Quilt Recipients

Leslie Salzillo

Leslie Salzillo is facing an extremely difficult and frightening situation with great grace, courage, dignity, and an open heart. 

Community Quilt for Leslie SalzilloShe has advanced breast cancer and will be undergoing a double mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery and other treatments (chemo, radiation) as yet to be determined.  The mastectomy will be happening at the beginning of the New Year, so we have some time to get a community quilt made for her that she can take with her to the hospital. 

Yes!  We can surround Leslie with loving words, all stitched together in a soft, warm, portable, community support system we call the community quilt.  How do we get started?

First, leave a message of love and support for Leslie in the comments below.  I will {{{{hug}}}} you to let you know I have picked it up.  When the list of messages is complete, I will transcribe the messages onto muslin in archival ink which will be heat set for permanence. 

Then my sister and I will sew them together with colorful fabrics in a pattern we will design just for Leslie.  When it is done, she can take the quilt with her to any appointment, wrap up in it at home, smile at the messages, cry into it if necessary (the quilt can take it!), and always know that many, many people are wishing her well and sending her thoughts of healing at every moment of every day. 

She will be able just to touch the quilt and know that we are all there for her.  That’s powerful support! 

Mopshell’s quilt, inspected by Boots the Cat

It takes lots of time and material to make a community quilt and it is a living for me and my sister. If you would like to contribute toward the cost of this quilt, here is a PayPal link — or message me for an address should you prefer a check.  $20/message is suggested by no worries if you cannot afford to donate.  We still want your message!  This is a crowdfunded thing and some always give more to cover messages for those who are short on funds.


Check here for a list of our completed quilts. There have been 149 to date! (soon to be 150)

See also these three posts about the community quilt project:

KosAbility: A Virtual Quilt for Sara and Ann, from Community Quilt recipients

We Have Something to Say to YOU, Sara R and winglion!

Community Quilt FlashMob Brightens up NN13


Community Quilt Testimonial Videos

peregrine kate


Tree of Life block at the center of BFSkinner’s new quilt


Boots says, “Thank you for supporting community quilts!”

I will be putting the list of message givers here so we can keep track.  If you have left a message and don’t see your name here, please kos mail me to make sure your message is in the list!:

1. Auntie Anne

2. Puddytat

3. Ojibwa

4. sunbro

5. Gordon20024

6. ShoshannaD

7. BeadLady

8. sockpuppet

9. Angela Marx

10. maggiejean

11.  Claudia cox

12. silverfoxcruiser

13. anjaspapa

14. Sixty Something

15. OldCat

16. Ekaterin

17. JBabyInACorner

18. cfk

19. RunawayRose

20. randallt

21. sfpcnik

22. The Marti

23. Diana in NoVa

24. BFSkinner

25. northcountry21st

26. wonder6789

27. GlastoSara

28. bfitzinAR

29. dialysisterLCO

30. ramara

31. newdood

32. David Akadjian

33. Lorikeet

34. ursulafaw

35. Wolfhound

36. Karen Wehrstein

37. underwriter505

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