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Thread: "Thank You" Quilt for our Military Hero's

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    This was acually my second quilt I ever made. The top was done over a year ago and Janice's and my other projects kind of pushed this one aside (it turned out to be my first UFO!). To make a long story short I decided to donate it to our church who has dedicated a wall to our service men and women serving in the military presently. Our youngest son Steve is presently in Iraq and his picture is on the Wall. Because of time, Janice and her Mom, Grace, helped finish it and the quilt was hung Wednesday night after the service. It has been decided that the quilt will be used to honor all military service men and women, past, present and future and they will be asked to sign the quilt. So far we have 2 signatures.
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    What a beautiful quilt and a lovely idea......God bless our soldiers.

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    beautiful... :D

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    What an awesome quilt and ideal use for it at your church. Thank you for remembering our troops!

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    Beautiful!

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    What a wonderful tribute

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    Very pretty and what a nice thing to do. I bookmarked this. My daughter's fiance is in the infantry. Right now he is in training but will deploy sometime around October. I've been looking for a patriotic pattern and this is just perfect.

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    What a beautiful quilt. As the daughter of a retired Air Force dad who served in Viet Nam I thank you for this. WHat a wonderful thing to do. Prayers that your son returns safely.

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    That's a beautiful quilt and a warm and touching memorial. Brought some tears to my eyes. God speed to your son and all our troops.

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    Beautiful quilt, awesome idea.

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    Awsome quilt!! Thanks for remembering our service men and women!!

    I love your dedication wall!!!

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    Perfect. All of it.

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    Gorgeous!

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    This has brought on the tears! What you did was a wonderful tribute. May God keep you son, and all sons and daughters in harms way, in the palm of His hand and return him safely to your loving arms.

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    such a touching idea!!!

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    Awesome quilt

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    Very nice. :thumbup:

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    that is very beautiful

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    I am the Janice in my DH's post. The pattern for this quilt in on Quilter's Cache, but I forget the name of the block. John started it over a year ago, so, you know, that memory thing....... LOL We were so blessed to be able to hang it at church and give it a real purpose. I can't wait to see it with signatures of veterans and actives all over it. Thanks for all your loving comments...it does mean a lot to us. Janice

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarjaMT
    What a beautiful quilt and a lovely idea......God bless our soldiers.
    yes, I totally agree

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    What a fabulous quilt and loving tribute. Bless you.

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    Thank you for all the wonderful compliments and I do covet each and every prayer for Steve's save return. The quilt patern is "Glory in Scraps" and here is the link for the directions http://www.quilterscache.com/G/GloryinScrapsBlock.html
    Thanks again for the kind words.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey
    This has brought on the tears! What you did was a wonderful tribute. May God keep you son, and all sons and daughters in harms way, in the palm of His hand and return him safely to your loving arms.
    Thanks, Honey!!! God bless you!! John & Janice

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    Thank you so much for remembering the service men and women. We have a Grandson that is going back to Iraq in November, already spent time there. He is in the Stryker division. I too hope your Son returns safe and sound.

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    Way to go, John, Janice & Grace!!! The quilt turned out beautifully. Continually praying for our servicemen & women.

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