I've made many quilts for wounded soldiers, some by myself start to finish, and some with my quilt group. My DH spent 30 years active duty, so it's something very important to us.
I send the quilts off, and I never really knew where they went, just hoping someone is enjoying them and being cheered up knowing that people care. Imagine my surprise....no, SHOCK when someone posted this picture on my Tin Lizzie quilting list. I'm 99% sure it's our quilt!
By the way, the soldier has completely recovered, thankfully.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Annon,
...giving me goosebumps here...
That is wonderful!
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."
WOW, Thanks for the post. I too keep making quilts for charity and send them off, hoping that they are being used. The story makes it all worth the effort. Thanks again! Deb
PS: Maryann that top is getting finished this week so get ready!
Awesome, and very heart warming! Thanks so much for sharing!
" Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.. "
How awesome is that!! I'm working on a couple now to start my donations to QOV...it seems like such a worthy project, a small way to thank our service people. Thank you for what you have done!!
Thank you for posting this. Made my day!
Oh, tears falling. That's good to see someone's work being used. And so wonderful this wounded wa..rior survived.
Awesome - the story, the picture, and the quilt.
Helping to fight Alzheimer's one little quilt at a time. AAQI
Wonderful that this man has made a full recovery. It's really neat to see that your quilt was allowed such an honor to bring comfort to him. I'm sure if all our QOV quilts could tell stories, we'd need lots of kleenex.
This is wonderful to see, read and know about! How special that your quilt is there in the photo and so very nice to see it was given and used.
Thank you for sharing my excitement! I know many of us on the board make quilts for soldiers, so this pic is really for all of us.
I've lost my motivation recently, and this may just be the kick start I need to get back into it. I'd better go sew!
Big lump in my throat.
Do these quilts go home with the soldiers, or do they stay in the hospital? Just wondering???
If life hands you scraps make quilts
That is wonderful! There is a thread floating around to sign up for making a QOV quilt to bring or send to retreat and they will be donated to QOV from there. I am glad to see them being used
“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”
They go home with the soldier.
Such a heartwarming story....Thanks Anon
Does this hat make my butt look big?
So neat! Always donate not expecting anything in return, but exciting when you see something my made being used... Chris
How exciting to see your quilt with a soldier. Have sent many quilts to Quilts of Valor and would love to know where they are now. Know a soldier in Texas that received 4 quilts when he was wounded. That picture reminds me to get busy and send more quilts to a worthy cause.
So heartwarming. Thanks for sharing!
How nice to know that the quilt actually got to where it should have. Inspiration to keep sewing them up for sure.
Thank you so very much for sharing...it's a beautiful quilt. It is nice to "see" a contribution actually being used. I've sent off quilts into the black hole and always wonder myself.
Thank you for all your nice replies. I really mean it when I say this picture is for all of us. Like many of you, I've also heard the stories of people getting three or four quilts. And I feel like we are sending them into "the black hole". I wish I could get the real story about this, and believe me, I've tried!
My DH is career military, so my "family Dr." is the military hospital. Every time I have a Dr. appt I interrogate the Dr, nurses, staff (anyone I have contact with) about the quilts. Most of these people have been deployed more than once, and none have remembered seeing the quilts! Why is that? I just don't understand.
One time I did receive a tiny Christmas card signed "your friends in I r a q".
Thanks, Annon. I have often wondered that very question. Do the sold I@rs really get the quilts?
Yes Chlynn the sold @rs really do get the quilts. I know first hand of many we have sent from QWL have gotten to sold @rs and then our letters we get back tell of many others receiving them. It is a joy to send and an added joy to hear back. Hugs, Maggie
Keeping them warm~~~Keeping us safe
Wish that we did not have to see pictures like this, but maybe one day we won't.
I bet there is a wife/mother/sister who is shedding tears with thanks for that quilt.
Maggie, I did know about the QWL ones. I have seen the photos from the recipients that you have shared on your site. I had not seen a Q of V ones yet.
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