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Thread: A quilt of true valor

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    A quilt of true valor

    This is for my brother-in-law. He served with the Special Forces in Iraq & Afghanistan and survived. A year ago this past Easter he was working as a civil servant in Afghanistan when an IED went off in his face severely injuring him and killing some of his co-workers civilians and military. The perpetrator was killed. My BIL was blinded in one eye and lost the other. He has had a long road but is doing well. The government gave him a seeing eye dog and apparently that has helped immensely as he can go out on his own more now. My SIL is expecting their first baby together, this will be their 6th child when you mix the blended family all up. They are thrilled! At 41 she says she never saw this coming!! It's a girl, pics of that quilt when I finish it. So the QOV has arrived in their town and will be presented soon. My BIL says when he was in Walter Reed alot of guys got quilts and he always wondered when he was going to get his. The section of QOV does a big presentation. I wrote a letter for them to read, they are going to take a video for me as I am out of town and a relative. Otherwise they would just take a photo. They have been very nice. They are going to work around the baby's arrival. They do a group presentation of about 10-15 veterans. They have presented 800 quilts (they are in a big metro area near a military hospital), QOV really works if you are thinking about it.
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    What a wonderful quilt ! and going to such a special person THANK him from us His sacrifice was great and as a nation can never be repaid.

    What is the name of the pattern ? Your colors work well together
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    That is a pretty quilt i imagine your brother in law will love it

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    Please give him a big "thank you" from Oregon! That is a beautiful quilt.

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    That's a beautiful quilt for a very deserving man. Please let him know that we appreciate his service to our country.

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    Beautiful quilt and thank you for making it for such a deserving man.

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    This is a beautiful quilt and please thank him for his service.

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    pleasse, please thank him for us, he has given so much. The quilt is georgeous and I love doing QOV. It is so important.

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    I like your pin wheels gives it interest
    nice

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    A BIG thanks to him and the quilt is great!!
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    What a fabulous for a what sounds like a truly fabulous hero! Please thank your BIL for his service & sacrifice & give him a big ol' hug from me! I love your quilt! I, too, make QOVs & this one is just gorgeous!
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    very nice quilt!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Such a wonderful program. They all need to know that we thank them for all that they do and give for the rest of us. This is a very nice quilt - and the love is the best part.
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    That is so nice and I love the colors and pattern.
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    What a beautiful quilt and an inspiring story behind it. The best of luck to your brother and sister-in-law. The pattern looks familiar, was it from a Fons and Porter magazine?

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    What a fabulous Quilt of Valour. I'm so glad that your brother-in-law will finally be getting his quilt. Bless his heart.

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    Love2sew8085 I just love this beautiful quilt. I also would like to know the name of the pattern. Your brother-in-law is a very brave man and so deserves to be honored in this way. You are really blessing him with this quilt.

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    Fantastic quilt and a special THANKS to your BIL and his family!
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    Beautiful quilt and you are right he so deserves it. Please thank him for his service to our country!

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    What a lovely tribute to our veterans. Beautiful and colorful quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt. Prayers to your BIL and his family.

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    The quilt is beautiful. Thank you to your veteran from all of us!

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    Excellent quilt!

    I had not realized that QOV worked that way. I have just given my quilts to local veterans. That sounds like a much better idea. These heroes need to hear that they are appreciated.

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    Thank him for me. There is no thanks that can ever be enough for what he has lost. But let him know that I personally appreciate what he has done for me.

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    A wonderful quilt! My husband works with the military, we are very proud of what they do for us! Give him our best!

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