Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Quilts of Valor 2014

Around Christmas, or before , Quilts of Valor was featured on the news. There was an impressive young soldier saluting while in his hospital bed. The follow-up created quite a lot of requests for Quilts of Valor.  However in some states we don't have coordinators, or the contacts needed to fulfill those requests.

In comes Barb.. She is our impressive Requests Coordinator. She takes care of us and helps us coordinate these.

There so happened to be a request in Kentucky that there was not a Quilt for... and so we stepped in ;-)

Remember the block drive that we did with the Scrappy Trips Blocks?


We mailed it off to Chris to present it to a wonderful VietNam Veteran.


Mr. John was just tickled. He has a Silver Star and a Distinguished Service Medal.

I am going to bet that He and his Wife will cherish this quilt!


Don't you just love it - inspecting the back ;-)
 Here they are reading the journal that goes with it. I bet he was surprised to know how many people had a hand in making this quilt for him!  Can't you just imagine how impressive that sounds - to know that so many wanted to Thank him in the form of this quilt?


So! Thank you all for pitching in and helping us to meet these needs. And if you are interested Quilts of Valor is looking for some coordinators, and some groups to step up to meet these needs... just go to QOVF.org and you can click on the COntact Us in the upper Right corner - ask what you can do... they will help ;-)

Next show.... Quilty Eye Candy - hope to see you back!
Alycia

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing these, I just love to see them....

Anonymous said...

The pictures give a warm fuzzy feeling. Thanks for all your work for our veterans. Rosie

Terri said...

Love your blog - wouldn't miss it!
Hugs

Rubydell said...

Does a body good. Vietnam Nam Vets finally being recognized and appreciation demonstrated.

Barob Book Blog said...

Alicia- love your blog and the show n tell! Just so you know- there are probably hundreds of us out here in the blogosphere (maybe even thousands) that get inspiration and encouragement from these awesome quilts. Thank you! Now, off to my quilting...

Lorna McMahon said...

Lovely scrappy trip. And looks like it was well received!

Alicia Key said...

Love those r-w-&b quilts!

Kevin the Quilter said...

What a wonderful quilt, story, and presentation! Thanks for all you do Alycia!

Jasmine said...

What a sweet story. Thanks for sharing. The quilt looks so nice with that red border.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the pictures of these wonderful veterans and their quilts of valor. It is so inspiring. Keep up this great work you do. Marilyn

Sue Daurio said...

great quilt!

Kate said...

Wonderful story!

A Nudge said...

What a wonderful thing you did for John. QOV is doing a great job of saluting vets. We do some in our guild and also make lap quilts for the local Veteran's hospital. Thanks for sharing this by linking to TGIFF.