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Sharon Posted: Wed, Jan 26 2011 1:11 PM

This is an amazing video of a woman who has been blind from birth and quilts. She sews the pieces together and even appliques. She does have a helper who helps her with deciding on quilt patterns and colors. She has made over 500 quilts!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lfaSmDxVZQ

 

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Nana replied on Wed, Jan 26 2011 1:46 PM

Sharon

OMG....all I can say is WOW>  Her quilts are amazingly beautiful and she is definitely an inspiration.   Thanks for sharing this link with us.

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gini replied on Wed, Jan 26 2011 2:15 PM

pretty incredible, thaks for sharing this sharon       gini

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Nana replied on Wed, Jan 26 2011 2:16 PM

I have problems making a presentable quilt and my sight is fine....I can not imagine trying to quilt and being blind. 

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Joan L. replied on Wed, Jan 26 2011 2:35 PM

Nana, I'm glad I don't live close to her. The media would be at my house wanting to know if I was the blind quilter. LOL Some blind people can do wonderful things. I have a blind nephew and it is amazing what he can do.He is in Az. now holding a revival and they lost power for the service. He told them to try reading with their fingers. HaHa

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Cindy replied on Wed, Jan 26 2011 3:07 PM

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This was a totally awesome woman!  I'm sure that quilting is not her only gift.  To have a fraction of what she has.  Touching video.

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She really is amazing...makes me wonder why I get so caught up on the little things...that is quite stirring.


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Kris replied on Wed, Jan 26 2011 11:19 PM

What an amazing woman. Truly an inspiration to many. Thank you Sharon for sharing this.

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Wow.  She is a great woman.

For several years, we lived next door to a woman who had been blind from the age 4.  She could only remember brown.  She sewed her own clothes.  Whenever she got a new pattern, she would have me trace the patterns onto heavy brown paper, write on the pieces and the information she needed and her husband would bump the paper with braille.  The funny thing was, every once in a while she would call me over for a thread color check.  She didn't trust her husband's opinion on color matching. 

The hardest thing I ever tried to do for her was the day she asked me to explain to her what a computer was.  Try to describe pictures, lights and all that stuff to someone who hasn't even seen a television work.  (She was an older lady.)

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Sharon replied on Thu, Jan 27 2011 11:53 AM

The blind woman should teach classes to other blind and site impaird people to show them and us too, what we can achieve when we refuse to let something interfere with our goals.

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Stephanie replied on Thu, Jan 27 2011 8:16 PM

Sharon,

Thank you for sharing this video of this incredible woman with such great faith and drive. It's so amazing that where we might see the loss of sight, like the end of the world, she sees it as an inconvenience, because she has to ask for help. She is truly an inspiration and someone that makes me want to be a better person.   

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Sharon replied on Thu, Jan 27 2011 11:36 PM

Stephanie, I don't know how she does it without getting her fingers in the way of the needle or getting the thread stuck. I sometimes do that even with my glasses on! Ouch!

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