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Thread: Quilts in the War Zone

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    Junior Member WonkyWanda's Avatar
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    Thank you so much for posting this link. I have sent it on to my non-quilting friends. Thank you to all who quilt for 'Quilts of Valor'! and God Bless our Troops!

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    As the mother of a military.... I say thank you to all for the great job they do to prepare our wounded for comfort. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. It brings both tears and pride to this proud mom.

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    "Restrepo" has its world television premiere on the
    <http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...n-outpost-4808>
    National Geographic Channel, unedited and with limited commercial
    interruption, on Monday, November 29, 2010, at nine p.m. ET/PT. Please be
    advised It may not be suitable for all audiences so please use your own
    judgment.

    Quilting to Honor & Comfort Our Wounded,

    June D. Moore

    Acting Director

    Quilts of Valor Foundation

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    And this is why I make Quilts of Valor. I am just one of many.
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    I checked it out! Heartwarming to know our quilts have reached our soldiers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    "Restrepo" has its world television premiere on the
    <http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...n-outpost-4808>
    National Geographic Channel, unedited and with limited commercial
    interruption, on Monday, November 29, 2010, at nine p.m. ET/PT. Please be
    advised It may not be suitable for all audiences so please use your own
    judgment.

    Quilting to Honor & Comfort Our Wounded,

    June D. Moore

    Acting Director

    Quilts of Valor Foundation

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    And this is why I make Quilts of Valor. I am just one of many.

    Bless You!

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    Sew great to see the results of all those stitches of love bringing a hug and some comfort to our vets. also thanks for info about being able to send fleece quilts, have at least a gazillion fleece squares that have just been ear-marked for vets comfort hugs.

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    Thank you for sharing these photo's. I'll probably have this lump in my throat all day, but it was good to see these quilts covering our most precious young men and woman, it's good to participate in the honorable cause. Ya know, "Freedom is not Free" God Bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomtoBostonTerriers
    This morning I opened the front page of the Washington Post online edition as I always do. The Post had a photo essay of medical evacuations from Bagram Air Base, just outside Kabul, Afghanistan. In many of the photos showing wounded service men awaiting air transport to Germany, the guys were covered with colorful quilts! Made me think of all of you quilters who do this work for our guys and gals in the military. The photos on Washington Post don't stay very long, but I will provide the link here just in case you are able to catch the article.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...rtslot#photo=6

    God bless you quilters who send reminders of love to our military personnel. God bless our troops!

    Thanks for sharing this. It was good to see the quilts in use.

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    Thanks for this link. It's beautiful to see.

    Roxanne

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    when my son was on the front lines, he asked for a quilt.
    (said he wanted to be wrapped in his moms arms and night)

    so i started by making him one and it snowballed to others in his group/flight/platoon,whatever you call them..both of his deployments, i made quilts,although with the second deployment, he wanted one in fleece..with the help of fellow quilter friends here at home.

    sorry the picture is so small..he is holding the corner of his quilt up..
    Watterstide, Thanks for posting that photo of your son. How proud you must be of him! I am, and I just saw his photo today for the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    "Restrepo" has its world television premiere on the
    <http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...n-outpost-4808>
    National Geographic Channel, unedited and with limited commercial
    interruption, on Monday, November 29, 2010, at nine p.m. ET/PT.

    Quilting to Honor & Comfort Our Wounded,
    Quilts of Valor Foundation

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    And this is why I make Quilts of Valor. I am just one of many.

    Luvstoquilt301, Thank you for posting the information about the National Geographic program. I "watch" a lot of National Geographic shows while I quilt, so I will definitely be tuned to this one.

    Your quilts are beautiful! That first one, the log cabin, is especially wonderful, but then again I never met a log cabin I didn't like. Somewhere in the drab, dirty, messy areas of our world those quilts are the brightest spots in the lives of 3 soldiers. Thanks to you and to all the quilters on this board who makes quilts for the service personnel.

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    Wow..these made me cry...my son was killed in Ramadi Iraq..he died in route to Bagdad....hard to watch but glad to see the soldiers are receiving love quilts to keep them as comfortable as possible...blessings

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    now i am having a heart warming cry. that just makes me so happy to see that the quilts are being used for comfort as they were meant for. God bless all of you who are making quilts for these men and women.

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    What an awsome story to see & read this morning. What a blessing they are to us & our country. Thanking all the ladies who participated in making these quilts for our Soldiers..I have forewarded this to quilters as well as non quilters & hope to inspire them as it has inspired me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearlea
    Wow..these made me cry...my son was killed in Ramadi Iraq..he died in route to Bagdad....hard to watch but glad to see the soldiers are receiving love quilts to keep them as comfortable as possible...blessings
    Oh My bearlea! I will be praying for you and your family. Thank you so VERY much for your sacrifice to our country. Your son will always be a hero. God Bless you!

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    I totally agree Bless Our Troops. They give so much

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    Thanks for the link! I appreciated being reminded of what our men are doing for us and the high price they pay to do it!

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    Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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    WOW! Yes -- that brought me to tears...but the quilts are wonderful!!!!

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    I do know that if an injured soldier does not survive his injuries, his family is given the quilt that was use to keep him/her warm on that long flight home.

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    Ah bearlea, no one can take away any of your pain but please know that I am holding you tight in my heart and wrapping you in my love. We can never adequately thank you for the terrible and ultimate sacrifice that your family has made for each one of us.

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    Does anyone have the address for which to send quilts or home made items for the men in service who've been injured? I have no place locally to contact, much less donate to - so if anyone has an address - it would be so helpful. Thanks!

    PM me if you care to...

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    So sorry for your loss, bearlea. Your Son is a Hero in our hearts.

    Thank you for the link to the photos in the Washington Post. I sew for Operation Quiet Comfort, making "litter qults" as well as larger quilts for our wounded. Please join us at the website.

    Susan

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    My son is heading to Afghanistan with his combat engineer group in a couple of weeks to perform route clearance operations. That means roadside bomb detection, etc, first in, clearing the way. The only thing I can do is to send a quilt and pillowcases that will hopefully bring warm hugs from home, until he can return to us by Christmas of 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doowopddbop
    My son is heading to Afghanistan with his combat engineer group in a couple of weeks to perform route clearance operations. That means roadside bomb detection, etc, first in, clearing the way. The only thing I can do is to send a quilt and pillowcases that will hopefully bring warm hugs from home, until he can return to us by Christmas of 2011.
    Ah but we know how you feel, those of us who have had children in harms way at any time. My son was in Desert Storm. All we can do is love them and make sure they know, every day, how much. Your quilt will tell him that each time he sees it or wraps it around himself. Thanks to your family also for what you are doing for me and my family.

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