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    I made this for a dear friend that was like a second father to me. He was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and two weeks later, he was gone. I really wanted to get it there before he died, but I missed it by a day. I'm really good friends with the whole family - especially his daughter who is my age. They had everyone at the visitation and funeral sign it with a thought, a memory, or just their name in lieu of a guest book. Now it is on Beba's - his wife of 60+ years - bed. That makes me really happy.

    In an awful twist, I just spent all day Monday making another memory quilt for this family. I'll post it later. My friend, Bonnie, the daughter, just unexpectedly lost her husband on Sunday. Such a devastating three weeks! I don't know how she is still standing, but I hope the quilts bring some comfort after they are filled with the love and memories of their family and friends.

    The pattern is called Treble & Bass - which I love because I met Beba & Chuck in my church choir back in 1993. I quilted it myself on my little Janome 3160 (remind me NEVER to do that again!) with a very wobbly stitch 1/4" from the ditch. It's really not a good job at all, but it's the thought that counts, right?? That's Bonnie in the photo - and she sent me the picture of it on Beba's bed a couple of days after the funeral.
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    They will be very special for the family, especially the one that was signed for his wife. Very thoughtful and nice work!
    ~~Sewin' Love w/ Quilting~~Lucy~~

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    That came out really nice,it's priceless to them I'm sure.I like the colors you used in it.
    Joan

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    Your quilt is truly stitched with love. It will warm the family for many years and be cherished.

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    I am so sorry for your losses. It is truly wonderful that you can help bring this family some comfort during this difficult time.

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    Such a special quilt!
    I like the pattern and your fabric choices.

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    Has done a nice job, you will like and treasure

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    Its a treasure, and so are you for making it with love.
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    What a wonderful quilt and so kind and thoughtful of you to make it. I'm sorry you are having to make another so soon.

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    Oh that really turned out nice. I love it and it shows up the fabric so nicely. It reminds me of the Abbey Lane Ob-La-Dah pattern I did recently. Beautiful!

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