Fall Comes To Phoenix

posted by mars92
Fri, Nov 4 2011


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This quilt was made for me at the Midwest/Iowa and NW 2011 Retreat by my QCA Friends.  Below is my response of thanks to them.

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Once in your lifetime, you may be fortunate to be part of a large group of people that are kind, loving and giving, and think not of their self first but of others.  I am so very lucky to be part of such a group, QCA.  We have one thing in common, quilting but beyond that we truly care for one another.  We laugh, cry, and share “life” together. 

 

As many of you now, this has been an especially hard year for me.  I developed some additional illnesses and thought I would never get through them.  I feel I am finally getting back on the “mend”.  Some days are better than others, but compared to where I was, this is paradise.  Although I wasn’t on the board I had QCA members still supporting me.  Many, many nights I had dreams of dividing my stash to members according to their favorite colors.  I knew then, how much you all meant to me that if anything happened to me, I wanted you all to have my stash!  Spoken like a true quilt sister! 

 

Today, I found how blessed I am to be part of QCA because I received a package in the mail from all my QCA friends that attended the Washington retreat that I was unable to attend.

 

I opened it and found the most beautiful “Fall Comes to Phoenix” quilt with “leaf” blocks made by ladies at the NE retreat.  My deepest appreciation and heartfelt thanks to all of you.  Your blocks are absolute exquisite and I love each one of them. What a labor of love!  Nancy from Minnesota did a beautiful job finishing the quilt and such great quilting on her long arm.  I will think of all you when I snuggle under it!  I will treasure it forever.

 

Thank you for being my forever friends, thank you for being who you are.  Thank you for caring about someone most of you have never met. 

 

The Lady in Red would say to me, “you sure have some fine friends, Marlene.”  And, I would say to her, “I sure do, Mom.”

 

Marlene

Arizona

Comments

Linda wrote re: Fall Comes To Phoenix
on Sat, Nov 5 2011 12:10 AM

Marlene, what a beautiful quilt from beautiful friends! You are truly blessed. I'm heading for Scottsdale and arrive on Dec. 4! I'm trying to meet as many QCA folks out there as I can this winter. Can we get together? I'm finding that there are quite a few out that way. Perhaps we need to have a get together??

Linda

mars92 wrote re: Fall Comes To Phoenix
on Sat, Nov 5 2011 1:58 AM

Linda,

Absolutely we can get together! I live not to far from Scottsdale. Its a plan! I would love to meet you! The more of us the better.  We can PM each other to set it up! Great! Marlene

Linda wrote re: Fall Comes To Phoenix
on Sat, Nov 5 2011 10:34 AM

Marlene, I absolutely love your quilt!  It's so beautiful and such a treasure made by good friends.  Quilting is a wonderful hobby (or should I say obsession) and the real bonus is meeting and making great kindred friends. Thank you for sharing it with us.  Linda

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Fall Comes To Phoenix
on Mon, Nov 7 2011 8:57 AM

Marlene - I didn't know about it ahead of time but knew you were getting this when Nancy asked me for your address. :o)  It turned out beautifully!!!!!  Those gals are a treasure to think of you and present you with a true gift of love.  

Linny t wrote re: Fall Comes To Phoenix
on Thu, Nov 17 2011 11:18 AM

This just brought tears to my eyes.  The ladies who made this quilt are so very special.  We are all lucky to be a part of QCA.

safrmaz wrote re: Fall Comes To Phoenix
on Fri, Mar 16 2012 10:08 AM

Such a beautiful labor of love & friendship.

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