Really need some purchasing help

Really need some purchasing help

Post by Frank Rei » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 03:46:01



Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
list together.  Need your help.
I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
take both of them.
Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
quilt."
That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
including a long arm machine).
So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Frank Reid
 
 
 

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Post by Joann » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 03:56:53


Maybe some type of memory quilt. You could get some photos put on
fabric. Some of your daughters old shirts and stuff. Get enough to make
two quilts. If your feeling really generous you could rent them a hotel
room for a weekend help them pack everything up so they can spend the
weekend together just the two of them putting it all together. Just a
thought.
Take Care
Joanna
Quote:

> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
> list together.  Need your help.
> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
> that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
> take both of them.
> Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
> quilt."
> That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
> they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
> including a long arm machine).
> So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Frank Reid


 
 
 

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Post by Paulin » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:13:29


Oh my gosh Frank!  That is tragic!  I'm so, so sorry about your daughter!

What do you think about getting your wife & daughter to go away for a
retreat?  Or would that be *** you?  Of course, you could probably go
with them & amuse yourself during the day.  I see that you are a flytyer -
as is my DH - maybe you could find a quilting retreat that is near a good
fishing hole?  I think you're back east? or is it Midwest?  In Northern
California, there is http://www.FoundCollection.com/;The location is
next to the Pacific Ocean.  The property is beautiful & you could find
plenty to entertain yourself while they are in classes.  What about a
quilting cruise?  There are lots available & you could do your own thing
while they are in classes & when the ship docks, you could all go
sightseeing together.

As far as projects, I've just joined a group that is making Sylvia's Bridal
Sampler - I call it a cheater Dear Jane.  In the group I belong to, we make
a block a week, but your wife & daughter could structure it anyway they
like.  It doesn't have to be made in the sample colors - I'm making mine
very scrappy.  http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Again, please accept my condolences - This must be devastating for all of
you.  Her poor husband - what a sad thing to happen.

Pauline
Northern California


Quote:
> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
> list together.  Need your help.
> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
> that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
> take both of them.
> Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
> quilt."
> That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
> they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
> including a long arm machine).
> So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Frank Reid

 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:44:15


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Quote:
> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
> list together.  Need your help.
> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
> that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
> take both of them.
> Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
> quilt."
> That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
> they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
> including a long arm machine).
> So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Frank Reid

Oh, Frank, I'm so awfully sorry for your loss -- yours and your
family's. As far as something your DW and younger DD could do together,
the first thing that popped to mind was a quilting cruise or a trip to a
very special show (Houston?). The memory quilts already mentioned would
be very good, too, and probably quite therapeutic.

Again, please accept my sincere condolences.

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

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Post by gaw93.. » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:00:19


My sincere condolences to your family and the young man's family. A
devastating turn of events, indeed.

A quilting seminar or cruise [if they don't get seasick!]. Are they
enamored by batiks? How about a trip to Bali to see batiks made? Is
there a style they like to do - how about a trip to Paducah or
Shelbourne [VT]? Do they like Hawaiian style quiilts - how about a
trip to Hawaii to the quilt museum there?

Ginger in CA


Quote:
> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
> list together. ?Need your help.
> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
> that relates to quilting. ?Something that they can do/use together.
> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
> take both of them.
> Here's the situation. ?Last month, my older daughter passed away
> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle. ?One of the
> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
> quilt."
> That quilt will be finished. ?It will go with her teddy bear that is
> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us. ?Now I need
> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
> they can start to move on. ?They are very close, both extremely
> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
> including a long arm machine).
> So, any ideas? ?Projects that you know of? ? Very special fabrics?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Frank Reid

 
 
 

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Post by Butterflywing » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:04:44


My Wings are on their way.

Memory quilt sounds like a good doable project. Made SIL a memory pillow of
her husband's ties and she sat there telling us of when he wore which tie
where as he didn't wear ties on a daily basis to work. they with you could
tell of 'where' she wore what for which occasion whist deciding if it would
work in the quilt. What about your finding pixs of her wearing said outfit,
if you have any of such, whilst they are choosing the fabrics, clothing?
Buttons from said outfit could also be a part of the quilt.

Gentle Hugs
Butterfly


Quote:
> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
> list together.  Need your help.
> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
> that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
> take both of them.
> Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
> quilt."
> That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
> they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
> including a long arm machine).
> So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Frank Reid

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:07:57


Frank, I am so very, very sorry to hear of your loss of your darling
daughter.  What a heart-breaking tragedy to your family.

You've always seemed like a friend after so many years of helping you with
your shopping and all of us bantering back and forth.   Please pass on my
condolences to your wife and daughter.  May they find some comfort in
finishing the quilt together.

I don't have any ideas for you, but I will ponder on it.

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


Quote:
> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
> list together.  Need your help.
> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
> that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
> take both of them.
> Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
> quilt."
> That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
> they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
> including a long arm machine).
> So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Frank Reid

 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Star » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:16:46



Quote:
> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
> list together. ?Need your help.
> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
> that relates to quilting. ?Something that they can do/use together.
> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
> take both of them.
> Here's the situation. ?Last month, my older daughter passed away
> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle. ?One of the
> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
> quilt."
> That quilt will be finished. ?It will go with her teddy bear that is
> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us. ?Now I need
> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
> they can start to move on. ?They are very close, both extremely
> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
> including a long arm machine).
> So, any ideas? ?Projects that you know of? ? Very special fabrics?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Frank Reid

Frank, I am so sorry for your loss and her husband's loss.  I think a
quilting cruise would be nice - you could also go, or a trip to
Houston or Paducah.  The memory quilt is also a good idea.
You and your family will be included in my prayers.

Sherry Starr

 
 
 

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Post by Patt » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:16:35


Frank, I'm so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss.  That is so sad.
I have read the other posts, and even if one whole idea isn't quite
right, I'm sure there are enough seeds of ideas there to give you some
really good plan.
I think it might be a little soon to do a memory quilt? unless it is
something that your wife and daughter feel would help.
I love the idea of something completely different, especially the
thought of going to Hawaii to see the fabrics and absorb some of the
skills inherent in the Hawaiian style of quilting.  That might also mean
that you could go too, do some 'sailing', 'kayaking'.  You are always so
generous hearted, over the years you have come here on your (usually)
annual quest.  Now, again, you are thinking of your wife and daughter.
You must need some solace yourself.  So, it would be marvellous if there
could be a trip - that would include all of you, even if you were doing
different things.

Please pass on my sincere condolences to Brenda and your daughter.
.
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Quote:
>Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
>list together.  Need your help.
>I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
>that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
>Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
>take both of them.
>Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
>unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
>first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
>quilt."
>That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
>sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
>a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
>they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
>talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
>including a long arm machine).
>So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>Frank Reid

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill
 
 
 

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Post by Bobbie Sews Mor » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:40:25


I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and that of her husband.  Maybe you,
your wife & daughter just need to go on a quiet vacation while you think of
what you want to do for a memory quilt or another memorial for your older
daughter.
Barbara in SC
 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 06:05:48


Your loss is such a shock that I'm probably not going to do this very well -
but what about their creating something in honor and memory of your
daughter?  Quilts donated to Newborns in Need or Quilts of Valor?  Perhaps a
quilt to be used to raise funds by some organization that supports a
scholarship.  Our family funds an 'Aggie' scholarship in memory of a loved
one that left us so very early.  We hold you close in our hearts and
prayers, so very sorry.  Polly

"Bobbie Sews More"  wrote>I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and that of
her husband.  Maybe you,

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> your wife & daughter just need to go on a quiet vacation while you think
> of what you want to do for a memory quilt or another memorial for your
> older daughter.
> Barbara in SC

 
 
 

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Post by Pat in Virgini » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 06:19:14


Dear Frank,

Yesterday Dr. Quilter (Marissa) mentioned that she is taking a seven month
Design Principles course with Lorraine Torrence. Dr. Q is in Seattle. I do
not know if this is a course at her LQS or an Internet course or what. It
gives me an idea for your family though.

Brenda and your daughter may like to imerse themselves in a long term course
that involves design or another aspect of quilt making. There is a book
called The Artist's Way that has attracted a following among various artists
and craftsmen. They might want to get together to work through that. A long
term course through Quilt University may be suitable instead. I am thinking
that an intellectual and lengthy program might be appropriate for them.
Maybe you could join them in discussion from time to time too.

Please accept my condolences and prayers for each of you at this very sad
time.

Pat in ***ia

.

 
 
 

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Post by Laurie G. in C » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 06:43:13


How about a quilting retreat or cruise? Some one on one time doing something
they both enjoy.

I am so sorry for your loss. Devastating. Bless you for thinking of your
wife and daughter.

~~~~~~~
Laurie G. in CA
http://www.finishingtouchesquilts.com
http://community.webshots.com/user/lagrant7
~~~~~~~


Quote:
> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
> list together.  Need your help.
> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
> that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
> take both of them.
> Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
> quilt."
> That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
> they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
> including a long arm machine).
> So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Frank Reid

 
 
 

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Post by Donn » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:38:15


So sorry and saddened by your loss.  It is the hardest thing to
happen to anyone in life.

I'm thinking about a memory quilt using pictures.  Have your
wife and daughter dump the pictures on the living room floor
and cry and look and cry and look until they find the ones
they want to print on cotton to make that special memory
quilt.  Special memories of everything they hold so dear.
They could then print the fabric pictures, make a pattern
choice together, shop for fabric together and then sit down
together at their sewing machines.  Coffee and chocolate
are always welcomed.

Prayers,

Donna
in WA

ps why don't you sit down with them and help pick out the
pictures?  Crying and sadness are part of the healing process.
And no one should have to go it alone.

Quote:
> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
> list together.  Need your help.
> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
> that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
> take both of them.
> Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
> quilt."
> That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
> they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
> including a long arm machine).
> So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Frank Reid

 
 
 

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Post by Gen » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:49:08


Frank,  I'm so terribly sorry about your daughter.  Condolences to the
family and also to her DH's family.  I can't imagine the pain.  I really
like this idea of Donna's and can't think of anything else that hasn't
already been mentioned.
Gen


Quote:
> So sorry and saddened by your loss.  It is the hardest thing to
> happen to anyone in life.

> I'm thinking about a memory quilt using pictures.  Have your
> wife and daughter dump the pictures on the living room floor
> and cry and look and cry and look until they find the ones
> they want to print on cotton to make that special memory
> quilt.  Special memories of everything they hold so dear.
> They could then print the fabric pictures, make a pattern
> choice together, shop for fabric together and then sit down
> together at their sewing machines.  Coffee and chocolate
> are always welcomed.

> Prayers,

> Donna
> in WA

> ps why don't you sit down with them and help pick out the
> pictures?  Crying and sadness are part of the healing process.
> And no one should have to go it alone.

>> Okay folks, many of you know me as the guy who gets the Xmas present
>> list together.  Need your help.
>> I need a gift for my two loving quilting ladies (wife and daughter)
>> that relates to quilting.  Something that they can do/use together.
>> Actually, I would prefer it if it is something that will definately
>> take both of them.
>> Here's the situation.  Last month, my older daughter passed away
>> unexpectedly, 6 days after I walked her down the aisle.  One of the
>> first things my wife said through the tears was "I didn't finish her
>> quilt."
>> That quilt will be finished.  It will go with her teddy bear that is
>> sitting on top of the curio cabinet watching out over us.  Now I need
>> a project for the both my wife and younger daughter to do together so
>> they can start to move on.  They are very close, both extremely
>> talented quilters, so... they already have everything (up to and
>> including a long arm machine).
>> So, any ideas?  Projects that you know of?   Very special fabrics?
>> Thanks in advance for your help.
>> Frank Reid