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Thread: Sending quilts to Afghanistan

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    Super Member brushandthimble's Avatar
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    I offered to send quilts to my son in Afghanistan for him to hand out. Starting with the 11 guys he bunks with, the first 3 went out last week. I have three more that should be ready to mail in 2 weeks. I work so they worked on when I time off.
    Waiting to hear he received these and how they were accepted.
    All the patterns are quick and easy, using the Accuquilt Studio available for use at the art studio I work at as my 2nd job.

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    How thoughtful and generous! They are all so pretty. The guys should love them.

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    Hip Hip Hooray! Well Done!

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    What a nice thing you are doing! They are great looking quilts!

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    Good job. Very nice quilts. Thank you for doing this

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    Beautiful quilts. Those men will love them.

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    NOTHING LIKE SOMETHING FROM HOME SWEET HOME!!

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    I know the men will love them. You have a very generous heart. Beautiful quilts! Hope to see more.

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    They are wonderful and you're working two jobs and doing all of this. I really need to rearrange my priorities!

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    Those are all wonderful. I am sure the guys appreciate them!
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    that's wonderful and at least you know they are being handed out, not sitting in a warehouse getting wet and moldy and being destroyed later on.
    getting things distributed is so difficult at times. glad you were able to help. :thumbup:

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    All of them are wonderful, I especially like the red, white and blue one!:)

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    i did the very same thing when my son was in afghanistan..i was so thankful there were 2 women in the group..so i could make something a little more girly! they each got pillow case too, (the girls).
    good for you! blessings!

    this was one easy pattern, i got off quilters cache..
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    Very pretty! I know they will be appreciated, not only for the warmth in winter, but for the touch of home. :thumbup:

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    What an awesome thing you are doing...love the patriotic colors...

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    nice quilts.

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    They will truly love them and cherish them. I sent 12 to the group my son was with and they each loved them. It was a way for me to do something for them, as they fight for us each and every day! God Bless ALL of our soldiers!
    Your quilts are beautiful!

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    That is outstanding!!! Believe me, they will be accepted with open arms! It is freeeeeezzzzing in most of A'stan (where the Marines are anyway) My girlfriends son is currently on his second tour in A'stan, I've sent him and his buddy each a quilt. They also love it when they find homemade cookies wrapped up in the middle of them! LOL!

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    Second batch of quilts sent to Afghanistan.
    Have 6 more in different stages of being done.
    Have asked my son for pictures of the guys with their quilts, I would like to make a journal.

    I have recieved help, with 2 quilts being donated, some $ for backing and fabric to start more quilts from ladies I quilt with.

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