Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
supporting our troops >

supporting our troops

supporting our troops

Old 05-24-2010, 07:02 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 37
Default

which sites do you use to show your support? I hope this isn't a sore subject to bring up here-if it is I am sorry! I have friends and family, so I was wondering where my questionable quilting talents may best be put to good use. Thanks!!
ninas3kids is offline  
Old 05-24-2010, 07:32 AM
  #2  
Pam
Super Member
 
Pam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 3,672
Default

One of my guilds is making quilts for citzensam.org These quilts are sent to Germany and when a wounded soldier returns to the states these gurney sized quilts make the journey with them. The quilts are theirs to keep and some have been said to put their medals on their quilts.

There are very specific color, fabrics, batting and size requirements. Check out the website it see if you think this might be "your thing".
Pam is offline  
Old 05-24-2010, 07:48 AM
  #3  
Community Manager
 
PatriceJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southeast Georgia, USA
Posts: 8,809
Default

we have a battalion of Warriors in Transition (aka Wounded Warriors) here, at Fort Stewart, in Georgia.

our local guild is trying to collect 500 quilts by November for them. if you knew how small the guild is, you'd know how hard we're working to help them meet the goal. :shock:

i think i will have turned red, white & blue by the time november rolls around! :lol:
PatriceJ is offline  
Old 05-24-2010, 08:10 AM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Rebecca VLQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,375
Default

Joanne's has patriotic-themed fabric 50% off right now...I was just there Saturday.
Rebecca VLQ is offline  
Old 05-24-2010, 08:42 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
brushandthimble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North of Boston, MA, USA
Posts: 3,524
Default

QOV = Quilts of Valor has a web site, they are very active in quilts for wounded soilders.
brushandthimble is offline  
Old 05-24-2010, 09:14 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
barbsbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gerber, CA
Posts: 914
Default

My church is sending Helmet Liners to Iraq. They are fairly easy to knit but have to be made from 100% wool and the label must accompany the liner (the reason being they have to be made from 100% wool and not a blend as acrylic is flamable). We are using Patons wool and the pattern can be found at: http//www.michaels.com/art/online/ProjectPrint?width=80&pid=25769
It took me about 6 hours to knit the first one and I used double pointed needles (USA 6 and USA7) and a circular 16" needle.
The pattern says it takes 2 hours to complete one, it would be nice to be able to knit that fast.LOL I thought I was a pretty quick knitter but that would be really amazing to see.
barbsbus is offline  
Old 05-24-2010, 11:33 AM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
amma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out searching for some sunshine :-)
Posts: 58,857
Default

There are many organizations talked about on here that would love a quilt or quilts, from you :D:D:D
(((HUGS))) for thinking about joining in :D:D:D
amma is offline  
Old 05-27-2010, 10:39 AM
  #8  
Google Goddess
 
craftybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Central Indiana (USA)
Posts: 30,181
Default

do you belong to a quilting guild as they are always making quilts for soldiers
craftybear is offline  
Old 05-27-2010, 10:51 AM
  #9  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 37
Default

no, I am usually on the road (truck driver), and the nearest guild is 40 miles from here. I will continue to check the net though, thanks!
ninas3kids is offline  
Old 05-29-2010, 07:42 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
dkabasketlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 9,856
Default

Good luck in your endeavor for helping out our troops!!
dkabasketlady is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
MaryKatherine
Main
71
10-22-2015 05:52 AM
sewelegant
Main
18
03-22-2012 06:11 PM
NAIROD
Main
13
06-23-2010 09:05 AM
Quilt4u
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
15
05-28-2009 12:42 AM
Norah
Main
33
03-16-2007 08:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.