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.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Only 9 days left before the raffle...

Hi Everyone,
Well the countdown is on.  We only have 9 days before the raffle and things are coming together nicely.  If you have not gotten your raffle tickets yet and mean to here is your reminder.  I cannot believe how fast the time is going by.  I have truly enjoyed creating the quilt for the Scraps of Love for Tyler, putting together this blog, and sharing this process with you.

The quilting is amazing.  It is a heart swirl pattern and we are now working on the binding.

Tyler is excited for the holidays and a little anxious about his next stay at Children's Hospital in early January.

Thank you for all of your wonderful support!
With all my love,

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