Tuesday, June 12, 2012

QOV Thank you's

I wanted to post these thank you's so you can see how much your Quilts of Valor are appreciated...



Hello Alycia,
I wanted to let you know we received one of your groups beautiful quilts and we love it! We live in Colorado Springs. My husband has been in the army for 15 years and has deployed twice. He was injured on his last deployment in Iraq in 2008 when a mortar hit his building causing part of the ceiling to fall on his back. However, he was recently diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension and they consequently found several holes in his heart which is what led him to being placed in the Warrior Transitional Unit. He is only 33 years old so this is very difficult for us to deal with. We really appreciate your dedication, talent, and thoughtfulness in making the quilt. (Ours was made by Jessica from LA.) It will be so nice and warm and definitely be put to good use on a chilly evening! My husband requires oxygen during exertion or walking more than 100 feet, so he spends a lot of time sitting on the couch and will certainly enjoy being able to cuddle up underneath the quilt!!
I just wanted to say thank you and let you know where it ended up :)  
Take Care and Thank you again!!
Elaine V.
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Hello Alycia,

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for the work and love you and your co-quilters put into the Quilts of Valor.  You made a beautiful quilt for me, and while I feel like I don't deserve the honor I am thrilled to have this piece of tangible care.  My service was in Desert Storm which seems a lifetime ago, and this quilt helps me remember that part of my life in a good way.  

Thank you again for your generosity of time and spirit,
Apryl S
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Alycia:
 
Just a short note to say "thank you" for the beautiful QOV and all the work you and your helpers do for the US service men and women.  I am a disabled veteran from the Gulf War and was touched by the generosity and spirit of the QOV organization.
 
Don N., a clinical social worker at the Southern Arizona VA, presented the quilt to me at a recent appointment.  I must say that it brightened my day and continues to brighten up my home where I have it on display next to my other military mementos.
 
Kindest regards to you and your organization!!
 
Thank you,
 
Greg D.
Tucson, Arizona

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We often wonder where our quilts end up, and I have to say that I never expect a thank you, or an acknowledgement - but it sure is nice when they come!!


5 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

It's always nice to hear from those who received a quilt and discovery how far they've traveled. Indeed, quilts are the "gift that keeps on giving". Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

It's always wonderful to read about the smiles and healing the QOV provide to our heroes. Thanks

Impera_Magna said...

What lovely notes... thanks for sharing them with us!

Pat R. said...

These 'thank you' notes make me want to work 24/7 to make more, more, more!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful notes. Sounds like some of these vets have a long road yet to travel and its gratifying to hear that our work can help.

Shari in AZ