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Cancer survivor gifted quilt by Grand Bank seamstress

Gladys Grandy, right, gifted a hand-made quilt to Tammy Hunt earlier this summer. The quilt features panels depicting the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as the breast cancer awareness ribbon to represent aspects of Hunt's life.
Gladys Grandy, right, gifted a hand-made quilt to Tammy Hunt earlier this summer. The quilt features panels depicting the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as the breast cancer awareness ribbon to represent aspects of Hunt's life. - Contributed photo
GRAND BANK, N.L. —

A desire to spread happiness inspires Gladys Grandy to give away the quilts she makes, tucked away in her sewing room in the basement of her Grand Bank home.
“I just like seeing peoples' faces when you give them stuff like that,” she said. “When they feel good, you feel good.”
Over the years Grandy estimates she has made approximately 200 quilts, most of which she has gifted to others.
The seamstress recently made a quilt for Tammy Hunt, her husband’s cousin.
“We’ve (made) a lot of quilts for cancer patients here in Grand Bank and Fortune,” explained Grandy. “So, I got the panel for the armed forces, which she was serving in. I cut it and made it into a quilt, but I also put the cancer (awareness) symbol on it, too, 'cause she was fighting cancer the same time she was serving.”
It took Grandy approximately two weeks to complete the quilt, which contained several panels representing breast cancer awareness and military themes. The quilt was bound with camouflage-patterned material as well as other military colours.
Tammy, who has been with the Department of National Defense for 30-plus years, said she was surprised to receive the quilt from Grandy.
“I was just totally overwhelmed to receive it,” said he breast cancer survivor.
 

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