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Thread: Patriot's Corner

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    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
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    i'm helping out local guild make quilts for Warriors in Transition (aka Wounded Warriors). the other tops already done were "snatched" up at the last meeting to go to the volunteer longarmer. i'll have to show you those when i get them back for binding.

    here's one top (i made enough blocks for 2 like this). a WIP for another. (i'll do only 1 of these because it's slower going than i expected.)

    the fabric mountain? i happened to mention to one of our members that i had been hunting high and low for patriotic fabrics and was on the verge of needing a second mortgage. "i have a few", says she, offering to send them to me. naturally i gratefully accepted. this is the mountain my mailman and 3 of his burliest friends carried to my door.

    i ordered something special to coordinate with the print on the bottom of the pile. i am anxious to finish all the other tops i have started so i can get busy with that one.

    i still get all misty and choked up by her generosity every time i look across the room at the pile. she said i could show you the fabs, but she prefers to remain anonymous.
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    Wow, that's a nice selection!

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    WOW!!! What a very generous soul!!! Bless her heart :D:D:D

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    What is the item in the middle picture? Is it a table runner?

    What a wonderful contribution from the board member. Just a few?? Holy cow what a stash she must have.

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    as a current soldier (yes,,still here,, :-( ) of the WTU program, I want to thank you for your time and work you put into it. It is hard to come "home", but not be able to go "HOME". So I thank you from the bottom of my misty heart now. I teared up when I read your post. I am so thankful and grateful for what you, ( and many ladies) have done to bring a gift like that to soldiers. A young man was presented one last week,,, (he had lost both legs in DEC while in Iraq) and to see a man his size (yes, even without his legs to stand on,, he is a massive man!!LOL.. I told him that and he smiled and said,,its not my legs that make me big,,its my heart,,AWWWWW) cry. The quilt came to him at our SFAC (soldiers and family center) and he was called over,, I happened to be there, by accident. And some of his buddies were there, (they knew what was going to happen) and when they gave it to him,, he said if I could stand and applaud all the ladies that did this I would,, we all laughed,, but he made a speech and it was recorded for them to send ot the lady or ladies that made it., So,, from a long story,, thank you,,,

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    wow what a nice lady,and thank you

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    Thank you for the work you do for our wounded soldiers and the generosity of the board member for all her patriotic fabric to make these quilts possible.

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    How wonderfull of both of you.

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    Very nice!

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    You both get gold stars today!

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    WOW - See what a little generosity can do? You are doing a fantastic job! :)

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    thank you for that my husband is active duty army and 4 time Iraq war vet!

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    Wow, thanks for sharing your pictures and love all of the patriotic fabris

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    What is the item in the middle picture? Is it a table runner?

    What a wonderful contribution from the board member. Just a few?? Holy cow what a stash she must have.
    yes ... my friend is super-sweety-pie! :-)

    the middle picture is my progress so far on a quilt using the french braid method. there are 5 columns like this. so far, they're only half as long as they'll need to be.

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    How awesome. That pile must have been a sweet sight.

    I love love love that middle WIP--can't wait to see it when it's done!

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    Oh I want the blue/white on the bottom and the red/white that is the same - where did you get them?

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    You are both wonderful ladies :!:

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    I love that first quilt and your quilt in progress. It is so generous of you to make these awesome quilts and so great of your friend to give some fabric.
    Keep up the good work.

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    I really like the quilt top - very bright - almost mesmerizing -

    I like the way you balanced the ends - your way seems to "settle" my viewing of it.

    That same pattern/design would work well in many fabrics - I'm thinking black, white, and some other color.

    The center piece is pretty - looks like it might be slow going to make it.

    What size do you make the tops?

    AWESOME that you are doing this!

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    thanks, all, very much.

    yes ... the checkerboard french braid goes much slower than i thought it would. all those seams to match. OY! :lol:

    the target size is at least 50" x 60". mine are averaging either that or 60" x 60". square quilts are so much easier than rectangular.

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    Stories/posts like this make my day! Bless all of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    Oh I want the blue/white on the bottom and the red/white that is the same - where did you get them?
    my friend says they're vintage. perhaps 20 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    Oh I want the blue/white on the bottom and the red/white that is the same - where did you get them?
    my friend says they're vintage. perhaps 20 years old.
    Probably high time they get used then! Doesn't keep anyone warm in somebody's stash.

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    you can bet they'll be lovingly used and not abused. ;-)

    our Warriors deserve the best. :-)

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    Beautiful quilts and that pile of fabric is awesome. What a great gift.

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