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Thread: Did anyone else see this on CNN?

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    Yep, that's pretty cool!! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! :D

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    Very cool!

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    wow - - -

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    There are a number of interviews on the net about this group of women :D:D:D They sure get out a LOT of quilts to our wounded!!!

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    Our guild makes quilts for the "Home of the Brave" (families of soldiers who have died) as well as "Quilts of Valor" (soldiers who have been wounded). Two of our guild members have lost sons to Iraq & Afghanistan over the passed two years. It has been heartwrenching to deliver these quilts to them, but also heart-warming to see how much these tokens of our appreciation for their sacrifice have meant to them. No matter how one stands politically, the loss of these young lives tears at the hearts of all of us.

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    Yes.

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    thanks for sharing. What a great program! Thanks to everyone that works on these for our soldiers. From having a boyfriend in the military.(Hopefully he gets to come home from Iraq next month) I know they all appreciate everything we do back here in the states for them.

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    Very heartwarming!

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    Thank you for the link and all the quilters who do this. As an aside, I loved her sewing room. Does anyone know anything about the iron she was using?
    Mary Ellen

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    Thanks for that great link. I enjoyed watching the video and looking through the gallery of photos.
    Wouldn't it be wonderful if quilters could "catch up" and have every single serviceman/woman with a quilt in hospital?

    As an aside - did anyone else notice the pad that woman had her iron on? It was a brand new revelation for me and has my mental gears working now.

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    I'm sitting here next to my son who is home on leave, and shared that article with him. He told me that last month he got a "care package" from a 4th grade class in New Jersey - candy, brownies, Starbucks, etc. - he thinks the quilts are a great idea, too. I made him one - Eleanor Burns' Victory Quilt - and put the airplane block right in the middle, since he's in the Air Force. We do what we can, don't we?!

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    Thanks for sharing.

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    thanks for the link. so very cool

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    That's cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for the link, very heartwarming. Quilters are really special people!

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    well,that young man made me cry this morning! What a neat video and cause!

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    Because we live in a town supported by a Navy base, our local quilt guild gives quilts for wounded warriers at the California Navy hospital for returning soldiers. I believe we give about 50 each year.

    We also give quilts to the local Woman's Shelter. We just gave 50 quilts (both adult and children) and 50 Christmas stockings.

    WalMart was having a pretty good sale on fleece and flannel material before Christmas and I bought about 3 yards of various patterns of each to make kids quilts for the Woman's Shelter.

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    Our Cotton Patch Quilters guild makes quilts for the Quilts of Valor program, which is basically the same as these others. They recently had an event to present quilts to the Iraq wounded soldiers who live in our county. The Women's Club and a couple of other women's organizations were also involved in this project here locally. It's a wonderful program, and the men who got the quilts were very touched.

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    Hearing all these stories gives me a little more faith in the human race.
    Thanks for all the good you all do.
    One day I will have the time to participate in such things. My soon to be 5 year old keeps me going at the moment!

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    No I didn't - but found it very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks so much for sharing that! It made me cry, was so heartwarming!
    :)

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    I tought a class for Project Linus, and the coordinator also collects red, white and blue childrens quilts that are given to injured soldiers on their return for them (the soliders) to give to their children.

    Mom of two soldiers.

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    Thanks for sharing, have tears in my eyes as I write this. Our quilt guild has previously participated in the Quilts of Valor program.

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    Our quilt guild had been making "soldier quilts" for the past 3 years. We've delivered them to the San Antonio, TX military hospital there, and recently to Ft. Leonard Wood hospital here in Missouri. We also make baby quilts that the soldiers can share with their new little ones. It's a feel good project and let's them all know that they are loved and prayed over daily. We have a specified size to make and also the quilts have to be machine quilted. Our guild treasury helps with the cost of the quilting.

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