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Hello! 

I am finally finding my way back here after a long hiatus! I joined after getting my Millie in January 2014. But in June 2014, my 4 month old nephew Isaac was diagnosed with SMA 1-a terminal, genetic disorder. It is the #1 genetic killer of children under the age of two. At the time, my sister and BIL were told to take him home and love him and he probably only had 6-8 months. Well, due to intense care by my sister, BIL, in home nurses, constant prayer and support of people from around the world and now one year of a miracle drug called Spinraza, Isaac will turn four in February! He uses Bipap to breathe, is fed through a g-tube, and can only move his thumbs, shrug his shoulders and move his head slightly side to side, but he is showing small gains each month. I have run a GoFundMe account for the family since his diagnosis which has helped immensely as my sister has only recently been able to return to work and my BIL stays at home with Isaac and his older sister.

If you are still reading-thank you! And I am happy to be back here! I am looking to improve my free motion skills as well as ruler work. 

Here are a few of the quilts I have done. Violet Craft’s Lion for my nephew-we’ve called him Our Little Lion since birth. I used channel locks and did straight lines every 1/4”-1/2” BB9AF1DE-BBFB-4C6F-B5CE-D03A542C24A6.jpeg.68c8e31c1db42491bfc4b56e6695315b.jpeg

Quilt for our school auction. Kids drew the blocks, I pieced and quilted.80C3429F-47B8-4C17-B371-82E2983EFD7E.jpeg.a74273275e0f6e90e809c588c7c8ac40.jpeg

t-shirt quilt for a customer. Pieced and quilted 5AE31A56-E11B-401B-9DC0-B57BF1B5FCE1.jpeg.e93efc550732fd4bf913aea861706c86.jpeg

pieced and quilted for a family member-channel locks again-approximately every 1”62ACF02B-CE74-4984-892C-728226D3A935.jpeg.5907a606f83bace37020c5770b4810d1.jpeg


2014 Millie

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So very sorry to hear about all your family health problems.  Praying for all of you.  Your quilts are beautiful.  I love the one where the kids drew the blocks.  How sweet is that.  Thanks for sharing your quilts.


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Wow that loin is very striking!  I too love the simplicity of the straight line quilting.  

Thanks for sharing all your quilts each one has its own charm.

Sad to hear of your family health issues wonderful to hear life is improving!  I will be praying for health, strength and courage for the whole family!


Nancy

Gammill AKA "Gabby"

Hand Guided 

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love the lion! ROAR! 

 


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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On 1/5/2018 at 9:10 PM, Quilta93 said:
1 hour ago, jbnt9999 said:

I am piecing the lion now and I think I will follow your quilting advise. Prayers for all!

Betty

Thank you! I loved making this quilt! I hope you are too! Straight lines just seemed right to me-they didn’t distract from the pattern.


2014 Millie

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