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Topic: Four Freedoms Comfort Quilt  (Read 1043 times)
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« on: May 20, 2008 08:51:00 PM »

Wow... I just can't say enough about these quilts... I didn't make this one, but I sure do hope to someday soon!!!  The process is just neat too... folks collect old jeans, cut them into 6" squares, have people write positive/supportive messages to the soldiers, the signed squares are collected and mixed up, and sent back out to quilters to make the quilts - then they are given to wounded warriors for their recovery.

I have been collecting jeans and cutting them, and have been at a couple signing events and saw a quilt in the beginning stages, layout and square formation... but I didn't get to see it finished!

This picture gives me goosebumps!!! Enjoy!

Leslie <><
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 09:55:00 AM »

That is such a great thing to do, where did you hear about this?  I would love to get in on this and make one.
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008 04:08:58 PM »

I noticed a posting on craigslist where someone was looking for an organization that makes quilts for soldiers out of jeans, I found it for them and signed up myself...

Oh excellent... there are so many requests.. we can't make them fast enough... there is a process... (I just got my sample quilt to start)

join the yahoogroup, then ask for a sample quilt kit, then complete that and send it back, then you will most likely be approved to sew a FFCQ and then they'll send you all the squares you need to make one.

send an email to: "operationquietcomfort-subscribe@yahoogroups.com" to join the yahoogroup then go from there!!!

Aren't they marvelous!?!??

« Last Edit: May 30, 2008 06:48:18 AM by funtobewith » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Leslie <><
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008 06:13:20 PM »

Be sure to check the calendar too.  I know they have a NC event coming up in June.

« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008 02:06:58 PM »

Here are the pics of my finished sample quilt... I'll send it in this week and hopefully its OK Smiley

The squares started out 4" square, and finished 3" square... isn't it cute???


Leslie <><
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