Monday, August 20, 2012

Montana in July

This was submitted bu Sheila in Montana. I just wanted to show you that even the busiest of people make a VERY big difference .... Thanks Sheila - you deserve a day with your feet up ;-)

My head is spinning right now as I finish up July.

We were able to present two Purple Heart recipients from the Iraqi War
(both serving with the MT National Guard) with QOVs;

QOV presented to a Vietnam Veteran with 3 Purple Hearts who is undergoing
treatment for liver cancer;

Displayed 70 quilts at our County Fair and received many positive
comments; during the Fair three Wounded Warriors
came to see our booth (they were from California and here in Montana to be
treated to some very special activities);
found that 2 out of the 3 had received a QOV, so the 3rd soldier (wounded
in 2003) chose his QOV which I will send
to him;

We have more presentations planned for August;

Sew Days this weekend - July 27th & 28th have been very successful as we
are "stripping" again - making string quilt blocks to use up some of our
pieces in our stash;

PLUS I have had one son & family here for 11 days before PCSg to Japan for
at least 2 years.  He has been deployed to Afghanistan twice, and the
possibility of another deployement.  We are hoping for our younger son to
arrive home soon to his family after his 6th deployment to Afghanistan --
only to be reassigned to another unit which will be deployed in the near
future.  WHEW!!!

Hope all is well with everyone.

-- Sheila G.
   Region 3 (Montana)

1 comment:

  1. Great Job, Sheila. As a native of MT I am always so happy to hear about our warriors receiving their Quilts of Valor. I sent one to my brother about 5 years ago. Two years later he passed a way and his daughter took the quilt and it is one of her prized possessions.