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Twenty-one years ago, following my heart bypass surgery, I received tons of get-well cards. One envelope contained these amazing original watercolor cartoons by my dear quilting friend Nancy Brown, from Oakland, California. They lifted my spirits then, and still make me laugh all these many years later. I know you will get a kick at seeing these. Nancy is known for her amazing animal portrait quilts—appliquéd and quilted by hand—and they all have amazing expressions and personality.  Many of them feature my hand-dyed fabrics, which always makes me happy. Be sure to leave a comment…I know Nancy will be watching. And…keep an eye out for next week. I’m going to feature some of Nancy’s quilts that are in my collection. May we all mend our broken hearts and share in the goodness of love that always surrounds us… if we will just keep our eyes open.


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#2 Joan Ellis 2021-04-24 20:03
How wonderful. I absolutely adore Nancy's work, have enjoyed several of her classes and am lucky enough to have won her gorgeous EBHQ raffle quilt that hangs in my family room where it is admired daily!
#1 Nancy Brown 2021-04-21 20:12
Thanks for the kind words Ricky! Twenty one years ago seems like yesterday. I am so glad that you have done so well these many years and hope that you continue to do well for many years to come. I was so happy that you didn't need any more surgery this time! (And I didn't need to many any new cards!). You have been a great friend and support for these many years and I truly appreciate you!

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