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Topic: "Comfort Quilts" for family members of soldiers?  (Read 983 times)
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« on: August 15, 2007 11:06:30 AM »

 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?
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007 12:32:52 AM »

as a military wife i think that is a wonderfully sweet idea Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007 06:39:25 AM »

I have been making cards for soldiers through Angel Stampers for Soldiers and Operation Shoebox.  Cards are little more manageable project for me....

There's more info on my crafty blog at www.shilohstamps.com
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007 12:32:52 PM »

I love this idea. I've been thinking about talking to my local quilt shop to see about starting up a 'club' or class of some sort. Where we meet to make simple quilts to give to wounded soldiers.

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007 02:01:55 AM »

i work in a quilt shop here and we have women in ohio called "home of the brave" thats what they call themselves, they make quilts for the fallen soilders familys, in remembrance.
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