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Quilt Project Update

I am very proud to say that we have been able to ship another 18 handmade quilts to our brave veterans.  As many of you know, Jean Yeo, Barb Back and I make quilts throughout the year for our wounded veterans.  Each year, leading up to the Color Tour, we spend a week quilting our hearts out, including one day where we invite those who may be interested to join us making the quilt tops.

We really appreciate all of those who have helped by donating quilts, money, time and material so we can continue with this effort.  We have volunteers not only within our group, but also from many parts of the country that help in this effort.  We have a LTC's wife in Albuquerque who quilts many of the quilt tops for us and her mother does her part by binding them.  We never turn down any help, even being willing to teach people to sew when they say they want to help.

Some of you may or may not know about the Blue Star Mother's, a dedicated group who all have family overseas fighting for our freedom.  They are very busy women who donate thousands of hours doing whatever they can to help our soldiers.  To date we have donated in excess of 60 quilts, lap robes and blankets to our wounded veterans through both the Blue Star Mothers and Disabled American Veterans groups.  Our quilts have been shipped to Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany, Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland as well as veterans hospitals here in Michigan.

The Blue Star Mothers had one of our quilts on hand to give to one of our veterans returning from Germany only to discover, low and behold, he already had one.  He is still in the hospital recovering from severe burns and his wife is staying with him, so she also has one of our quilts now.  May God bless and watch over them.

I recently had the honor of meeting the mother of one of our quilt recipients and she told me how much her daughter appreciated her quilt.  She loves it so much and was so happy with all the love that enveloped her when she wrapped up in it; she said she wanted to be buried with that quilt when it was her time.  I could not bring myself to ask if her wounds were life threatening, I only know that her daughter loved her quilt and that was all I needed to know.

No words can describe how honored we feel to be able to work on this project for our unselfish patriots.  If you want more information about our quilt project you can contact me at my new address maudeanderson@yahoo.com and I will get back to you as quickly I can. The old address has not been working for some time so please try again!

Maude Anderson

 

 

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