Thursday, February 18, 2016

Quilts of Valor February

And on to Part 2:

Our Quilters love to wrap the quilts around the Veterans. Its just an extra way to give them a hug

I love that not only are they getting a quilt hug
they get a people hug

This was fun - 
The Veteran on the right was not 100% sure what was going to happen

then!! It turns out one of her good friends is one of our quilters - 
so Surprise!! She got to present the quilt!!

Just look at that face - you all - the look of pride!
Not only for his service to our country - but in being honored along with his fellow Veterans

This one was another surprise
he had an idea - but not really the full idea

and it was cool!!!

Then - since all the Vets are up front - 
I have all the attendees have a chance to come say thank you

and it's even more awesome!

But I tell you - Look at that line!

This is a former recipient finding out he was in the same area
as a current recipient and wow! That gives a girl the goosebumps
It's like finding long lost relatives

This one - I am so tickled that K captured it
The sons are holding up dads quilt, and going to get a photo of Dad in front of it

Our presentations are pretty cool - and I am so glad that all of us are in this to make it happen.

One of my favorite parts is that when the Vet looks out and sees 100 people there
All being a part of saying thanks - it just is too cool

Hope you enjoyed seeing what happens with all the quilt, blocks and parts that you are all a part of !


Magoo47 said...

You should have posted a "Tears Alert" yesterday and today!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Such a great event and a wonderful tribute to our vets!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for making it feel like we were there with you to thank those veterans!!

WeedyMama said...

The expression on that blue plaid shirt guy! and I'm loving that twister block quilt in the last pic. You are making me feel guilty for the QOV in progress downstairs.

Kate said...

Love some of the looks in those presentations. It's very important work you do.