This is an unusual situation for a community quilt. BfitzinAR is no longer part of the Daily Kos community and won’t be posting here tonight.
Ann and I made a flying visit to Charleston, SC this past week. A lot of things did not go to plan — but we did get to see Gordon20024 (Archie) and The Marti for a little while on Friday.
BELINDA RIDGEWOOD QUILT #065
linkage1951: I'm here at NetRoots Nation 13 in San Jose, and I have thewonderful opportunity to interview a Community Quilt recipient. Can you introduce yourself and tell us about your quilt.
belinda: I'm sorry. I'm Belinda Ridgewood, and my quilt was made for me when my mother passed away.
linkage1951: Can you share some of the messages from that?
PARADISE50 QUILT #073
linkage1951: We're here at NetRoots Nation, and it's my opportunity to interview one of the Community Quilt recipients. I'd like him to introduce himself and tell us about his quilt.
paradise50: My name's paradise50 on Daily Kos. My real name is John Struthers. I was diagnosed with throat cancer in January last year, which is 2012 I was part of several communities on Daily Kos. One that I was pretty involved with was called J-Town at the time. I let it be known that I was having this horrendous treatment in my future, and the community got together and decided to have a quilt made for me. So, I couldn't believe it.
linkage1951: We're here at NetRoots Nation 13. And it's my opportunity here to interview one of the recipients of the community quilt. Can I ask you to tell us a bit about what the quilt means to you.
cskendrick: My name is Christian Kendrick. I'm known by the highly secretive name of cskendrick at Daily Kos. The quilt, when it came, was...it was a reminder that there was a world waiting for me. And it was a physical sign of what my wife Mary had already told me that many people online had sent their best wishes and their concerns, and that they had even formed the modern-day version of a concern circle, a Facebook pet group to receive the updates. Most of the folk there were Daily Kos people.