Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Quilts of Valor 2014

I am SO torn!!! I have wonderfully awesome gorgeous quilts to show.....

AND!!! I have wonderful soldier pictures to show.... what to do - what to do?????

How about a little of BOTH??

John - a FABULOUS machine quilter is in one of my groups, and his quilting group decided to contribute to Quilts of Valor. John is a featured quilter at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum too - he rocks!!

So here are three quilts that he Machine Quilted
The first is made by Joyce ( we love her too!)

 I took a couple of close up - and the backing - because this quilting is just so much fun!

This one was made by Sue and quilted by John. He quilted it just a little different - but Wow!!

And the last one that John quilted , was made by Patsy.  All the patterns are the same - but wow!! The use of color really makes them individual right??

Okay - Now a few soldiers.  These soldier are so appreciative of the quilts that we bring. They live in the Warrior Transition Battalion. This is the battalion that helps them with their injuries, getting rehab, and figuring out what the next step is - whether rejoining their battalion, or transitioning out.  Tough decisions, and lots of medical treatment.

Some are their for a short time, and some have just arrived - both cases - they might not have their belongings with them quite yet.  (Jessie C - this is one of yours....)

It is always fun to explain that the quilting patterns are - the apple core - for example. That one got a lot of giggles as I made up a story about Johhny Appleseed being a quilter....

Yah - they didn't buy it either... oh well...  I guess I shall go look up the history of that one.... Sue? Is this quilt yours?
Hope you enjoyed today's to quilt!


Vicki W said...

I love those quilts and it's always heartwarming to see some photos of recipients with their quilts.

Gypsy Quilter said...

One can tell by their expressions, just how much the quilts mean to them. Great job to all involved.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

The apple core quilt sure looks like the one I sent you, so I'm going to claim it! This soldier looks wonderful wrapped in it.

By the way, I love the quilt on the wall. My husband also noticed it and wants to see the entire quilt. Any chance you can take a photo of it?

Andee said...

Love seeing the soldiers with their quilts! I plan on getting on Kevin's challenge this weekend! And that reminds me I have to make another star block for the QOV I have started too!

Cathy Dimmick said...

It thrills my heart every time I see a soldier with a quilt around them...all smiling. We all know how welcome a quilt hug is..I am so proud to be a part of QOV.
Cathy Dimmick
Fremont QOV

janequiltsslowly said...

I love seeing the soldiers with their quilts. My top from Bonnie Hunter's Star Struck pattern is nearly done. I will be so happy to see it go to a soldier I know.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilts. It good to see they all go to good homes.

Nikki said...

Great looking quilts and soldiers. Love the quilting! Loved the three quilts, same pattern, so different! Thanks for sharing.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Always truly inspirational.......umm...tell us more about this Johnny Appleseed quilter???? LOL John's work is amazeballs!