Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thank you and a plea!

My sincerest thanks go to each and every one of you that have said Yes and are sending me a square of fabric and a wish for Joey's 100 Good Wishes Quilt. So far I'm expecting 16+ squares and wishes (we call the combo "squishes") and Kris has commitments for 20 so far.
But we need more. Many, many more if we are going to succeed in creating this quilt for this sick and just diagnosed little boy. I have yet to find out how long they expect him to live if the treatment they are attempting doesn't work at slowing down and/or putting his cancer into remission. All I know at this moment in time is that it isn't curable. And I'm worried that we won't get the quilt made fast enough.

So I'm putting out this plea for help. You can read my original post about this request here. Please help me spread the word by posting about this on your blog or letting your bee or guild members know.

Anyone can be a part of this project. All you need to do is to send me a 9" square piece of fabric (just fabric, not a quilt block), something appropriate for a 9 year old boy (I just learned that he likes super heroes and he plays the violin) and a written wish or quote, a poem or a joke, or a silly story...something to cheer him up and bring a smile to his face. The details are all spelled out in my original post.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I'm hoping to get an update soon from Kris so that I can share it with all of you. The family is meeting with the oncologist today. Knowing that so many people care and want to help him beat the odds has got to help him keep hope.

5 of you added your own colorful comments:

sandra said...

Hi Michele I already typed this once but it disappeared lol. Any way I would be more then happy to help out. I will check my stash right now and see what I have for boys. I do have grandson's but they are 6&5.
I live up in Canada, Stratford Ot. so it will take a few days. Blessings Sandra

Anonymous said...

I meant to reply to your first post but got sidetracked by my stuff going on this week. I would like to send one. I will try to get it out today at my PO run. :D

Michele T said...

I'm sending a few blocks and wishes today after work!!

Anita said...

I have lots of great boy prints I can cut up and send your way...I'll have some friends write notes for him too. Just email your address.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How many more do you need? I'd be happy to cut more squares. I sent one last week. Let me know, it only takes a few minutes to cut some cute fabrics. I may still have some racing fabrics in the basement, and I may also have some solar system fabrics, too. I'm sure I have more than those if you need them.