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Thread: Quilting for Soldiers MUST READ!

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    I just found this link and read the story. Goes to show that any quilt provided to a servicemember is greatly appreciated.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/12/20...lts/index.html

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    What a great and awesome group:D:D:D
    Thank you for sharing this video with us!!!

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    Very nice group. One of my resolutions for next year is to do more quilts for charity.

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    What a great gorup of ladies! Thanks for sharing

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    My daughter is a soldier in the US Army, her fiance is a US Marine who has already done one tour in Iraq. I think its wonderful that they see that others do support them and what gift they are giving. Thank you for sharing the video.

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    Thank You so much sor sharing this video with us.

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    That's a great story. It's amazing how generous some people are. I've noticed that quilters seem to be an especially generous group :D

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    Thank you for sharing this video with us. What a lovely group they are. It's heartwarming and humbling to actually see the quilts awarded to the injured soldier it was made for.

    Since the New Year, I have been a member of the Quilts of Valour UK group, and this year have made 7 of the 160-plus quilts that have been awarded to the British soldiers that have been injured in Afghanistan.

    I was going to start on my own quilt in the New Year, but the British injured list has just got longer. I'm now hoping to spend some time after Christmas Day to start cutting out a Quilt of Valour for one of our injured boys.

    To All the armed forces lads and lasses out in Afghanistan this Christmas, including my own darling son, however you get to celebrate I wish you a Merry and Peaceful Christmas. Keep your chin up and your heads down and we'll see you all back home soon.

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    Thank you for sharing your wonderful video. I do quilts for children charities here in Colorado but would be very interested in more information on quilts for Armed Service members. I have never heard of a group here in Colorado and would like to know if anyone has some information as to how I might get involved. As a side note, I also am from Scotia, NY!!!!! :-D

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    thanks for this. I would love to know of a group here in OK that does it.

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    I hope you don't mind me making a suggestion. The Quilts of Valour foundation was begun in the States, and is from where the British group have a connection/link.

    If you go to the main site at http://qovf.org there is a link to help you find a local group. They are located right across the USA.

    Hope this is of help and the best of luck with your QoV.
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    OK Susie, I am from Okla also. I belong to an embroidery web site and we have a group on the called Quilters for Comfort. Not only do we make quilts for the troops and veterans we also make them for various other organizations including neo-natal units, shelters etc. We also send stockings to the troops at Christmas time and this year the total went over 4000 just from our group. In July some of the members met in Kansas City and completed I believe 100 quilts from embroidered and filler blocks members had donated. It is a great way to help others. Just thought I would let you know about our group. kacy 49

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    I am not part of any group at the moment but I make quilts as I can for our local peds unit. Its fun and they love the, I do as my as I can but always need more...if I was rich I would be going steady heh.

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    What a wonderful, fantastic story.
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    This a wonderful thing to do. My sister's family recieved a Home of the Brave quilt for her son. He served 17 months in Irag and came home. He was killed in a car accident but since he was still a member of the National Guard, the family was presented witha quilt. It was a touching thing.

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    Hi Mary, my deepest sympathy to your sister and your family with the death of your brave nephew. It's so sad that he had made it through his tour of duty and then be killed on home soil.
    It was lovely that his mother was still presented with his Home of the Brave Quilt, and one, I'm sure she will cherish always for her son.
    I will be thinking of you and your family.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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    Thanks you. He is missed very much. We lost him a year ago but it is still very raw. Now with the holidays, we think of him a lot and are greatful for the time we had him. He was 23 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    This a wonderful thing to do. My sister's family recieved a Home of the Brave quilt for her son. He served 17 months in Irag and came home. He was killed in a car accident but since he was still a member of the National Guard, the family was presented witha quilt. It was a touching thing.
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    That's a great story. It's amazing how generous some people are. I've noticed that quilters seem to be an especially generous group :D
    So true, quilters are the most generous people I've ever known. And this wonderful post has more quilters itching to do more. If you haven't already, find a cause that melts your heart and make a little quilt. Share with others what we already know about quilters. Now that's a New Year's resolution I can live with!

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