Saturday, August 7, 2010

Navy Quilt of Valor

Four sisters were involved in this quilt top: two that live in Utah, one from Nevada and one from California.  While in Utah at a shop hop, they heard about making quilts for our soldiers and they decided it would be a fun thing to do as a sisters' project.
While going to the stores on the shop hop they met a returned soldier who had received a Quilt of Valor.  Susan states: "After talking to him, we knew we wanted to give back to our soldiers. We wanted to make a quilt that felt patriotic and fun. This quilt is truly an interstate quilt. The fabric bought in Utah then designed by Dian and Susan. June and July 2010, Susan and Dian got together in California and Nevada and made the quilt top."

Then it was sent to me in Idaho to be quilted.  This top was straight, flat, and square.  It was a joy to work on and the piecing is nice.

Their Father was in the Navy in WWII so they started with boats . . . and I tried to create as many waves as I could on this quilt!

The backing has stars.

They sent a matching presentation case to send with the quilt. 
Good Job Ladies!

Monday, this quilt will be shipped to a point of contact at a multinational hospital in Afghanistan: US Navy doctor, CAPT Patricia Hagan, USN.  She is giving quilts to those American men and women that have been injured. Some, after care, are being returned to their units to finish their deployment.

Capt Hagen states: "Our soldiers go to Germany with QOV's covering them.  We here at the front line of caring are so grateful for the Quilts of Valor Program.  It is no small thing to receive such a warm and comforting gift from your heart reminding our warriors they have the love and fidelity of the people back home."

1 comment:

  1. That is totally awsome! What a beautiful quilt - and a great place that it is going to.



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