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Letters: Parkinson's Quilt

Kroger, Janice

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Columbus, IN

Several members of the online support group PatientsLikeMe.com who have Parkinson's disease made squares for a quilt. This was done as a way of bringing awareness to Parkinson's and to show that even with a disabling illness, patients can still contribute to society. The squares were collected by one member and taken to a professional quilter who “set” and sewed the squares together and then quilted it. The beauty and diversity of this quilt is beyond words. Each square represents in some way the member who made it. The squares are done in all types of media and all are handmade by a member or caretaker. The quilt has been traveling around the United States for the past few months. I know “she” has been to Kentucky, Texas, Colorado, and is now “in my custody” in Indiana until March 8, 2010. The U.S. quilt spurred the making of many quilts for the World Parkinson's Conference to be held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Janice Kroger

Columbus, IN

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