Quilts donated to our Military

magothyrivergirlNovember 28, 2010

If you wonder how some of the quilts donated to our military are used and provide some degree of comfort - read the article - or just look at the pictures. The quilts are mentioned several times - the article is about transporting our very, very injured heroes - not about the quilts - but it is obvious, the quilts are a HUGE part of the process.

My husband pointed out the pictures to me this morning before he rushed out to the football game.

I hope to donate a few more next year.

Here is a link that might be useful: Washington Post

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calliope

That was a very inspiring and moving story. I lost a step grandson in Afganistan. I am an Army brat and also a wife of a veteran. My father enlisted and fought the Battle of the Bulge in WWII and retired a couple years after two tours in Vietnam. Three wars. You don't have to tell me how much somthing like a quilt says to people like that. It would be a treasure.

I also would like to say, I am a military history buff and genealogist. The tradition of American women making their forces quilts dates back at least to the Civil war. Some things don't change. Some things shouldn't.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 11:55AM
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rosajoe_gw

Marsha, I was just going to post this link, thank you!!!!
It is sad but also heart warming. My DH served 4 years in the Air Force in Vietnam. Step dad is retired Army.
Susie, sorry for your loss, I lost a 21 yo uncle to Vietnam.
My nephew joined the Army on October.
I pray everyday for world peace, maybe some day.
Rosa

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 1:06PM
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mary_c_gw

Marsha, thank you so much for the link.

I have quilt #26 sitting on the cutting table with just a bit of handwork left to be done. I'll complete it this week.

I confess - I have been burned out on Quilts of Valor, but 24 over 36 months is a lot! And not done on my own - so many of you contributed blocks to this effort!

The article brought tears to my eyes.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 8:45PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I try to donate a top to QOV every year...it isn't much but it's sewn with prayer and much appreciation.

Mary, I can understand you getting burned out. Is there someone close-by that can do the binding for you? I did 50 pillowcases (some went to a military hospital in Germany) last Christmas and haven't done one since!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 6:49AM
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