A letter to my friends.....

Five years ago my nephew Tyler suddenly began having seizures. During a recent stay at Children’s Hospital, Tyler was diagnosed with a large brain tumor that is believed to have been causing the seizures all these years.
Tyler is 15 and loves sports, especially wrestling, fishing, hunting, gaming and hanging out with his friends. Right now, though, he cannot do many of those treasured things that boys his age get to do. Worst of all, Tyler is currently unable to attend school. He is a sweet-natured boy with a tender heart. When people meet him they cannot help but instantly like him.
His long term treatment will require major surgery along with recovery and rehabilitation. His rehabilitation will require him to relearn all of the basics of life you and I know how to do and many of us take for granted each day. To help defray some of the costs that his family will incur, I have determined to undertake this "Scraps of Love" project.
How did all this come to be? During an outing with a dear friend, I asked "what do you think of a spaghetti dinner?". She said "Oh, no Heather, lets make a quilt!" I instantly agreed. What better way to spread our love than through our stitches. With the help of some very talented quilting friends, I am creating a twin size quilt that will be raffled off to raise money that will help offset Tylers non-insurance-covered hospital expenses. Elizabeth D. won the quilt!
Donations of any size are very welcome.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

8 Days left before the raffle...

Many of you have asked how does the quilting process work?   The picture to the right shows the Scraps of Love quilt on the quilting machine.  The process goes something like this:  

  • You roll the quilt pieces, (the top, batting, and the backing ), onto the roller bars.  
  • Next we pick the pattern to quilt and it quilts that pattern onto the quilt. (By the way, if you look close you can see a preview of the backing piece.)  

This process is now completed and we are working on the binding. This is the last piece of the project and will explain how this works in the next blog.

I am so appreciative to all of you who have shared the link to Scraps of Love for Tyler, purchased raffled tickets, and your donations!  I especially would like to take a moment to thank all of you have helped me in creating this quilt and helping me to finish the quilt in record breaking time.  I never would have finished in time without all of your help and advice!
With all my love,

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