Here is the deal.... I can't just choose one or two photographs to show you today. I thought I would choose the final photo of all the recipients together, and then I realized you would miss the smiles, and the happiness... and then I decided - this photographer took a lot of photos - so why not share them all.
So!! How much time do you have? Do you have a cup of tea sitting next to you? Good - let's go!
Quilts of Valor was invited to a Community College ( Red Rocks) - they have a huge group of Veteran Students. We asked if we could maybe make a presentation of a Quilt of Valor to a veteran, and as I was working with the coordinator - we couldn't choose just one. So knowing that we have AMAZING quilters here - we asked to do 10!!!!
It! Was! Awesome!
Eleven of our Quilt of Valor - ers came to help - each one had a quilt to present.
I spoke ( I am such a sucker lol) I told them what a QOV was, and how they were made.
Seriously - check out those smiles ;-)
I explained that each one had many hands that go into getting it to them - from the choosing of the fabrics.
The piecing of the blocks - sometimes through block drives, sometimes through Children, through sports teams and through amazing quilters over the internet , as well as our local quilters
I explain that there are piecers, and then machine quilters that contribute
I Love the Hugs!!! Don't you? This is MJR H (ret. air force) presenting this quilt - So awesome!
I tell them that each quilt is bound tight to secure all the love and the hugs and the gratefulness inside.
And then I do remind them that they have been washed and pillowcased so they should feel free to use them immediately.
We left the stage and the President of the University got back up and said - other that watching his kids be born that was the coolest thing he had ever seen.... I guess we did alright?
Enjoy your day!!!