Sunday, October 11, 2009

Words of Encouragement

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and coincidentally, I finished a quilt for my colleague, Lorna Ridley, who is valiantly fighting breast cancer. Lorna had finished her treatment and was getting ready for reconstructive surgery when she discovered the cancer had metastasized to her bone. She is currently struggling with physical therapy so that she can walk. I visited her in the hospital on Wednesday in Arlington; her spirits were high and she is determined to fight and get back to her life. The quilt looked beautiful on her bed, and she loved it!

This quilt is titled, "Words of Encouragement," because of the positive affirmations and words printed on one of the fabrics. The back of the quilt is the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon on brown, with a panel of words of encouragement. The quilting is ribbons, a repeat of the awareness ribbon, and is quilted with pink thread by Ladye Buckner, herself a survivor.

Please keep Lorna in your thoughts and prayers.
Once you choose hope, anything's possible."
Christopher Reeve