Saturday, August 18, 2012

Home for Troops

Today SFC Sean Giddons received the key to his now accessible home thanks to lots of local volunteers and Homes for Troops.  It was a very touching ceremony.  His former NCOIC came out from Oklahoma and there were lots of vets in attendance.

Members of my quit guild had volunteered during build days and made a Quilt of Valor for him.  We wanted it to be both patriotic and to represent the new home that will provide more independence for him and his family.

(The pattern for this quilt is a variation on one from Bonnie Hunter's website - Quiltville.com.  I added a house block as a medallion and a checkered border.  Lots of members worked on the piecing.  It was quilted by Maggie Hunt and bound by Ille Waters.)

13 comments:

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful quilt and wonderful gift. you better not have worn yourself out!

SueB said...

this is just Awesome...

Marj said...

What a wonderful project for the quilt guild! Beautiful quilt to commemorate a significant day. Glad you could be there to share the celebration.

AnnieO said...

Love the 3D effect of the setting with the center house block. I'm sure it will be appreciated and enjoyed for years to come. You should all be very proud of your gift!

pcflamingo said...

Love that center block addition to that quilt - very nice!

Cathy said...

What a special, meaningful quilt. xo

Betty Lou said...

You and others have made a big difference in Sean's life. His quilt is beautiful.

Kelly said...

Wonderful work...houses and quilts go together so well. He is lucky to have such support, and we are all lucky that so many men and women support our country. Thanks for the reminders!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love the Quilts of Valor quilt. It's one of the best ones I've ever seen. good job!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Janet O. said...

Great looking quilt. I love how you adapted the pattern for your purpose. Wonderful cause you are supporting!

cityquilter grace said...

what a terrific, tangible example of patriotism in action. you should all be proud of your efforts on his behalf; i know i am proud of you all!

Taryn said...

Thanks to you and your guild for supporting SFC Giddons and his family. It is terrible that so many young people have to adjust to a much different life than they had when they enlisted in the military but I am proud that Americans are receiving them back in a positive way instead of they way they were treated after a previous conflict.