Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rosemarie's Cancer Killin' Quilt - Please help!

Ever since a few weeks ago, when I was teaching my niece Katee (10) more about sewing/quilting the thought keeps popping into my mind that Katee and I should work together on a quilt for her little sister, Rosemarie. Rosemarie is four years old, and she has been fighting cancer since she was just a year old. She's been through numerous rounds of chemo, radiation, several surgeries, a stem cell harvest, stem cell transplants, bone marrow transplants, an MIBG therapy, and now is in a stage one study. In this new study she's being seen at the children's hospital in Cincinnati Ohio, which is several hours from home.

Well, while I keep returning to the thought of making Rosemarie (Ro-ro as my daughter calls her) a quilt, I came across a group on flickr asking for help in a similar task, making a spirit lifting - cancer kicking quilt. :) I've seen the great response that Lucia from lulubloom has gotten from her flickr group, Trudy's Arse Kicking Quilt so I'm going to see what response I might get for some help in making the warmest sweetest, anti-cancer quilt eve.
Here is what kind of blocks I'm looking for:
  • Size: 9" square (8.5" finished)
  • Color: pinks and/or purples (girly)
  • Style: either cross / plus (wonky, squared up, pieced, single, multiple)
  • or square in square.
Here's the flickr group link. Please feel free to share this with anyone and everyone... and please say a prayer for Rosemarie!
Here's a link for more info on Rosemarie.

Feel free to email me/comment here if you'd like more info or my address to send to.
Thank you crafty blogger/flickr friends!


  1. I would love to help... but my sewing machine is down right now :-( I however was just given a gift from my great aunt of more than enough scrap fabric and a lot of it is pinks/purples. I would love to mail you some fabric though! E-mail me your address and I'll get that in the mail this week!

  2. I'm in and posted it on my blog although I suspect your post on DQS will get a huge response. Good for you, can't wait to see it come together. Lynne X

  3. I've joined! Just need to know where to send!

  4. Count me in on this one too! I just need to know where to send a block or two.

  5. Mimi & Chrystal - your profiles don't list an email addy, if you see this send me a message at emedoodle(at)yahoo(dot)com and I'll send you the address! :) Thanks for the support ladies!

  6. Please email me your address and I will get a couple of blocks made the week of August 16 and get them to you. (If that's too late, let me know!) I'll say a prayer for sweet Rosemarie.

    wilke [at] lulubloom [dot] com

  7. oh sweetie
    i just read this and ran up and made two blocks. i will make two more before i send
    i have a proposition for you

  8. I'll make two this weekend & send them off on Monday. I'm not sure how long they'll take to get there from Australia so hope your time frame isn't too short!

  9. I just had a quick look at the postage calculator & it should only be 4-6 days for them to arrive so hopefully this is fast enough.

  10. I can send you a block. Send me your info. thanks!

  11. I'd love to send a couple of blocks - can you send me your addy please.

  12. I'd love to create a block in the next week for Ro-ro. I'm a fiber artist and happen to be listed as "precancerous" right now. I've dealt with a cervical cancer issue before and am eating strictly in an anti-cancer manner. :) I've added myself as a follower and my blog is . my email is if you would like to send an address I can mail a block to. :) Thanks for giving everyone the opportunity to participate in the healing. :)

  13. If you still need blocks, I would be happy to help!
    email me at helped with the Trudy Arse Kicking Quilt....