A Quilt Worthy of A Hero
I know a real hero, not a celebrity…..not a successful person, a real life hero. My brother, Nate is a hero in the truest sense of the word. If you are friends with me on facebook or instagram, you may have seen that Nate was critically injured in a motorcycle accident last week. He is a loving husband, father of three young boys, a Kansas City Police Officer, a veteran and probably one of the funniest guys you would ever meet. He is in ICU battling life-threatening injuries. To say that this has been a hard week for our family would be an understatement.
But in the midst of the darkest week of our lives, we have been surrounded and overwhelmed with love and prayers from all around. It has sustained us as we have gathered around him.
Nate isn’t just my brother, he is a part of this quilting community as well. His wife, Jessica, who is my sister, has worked for me for several years handling travel and coordinating events. If I have been to your guild or quilting group, it’s because Jessica has helped coordinate it.
Nate and Jessica just debuted their new quilt pattern company, Simply Modern Quilt Patterns at quilt market in October. If you were at their schoolhouse, chances are you were moved to tears as Nate shared a quilt that he made to support the Kansas City Police force.
To protect his privacy and members of his family, I am not going to go into specifics of his condition. He is in a drug induced coma and making baby steps in the right direction. Please pray that he will continue fighting to come back to us.
If I know one thing, it is that quilters are some of the most generous people I know. As you can imagine, this is not only an emotionally stressing time, but a financially stressing time as well. To help take a little of the pressure off of Jessica and Nate, I am raffling off one of my quilts. But it’s not just any quilt, it’s the quilt on the cover of my newest book.
If you would like to help, or just want to get your hands on the quilt. All you have to do is buy this bracelet.
For $5 you get a bracelet that shows you stand with Nate as well as a chance to win the quilt. In three weeks, we will pick a name out and that lucky person will get it! Our prayers are that Nate will be well enough to draw the name himself!
To purchase the bracelet, simply go to my online store. Every bracelet is an entry to win the quilt. (All proceeds will go to Nate and Jessica). Use the promo code HERO to get free shipping.
Other Ways to Help
If you don’t want a quilt or a bracelet, you can donate money to the family directly by clicking here.
Or you can buy a We Stand With Nate T-shirt. Again, all proceeds go directly to the family.
But no matter what you do, please pray for our family. We know that all things are possible to him who believes.
Hug your family close!
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I am getting on the computer for the first time in a long time. I am a quilter from Ponca City , Ok. You are hopefully able to come to our guild in Ponca City in the near future. I did not know that Jessica’s husband was your brother. I will pray for him and your family.
Angela, my prayers are with you , your family and especially for Nate.
His profession is so ostracized by the media, and foolish individuals who despise law enforcement.
Keep positive thoughts about those nay-sayers too .
Nate walks the Thin Blue LIne and is a proud individual I can tell.
My oldest son and husband are also in the same profession so I understand your familie’s need for privacy and support.
I read your sad story about your brother. Please know you touch so many lives, even before this event and it seems we are all feeling the same way. Stay strong. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Angela — this is my first visit to your blog but I am an avid fan of your amazing quilting. You are an inspiration to so many. Just wanted to let you know that my prayers are with you and your family for Nate’s full recovery. Sending lots of positive energy your way. Blessings!
Angela – I love your site and your blog. You are an inspiration to so many! My daughter lives in Kansas City – so your brother is her protector too. Strong prayers for his speedy recovery, for peace and comfort to his family, and strength to the doctors and nurses caring for him. Truly no need to ship the bracelets…just use the funds for the family.
Living in the KC area also we have been keeping up on Nate’s progress. He is all our prayer’s not just we quilters.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
You and your family are in my prayers! I understand the situations that call for a medically induced coma know the gravity of the situation. I will buy a bracelet, but wil also go to the page to donate direct. God bless you all and hold Nate in his hands.
Angela not only do we, “Stand With Nate”, we pray for Nate, everyday. I, too, have a brother. Take care of yourselves. Have hope.
I wish there was more that I could do to support your family. I’ve spent most of this year in the hospital and know how hard it can be on not only the family but the person who’s fighting to win the battle. I have total faith that he will win this fight and even if it does take a little while to recover he will do it. Remember that he can feel everything that is put out into the universe and is being wrapped in the thoughts and love of everyone who is thinking about him.
I’ll keep everyone in my thoughts.
I am so sorry to hear about your brother and this time of year makes it especially hard. I’ll be praying for his full recovery and keeping you as well as his family in my thoughts and prayers. I tried to order a bracelet, but your system does not like my zip code. I’ll donate funds to their account instead. I want to do something to help. Take care, Dory
Dear Angela, I am brand new to quilting and have enjoyed visiting your shop, meeting you (yeah!) and getting wonderful advice from you and Ruth. Please know that Nate and all his family are in our prayers. Medical emergencies are trying times, but having it happen during the Christmas season just intensifies the stress. Please keep us updated on his progress. We will continue to pray for his complete healing. God Bless the KCPD family. They are true heroes.
Angela, I join many people praying for your brother and the entire family. Thank you for sharing.
Angela, you are a true inspiration in many ways to the friends and families that follow your blog. I just read abut your brother and am praying for his recovery. The Lord must be watching over him and the whole family at this time. Thank you for sharing your strong faith with all of us. Hugs to all.
Angela, we are members of Ross & Suemi’s church & I am also a quilter. We have been praying for Nate, Jessica & all of you since this happened. We will continue to pray for healing for Nate & strength & comfort for the rest of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Having lived through my husband making it through an ICU stay (15 years later, just a bad memory), prayer, faith and those who stand with you are golden. Hoping to hear good news soon.
I am so sorry about your brother. I will certainly pray for him and all the family. May God bless and keep you all.
My prayers are being sent for Nate, his family, and his medical team. May Nate, you and the rest of his family and friends feel the comfort of God’s love during this difficult time.
Angela & Family,
So sorry that during this Holiest of times you are experiencing this accident of “A real Hero” as most policemen are. I am keeping each of you in my thoughts & prayers; God cares for his children. Looking forward to good news.
May GOD keep NATE in the Palm of HIS Hand while he is resting.
GOD Bless ALL of You.
I’m sorry to hear about Nate. I’m praying for you and your family and sending you good thoughts from the California area.
Angela, honey, my thoughts are with you and your family. I don’t know you, but I feel as though I do. I see you frequently on the Craftsy class I have and just two days ago, purchased another of your books. In my heart, I know that Nate will pull through this. And when he does, please take his motorcycle privileges away from him! XO
Hope all goes well with your brother, Nate. We will continue to send healing thoughts his way.
My prayers are with Nate and his family. I will ask my friends and family to pray also. There is power in prayer. Love to all.
My prayers for a speedy recovery are with Nate and all his family and close friends. KCPD needs Nate back with the team. Prayers for you all.
Keeping Nate and his family in my prayers. I pray he will continue to improve and come back to you all. ((((hugs))))
I know God is guiding Nate’s team and providing calm for the family, knowing he is “headed in the right direction” as you described. Continued prayers for all of you, and strength for Nate. I stand with Nate. I stand with all of you….with love. Natalie.
Holding Nate, you, and your family in my heart.
Thinking of you and your family at this time.
My family, friends and I have Nate and your family in our hearts and prayers. We have also placed Natr and Jessica’s names on our temple prayer rolls.