Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Quilts of Valor - a Presentation

Good Morning!!!

This weekend we were privileged to host a few Veterans Touched by War  for a Quilt of Valor Presentation.  And if I do say so myself - we showed a lot of Love!!

In my head - pictures are much better than words - so let's get to the Photos shall we?


I love the look on this Vet's face - 
Totally made my day ( above)



This Gentleman blew us away with his speech
They are not required to make a speech and most rarely do - but this guy
Wow 
He told us how he has so many medals and awards 
and absolutely none of them were as important as this Quilt was.
To be honored by the people he was honered to serve - wow!


(above)
This one was fun - the gal in Yellow is one of our Quilters
The Vet she is hugging is her brother - awesome moment


And she also nominated her brother in law (below)
I LOVE that she wanted to wrap them in their quilts too!


And this was our surprise
His Wife and Daughter stitch with us
and we surprised him with a Quilt!!!


We also had a Husband and Wife team
She was first women to teach Marksmanship Technical School


And her husband
It was SO cool to have them both there


So come back next week
I will show you the rest of them!!


16 comments:

Judy V from Thornton CO said...


Beautiful pictures. Alycia, and your comments make them even more special! They grab my heart as always.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like it was a wonderful presentation!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

This brings tears to my eyes . . . every time! Great job team!!!

diana569 said...

You are so right! the pictures of the Vets being wrapped in their quilts are the best! and the quilts come in a close second! When I look at the smiles of both the Vets and the Quilters, it brings tears! Thanks so much for sharing these special moments!

cecelia lusty said...

Thank you for what you do for our vets

Deb Lindley said...

What wonderful Quilts of Valor awarded to such deserving Veterans...Thanks for sharing.

~Deb

Farm Quilter said...

I always love seeing QOV presentations!!! Thanks for the great pictures!

Sheree Estes said...

This puts a lump in my throat. You make the world a better place, one quilt at a time.

Linda Swanekamp said...

What an inspiring and honest event! I wish I had a local quilts of valor. The pictures are priceless. You know, the photos of QOV would make a great exhibit at a big quilt show, like AQS or Houston. I could see an exhibit of quilts and photos in a dedicated space. It certainly is part of the fabric of our country's quilt stories and why we make quilts. It deserves some space.

Lara B. said...

Always so inspiring Alycia!

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness. How very wonderful!

Rebecca McAfee said...

So touching! ❤️❤️

Kate said...

Very fun presentations!

phxquilt said...

These shows always make me tear up.

Patti said...

I love the last shot of the recipients- lots of emotions going on in those faces!

Carlie Nichols said...

Many, many thanks for all you do to honor our veterans!!!!
Carlie in western NC
also a QOV committee chair
Smoky Mtn. Quilters Guild
Franklin, NC