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Mchelem
February 22nd, 2014, 01:41 AM
I, and my company, have been selected to head up a memorial quilt project for fallen firefighter Scott Tanksley.

We will be collecting patches and t-shirts from nationwide fire stations, emts, police and military, etc to be sewn together into a quilt to be presented to his family.

If you or anyone you know would like to donate, please contact me for the address to send the patch/t-shirt to.

Please feel free to share this with anyone and everyone, as I need to collect these in the next 3-4 months in order to work on the quilt and have it ready. They are hoping to present it on the 1 year anniversary of his death 2/10/15


Thanks in advance!

Michele

snippet
February 22nd, 2014, 04:40 AM
Oh I wish I had something to send you. But I don't know any firefighters or EMTs. My son is going to school to be a firefighter but he doesn't have any shirts or patches.

Sounds like a great project though.

lapeoples
February 22nd, 2014, 05:03 AM
Michele
I posted a request on my facebook page. I'll let you know what responses I get.
Lori

Mchelem
February 22nd, 2014, 06:01 AM
Michele
I posted a request on my facebook page. I'll let you know what responses I get.
Lori

Thank you.

easyquilts
February 22nd, 2014, 06:39 AM
I used to be a paramedic with a fire department, but am sorry to say that I no longer have anything I could send to you.

What a great way to honor a firefighter...

Karena1984
February 22nd, 2014, 08:48 AM
My dh is a firefighter. He works away but when he gets home I'll ask him if he can get a shirt from the local department. He should be home within the next five weeks!

Bubby
February 22nd, 2014, 08:55 AM
Good Luck with your project!

auntiemern
February 22nd, 2014, 02:17 PM
I think I can hook you up with a few things. I will know sometime this week end. Have to contact a couple people.

Mchelem
February 22nd, 2014, 04:12 PM
My dh is a firefighter. He works away but when he gets home I'll ask him if he can get a shirt from the local department. He should be home within the next five weeks!

Thank you!

Mchelem
February 22nd, 2014, 04:13 PM
I think I can hook you up with a few things. I will know sometime this week end. Have to contact a couple people.

Thank you!

kelliedi
February 22nd, 2014, 05:42 PM
We had a local firefighter fall today...so this hits close to home....it was in columbia mo

Mchelem
February 23rd, 2014, 03:09 AM
We had a local firefighter fall today...so this hits close to home....it was in columbia mo

The guy I am working with is in Missouri and mentioned that he was away from the group because he was dealing with a local tragedy.

So sorry for the loss.

auntiemern
February 23rd, 2014, 08:21 PM
I have a couple things coming. I will let you know when I have them in hand and ready to send to you.

New York Sue
February 23rd, 2014, 11:46 PM
Consider New York covered!
Do you want a finished block, chica?
Just give me the specs....

New York Sue
February 24th, 2014, 12:32 PM
BUMP up! Surely, we can do better than this...

mspepper
February 24th, 2014, 01:38 PM
I posted to my facebook page.

I have already been asked where Scott is from, what department, state. Do you have any details that can help?

New York Sue
February 24th, 2014, 01:54 PM
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20140214-many-firefighters-expected-for-scott-tanksley-service-monday.ece?nclick_check=1
Here's what I found.

New York Sue
February 24th, 2014, 06:41 PM
My neighbor's friend is a retired captain in the FDNY. He's honored to send a patch for this project. I'll send it out as soon as I receive it. Please PM me your address.

New York Sue
February 25th, 2014, 12:21 AM
I really am at a loss, as to why more forum members haven't 'jumped in'.....

redcaboose1717
February 25th, 2014, 08:50 AM
I know only a couple of firefighters, and I am going to try to reach them in the next couple of days. In fact as I write this, I can think of one more ( retired ) firefighter that I could possibly contact about this too.

Michelle M
February 26th, 2014, 12:27 PM
Please pm with the address. I don't know any firefighters but I will stop by the fire station and see what I can do.

bdmsmith
February 26th, 2014, 03:42 PM
I am just seeing this as I haven't been lurking through all the posts as I usually do. I don't know any firefighters or EMS personally, however we are a moderate sized town and I'm sure I can find something to send by asking/calling around. My mom works at the local sheriff's office and my sister works at another local PD so I'm sure they have quite a few contacts in two of our local towns....I will check on this as well. Could you PM me an address where to send because I'm sure I'll come up with something.

Mchelem
February 26th, 2014, 05:09 PM
Here's the Facebook group
https://m.facebook.com/groups/267994680043102?ref=bookmark

And patches and tees can be sent to
Pieced Together Studio
15330 LBJ Frwy, suite 421
Mesquite, TX 75150

I don't know deminsions on block size yet, as we are in the collecting phase for the shirts and patches and will be collecting for 2-3 months and then will go into the planning and creating phase based off what we get sent to us.

I will update as I know more.

Mchelem
February 26th, 2014, 05:11 PM
69570

Here is the information that was posted to the last alarm page for Scott Tanskley in case anyone needs it.

The organization who creates the rememberance pages is heroesmemorial.org

Rosalie Fegan
April 12th, 2014, 09:09 PM
Can you give me more info. I think I can get a couple of patches from 3 local departments. What dept did he belong to?

Mchelem
April 13th, 2014, 03:22 AM
Can you give me more info. I think I can get a couple of patches from 3 local departments. What dept did he belong to?
He was a Dallas Firefighter, station 12. He was assisting a stalled vehicle on an icy overpass when another car lost control and struck him and sent him over the railing, falling 30 feet. He leaves behind a wife and 3 children, 2 girls and a boy.

Momofmonsters5
April 13th, 2014, 03:58 AM
You said military, that I can cover if he served Army. My husband is active so I have tons of Army. Let me know

Mchelem
April 13th, 2014, 05:40 PM
Consider New York covered!
Do you want a finished block, chica?
Just give me the specs....

I received 2 FDNY patches from a Sue, that were forwarded from Tammy, who got them from Ken..... is that you???


If so, THANK YOU!

Mchelem
April 13th, 2014, 05:42 PM
He didn't serve, but we are including Military patches as a sort of salute to those who put their lives in danger every day for strangers. This quilt is about honoring heros, and Military are heros too. Please send them if you would like. I am not turning away any patches or tshirts, and will find a way to use everyone of them.

Pegger
April 13th, 2014, 07:10 PM
Did you get the one I sent from the New Orleans FD? It is not on the list.

Mchelem
April 14th, 2014, 01:29 AM
Did you get the one I sent from the New Orleans FD? It is not on the list.

Yes, I received a shirt from New Orleans FD. It's on the list-there's a separate list for the shirts and the patches.

Your last name starts with a K. I have Peggy K***** as the contributor of the New Orleans shirt.

Mchelem
April 14th, 2014, 01:38 AM
So far, I have received patches from
Abilene PD
Addison FD
Allen PD
Allstate University PD
Altus, OK PD
Alvaredo PD
American Flag
American Heart Assoc
American Heart Assoc CPR
Anadarko, OK PD
Ardmore, OK PD
Arizona US Marshall
Arlington FD
Arnaudville, LA FD
Atlanta FD
Aubrey FD
Baker, LA PD
Balch Springs FD
Basic Trauma Life Support
Baton Rouge, LA PD
Bayou Cane, LA FD
Bayou Vista, LA FD
Beaumont EST
Beaumont FD
Beaumont FD Haz Mat
Bedford FD
Bedford Fire EMS
Bellville VFD
Berwick, LA FD
Birmingham, AL PD
Bordelonville, LA FD
Bossier City, LA Emergency Communications
Bossier City, LA FD
Bossier City, LA PD
Boyd PD
Boystown PD
Breaux Bridge, LA PD
Brownsville FD
Brownsville Fire Marshall
Brusly, LA PD
Brussard, LA PD
Bryan FD
Bryson EMT
Buckeye, AZ PD
Burleson FD
Caddo Mills Fire & Rescu
Calgary PD
Canyon PD
Careflight Fort Worth
Carenco FD
Carrollton PD
Cashion, OK PD
Cedar Hill PD
Cedar Park FD
Chevron
Chitimacha PD
Churchpoint, LA FD
Churchpoint, LA PD
Clay Co Sheriff Dept
Cleburne PD
Cockrell Hill FD
Colleyville PD
Collin Co Sheriff
Colorado Springs D
Communications Corrections
Coppell FD
Coppell PD
Corsicana FD
Coteau, LA FD
Couhatta Triba FD
Crandall FD
Crandall Fire Rescue
CTAS FD
Dallas JR Police academy
Dallas Love Field PD
Dallas PD
Dalworthington Gardens FD
Dart PD
Del Ray Beach K9
Dept of Defense ASF
Deridder FD
Desoto Fire & Rescue
Desoto PD
Eagle Mountain Fire EMS
East Jefferson, LA PD
El Paso FD
Eldrado, KS FD
EMT
Enchanted Oaks VFD
ERT Rescue FD
Estero Engine Tanker
Estero Ladder FD
Eunice, LA FD
Eunice, LA Fire & Rescue
Fairbury, NE PD
Federal Protective Services PD
Firefighters Against Cancer
First Aid CPR
Florence, OR PD
Forney FD
Forsyth Co FD
Forsyth Co Sheriff
Fort Scott, KS PD
Fort Worth FD
Fort Worth PD
Franklin, LA PD
Frisco PD
Gallatin VFD
Garland FD
Garland PD
Geary PD
Gemeente Politie
Glendale, CA PD
Glenn Heights PD
Godley PD
Gonzales PD
Graham PD
Graham Young Co EMS
Grand Coteau PD
Grand Prairie FD
Grand Prairie PD
Grand Saline FD
Grand Saline PD
Grandview FD
Grandview, MO PD
Grapevine PD
Great Falls, MT PD
Greenwood PD
Groves FD
Gueydan, LA PD
Gunter FD
GWTA Ghost Riders
Hamel, MN FD
Harris CO Sheriff
Hawaii Co PD
Henderson, LA PD
Hillsboro FD
Hillsboro PD
Hodge PD
Homer, LA PD
Hood Co Fire Marshall
Hutchins PD
Independence, MO PD
Indianapolis University PD
Indianapolis, IN PD
Irving FD
Jacksboro PD
Jeanerette, LA PD
Jefferson CO FD
Kaufman Co Fire Marshall
Kaufman Co Fire Strike
Kaufman FD
Keller PD
Kennesaw, GA State Police
Lake Travis Fire & Rescue
LaVista PD
Lawton, OK FD
Lebanaon, MO FD
Lima, OH FD
Linndale FD
LIT Fire Academy
Lovisville PD
LP Railroad K9 PD
Lumberton FD
Mabank FD
Mabank PD
Manhattan, KS FD
Mansfield FD
Mansfield PD
Mariaville PD
Maringoin, LA PD
Masonic Fire Brigade
Maud, OK PD
Maurice PD
McPherson, KS EMT
McPherson, KS FD
Mesquite FD
Mesquite PD
Mexia FD
Mineral Wells PD
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Monroe, LA FD
Montegut, LA FD
Monterrey PD
Mooresville, IN PD
Moreauville FD
Morgan City FD
MSU
Muenster PD
Murphy Fire & Rescue
Murphy PD
Muskogee, OK PD
Nassau Co Sheriff Dept
Neosho, MO FD
New Orleans, LA PD
New Roads, LA PD
New York FD
Nicoma Park, OK PD
Norman, OK FD
Norman, OK PD
North Montgomery CO Fire & Rescue
Northern VA
Oak Dale, LA PD
Occidental FD
Oklahoma City, OK PD
Omaha, NE PD
Opelousas, LA PD
PACP Rescu
Palm Beach, FL
Palm Springs, CA FD
Patrolman Andowver PD
Pauls Valley, OK PD
Pawnee Nation, OK PD
PBC Fire Rescue
Peel Regional PD
Peoria, IL PD
PH1
PH1 Medical Denton
Pine Prairie FD
Plano FD
Plano PD
Plymouth, PA PD
Ponchatoula, LA PD
Port Allen, LA PD
Port Arthur FD
Port Aurthur Refinery
Port Barre, LA PD
Port Bolivar VFD
Port Vincent, LA PD
Protective Services
Punxsutawney, PA PD
Quinlan FD
Rayne, LA PD
RCMP GRC Police
Recklaw VFD
Red Oak FD
Red Oak PD
Redondo Beach PD
Reserve PD
Richardson FD
Rockwall FD
Rockwall PD
Rowlett PD
Royse City FD
Saginaw FD
Saginaw PD
San Diego Co Pipes & Drums
Sanger FD
Scott, L PD
Seagoville PD
Sedgewick, KS PD
Seiling, OK PD
Shawnee, KS PD
Sheridan PD
Siloam Springs, AR PD
Simmesport, LA PD
Southeast Louisiana University PD
Special Response Team
St. Gabriel, LA PD
Suffolk Co FD
Sunnyvale Fire & Rescue
Sunset, LA PD
Surfside Beach, FL SWAT
Surfside Beach, SC FD
Surfside, FL PF
Surfside, FL SWAT
Tallulah, LA PD
Tarleton EMS
Tarrant Co Sheriff Honor Guard
Tawakoni South VFD
Taylor FD
Terrell FD
Terrell ISD PD
Texas City, TX PD
Thomas Lake VFD
Tishomingo, OK PD
Toledo, OH
Tunica Biloxi, LA PS
TX Dept Health Emergency Care Attendent
TX Dept Health EMT
TX Dept Special Skills
TX State Firemean Assoc
Tyler PD
Union Valley FD
University Park Animal Control
University Park Crossing Guard
University park FD
University Park Parking Enforcement
University Park PD
UNT Health Scien PD
US Navy SEC Forces
Vidalia FD
Ville Platte FD
Virginia Beach Marine Patrol
Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol
Virginia Beach Negotiations
Virginia Beach PD
Virginia Beach Selective Enforcement
Virginia Beach SWAT
Vista FD
W. Milford, NJ PD
Wake Village Fire & Rescue
Weatherford College EMS
Weatherford College Fire Academy
West Jefferson Co
West Monroe, LA FD
West Tawakoni PD
Westlake FD
White Settlement FD
Wichita, KS FD
Wounded Warrior
Wylie FD

Mchelem
April 14th, 2014, 01:39 AM
And tshirts from the following
Aguila FD
Aledo FD
Azle FD
Bryan FD
Carrollton FD
College Station Fire
Coppell FD
Crandall FD
Dallas Fire Rescue Explorers
Disneyland FD
El Paso FD
Employee Assoc EMS
Forney FD
Gallatin VFD
Hamel, MN
Irving FD
Kaufman FD
Lake Travis Fire & Rescue
Lima, OH FD
Los Angeles FD
Mad Dog Moore
McPherson, KS FD
Mesquite FD
Mexia FD
MSU
New Orleans, LA FD
Orange Co FD
Overton FD
Palm Springs FD
Plano FD
Recklaw VFD
Richardson FD
Santa Ana FD
Terrell FD
University Park FD
Wake Village Fire & Rescue

Mchelem
April 20th, 2014, 03:02 AM
If you have sent a patch or tshirt, I thank you for your contribution.

If you would like to, the address is in the thread.

I'm done with this forum, so please don't feel obligated. I am just tired of all the petty nonsense that seems to never go away or get resolved, and it's always the same group of people, so I feel it best for me to just walk away.

Thank you for those who have been helpful. I appreciate it.

alma123
May 9th, 2014, 02:05 AM
hello everyone

new to here my name is Alma and i have been quilting for 17 years going on now. currently i am making quilts for children with cancer and other diseases residing at children's hospital located in Boston MA... Every child deserves a cuddly quilt to bring them happiness and comfort during the hard times they are going through. I was wondering if anyone has any fabric they might not want don't like scraps whatever it is we need all the help we can get since we have two quilters in the whole city and we don't get many donations please help.... please and thank you

if you do decide to send us fabric please mail it to
include your name and address as we would like to send you the price of the postage and a thank you note
Quilt For Cause
11 smith rd
Saugus
MA 01906

Tina W
May 9th, 2014, 09:47 AM
My nephew is a fireman in CT I will ask him for some things. Can you tell me what items you would like. Please Please Please let me know.

New York Sue
May 9th, 2014, 10:20 AM
I received 2 FDNY patches from a Sue, that were forwarded from Tammy, who got them from Ken..... is that you???


If so, THANK YOU!

It was me, and I missed this post!
I thought you should know I mentioned this to my neighbor (Tammy), and she reached out to a high school buddy, Ken, who retired as a Captain in the NYFD. I wasn't sure if you received the patch, but I'm SO happy to know that you did!
I hope you're still lurking, chica!
I wish you all the best with this project, and hope to see the finished quilt!