Saturday, January 3, 2015

Quilt of Valor Presentations

I have made several Quilt of Valor presentations recently. Two quilts were to two very special Uncles of mine.  The first one was to my Uncle Francis Thompson who served in the Korean War.  Mom pieced the quilt and I quilted and bound the quilt.  We presented it to him in August while his son David was here from Kansas City, KS.  He was surprised and honored to receive the quilt.  He was very moved as he feels that the Korean War Veterans are one of the 'forgotten' groups who so bravely served our country.

Mom used our scraps of 2 1/2 inch strips to make the red and white nine-patch blocks.  Then set them into the quilt with the beautiful blue fabric.

Aunt Nell, Uncle Francis, their son David and his wife Carol were all present for the presentation.
 This was me, Uncle Francis, and mom after the presentation.
Above is left to right, Mom Betty Adams, Carol Thompson, David Thompson, Francis Thompson, Nell Thompson, and myself Shelia Adams Chandler.

After the presentation Uncle Francis insisted that I go visit the Koren War Veterans Memorial that he had helped raise funds for.  
The stepping stones in from of and around the memorial had names of war veterans and other military personnel who had donated toward the memorial.  Proud to see many names from our family there.

I was very proud to be able to present this quilt to my Great Uncle Francis.  Thank you so much for your service to our country.  I'll post the 2nd presentation in the next post.

Happy Quilting,

1 comment:

Debbie said...

How wonderful....great story and memory here. Congrats, too and so glad you are back into the routine!