Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It was an honor

It was an honor to make this quilt (the first one, specifically) with my friend Kim. She pieced it; I quilted it. Why was it an honor to quilt a quilt? It's something I do every day after all. Well, this quilt was made for Quilts of Valor to be given to a wounded serviceman/servicewoman.

When I went to MQX, I dropped off a stack of quilts to the Quilts of Valor booth and ran off to work. The next day (or the day after that?) someone from Quilts of Valor let me know that this specific quilt was given away. Patrick, a young serviceman, is being shipped home for surgery and the Governor of Rhode Island presented this quilt to his mother!

I actually got to meet mom (Debbi). We hugged and she told me about Patrick and we all ended up crying like fools.
Want to share in this honor? Check out Quilts of Valor and see how you can help.


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh man! How awesome is that? Plus you got to go to MQX I am jealous!

Nice job!!

Kim said...

I love that we got to see where one of our quilts went Debby!
Thanks for sharing this with me and for involving me in this journey of making quilts for our wounded soldiers.

Happy Sewing