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Thread: sew-in for Bert's men's quilts - Afghanistan - LOTS!!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    The Sew-in for the Military Barracks Quilt Project for the soldiers in Farah, Afghanistan, was held last weekend in Bedford VA. Three QB members were present from out-of-town/state; Sue and Joanne are in the photos, Tammy arrived Saturday morning and missed these shots taken the first part of the first day.

    We had so much fun sewing and completing quilts, then ringing the bell and drawing door prizes while blessing our soldiers. Wish you all could have been there!

    Please bear with me while I load as many as I can, there are lots and lots I could share.

    Jan in VA

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    workroom tables set up
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    Calico92402 from NC on the job!
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    seasaw2mch from VA hard at work!
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    Super Member earlylace's Avatar
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    What a wonderful thing to do and fun too~! Did you win any door prizes???

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    That's great. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Actually my name was drawn from the door prize basket though I had asked the sign in table not to put it there; a $25 restaurant gift certificate, yummy!

    I'm sorry these are loading SO slowly, I'm struggling to send you the ones I want to of the quilts. I guess the internet trafic is increased now due to the hour.
    Jan in VA

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    I do so wish I was closer and could have participated.. it looks so inspiring!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    I do so wish I was closer and could have participated.. it looks so inspiring!!
    I agree! I'm glad I could at least send a quilt to help, but it would have been fun to be there in person to work with you.

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    What a fun way to spend the weekend!! Thank you for sharing these pics with us :D:D:D

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    Wow, how awesome!! Am sure you got enough for everyone in your SIL troop plus some. Can't wait to see the pictures of the quilts.

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    wow, looks like you all had a great time. Thanks for sharing:thumbup:

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Let’s see if more will load…

    We had about 40 workers rotate in and out over the two full days, even some who were just visiting the Welcome Center and stayed a couple of hours to help!

    About 22 quilts were completed. We are getting really close to our goal of 128 men covered in the Forward Operating Base in Farah. Thank you for your help!!

    Jan in VA

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    Lady_with_thread from VA working away
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