I was shocked (and incredibly proud) to see this photo of a quilt I made!
I hope you can read this. I had to do some creative editing because my previous post is being held for review. I guess this will be gone in the morning.
The caption tells the story:
"This was one of the most poignant moments of the Pres' first term. He was visiting wounded w r riors in the intensive care unit ICU at ---------, May 1, 2012. He had just presented a Purple Heart to S g t. Chase Haag, who had been injured by an I E D just hours before. S g t. Haag was covered with a blanket and it was difficult to see how badly he was injured. He was also seemingly unconscious so the Pres whispered in his ear so not to wake him. Just then, there was a rustling under the blanket and S g t. Haag, eyes still closed, reached his hand out to shake hands with the Pres."
Congratulations! A wonderful tribute to our soldiers. Thank you Annon for your gift and you should be proud. Thanks for sharing and you should be proud.
That's wonderful Annon! You must be so pleased and proud of creating such a beautiful quilt for such a great cause! Congrats!!
Thank you, I am really honored to see that touching photo. I've made many, many QOV quilts by myself and with my quilt group, but never knew where they ended up.
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Yeah and Congrats on your beautiful quilt and finding the tale of where your wonderful quilt went and this picture. WOW!!!
So let me get this straight Annon. You make quilts that are donated to a hospital? Is that what QOV means? Please explain.
And the quilt is absolutely beautiful! It is wrapping that woun.de.d S.gt. in love. Like love is tucked right around him!
That picture is so touching. Annon, you should be so proud!!!! I'm in tears.
Beautiful quilt from someone with a beautiful heart!
Thank you for sharing this womderful story and picture.
I was not familiar with the Quilts of Valor project. I know this picture means so much to you. It is like a gift for all that you have done for our soldiers.
I would say that is a heck of a lot more than 15 minutes of fame!
Honorable work and Congrats to you and your group to see what incredible donations those quilts are! Something made by hand to warm the soldiers with QOV!!!
What a wonderful inspiration for us, and what a great tribute to our country's heros that are not well.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you all for the nice comments. You're right, this means so much to me seeing my quilt covering a wounded so ldier. It's great that the Pres is there, but that's just gravy. We make these quilts, send them off, and never know where they end up.
Cocok and all: QOV stands for Quilts of Valor. Our mission is to cover all wounded so ldiers with a red, white, and blue quilt. When someone enters a hospital unit, we don't want the in juries to be so startling, and all the quilts make it a better atmosphere for everyone and shows that people really do care....enough to spend our time and money making and sending these quilts. For the most part, quilters are sending these quilts off to perfect strangers, but for myself and my quilt group, they are part of our mil itary family.
On a more practical side, those transport planes are not like the planes we fly in. They are huge, cold, and drafty. (I've seen them myself) Covering an injured person with a warm quilt is like giving them a big hug and saying "It will be ok, and we love you". I'm a mil itary wife and a mom, and I care.
Not all our quilts go to QOV, some we send directly to the AF base in Germany, some to a mil itary hospital in San Antonio, and some we give to the individuals if they're connected to our base.
Thank you for asking, and sharing my excitement. In the last few months I've kind of lost my motivation (I've made so many, I can hardly look at my red, white, and blue fabric) but I think I've got my mojo back!
I really don't know how many I've made. At least twelve myself, and at least 20 something as part of a group.
Congratulations to you. That is awesome and you are a good person for doing what you do.
What a wonderful way to thank our military for their sacrifices. Is this program a national program? I can't quilt but I might could donate materials or money. G*O*D Bless you Annon.
You should be very proud. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
What a great story and what a wonderful cause!! Thanks for doing this for our so ldiers!!
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Annon, thank you for reply. I've been around since 2002 usually don't reply, but your story touched my heart. I hope you enjoyed your visit in Spring
I had just seen that photo a few minutes ago!!! Who knew the quilt was from a HGTV pal?!?!
That's a wonderful gift you made!
Absolutely inspiring Annon. Truly an expression of love and caring.
Your quilt and story are beautiful. I saw the pics last night but it's even more special to know the quilt is your creative piece of work.
The QOV are wonderful projects for our sold*iers. Blessings to you!
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What a beautiful quilt and touching photo! You and your group should get your own commendation for the work you do for wounded sold iers. Thank you for all that you do.
I think I just saw that same picture on fb. How neat and rewarding, way to go Anon and thank you for the comfort you give to others.
Anon, what a touching, heartfelt picture. Thank you for sharing the QOV project with us all and for your service to the wounded brave. This made my day!
What a beautiful story and what a beautiful and giving heart you have.
Wow, Annon you must be so proud! What a wonderful honor and a beautiful thing you're doing. If only there were more kindness like this in the world.
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Wow, amazing. I'm thrilled for you. Thanks for what you do for our soldiers.
I had not heard of Q O V before!
What a wonderful story and what a comfort to those wounded!
Thank you for what you and your group does and congratulations on seeing your work at work!
Very touching and what an honor.
TFS that story,
I have no words, my deepest appreciation. I can not imagine the pride you must feel to be part of such a great organization.
Beutiful quilt from someone with a beautiful heart & mind. Thanks so much for giving something back to these people who give so much to get so little.
Thanks for sharing this photo and thanks for making that beautiful quilt. It made this wounded patriot more comfortable and that is most important.
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Congrats and you should be proud, loved this...
Simply beautiful. The quilt, the picture and your heart. Your pride is well deserved.
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You are more than deserving. You obviously have a wonderfully giving heart. What a nice story to read on this Sunday morning.
That picture is very touching....and to be a part of it has to make you proud!
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Oh my gosh......I am overwhelmed by all your nice replies! I've been away from the computer all weekend, and it was just so touching to read all the comments!
It's become a real commitment for me, as I've been making these quilts for years, but I've never known where they go or if anyone actually uses them. I am so honored to see this photo and it means so much to me.
One time I did receive a tiny, tiny, Christmas card signed "your friends in I r a q".
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