Welcome!

For more info about the threads of love project and details about how you can contribute link to my first post http://quilt4nie.blogspot.com/2008/09/welcome-welcome-what-please-donate-4.html

Many suggestions have been made to make quilts for the Chief, Stephanie, and Christian as well. I would be happy to sew more quilts with any extra fabric I receive. If you would like to contribute to their quilts I am also going to start a collection for each of them. Thank you for supporting the Nielsons through threads of love!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome! Welcome!

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What?
Please donate 4.5"squares of the most Nie-esque fabric you can find to make new vintage quilts for Nie's children! You are welcome to send as many squares as you would like and you can even label them to be donated to either Claire, Jane, Oliver, or Gigs' quilt specifically. Please include your name and where the fabric was mailed from so I can keep a record for the Nielsons. I will also pass along any messages or notes you would like to include. You can get a better idea of how the quilts will be made from Nie's friend Kelly, her detailed instructions are here http://kellymccaleb.typepad.com/photos/quilt_kit_instructions/index.html
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Why?
If you are here, you probably know why. Just in case, you can read about how the childrens' quilts, handmade by their mother out of their baby onsies were lost, http://blog.cjanerun.com/2008/08/crash-course.html.
Personally, I like to imagine some young mother treasuring the beautiful quilts found on the side of the road, snuggling her baby, and dreaming of the woman who carefully crafted them.
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Where?
Threads of Love
515 E Carefree Hwy #74
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Questions? Email me at quilt4nie@gmail.com
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When?
Please mail all squares before October 15, 2008.
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Wow?
I will be posting photos of the beautiful quilts you help make!
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Thank you! Thank you!

41 comments:

Doty Family said...

So awesome. Your amazing. I'm looking for fabric as we speak.

Melanie said...

Hi thanks for contacting me. Yes count me in. I imagine so many people will want to help so I'll limit my patches to one each and get them in the post from here in the UK by airmail.

Wonderful idea and something which might help give the children a little bit of comfort.

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Katie said...

What a thoughtful idea. My girls helped me find fabric last night to contribute. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Betsy's girl said...

I am totally in. I love this connection to how women have been supporting each other for generations... "every stitch a loving thought"
Thanks for including me
xo

Bray said...

I would be happy to donate. I will start looking for fabric. Thanks for doing this. I love everyone who is working hard to help out this family.

Natalie said...

Fabric is in the mail!

Misty said...

I'm in!

Mikki said...

WHat a wonderful thought. I will dig into my fabric pile asap.
Thank you for doing this, I'm so glad you commented on my blog and let me know about this.

Natalie said...

Hi, Candice! This is such a great idea. I will get some fabric to you pronto. :) Wrap those little Nielson's up in quilts made from hugs and much love.

Laura said...

Love the great idea! I'll be checking out my fabric today or finding some that will be perfect for the project!

Gitta Dialogues said...

thanks for letting me know about this! What a wonderful idea. I will start looking for fabric right away.
All my best to you!

leslie said...

this is an excellent idea...have a few others that will be sure to want to be included.. thanks

KmS said...

I will definately be sending some fabric your way!! Thank you so much for thinking of this. It is a wonderful idea! I would also like to share some info about my fundraising efforts with you, if you don't mind. I am making custom blog headers for anyone who donates $15 or more to the nie recovery fund. You can get more information at www.headersfornienie.blogspot.com
I am trying to spread the word to as many people as possible! There is only 5 days left in my sale, so send anyone who needs a blog facelift my way please!! Thanks!
Kaylyn

LeAnne said...
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LeAnne said...

What a great idea. I am definately in. Thanks for letting me know. I will try to spread the word as well.

cristie said...

you can count on me. i'll go look for something very "nie" today! xox

Hope Wilson said...

Fabulous idea...thank you for linking to me through Nie - off to look for fabric!

Lissa said...

Beautiful Idea!
Would be honored to participate!

Jessiey said...

I would love to send some fabric squares. This is a lovely idea. I'm sure this will be comforting for the children :) Jessica

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I am putting my package in the mail tomorrow. Thank you for doing this!

Life in the Bizzy Lane said...

accidentally delted my prior comment ~~ :0(
thank you for contacting me as well! i will also be sending you squares. a small gift but hopefully a treasured one.
~~ as always nienie and mr. nie are in our prayers.

sarah, rsm said...

Thanks for contacting me, Candice. I will get some squares in the mail to you as soon as possible.

Blessings,
Sarah

Rachel said...

Not a problem you commented on my blog about this. I appreciate it!! I will get right on it. Can't wait for pics!!

Willis Family said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment about this. I will totally have to go out and hunt for fabric. This is such a wonderful idea!

Melanie said...

Hi Candice, glad the squares arrived safely. I'm looking forward to the pics. Thank you for setting this up for the children.

I still think daily of them all. I hope that everyone will continue to cope in their essential support roles while the Nielsens heal. I hope that October Stephanie's fav month will be a truely miraculous one for her.

Sabrina said...

What a great idea! Thanks for letting me know about it, I would love to help. I will go and find some cute squares and mail them out to you.
You are so kind for doing this!

Sarah said...

Just a thought. If there are extra squares maybe a quilt should be make for the Chief. He is also part of that family. We would hate for him to be left out. I can only imagine that you have squares over flowing your house. I just learned of this project and since I am cuting squares for three quilts for Christmas, I am cutting some extra to mail to you. Thanks for doing such a wonderful things. It broke my heart to hear that their quilts were lost. But that is only material things, the precious family connection is so much more important. Missouri squares are on their way.

So said...

I'm in! I've put a button on my page. What a wonderful thoughtful gift.

Sally said...

Candice! I got your message. I will get some squares to you as well. This is such a great thing you are doing. I love it! Hey since I am so close please let me know how I can help as far as putting the quilts together as well. I am no seamstress and certainly not a quilter but I can be taught! My life slows down after the show which opens this coming Friday!

FaithfulMommy said...

Thank you so much for contacting me. I would love to help out. I will start searching for fabric today! :)

Sarah said...

I commented earlier, but had another thought that probably has been thought of. If you have lots of extra blocks maybe lap quilts for Nie and Mr. Nielson. That would be a visual of the love and well wishes people are sending their way.

Stormy said...

Of course I don't mind, what a fantastic idea! I'll be elbow deep in my fabric stash for sure, just trying to suss out anything nie-bebe worthy. Thanks for passing the message along to me!

A Beautiful Mind said...

Thank you so much for contacting me! What a beautiful idea this is! I will definitely send some fabric squares along.

CupcakeHeads said...

Wow, thanks for thinking to include me, I feel so honored to do this! I had wanted to do something to contribute so I am definetly in, and am already off and looking for fabric...

Megan said...

What a wonderful project, thank you for letting me know about it! I am off to find the perfect pieces of fabric...

Sarah said...

I have some wonderful, very "NieNie" fabric I'm sending...but could you answer a quick question?

Oh, my. I'm going to look like a quilting virgin here. When you say 4.5" squares, does that mean 4 1/5 inches on each side of the square?

Probably a dumb question, but I just want to make sure. :-)

You can email me through my blog...the address is in my profile. Thanks!

bchicdesigns said...

Hi Candice, I have a daughter, Candice! My daughter and her husband were in a plane crash going on 6 yrs. Dec. 5. I have alot of wonderfull Minky fabrics if you let me know kinda the colors in each quilt I could send some minky sq.s I would love to help!

Louie

bchicdesigns said...

Candice, are you in Arizona. I am at Gilbert in Power Ranch. Opps, gotta go watch Conference! Take care, maybe I could deliver some squares if you are close and if you need help putting them together I would be glad to help. I am a quilter.

Louie

Laurel said...

I am in Chandler and would be happy to help with the piecing and sewing of all those squares. I will also look for a few next time I am at the fabric store. Thanks for the great idea.

blkris said...

When my mom finished her last chemo treatment for breast cancer 4 years ago, a friend collected fabric squares and put them together into a quilt like you are doing. But she also had someone stitch with their sewing machine the last name of who gave her the fabric on each piece. I thought that might be a fun idea for this quilt too. Maybe put the last name and the state where it came from so Nie would know that she has affected people throughout the world. Just an idea.