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 :)

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne


Kelli said...

What a gorgeous and beautiful gift to give! xo

Lourdes said...

Que bonito! me encanta!
Un beso

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Very cool! Our guild gives to this organization also. Your quilt is beautiful:)

P. said...

That is a beautiful quilt to donate for Quilts of Valor. I'm sure it will be much appreciated!

Carol said...

What a sweetheart you are to donate such a beauty! Whoever receives it will cherish it.

I'm glad you remembered you had it stashed away.

Carol (NJ)