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Thread: My Son's Patriotic Quilt

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    Power Poster gabeway's Avatar
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    Our son was deployed to Iraq right after Christmas, so my wife thought we should get the family to write messages on a patriotic quilt, using the white stripes of the flag. It took a while, but all contibuted and wrote messages from the heart and suggested quotes that meant something. This is what it came out to be.

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    HOW TOTALLY, WONDERFULLY, LOVINGLY COOL!!!!

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    Wonderful quilt. Something sure to bring him comfort. My prayers go out to him for his safety.

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    AWESOME.. that is such a treasure.. he will sooo apperciate it! GREAT JOB!

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    Such a keepsake & patriotic. Will you mail it to him soon? You did a great job of making the quilt & quilting it.

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    It was mailed about 10 days ago. He should get it this weekend or Monday! A friend did the final quilting and she did an excellent job!

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    What a wonderful, special quilt!!! My daughter returned in September from a year in Iraq. I sent over a lap size quilt that she had also use while in Afghanistan 2 years before. She loved the quilt and had it on her bed, it made her feel so special and so much closer to home. She said that she cuddled in it every night even when it wasn't cold cause it was like a "hug" from home.
    The quilt you have made surely is a special keepsake!!!

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    OMG.... that is soooooooo fabulous.

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    That is soooooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That is wonderful and may he come from Iraq safe and sound!
    Blessings!

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    WOW! That is AWESOME!!!

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    Thanks for all the good thoughts and good comments! The quilting community is definitely one of family and friends!

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    What a thoughtful way to give your son something from "HOME" and a tribute to patriotism!

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    First let me start off with a huge THANK YOU for your son and the whole family also {{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}
    Second , that is one GREAT quilt and he will treasure it and definately feel the love from home
    :lol:

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    Wow, he will treasure that forever.

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    I'll bet he treasures this quilt more than you can ever know. What a lucky young man to have such a loving family supporting him!

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    That is SO AWESOME!!! My son will be going to Afghan in June. I'm having such a hard time right now. What kind of pen do you use on quilts so that they will stay?

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    That is a truly wonderful quilt!! :D

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    What a wonderful gift to him. I am sure he will treasure it forever. Such a touching expression of love from the family!

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    I am in AW of your way of showing your son how special he is. I love, love, love your quilt.. It brought tears to my eyes and touches my heart.. Thank you.. and Thank him.. I will keep him in my prayers for a safe return home..

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    AWESOME!!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What a wonderful keepsake and a touch of home while away!! What a great idea. My good thoughts go with your son on his deployment.

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    awesome

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    What a great idea you have here. Your son is going to really enjoy having it with him.

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    That is a wonderful quilt! I can't imagine how much comfort that will bring him while so far from home. Thank you to your son for serving this country. May God watch over, protect and bring him home safely.

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