Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Thank you

Submitted by Susan G

Dear QOV Quilters:  I have been receiving quite a few notes from the
front lines recently in response to the quilts we have sent from this
region.  Today I received a handwritten note that I would like to share
with all of you.  These are Col. Y’s exact words:

                      13 July 2012
                      Dear Susan & Quilters,

                      This past Monday, 9 July, I was working at Bagram’s
Craig Joint Theatre Hospital.  I was examining a 44
y.o. National Guardsman who was in the ICU.
                      He was in his skivvies and cold.  A nurse brought
him a beautiful red, white, and blue quilt and your
card was attached.  I pulled the quilt over him and
                      took the card so I could write a Thank you in his
behalf.  He left that evening for Landstuhl Regional
Med Ctr, but your quilt will be with him until he
reaches home.
                      I know the many hours it takes for you to make these
quilts and I want to thank all of you for your
generosity and patriotism.

                      Col Richard Y

  We may never know just which quilt this young (young to me) National
Guardsman received, but every day the quilts you are making are covering
our wounded warriors and giving them both comfort and warmth at possibly
the most difficult time in their lives.  Thank you for your devotion to
our most worthy cause.  Every day when I count my blessings I think of
all of you and your talented hands and generous hearts.



  1. Thank you for sharing, Susan. The quilters of this nation are the most talented and passionate group of individuals. I am proud to be associated with them.

  2. Cynthia Chaffee, Reg4September 9, 2012 at 7:32 PM

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