Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thank you

These wonderful Men and Women of our Armed Forces say Thank you.... and they let me take their pictures so you could see for yourself how much these Quilts of Valor mean to them.... 





This gentlemen is new to Colorado, and was to tickled to recieve a quilt. Most times, if we have the opportunity to, I let them choose the Quilt that speaks to them. 
I wish I could have taken pictures of his eyes as he looked at our quilts.


This dear girl had a mega watt smile, she also spoke Spanish and English, but was so overcome with the fabrics in this quilt she said Estrella and Luna while running her hands over it. It was really cool, and then she realized what she did and told me how she loves the stars and the moon out here in Colorado - and this really reminded her of them ( this quilt was made my Meredith and her California Quilters )

Mind you, it was about 100 degrees and these folks really wanted you to see them in their Quilts!!! And she was even wearing her ACU's....



This guy right here ( above) is awaiting a serious heart surgery. So tell me how old you think he looks?  Alright go ahead....he has 4 children!!! I know I looked shocked, as he burst out laughing!!!  (Dee Dee - recognize this one? ) It will be prefect for snuggling with all those kiddos during recovery!  


This one fell in love with the plaids! I know I say it a lot, but you do know that these quilts speak to their new owners right?   It is quite amazing.

I have more pictures, but I will let you digest these for now! 
Thank you all so much for you support, both in words, quilts, pillowcases and time.
Our thanks speak volumes of healing to these folks!!





6 comments:

LizA. said...

What a great way to start a busy Saturday morning. Thank you for sharing...

Nancy said...

How exciting to see my quilt wrapped around one of these brave warriors.

Thanks, Alycia!

marilyn said...

Love seeing the pictures of the warriors and their quilts :) Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

It is so fun to see my quilt wrapped around the shoulders of one of our military. I will be praying for him, his doctors and his family doing this stressful time

Impera_Magna said...

You've done it again.... *reaching for a tissue*

There is, indeed, something about a quilt... they do speak to you...

Anonymous said...

What wonderful motivation Alycia!! Those smiles are worth everything we do for them.