Dyed and Gone to Heaven – An Online Magazine and Needlework Resource  

Part I

The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, have stunned and affected us all. We, at the Caron Collection, never imagined that we would be presenting a Special Feature to commemorate a catastrophe of such magnitude. This Special Tribute, the first in an ongoing series, is dedicated to the many thousands who lost their lives or were injured and the many thousands more who lost family members, friends and colleagues in the disasters. It is dedicated as well to all the heroic and selfless efforts of those involved in the rescue and continuing recovery efforts. Needlework designers were quick to do their part; as artists, these designs are their way of expressing their feelings, as well as helping relieve some of the anxiety, despair and fear which this senseless destruction has engendered. Those who are offering their designs free of charge have, to a person, asked that people make donations to one of the organizations helping those in need. A list of these is provided at the end of the feature.

David McCaskill

Flag designed by David McCaskill is free. Design and instructions can be printed off his website and permission has been granted to make copies for friends, families and customers by:
David McCaskill
Email: DbyDavid@aol.com
Website: www.dbydstudio.com

Memorial Crosses
Leon Conrad

Memorial Crosses by Leon Conrad is a tribute from Leon to those affected by the Sept 11th tragedy. The blackwork design is offered free, but is not copyright free. Leon encourages stitchers to donate to Red Cross relief efforts - or their other chosen related charity. For the instructions and charts go to link below:

Memorial Crosses Instructions

For more information, contact:
Leon Conrad Designs
20 Courtenay Street
Kennington, London SE115PQ
Phone: 44 (0) 20 7582 8213
Fax: 44 (0) 20 7793 8339
E-mail: info@lcdesigns.org
Website: http://www.lcdesigns.org



 Red, White, Blue and Stars

 Uncle Sam's Hat

Patricia M. Mazu

Red, White, Blue and Stars and Uncle Sam's Hat are available from:
Patricia M. Mazu
5311 Woodridge Drive
Newburgh, IN 47630-2111
Phone: 812.853.9443
E-mail: Pmazu@aol.com


In Remembrance
Cynthia Zittel

Cynthia Zittel of The Drawn Thread, is providing her design, In Remembrance, for free. Cynthia has dedicated it, "IN REMEMBRANCE" of all those who gave their lives September 11, 2001. For Cynthia's design, go to: In Rembrance

The Drawn Thread
P.O. Box 880159
Steamboat Springs
Colorado 80488
Phone: (970) 871- 9640 or toll free: (888) 384 -7323
Fax: (970) 871 ­9640
E mail:drawnthread@onebox.com
Website: http://www.drawnthread.com


Flag Ribbon Pin
Sandra McIlrath

The beaded Flag Ribbon Pin by Sandra McIlrath is available for free on the ANG Chapter website. For more information contact:

E mail: SandyM6845@cs.com
ANG Chapter Website: http://community.al.com/cc/ANG?display=gallery&ord=1002282556



 God Bless America


Patriotic Heart 


 Betsy Ross Doll

Emie Bishop

Three "Americana" themed designs ­ all in Hardanger ­ were designed by Emie Bishop. These include a "God Bless America" sampler, Patriotic Heart, a heart shaped American Flag, and a Betsy Ross Doll, dressed in blue skirt and red shawl. They are all included in Emie Bishop's book, Celebrating the Seasons. For more information contact Emie directly at:

Cross 'N Patch
Box 132
Milville, Utah, 84326
Phone: (435) 753- 1748 or Toll-free (800) 228- 3882
Fax: (435) 753-5332
E mail: emieb@sunrem.com
Website: http://www.emiebishopdesigns.com


Plea from the organizations that are helping those affected by the
American Tragedy of September 11, 2001:

Your Help is needed. Please Donate Now! While we are all deeply saddened by the tragedy of Tuesday, September 11, you can help now by supporting the relief efforts. Relief organizations tell us that they most need cash donations to fund special resources and personnel. To make a donation or learn more about these organizations, links for them and others can be found at:


American Red Cross
September 11th Fund
The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund
New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund
Twin Towers Fund
WTC Police Disaster Relief Fund
The Survivors Fund - Washington, D.C. area
Salvation Army
Robin Hood Relief Fund
New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund
The Fund for Public Schools - WTC School Relief Fund

100% of your donation will go directly to these relief organizations. Donating through Helping.org is safe and secure. United Kingdom residents can make donations to a special Help USA fund created by the Charities Aid Foundation.


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