So I compile all of those, and we host a presentation at one of our sew days when we have the Quilts ready. The last one happened in January - and it was a blast. I shared the photo of all the Recipients sitting with their quilts - but now I have some better photos ( courtesy of my husband)
Are you ready?? I just realized I have a LOT of photos - so lets call this part 1, and I will share the rest tomorrow? That's a lot of love to look at!!
This was our first recipient - and I know I fell in love - a WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veteran - AND - boy did he look sharp in his uinform!!!
Then we got to wrap him in his quilt!!
I always start our presentations about What a Quilt of Valor is
Why they are so much more than a blanket
and how much love goes in to creating one
I tell them about our Blocks and pieces that come from all over the world
and the love that is being shared
Then I call a recipient up and I talk about their military history.
Let me tell you - as I am learning about each veteran in preparation for this presentation
I learn A LOT of history I didn't know!!!
Then I tell everyone about the history of the quilt
Where it originated from, whether it was a part of a many block quilt
Where it traveled to get finished
and then I make them sit up front
Of course - that's more so that I don't get stared at the whole time!!
Come back tomorrow for more!!!