Saturday, May 17, 2014

Another QOV

Maybe I am getting back into the groove after our crazy week?  or maybe Quilting just soothes the soul..

This is a string quilt Quilt of Valor pieced be the infamous Al Lind of Washington:


I am not sure how many of you know about Al - Al was a POW at Stalag IIB -
He was a very prolific QOV quilter at age 89 - and he encouraged everyone to get involved. I was the lucky recipient of a box of his quilt tops. I as corny as it sounds... I want to make them last a long time.

I love being able to tell the story of these quilts when we present to groups. I love the encouragement that they get from this great man's story..


10 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I love string quilts.

TLC said...

Quilting does soothe the soul and what an incredible story!

Terri said...

What a wonderful quilt... the story is so touching, too. Please, please show these whenever you finish and remind us of the maker.
Hugs

Mary Johnson said...

I love that Al made HeartStrings Quilts of Valor. June always shared the quilts he was making with us so I know what you mean. They're special!

phxquilt said...

Sometimes I think the 2nd best help a vet can get is a wonderful example set by Al and others like him. The best thing is a pretty QOV of course...

phxquilt said...

I think Al spreads joy wherever he is.

Barbara Conner said...

I did not know that Al was a prisoner!

Lorna McMahon said...

Wow. That is incredible! How honored you must feel to carry on his legacy!

Kevin the Quilter said...

So cool! I loved seeing his videos on youtube!

Kate said...

Al is talented. What a cool story.