffee this morning! lot's of prayers going out to her dear friend!!

;)

Heather

angela said...

Beautiful and most wonderful idea. I'm sure that snuggles will be so nice when she's feeling horrible - and all those notes will help with the battle for sure. Prayers for her as she starts that battle.

Belinda said...

How poignant. It's a beautiful quilt and I hope and pray Linda wins the battle. She is already blessed to have friends such as these.

Beverly said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful give. I know she will wrap herself in love everytime she uses it. My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and the Valley Girls!

Thimbleanna said...

What a wonderful present Julie. Best Wishes to Linda during her treatment!

live a colorful life said...

We did the very same thing for my best friend, Sue, when she was going through her therapy last year. She took that quilt to every treatment and was comforted by being wrapped up in the love of all her friends.

http://aroundtheblockdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/09/color-therapy-thursday-house-of-blues.html

My thoughts and prayers are with Linda, her family and her wonderful friends.

Katie B. said...

What a wonderful gift for Linda! I know she'll find lots of comfort in it during her treatment.

P.S. I've been wondering about the snuggles fabric. Did you like working with it?

Simone de Klerk said...

What a very precious quilt!

Kris said...

What a wonderful gift. I hope it gives her strength and I'll be thinking of her.

Nancy said...

That is beautiful, Julie.

Nova said...

what a truly beautiful gift
x

blueberrymoon said...

Sniff,Sniff...get the tissue. What a heartwarming post.
Love shown...heals.

Marisa said...

What a sweet gift to show the love and support of friends!

Kim said...

That is one group of beautiful ladies......inside and out!

Happy Sewing

Kate said...

What a wonderful gift. I'm sure it will bring some comfort to a very difficult time.

a.niza said...

what a wonderful friends Linda has. I love the quilt.My prayers to Linda.

KarrieLyne said...

A very heartwarming gift Julie. Linda will love it. Sending well wishes and prayers her way.

CitricSugar said...

There is something even more wonderful than that quilt - Linda will remember that she is loved and supported by people who truly care about her every time she looks at it! My mum is a 7year survivor. I wish Linda all the strength she needs to kick this disease into oblivion!!

SewCalGal said...

Linda is in my heart and prayers. So nice to see she is supported by such a lovely group of women. And I love the quilt you created to help these women capture their love for Linda.

Beautiful quilt. I'm sure it will bring Linda comfort in knowing she is loved by so many!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Amy said...

That's a sweet gift and I know it will be most appreciated.

harleywife said...

Wow ! this is so awesome . I'm sure Linda will treasure it and that it is helping her and will be cherished by her . You gals are fabulous and I wish I was in your circle of friends and family ! God bless you all , especially Linda .

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

What a wonderful gift!
My aunt is a breast cancer survivor and next year I hope to make a quilt that she can raffle for her yearly charity drive for bc research.
My hope is that Linda kicks this thing in the butt like my aunt did. And my grandma. And great aunt. And many others.

Best wishes to Linda!

Micki said...

What a wonderful quilt...i am sure that it will be cherished!
Micki

Patty said...

Beautiful quilt made with love, here's to a speedy recovery for Linda.

Lisa said...

Julie ... It's lovely! I am an 8.5 year ovarian cancer survivor ... Trust me, these things mean a great deal ... I wish for a world with no cancer, but in the meantime lots of good thoughts for Linda, her family & her friends.

mykidsarecooler said...

thank you all for your kind words especially for you love & prayers for Linda. There is no doubt that she (along with the help of the 7 of us) she will beat this. We are very grateful for each others friendship,as is so well displayed in my Julie's creation of Linda's future heirloom quilt. Simply, a labor of love. Thanks again to this amazing quilting community for wrapping us all with hope!

OrangeRoom said...

This is ridiculously awesome. I love it, love the idea.

Christine said...

What a wonderful gift! I'm sure she'll treasure it! :)

Kristy said...

My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 and passed at 42, so I have personally seen what the love and compassion of dear, dear friends can do to make the journey less lonely. May God bless each of you as well as Linda. Kristy in Ohio

Tricia said...

Oh Bliss! What a great gift Julie. I love the messages that everyone wrote. Makes it that much more special.