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Old 05-24-2010, 07:02 AM
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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!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:32 AM
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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".
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:48 AM
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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:
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:10 AM
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Joanne's has patriotic-themed fabric 50% off right now...I was just there Saturday.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:42 AM
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QOV = Quilts of Valor has a web site, they are very active in quilts for wounded soilders.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:14 AM
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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.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:33 AM
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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
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:39 AM
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do you belong to a quilting guild as they are always making quilts for soldiers
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:51 AM
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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!
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:42 PM
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Good luck in your endeavor for helping out our troops!!
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