Friday, September 3, 2010

AHQ Quiltathon

Susan Palmer has dedicated 1 week to quilting American Hero Quilts. Here is one of the many she has finished so far. She started on Sept. 1 & will quilt every day through the 8th. She got fellow guild members & fellow long arm quilters to join her. A quilter in Sisters Oregon e-mailed a commitment to quilt 25 AHQ quilts this week! Our Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters have given her 50+ and 50 from a group in Coupeville. I am going to help tomorrow with taking quilts on & off the machine. I'll take more pictures & post an update later this weekend.

All of the quilts go to wounded soldiers, mostly at the Wounded Warrior Unit at Ft Lewis. Some have been sent to Bagram in Afghanistan. Check here & here for moving testimonials about these lovely quilts. You might need a kleenex.

I"ll be back soon. 26 days & counting...........................Nana Sharon


Linda said...

Go, Susan! You are doing an amazing thing...

Judy Howard said...

Congratulations to your quilters for making 200 wounded soldier quilts.

"Thanking Our Troops--God Bless America Touring Quilts" book contains photos and the heart-warming stories of the 300 22" and larger patriotic quilts that are touring the nation. All profits from the books and $100 exhibit rental fees (free to military and veteran groups) goes to guilds like yours who make quilts for wounded troops and families of the fallen.

I'll check your website for address to send you free books and future profits. See for photos, calendar of exhibits, rental and 2010 Patriotic Quilt Contest Entry form to receive a free book and chance at $2500 in prizes.

Please let us know if you'd like to reserve the exhibit for your next show. Thanks for your dedicated loyal work to benefit our troops. Blessings of appreciation, Judy Howard