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Thread: A fun surprise - I'm in a magazine! A quilt for my soldier.

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    The other day at guild meeting, one of the gals stood up for "Sew & Tell", held up her new Oct/Nov issue of Quilter's Newsletter and said, "We have a celebrity in our midst!" Then she opened the page to an article about the AccuQuilt Barn Quilt Design Unveiling party last June, and there's my little picture, telling the crowd about my 2nd place design-- inspired by my son currently serving in Afghanistan, and that I called it A Soldier's Star. It's not the greatest picture, I was kind-of emotional as the audience cheered for my son, what a moment! And if you happen to drive past the AccuQuilt headquarters in Fremont, Nebraska, you'll see a 6-ft billboard of A Soldier's Star mounted on the side of their building.

    I plan to make the design into a full-size quilt for my boy, and had actually submitted a proposal to teach it as a class at next year's Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake. Well, just yesterday, I received word that they accepted the class!! Their theme for the Show is "Star-Spangled", and this is the perfect hands-on class for the event. AccuQuilt has offered to provide several Go! Cutters, dies and mats for the class too! Oh, I can't wait! HMQS also accepted my Carpenter's Star and Tree Skirt classes as well!

    I can hardly believe the journey that his military service has taken in both my son's life and mine too. I can't do much more than pray for our boys, but I can quilt. Now I need to get busy and get my son's quilt finished in time for his return home. It can't be soon enough.

    With AccuQuilt CEO, Steve Nabity, and National Sales Mgr, Linda Pumphrey
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    Congratulations! Good for you. I shall have to look for that issue and see. All the best wishes to your son.

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    congrats! that is so wonderful.

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    How exciting! Congratulations.

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    First let me say, God Bless your son and rush him home to you. Please thank him for serving our nation.

    Second, let me tell you that your story has brought tears to my eyes.

    Third your block is pretty. Have fun teaching it.

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    Congratulations.

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    Deonn that is a fantastic quilt!! Our church always says a special prayer for all the troops each Sunday. Have fun with your class. Saying a prayer that your son gets home safely. Tell him thanks for his service!! crafty_linda_b

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    How wonderful. hope your son stays safe. prayers

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    What a great story. Hugs and prayers for his safe return.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

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    It is a beautiful star!!!!! Prayers for your son's safety!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

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    Congrats

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    Wonderful!

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    Congratulations to you and Prayers for your son's safe return.

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    Way cool! That's a really nice looking block, I love the fabrics you used for it.

    Thank you to you and all of the other military moms who have sent their children out into the world so that all of us may be safe.

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    congrats.. Must feel so good. Thank you to your son for fighter for us..

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    Congratulations! Beautiful quilt.

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    Congrats! That is a fantastic star block! Well named, too!!!

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    Congratulations and praying for a speedy return for your son. Thank him for me also.

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    It's beautiful. Congrats. Always happy to see a proud mama.

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    Congratulations!! That's wonderful!

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    beautiful block love colors in your block ,what a nice story congrats to you ,will keep your son in prayer for a safe return home

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    I saw it when we were in Fremont for a class reunion. Congrats.

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    Congratulations and thank you to your son!

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    Congratulations. You are amazing! So glad they accepted your classes, good luck with them. God Bless your son and all our men and women serving our country. My son is also serving overseas and I am so happy this will be his last tour of duty before he retires out next year.

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    I got the magazine! Great pictures.

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