While browsing through various craft threads I noticed a woman whose husband is in the military and is being shipped out to Iraq. She also posted that he'd be missing Christmas, birthdays, etc. And with so many people on this website, I know there's got to be more people with family members in the military.
What I was thinking was that we could have people volunteer to make some quilt squares with hopeful or inspirational messages or even jokes and funny quotes to brighten up their day and let them know that people out there care about them. Once all the squares were done, someone could volunteer to put the whole quilt together and ship it out to the recipient (and everyone who made a square could chip in a couple dollars to help pay for shipping).
What do you all think?