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Friday, June 18, 2021

A Quilty Update

 I arranged to drop off Quilty Hug Quilts and have started sharing them again.  For a long time I wondered about not being in the moment when a quilt is given.  It’s taken me 2 1/2 years to come to terms with this. In the end just knowing my quilts get to a cancer patient is enough.  I have grieved over this enough.  I guess this is also part of my grieving process from loosing my husband to cancer 2 1/2 years ago.  It’s time to move on….  So today I dropped off these quilts.

The quilt on the right was made by Kitty at Alefthandedquilter.  Thank you Kitty.  I backed it with very fun flannel.  Chemo patient’s often get very cold when receiving treatment.  

I have two more very close to finishes that will probably get delivered next week.  Then I can see what tops I have to quilt.  Believe me there are plenty!

I am so glad to get going again on this project that is near and dear to my heart ❤️ 


  1. You are VERY Welcome!! I'm honored that you include some of my tops in your Quilty Hugs project. I loved making the one on the right in the top two photos - it's one of my favorite patterns. In the bottom two photos - the middle one and the one on the right were also fun to make - I love the backings that you added to them. And I love knowing that they went to comfort cancer patients. I lost my husband to cancer seven years ago this week - I'm still grieving - but making Quilty Hug tops in his memory helps - ;))

  2. All these quilts are beautiful! Each quilt must bring much joy to those who are going through such impossible times. What you and the others do, wrapping others in quilty hugs, Liz, is so precious. I did not know you lost your husband to cancer. Your Quilty Hugs Quilt project is a beautiful way to honour your husband's life and memory.

  3. That is a great way to use your talent. I know that the grieving process is often long and difficult. (I lost my sister to medical accident when we were in our 20s.) Don't "blame" yourself when you still have grief. It is a normal thing.
    Hugs to you.

  4. Wow! 6 quilts done! Awesome progress. Good for you for moving on. I know it's not an easy thing to do and everyone goes through it differently. You are doing great. You'll be stronger yet. ;^)

  5. You are doing great things here, Liz. I can only imagine how tender your heart is toward this cause.

  6. My DH passed away nearly 9 yrs ago from a GBM (brain cancer) and I still miss him desperately. So you are not alone in your grief and I'm sure mine will be with me until I die. The quilts are such a generous blessing to those enduring their treatments.

  7. It is hard to learn, but letting a quilt go and not knowing who might receive it is a hard thing to accept. I have learned that over the years and now can let a quilt go much easier. Once in a while when you do get a card from someone who received a quilt, you don't even think about all the other ones you gave away. Quilty Hugs Quilts sounds like such a great cause.

  8. Fabulous scrappy finishes for a great cause. Glad you can share.

  9. Good job! I haven't looked at blogs much because we are traveling, but it seems like most of them are making scrap quilt and giving them away, which is awesome! All we quilters do that from time to time. We had lots of fires in Oregon last year and I donated a couple quilts to those people. I'm making more scrap quilts that will be donated when finished, to someone.


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