Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Flattened Farm: A Quilt

tornado damage in Iowa, found via Google images

A woman I "sort of know" is going through a very rough time. Her name is Kandee. About a week ago Kandee's entire farm was flattened by a huge tornado. And in the recent past, Kandee's husband died. She was already struggling with that adjustment. Now she has nothing.

Kandee is a quilter. She and I were both members of a Yahoo Block Lotto group for a short time(wich is how I "sort of know" her). The group folded about a year before the tornado disaster. I didn't know Kandee was its victim until I saw her on TV news. I knew she had to be the same person.

Kandee and I have a mutual friend, KT. Through KT I offered to make a quilt for Kandee. According to KT, Kandee is too overwhelmed with how to pick up the pieces of her life to be able to make any decisions about what sort of quilt she wants. So I made a decision, and I have a pdf file showing the block we can make, and the color specifications.

If you are interested in helping, please let me know. I will email you a copy of the pdf file so you can get the block stats. If you can't make a quilt block, can you lift up Kandee in your prayers?

Thanks for caring! [P.S. I'll have sporadic internet access starting Sunday, June 27 for about a week. If I don't respond to your request right away, please be patient.]

10 comments:

Nanci said...

Oh how awful...send me the pdf file. I'll try to follow the pattern...

Yvette said...

How heartbreaking! Please email me the pdf file and color specifications, I will try to get a block made ASAP. yvettego@gmail.com

sophie said...

I would be happy to make a block for your friend, too.

08armydoc said...

If you don't need them for a few weeks, I'd love to help out! I get back home in mid-July, and am looking forward to getting back to my machine - what a better way than to help out!

AnnieO said...

Carol, I'd be happy to make a block. What an awful string of events for Kandee. I hope she has lots of family and friends who are able to help her out just now.

Sarah said...

Carol- I'd like to get a copy of the pdf to see if I can make a block for Kandee's quilt.

KQ Sue said...

Hi Carol, I'll make a block.
sleenders@triad.rr.com

diplofam said...

Hi Carol,
I would love to make a block for this quilt!
Please send me the pdf.
Sorry you can't come to the work party :( but it sounds like you will be creating HOPE of your own with this quilt.
Blessings,
Carin
margaretshopechest@yahoo.com

江婷 said...

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Elaine Adair said...

Dear Carol - count me in - I can help in this small way. How would I manage if that happened to me?