Thursday, May 14, 2009

Quilts of Valor

The BBQ City Quilters' Guild chose to become a sponsor of the Quilts of Valor program. First two quilts were completed and shared at the Guild meeting this week. Ann Whitaker made a lovely quilt of rail fence blocks and squares. Denise James made a lovely quilt of half square triangles. They are just beautiful. And both these talented ladies asked me to quilt them! And I did, and now they are on their way to Ft. Bragg for the "82 for the 82nd" Airborne quilt jump! It was an awesome responsibility to quilt these special quilts and I think they were pleased with the result.

Here's Ann telling the story of why she wanted to hurry and make a quilt especially for the 82nd Airborne soldiers. Her baby brother Pete, a career soldier, was a member of the 82nd during the Vietnam Conflict. He is her closest sibling and she wanted to honor his service by serving those who are now members. Well done, Ann!
Here's Denise when I delivered her quilt to her! She is a new and dynamic and bold quilter.
It was a priviledge to work on their quilts.

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