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Old 01-28-2015, 12:33 PM
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I am an active member of the Nevada Quilts of Valor. We have been asked to make the quilts for the Honor Flight-this is a flight of WWII Veterans that will be flown to Washington DC to the WWII Memorial. When they return on the flight here in Las Vegas we will be greeting them with a quilt for each member of the flight (about 35 of them). The flight will be in March. Each of the quilts will be a lap top as most of the WWII Veterans are in wheelchairs.

In order to get the quilts done a little quicker I came up with a plan. And it is working great, the Longarmers love the idea and our coordinator is ecstatic.

I took 4 of the laptops and put them together into one King quilt top. Once it is quilted I just cut them up into 4 quilts and bind them.

This is one of the quilt tops that I have made entirely. I have done 4 king quilts at this time. That is 16 lap quilts.

Each quilt is different.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:40 PM
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Beautiful! I love these honor flights. Wish my Dad could have still been alive to go. He donated to the Memorial but never got up to D.C. to see it. Wonderful that we're showing these veterans the honor and gratitude they deserve.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:53 PM
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beautiful such a wonerful cause!!!
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:56 PM
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The quilts are stunningly beautiful, and how wonderful that you are turning them out so quickly, your method is awesome. I plan to make my first Quilt of Valor this year, I learned about them on a sewing show last fall.
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Wow, what a way to do them. Aren't you smart? Great idea.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:22 PM
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What a fantastic idea! I will pass this on to our guild's charity and quilt of valor groups.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:36 PM
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they look good and your idea is great
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Great idea for some great quilts for a great cause!!! This would also be a good method for baby quilts for charity causes. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:29 AM
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What a great idea! They are all beautiful and will b loved I am sure!
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:12 AM
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Jarenie, our local quilt guild has made lap quilts for the Honor flights in central Missouri for several years now. What a great idea to long arm 4 at once, although we have members who enjoy quilting them on the DSM because of their size. It is a great service project, and thanks for sharing your photos and quilting tips.

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