Sunday, February 19, 2012
In Special Memory and Honor
Many years ago I made these quilt blocks for a class I was teaching. It became a UFO in my closet until a Sandi at Sew in Peace told me about Alycia and the Quilts of Valor organization. What caught my attention was Alycia's heart for the wounded soldiers and the need of 60 quilts per month.
It bothered me that the need was so high--are these people forgotten?
This brought up memories of my cousin, Steve, who died in the Vietnam War. I was only a child, but I remember how this loss affected my Aunt and Uncle.
Some soldiers like my cousin lose their life, but many others come home with wounded bodies and minds. I pondered about Sandi's excitement and pulled this UFO out of my closet and thought that this quilt needs to be with one of our wounded and not hiding in my closet!
Alycia will soon receive a shipment of quilt tops for her to quilt with her long arm to help show our wounded soldiers that we really care :)