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Thread: Wounded Warrior Quilt

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    Senior Member Boscobd's Avatar
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    Finished my first quilt for the Wounded Warrior program. I have an appointment tomorrow morning to present it to the receipient at the local VA hospital. I know I'll cry!

    I've got the next WW quilt partially done and have attached a preview of the blocks. The blocks will alternate red corner/blue corner and there will be sashing (the off-white with blue stars) between the blocks.

    Wounded Warriors Finished
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    Blocks for next WW quilt
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    awesome, thanks for sharing and for making the quilts for the wounded soldiers

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    Great quilts for a great cause. Your tears will be tears of joy, not sadness this time.

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    Beautiful quilt!!! Thanks so much for caring for our Service men and women!!!

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    Thank you for the replies. It's something I feel very strongly about. Yes - will be tears of joy I'm sure!

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    Glorious quilt...and the other two blocks are fantastic. I am sure the recipient will treasure it.

    I had not quite realised the extent/how many wounded American service persons there are from the current conflict/s. I watch television whilst ironing and caught part of an Oprah programme in which Oprah was visiting with wounded service personnel and discussing the statistics. I was stunned...they were all so young and so very brave. As a mother my heart goes out to them and their families. I am sure the quilts made so lovingly will help them immensely in their recovery and give them comfort during the tough days.

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    My inspriation comes from an AF Colonel with whom I work. He has expressed to me how much these warriors really appreciate and cherish even the slightest effort to recognize their sacrifices. Making quilts for these brave and self-less warfighters is the least I can do to say "thank you" for what they do as they put themselves in harm's way every day to ensure that we continue to enjoy the freedoms that we assume will always be ours....

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    Wonderful Quilt!! :D You are so thoughful to do these projects for our Wounded Warrior's!! God Bless You my dear.
    :D :D :D :D

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    As a Mother of a wounded warrior the quilts are a wonderful loving gift that builds up their spirts. I work with the Moms of Miltary service persons in Sonoma county. We have since moved to Folsom but still keep in touch with the MOMs The work they do and all the other groups that do these wonders it heartwarming. The quilts are something these boys and girls need to comfort them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of our babies.

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    Wonderful!

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    Your quilt is beautiful and the next one is going to be just as nice.

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    Thank you for doing this!!

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    That is just beautiful. there is not much better than these quilts for our military who give us everything.

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    Beautiful quilt for a very worthy cause :thumbup:

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    Beautiful and it will be soo appreciated.. :D

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    that is a beautiful quilt for a wonderful cause!

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    That's a beautiful quilt and such a wonderful thing to do. I'm sure you'll cry too - I know I would. I already have tears in my eyes! Love the new blocks. Post that picture when it's done too please.

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    You did a wonderful job and I know whoever receives it will be most appreciative!

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    Wonderful quilts !! Yes you will cry ;) but it is so rewarding to be involved in giving back to out military...for their sacrifices are many as is their families. I quilt for Quilts of Valor IN temecula. Each friday we meet at a local quilt shop to work on * kits * that get put into tops and so forth. My son served 5 years for the NAVY. So many oppose the war but we need to remember those who fight on our behalf and honor them period. So many ways to do that. My husband flies for business a lot and recently exchanged his first class ticket with a young soldier. Just took the ticket out of his hand and handed him the new one with out making a fuss..later in the flight the pilot thanked the group of soldiers flying home that day and later while hubby was in back middle seat near noisy engine lOL.. the attendant brought him a sandwich, beer and ice cream. Those around wondered why the special treatment. LOl Thank a soldier today :). for your freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    Glorious quilt...and the other two blocks are fantastic. I am sure the recipient will treasure it.

    I had not quite realised the extent/how many wounded American service persons there are from the current conflict/s. I watch television whilst ironing and caught part of an Oprah programme in which Oprah was visiting with wounded service personnel and discussing the statistics. I was stunned...they were all so young and so very brave. As a mother my heart goes out to them and their families. I am sure the quilts made so lovingly will help them immensely in their recovery and give them comfort during the tough days.




    Your finished quilt & quilt to be are stunning! Thank you for doing this for our service personnel who make a GREAT sacrifice of themselves to defend this country for all of us!

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    Gorgeous, I love the colors.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    Beautiful quilt and a beautiful thing to do for a very deserving person. (((((hugs)))) to you for doing this and hugs to those who have served and are serving this country.

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    Very nice. :thumbup:

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    Your quilt is beautiful and the next one will be great too. Doesn't it just warm your heart to give a little of your time to one who has given so much? I made a Quilt of Valor last year. I am awaiting shipment of 3 uniforms from my son. From the uniforms I am going to make a memory quilt for a nine year old girl who lost her daddy. He was deployed with my son.

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