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Thread: Air Force Honor Quilt for SIL

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    Senior Member grannyoquilting's Avatar
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    I made this quilt for my SIL who is on his 19th tour overseas. Yes, he is Air Force and located in a danger zone but not next to the action as he repairs the planes and tankers. He has never been sent gift boxes or other things people overseas get. I have been working with different groups to change that. He has now gotten 3 care boxes from different people other than family. He shared with all his troop. I have people working on prayer squares for these guys and gals. He has been flown all over to repair planes as he is the best they have. So I made him this quilt. I doubt he needs it over there but he is getting it anyway. I used my spraps of patriotic fabrics and Air Force fabric I have been saving. I have made him fleece throws with the Air Force logos and pillow cases but nothing like this little quilt that measures 76 1/3 inches by 107 inches. Yeah it kinda got away from me. Ha! Yes I designed it also. Well thanks for looking at his quilt. I quilted it with som QofV digital designs and drew some of my own. I love the one with clouds and planes as it looks like the tanker with planes to refuel.

    DH's arms are getting tired.
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    Planes in the clouds.
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    Air Force design stippled and outlined.
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    Love this design with eagle and thank you on it.
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    Last one with the stars.
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    19 tours! Incredible, what service to our country! I also have a SIL in the Air Force who works on the F-15s. Anxious to see your quilt! These guys and gals need more recognition.

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    Wow...that is one beautiful quilt!

    Our son leaves next week for his 3rd deployment.

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    Wow!
    He is going to love it.

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    That is awesome! Wonderful quilt! He will be so proud to have it!!

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    That is awesome! Wonderful quilt! He will be so proud to have it!!

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    Beautiful work like the stars and how you have made them.

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    Sorry I didn't take any of the back as it is pieced also with 2 prayers on the back for him. I also have to embroider his name on it now. Thanks for the comments.

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    I am sending you a PM, of a person to contact re: supporting your trooper over seas. I adopted service men / women for over 3 years, sent a box ever month till I no longer worked. ANYONE can be that person. Yes, our soldiers look forward to a wonderful goody box, full of wonders :) CHOCOLATE, chat stick that doesn't melt, books, nuts, toothpicks, dedorants, body wash, soaps, hand held games, batteries, hard candy, gun, beef jerky, When I filled that box there was not even air room. haha.... When new troops come in it is very difficult for others to pick up on some basics. each of you could be someone who adopts, maybe two of three in a family get together. It use to cost me any where from $60.00 to $100.00 plus cost of box a month..I really am a poor person.. but I made it happen. Cheap when you figure some give their life. I felt so sad to give it up. lol I even sent little toys, something to make them laugh, always wrote a fun letter, never sharing bad things state side. they see enough. I guess I could go on and on, they do need our support, (((hugs))) will send the pm with e-mail address to anyone who is interested in adopting or asking if they could get help for someone all ready over there... Not sure she can help as she works out of Nevada, but if anyone can she can hahaha.... blessings and keep helping our soldiers. :)

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    Oh I almost forgot, your quilt is totally awesome.

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    Beautiful quilt!!

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    Awesome quilt!

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    I like the quilt. I also like the quilting you done on it.

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    Your quilt is very nice and you did a great job designing and stitching it. The quilting is beautiful. My son is getting ready to deploy again next month. He is also in the Air Force and will be retiring in a year. I will be so glad when that day comes but we are very proud of him for what he is doing. God Bless our men and women in the Armed Forces.

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    Wonderful quilt for an incredible person

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    Beautiful quilt. I love the quilting!

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    Beautiful quilt and love the quilting on it!

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    Do you have an American Legion unit in or near your town? The one here does this care box thing all the time, and they look for names of service people to send them to. Contact them and/or send his name to a couple of your local/area churches. Even two boxes a year from one of these sources would be gratefully received by him, I'm sure. Maybe a local scout troop would like to have a drive for funds to buy items and mail a box.

    Jan in VA

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    Wow that is a awesome quilt. I'm sure he will appreciate all the work that went into it.

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    Amazing quilt and quilting !!

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    I forgot to have DH hold up the back so he did quickly this morning before he left for work. I only got one shot so here it is. I also want to thank you all for your heartfelt praise and thanks for my SIL. I know our military does not get enough thanks from us or from the Administration of our Country. We the people know who is doing all the work though. Thanks you all!!!!!! From the bottom of my heart!!!!!!!!!!! You are all the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Beautiful quilt, he will love getting it. So good of you to make it for him.
    I have a fishing quilt waiting for the return of my oldest Grandson. He loves fishing even did it during his lunch time at Ft. Riley, Kansas.
    Thanks to all our Military for the service to our Country.

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    It's beautiful

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    What a great gift!

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    Love your quilt! MY son leaves in sep. for the air forces.

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