Saturday, March 17, 2012

Support from HMQS

You won’t want to miss this inspiring and patriotic quilt display created by one of countries finest. HMQS 2012 is proud to showcase this special exhibit of Quilts of Valor in memoriam of Mr. Al Lind of Quincy, Washington, who was a WWII veteran and a former prisoner of war. 

In just under four years Al created and donated over 400 quilts on his Singer machine for Quilts of Valor to honor and comfort service members returning from duty overseas who were touched by war. Al Lind was lovingly referred to as a “QOV Poster Boy” and more. But this veteran told it like it was... Mr. Lind, who quilted for other vets, heartily admonished other vets to "get off their duffs" and quilt! Mr. Lind was bit by the quilting bug late in life at the age of 89. He was a true testament that it’s never too late to give back to the troops. 

See video feed at HMQS 2012 of Al Lind’s piecing methods and his call to all veterans to give their support to the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Catch his enthusiasm for this worthy quilting project. The Quilts of Valor website is Thank you to Floyd & Lizzie’s and Singer Sewing Machines for sponsoring this special exhibit.

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  1. When we get to heaven, I think the deeds which comfort and touch others is our golden key. Al not only comforts 400 recipients with his beautiful quilts, he also touched the lives of their families and our QOV community. Al's gift is the gift that keeps on giving. He has proved, in a few short years, what life is all about--GIVING! Thank you, Al. Rest in Peace.

  2. Al was definately an inspiration to us all and especially to our older generations who may feel like they have nothing to offer anyone.... its never too old to learn something new! I imagine him comforting those who gave their lives now.

  3. I'd like to comment on the support QOVF is getting from all the quilt shows throughout the country. The awareness to the QOVF mission is really catching on!

  4. I enjoy reading the QOV blog. Keep these wonderful posts coming.