I have a few lovely quilts to show you today, and a lot of happy smiles....
This first great quilt was made by Jessie C - Can you believe those start? Wonderful!!
This one is number 6 of 12 ( the QOV 12 in 12 challenge) from Adele D - It is SO great. I spent a lot of time checking out her fabrics!!
And number 7 of 12 for Adele - this one is lovely too, and last night it caught the eye of a female veteran. She was IN LOVE with it... (pictures to follow soon)
Pillowcases!!! Each and every one of our Quilts of Valor are presented with a pillowcase. These are so wonderful! They keep the Quilt clean, they make it easy to carry, and when they get home, to the barracks, at the hospital - they can put the pillowcase on their pillow and it livens up the place.
These were sent by the Pride City Quilt guild in Pueblo - most of them this time made by Teresa!!! Thank you SO much!!
And now -the Happy Faces!! It has been whirlwind presentation time around here - I don't know the reason why, but we have just been working hard to get our military covered!!
Army - 3 tours Iraq
Army in the WTB ( Warriors in Transition)
Quilt made by Jessica V quilted by me
(just a lucky memory thing at this moment)
This quilt caught her eye because of its soothing colors, when I opened it fully she went - *ohhhh* ...it found a forever home ;-)
This quilt - from the Cane Cutters Quilt guild in LA found a happy recipient. These were seriously her favorite colors, and we decided it would really brighten up her barracks!
Nita - if you are reading - we are looking for the pattern name for this one.
This is one made by the High School FCCLA at Platte Valley. They sure did a great job. He is in the WTB as well. Nicest guy ever, but he could not understand why I was not charging him for this quilt.
Gift was a hard word for him to accept.
This guy was amazing. He has a facial injury, but was as happy as could be. He was so tickled to receive a quilt, but even more happy to pose!!!
And my last happy face for today! He really really really wants to say thank you to all the quilters who make these quilts. When he got to the unit, he was walking through and was looking at the quilts on others' beds.
All he had was his standard issue blankets. He asked the others about them and they explained what kind of quilts they were, and he felt like he might not be worthy of one.... And then I showed up.
He told me he could feel all your love that is put into the quilt, and he couldn't stop examining the fabrics and the stitching. Something like this always makes my day, but the smile is what really made it - and his thanks to all of you to be honored this way!