The Lincoln Quilters Guild were delighted to have Tony Jacobson as their
April speaker . He also conducted a class based on his creation of the
"Three Tours Quilt of Valor" design. He created this quilt in honor of
his nephew Eric who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It was one of 12 selected for presentation of the 100,000th QOV in
Washington, D.C. Tony is the Art Director for Easy Quilts magazine.
At the beginning of the meeting, Julia Schroeder (Information Desk
Coordinator) addressed the group and requested that Dan S. come to the
stage. Dan is not only a member of our Guild but also a veteran. In 1966
he received his draft notice and was sent to Camp Pendleton. After
basic training with the US Marines Corps, he spent 10 months in Vietnam
in an artillery battery near Danang. There were no crowds, waving
flags, or parades when he returned home. However, at a recent basketball
game he was wearing a cap that had the Marine Corps insignia on it and a
young man came up and asked to shake his hand. Dan didn't know what to
say when the young man said, "Thank you for your service."
So it was an additional surprise when Julia awarded this QOV to Dan. The
design is the Three Tours QOV and was made by Joyce P. It was truly
special to have the Tony, the designer, present during this award.