The Patriot Guard escorted the quilts to the venue on their motorcycles.
You can read more about the Patriot Guard Riders here.
Here come the quilts!
Some of the Patriot Guard held flags as others carried the quilts to the venue.
The quilts in pillowcases waiting to be distributed to their new owners.
After the company was officially dismissed, Jean and Jackie along with
members of the Patriot Guard distributed the Quilts of Valor.
Linda, Jackie, and Jean stand with two of the recipients.
Jackie, Jean, and Linda stand with the Captain of the company with his Quilt of Valor.
I was so happy to see several members of Quilts of Valor, Eastern Missouri
make the 90 mile trip to be part of the presentation.
I can't put into words how happy I am to be a part of this wonderful organization!!!!!
I believe I promised some photos of the quilting of "Golden Rings". I can't believe I hadn't been to my parent's home in almost two months, but, that is exactly how long it had been. Work, commitments, and the need to be in MY home after long stints of flying prevented me from making the two hour drive to my parent's house, but, I was able to have a nice 4 day visit with them.
Here is "Golden Rings" laying across my parent's bed.
(I started making rings and didn't know when to stop!)
I promise the arcs are not wonky like they look in this photo!
I was so pleased with the way it turned out thanks to my friend Ann!
I also received two surprises from some quilting friends at recent quilt gigs.
Scraps from Lou!
And scraps from Marsha!
Thank you ladies SOOOOOOOOOO much!
I have a few things under wraps here, and I am DYING to share them with you all. When the time comes, trust me, I will! Also, I am making up the pattern for one of the memory quilts I am making. It's a great pattern for using in memory quilts, or using up those scraps!
Until next time,
Thanks for ALL of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter