Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sharing Loss in Our Quilting Community


I have just learned of the deep challenges now facing three more of my quilting friends. Two dear ladies just lost a husband to long term illnesses. One is a 'real' life friend, the other a 'blogging' friend. While both men passed away from long term illnesses, another quilt blogger's husband was just seriously injured in a workplace accident. All of these ladies are wonderful and caring women, as well as talented, and giving quilters.

Loss in any way, is heart felt and deep, but the loss of a loved one is truly one of the greatest challenges of our lifetimes. So today, I honor the challenges that each woman and their families now face in working through this enormous heart pain and ask for you to hold both women in your own prayers, thoughts, and energies of love and compassion.

For those of you who know, Donna, of 'Fabric Fun...Everything Quilts' Donna lost her beloved husband, Cliff, to long term kidney disease. Please bless her and if can, send a comment via email or her blog, to show your love and support.

And for those of you who are familiar with Terry of Terry's Treasures , her dear husband just lost his leg in a terrible workplace accident. Laurie of Yankee Quilter is coordinating a quilt block donation for a comfort quilt for the family. If you wish to contribute a block for a family comfort quilt, please go to Laurie's blog for all the details.

And it would be so very lovely if someone could start a quilt block chain for Donna. Pass the word, please so we can all keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Donna, is one of those special women, who makes a point of visiting many, many blogs and is always sending and lending support to all of us. So, we are indeed, all being offered Pay It Forward moments.

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My Prayer Pocket Pillow filled with virtual blessings and good wishes for these three lovely ladies. May they feel the power of our heart song as it stretches along the strings of love and compassion across time and space.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you Michele, I probably would not have known otherwise. Who would have thought a blog could serve so well as a pulse on the quilter arms, and a ministry as well. Blessing for you dear heart, Hugs, Finn

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  2. Oh I think it's awesome so many people are posting about these ladies! It's wonderful to have a big world feel small when things collapse around you.

    Keep well my friend!

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  3. Thank you Michele for posting about Terry!
    laurie

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  4. Awe so nice to see other quilters care. That's what I love about quilting!!

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  5. This is beautifully written. Thank you for letting us all know.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.