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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:09am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Janice Aitkens on January 31, 2020 at 12:47am

It has been quiet on here Lisa

Hope everyone is well

We have our bungalow on the market so not doing much crafts

Hugs Janice

Comment by Lisa F. ptracker on January 30, 2020 at 5:58pm

Hi ladies.i am back i havent been on in quite awhile but as i see there isnt much talk on here. well glad to be back and hope everyone had a great holiday season

Comment by Carol B of ET on July 25, 2018 at 10:40pm

Special prayer request.

Avery was born with ToF, a heart defect. She is now just over 4 mos. and surgery will be today (Thursday, July 26 at 7 AM).

May the Lord place his healing hands on this precious child. May the Lord guide those performing the surgery. May the Lord place the right pre- and post caregivers by her side. May the Lord hold up, carry, comfort and reassure this precious child's parents.

Most of all, May this Lord's will be done

Comment by Janice Aitkens on June 22, 2018 at 1:12am

Hi Marianne

I actually got the report & it said i have had stage 3 cancer & microscopic lymph nodes but as they removed the lymph nodes it all been removed

I am not too bad i been getting over the last surgery but now i have an abscess so trying to get that sorted

I have been the go ahead to start driving again this was because i had passed out a few times it seems to be that my blood pressure drops & that part of the reason but as it been 18 months since i passed i can drive

I still get the feeling but know when it happening & what to do which is sit/lay down also he said when i get up to sit for a short while before getting up so i get use to the room temperture & just do little things which should help

I will be starting Weight Watchers as i want to lose weight to get more healthy

I am hoping that i will be able soon start quilting again as we will have finished the spare bedroom as a bedroom but it means where we have stuff in my room & the garage so once can get sorted it will allow me to have my sewing cabinet set up so once i feel okay i will be able to start slowly

Well hope your well you take care

Hugs Janice

Comment by Marianne on June 21, 2018 at 3:08pm

Hi Janice, I haven't seen you on this forum for a while.  How are you, I know you were having a problem, has it cleared up now, one day at a time. Look forward to hearing from you. 

Comment by Janice Aitkens on April 22, 2018 at 1:40am

I had great news the Lymph Nodes were clear.

So my son says your not clear but in remission either way great news

I am having a leaking from the wound of lymph fluid someone told me they had it for about 6 weeks so am hoping it won't be that long as i am confined to the house as don't want fluid running down my leg lol

Hugs Janice

Comment by Janice Aitkens on April 17, 2018 at 10:51am

So Sorry to hear about your DH health & the way it is going

Great that you have another son close by

I had surgery last week to have the lymph nodes on left side of the groin & i have an infection which is usual for me

I will get the results in the next 2 weeks i am saying it will be clear & until i am told something different that is what i am going with

Hugs Janice

Comment by Carol B of ET on April 17, 2018 at 9:24am

It has been over a month since I have posted about Avery.  She is doing great.  She is eating, gaining weight and growing just fine.  In fact, if we did not know from early on, you would think she was a completely healthy baby at birth.  You would not know that she has a heart condition.  They are still looking at surgery between the age of 3 to 6 months of age.  The longer they can wait the better.  It will be less stressful on her little body.  I do not think the stress will be any less on the rest of us.  

Other news.  Our oldest son is buying a house just down the street from us.  He will be getting married in September to Rachel.  She is the right person for him.  We really like her and she likes us.  I 'taught' her to quilt.  She is one driven God fearing young lady.  She has 3 children from a previous marriage.  She is graduating collage in May.  She also has a job.  Her plate is full.  And she too wants to live just a few door down from us.  

This move will have 2 of our 4 boys just less than a block of our house.  With my husbands health, it will be good to have them near.

Speaking of my husbands health, His prostate cancer has spread throughout his body.  It is in lymph nodes, bones, and the outer wall of his bladder.  Right now, they are just trying to reduce the size of his prostate to relieve the presser there.  In October, after 6 months of hormone therapy, we will probably be sent to a oncologist.  So far, things are working.

So, as you can see, we still need prayers, but are thankful for all that is going on.  

Our boys have gotten together and have decided to have everyone go on a family vacation, probably in the spring.  This will give time for Avery to heal from surgery and the therapies for my husband to do their thing.

Blessing to all, God bless you.

Comment by Carol B of ET on March 10, 2018 at 7:08pm

From our son:

March 10, 2018

Avery Update:

So, here we are! Day four in our adventure with Avery. Overall, she is doing well! We’ve had some struggles with getting her sugars to stabilize - her sugars are the thing keeping us here in NICU - Not her heart. In fact, her heart was cleared a few days ago.

Her Heart: She has Tetralogy of Fallot - Pulmonary Stenosis, Overriding Aorta, Ventricular Septal Defect, and Right Ventricular Hypertrophy - However, there seems to be little to no obstruction to the pulmonary valve. That means that blood is flowing very well to the lungs. In fact, her O2 levels have been in the high 90s - which is GREAT! It does present a problem though. The VSD aka the hole - will become a greater problem in the next few weeks of life. As the pressures change in her heart, more and more blood will ‘leak’ / ‘flow’ through the VSD and out through the pulmonary valve. This does two things - one - it decreases the amount of blood going to the body, and two, it increases the fluid in the lungs. Fortunately, there are some medicines that are given to reduce the fluid in the lungs. She will be closely followed by her cardiologists in the following weeks.

Avery right now is trying to level out her sugars. We need her to eat well and keep her sugars up! Please pray for that! We have been told that we are here through tomorrow, and after that, we are on a day-by-day basis.

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. We continue to ask and covet prayers that her heart be healed, her sugars stabilize and that His will be done.

Also, a huge thank you to Denise Chaney Norton, Clinton Norton, Alyssa Norton, and Matthew for watching our other munchkin!


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