David H Brantley's Profile

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I have always done some sort of needlework, thanks largely to the influence of a predominantly female, Southern family. Several years ago, I learned to quilt and began piecing lap quilt tops for a volunteer group my mother and other friends headed. The finished quilts are donated to various hospitals and hospices and given as gifts to patients who are going through treatment for cancer and other debilitating, life-altering diseases. I have also been involved in making pillowcases for shelters and hospices as part of the One Million Pillowcase challenge, as well as making chemo pillows, breast cancer drain aprons, angel pockets, bean bag toys, port protectors, and head scarves for patients.

My volunteer activities became all the more poignant for me when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and spent the better part of 18 months just trying to survive and endure my own treatments and surgery. Happily…

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  • Joined May 1, 2012

About

I have always done some sort of needlework, thanks largely to the influence of a predominantly female, Southern family. Several years ago, I learned to quilt and began piecing lap quilt tops for a volunteer group my mother and other friends headed. The finished quilts are donated to various hospitals and hospices and given as gifts to patients who are going through treatment for cancer and other debilitating, life-altering diseases. I have also been involved in making pillowcases for shelters and hospices as part of the One Million Pillowcase challenge, as well as making chemo pillows, breast cancer drain aprons, angel pockets, bean bag toys, port protectors, and head scarves for patients.

My volunteer activities became all the more poignant for me when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and spent the better part of 18 months just trying to survive and endure my own treatments and surgery. Happily I did, and now I devote as much of my free time continuing my work on quilts and other items as part of my belief that we owe back to our communities, especially to those communities that have helped us achieve second chances.

Money raised through the sale of my quilts and other items will go toward continuing my volunteer work. Thanks for looking--and happy shopping!


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