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Thread: quilts for desolate, colorless world are rolling in!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    "When he learned there had been a wonderful response to his request, Bert mentioned that "the magic number" is 128 men under his command. And I realized that if we don't send that many, how would he ever decide who was to get a quilt from us and who would do without one?! "

    So how many quilts have you recieved?

    My quilts will be sent out on Mon. I hope.
    Sue,
    Today is 9/18 and fourteen wonderful quilts have arrived so far! That's just amazing considering I only posted the first message about this need late on Sept. 4!!
    We obviously could use many, many more.
    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzy
    Jan our sit & sew group is going to have a day in November to make pillow cases for the one million pillow case challenge & we would like to send them to the soldiers that are fighting these wars for us. Would you be able to use these to send along with the quilts? We won't be doing this until about the middle of Nov. though. Is that too late to get them sent to you so you can send them with the quilts? I'll also tell them about your need for quilt tops or quilts. You can PM me with your answer & what the deadline would be too. Hopefully, we can help you out.

    Bonnie
    Bonnie,
    We've talked about this before, and I thank you for asking again. Many have offered pillowcases, but actually most of the men in this location don't even have pillows for their heads as their footlockers with personal/non-essential items like pillows have been held up since July in Pakistan due to massive flooding there. It's incredible! Some are sleeping on their balled up jackets.
    So, we've opted to only focus on and pay to ship quilts at this time.

    I do so appreciate your offer, though!

    Jan in VA
    Could you please PM your address so we can send you some quilt tops. I'm sure there will be some that will want to help too. I'll see what I can whip up. You are doing a great job!!

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    PM me your address and I'll send one out, too. It's been pieced for a few years now... but every time I take it out to quilt, it's just not as exciting as current projects so it never gets done. Let's put this to good use!

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    This quilt top should be going your way Friday or Monday. Praying everything will come together so your group can send the first batch soon.

    Colors are different as I had the setting on the camera wrong.
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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    It's wonderful! It'll be go a long way to brightening these miserable tent barracks, I'm sure! Thank you!
    Jan in VA

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    I took new pictures as with the first set of pictures the setting on the camera was wrong. Hopefully these reflexed the colors better.

    Quilt Top for army
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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Isn't that just wonderful!!!
    Someone will be very happy with those bright colors in the barracks; thank you!!
    Jan in VA

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    We finally got some photos of quilts that were donated to Military Barracks Quilt project at the local guild in October.

    Tall blonde in photos is Patriot Quilter Lynne, a faithful maker of war wounded quilts and one of our longarmers.

    Jan in VA

    class on value study given to us
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    taken off their walls for us
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    Lynne's design for us
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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    And one more from Lynne.
    Documentation photos were taken of all quilts shipped yesterday and I'll have those for you soon.
    Jan
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    Three more tops for Jan's project for the army personel in Farrah, Afghanistan. These are very scrappy as most of the fabric was gifted to me from people cleaning their stash.

    My 19 yr old DD really liked this one.
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