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    Today my daughter and I took some quilts I had made to the Palliative care floor at the VA in Birmingham. I have a soft place in my heart for our Veterans and their families. A lot of families live to far to go home each night and want to spend every moment they can with their loved ones. I was fortunate when my husband was there that I could go home at night. I have seen people sleeping on the floor in the family room and in the floor beside their loved ones beds. They keep the rooms on the chilly side.

    I have tons of charm packs not sure why but I do. I found this pattern of Jenny's that is super easy, fast and takes 2 charm packs and some yardage. I added and made a few changes to the pattern to use what fabric I had. This makes the perfect size quilt for someone that is trying to sleep in a chair. They are not really fancy quilted but I hope the families can use them and it was great long arm practice for me. They let me hand them out to the families and believe it or not I had made exactly the number for each patient's family to have one.

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    #2
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    Beautiful work! I know they'll be appreciated.
    Katrina


    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
    ― Maya Angelou

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      #3
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      Beautiful work. And how nice of you to think of the families.

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        #4
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        "believe it or not I had made exactly the number for each patient's family to have one. "

        I believe when God speaks to our hearts and we listen, we'll never be lacking what is needed at that time. What a true blessing your act of love was to those family members.

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          #5
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          What a wonderful use of those charm packs...I'm sure they were all appreciated!
          Carol

          Sewing Mends The Soul ~ Author Unknown

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            #6
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            It is comforting and encouraging to see others caring for Veterans . Not too often you hear of someone caring about their families. On behalf of one who is married to a soldier, my heartfelt appreciation. Being a quilter I know the time and work and expense that goes into a quilt. I also know that that often times stitches are more than threads, they are moments of good energy, prayer, optimism etc. even memories when the quilt is made for someone we know. The comfort in a quilt is more than a physical one. I am quite touched by your kindness .

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              #7
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              Your quilts are all spectacular and thank you for donating to folks going through such hard times. They will all sleep well under their quilts tonight and every night.

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                #8
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                What a great pattern that is...looks lovely in all your variations. You have such a good heart to do that for our veterans and their families.
                Michele

                to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world...

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                  #9
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                  I am a chemo nurse at a VA hospital. All I can say is Wow! You are amazing to be so thoughtful to these families! Bless you, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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                    #10
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                    They're beautiful........from a very generous heart.......thank you!
                    💫 Star lover

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                      #11
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                      I'm sure they were greatly appreciated by those who received them.
                      If you could choose to be anything choose kindness.



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                        #12
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                        Beautiful quilts & made with compassion for those who really will use them. DH is a veteran & in poor health, but hasn't been in the hosp. A few yrs. ago Blondie Spence sent him a COC (Circle of Comfort) quilt, which he uses every day to throw over his legs when he's sitting in his rocker. It meant so much to him to think someone cared.

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                          #13
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                          These are beautiful and I'm certain will bring comfort to the families. God bless you.

                          Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

                          Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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                            #14
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                            I am impressed. The quilts are beautiful and so are you. Take it from someone who knows, God really is speaking to you and all of us and when we listen, really good things will happen
                            Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
                            Terry

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                              #15
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                              Love, love, love it! Such a great way to honor our vets and their families.
                              One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!

                              Beth aka Asta

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