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Cindy's Quilt posted: 8/31/2004
by Chris Phillips Printable Page
Category: Pieced Series: September '04 Quilt of the Month Contest
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68" x 78"

I work for the Pathways Day Habilitation Program in Hanson, Massachusetts.  We serve 31 adults with developmental disabilities.  Our nurse of two years was leaving and we wanted to do something very special for her.  I had just a bit of extra fabric...(don't we all?!?!).  I cut numerous 6" squares. Each person needed to pick out 4 squares.  I never realized how challenging having 45 people pick out 4 squares can be.  Then to add to the challenge - Cindy, the nurse, came into work early on the ‘square selection day’!  Panic set in – so I lied & told her I had all this extra fabric was going to make a wall hanging for each of the groups.  She took the bait and picked out her four favorites squares.  Also, one of our members had left the program because of a terminal illness.  We went to his house and he was able to make his selections (His is the block with the happy face and Boston Red Sox fabrics).  I made a pinwheel block from the four squares for each person and used a black sharpie to write their name in their block.  I also ended up with 3 extra blocks or 3 blocks short, depending on how you look at it.  I cut these three blocks down and sewed them into the border.  The quilt is a reminder to Cindy of how much she meant to each one of us.

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