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Quilts donated to our Military

Posted by magothyrivergirl (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 28, 10 at 11:31

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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RE: Quilts donated to our Military

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.

RE: Quilts donated to our Military

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.

RE: Quilts donated to our Military

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.

RE: Quilts donated to our Military

I try to donate a top to QOV every 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!


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