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Thread: Cop's Quilt

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    Member firehousequilts's Avatar
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    A few weeks ago, one of our local deputies was seriously injured in a head-on collision. Our charity group, Firehouse Quilts, was asked to make a comfort quilt for him. We kept a photo journal of it's creation from picking a pattern and fabric to it's presentation to him by his buddies. I wrote an article and put about 15 pics in to help tell the story; I think it's going to be in our printed version of yourhub.com this Thursday.

    You can read the whole story online tho . . . just click here. :)

    http://denver.yourhub.com/HighlandsRanch/Stories/Community/Community-happenings/Story~444151.aspx

    Thanks for letting me share our heart-warming story. We normally give snuggle quilts to our fire departments in Colorado and the firefighters give them to the children they see on their emergency runs. :) If you're interested in seeing more pics and stories of our deliveries, you can go to our website at www.firehousequilts.org .
    thanks again
    Dusty

    This is the young deputy and his girlfriend showing off his comfort quilt.
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    Here's the 4 gals that worked on this project.
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    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
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    What a great project! I'm sure it will be cherished.

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    It's beautiful, love the colors. Great job!

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    I took a look through the story, its nice to see a quilt so appreciated. Sometimes you donate or put them in the mail and you get thanks and thats it................this is great :D :D :thumbup:

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    What a great story. I have found quilters to be the most generous group of people I've ever been around.

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    Member firehousequilts's Avatar
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    thank you all so much for your kind words. We really enjoyed making it for him. As you see from all the pics on the URL I put in my first post, a lot of people were involved. :D

    If you haven't seen all the pics, here's the link again.
    http://denver.yourhub.com/HighlandsRanch/Stories/Community/Community-happenings/Story~444151.aspx

    Dusty

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    What a great quilt and a great thing to do!

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    Beautiful quilt! I'm sure all your wonderful effort will help the young man heal quickly.

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    That is a wonderful thing to do. I bet it will be treasured and it is gorgeous! I love those colors.

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    What a beautiful quilt for a very worthy cause! :D

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    Awesome! That's a great quilt and a great thing to do!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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    Way cool Dusty!

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    Very Heart Warming, Thanks for sharing.

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    Wonderful! You ladies deserve kudos! Great service you provide.

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    STUPENDOUS! I was intrigued by the way you did that binding. Binding is my draw back. I can't do it. I don't have the time to hand stitch bindings on and I'm not sure I like the way they look stitched down.

    But, that fancy stitch adds to it.

    Of course, my little machine doesn't do that stitch.

    I've got three quilts that are quilted over a year now that don't have the binding.

    That's a fine comfort quilt that he will treasure and pass down through the generations.

    Very fine, indeed.

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    What a fabulous idea! Beautiful quilt!

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    I love that you did that for him! Anyone who's willing to put their life on the line deserve all the thanks they can get!

    I also love your quilting group! I got lost on your website and nearly forgot what got me there in the first place!

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    Quilt is beautiful. And it is a generous thing you do.


    Kyia

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    Nice job! It looks like he appreciated all of your hard work! Hopefully that will help speed up his recovery :)

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    Applause to you and your group on a beautiful quilt and a beautiful gesture. You deserve a whole heaping basket full of :thumbup:

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    pretty quilt......

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