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Quilting Stash – Program 21 for August 21, 2005
Interview with my son Ryan, and his fiance, Karen, in preparation for making their wedding quilt. Get to know these two remarkable people, who have each quilted — one more than the other ; ) They both equally appreciate quilts.
Karen talks about her mother, Lynne Flake, who is an award-winning needle artist. Click here to see Lynne Flake’s work. Isn’t her wreath absolutely amazing??
The Embroider’s Guild of America isn’t just about Embroidery. It supports all types of needlework. Check out their website for more information.
To find out more about Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder you can go to C.H.A.D.D..
Parents Helping Parents is the place that saved my sanity when it came to ensuring that my son was given the education that he was entitled to, as a person with disabilities.
Famous People who have ADD
Ryan’s Eagle Scout Project — Comfort Quilts for Kids at the Children’s Interview Center in San Jose
This project and the recipient is one that is near and dear to my heart. From the time I knew that my son would try to acheive Eagle rank in the Boy Scouts of America, I knew what I would recommend his project to be. Several agencies, including THE LINUS PROJECT provide quilts for the comfort of children in all situations.
I specifically have a soft heart for children that are in abusive situations and need to be taken from the home. Home is a place that should provide the ultimate care and protection, but sadly, it is not that way in all cases. When children are removed from the home (usually during school or at day care), it is under emergency circumstances and they are not allowed to take any personal belongings with them. That is where comfort quilts come into play.
The Children’s Interview Center is the place in San Jose where they interview children when an abuse case goes to court and the child needs to testify, via videotape, against a perpetrator. After the interview, the child is allowed to pick a quilt from the quilt closet to take with them as their very own.
It was really important for us to add a label to each quilt made so the receiving child knew that there were people out there who are aware of their suffering and that we really care. The label read: “This quilt was handmade with love especially for YOU by:” and then everyone who touched the quilt by cutting, sewing, tying or finishing the quilt signed the label. There were very young signatures to elderly signatures on each label. There was always more than one signature and in the majority of cases, there were many signatures.
This Eagle project was such a fulfilling accomplishment, for Ryan and for everyone involved in it.
If you are interested in the way we pulled this off, I would be happy to share the information with you. Just email me!
Here is the website that Ryan referred to and the fabric he was talking about: Erica’s. This fabric is truly beautiful, and would have been a nice second choice if I hadn’t been able to find the Ribbons and Roses online.
And, yes, Ryan’s all-time favorite movie is “Back to the Future” and he saw the movie when he was 3. I will never forget the day that we visited Universal Studios and Ryan found out how they filmed the hover board sequences — specifically that there was no such thing as a real hover board. He was only 8 and he was absolutely devastated because he was sure that he would be able to get one when he was a teenager.
I hope that you really enjoy this interview!