So, that is what a Wounded Warrior Quilt is. If I have left you with any questions please let me know. Oh before I forget - next month's BOM blocks will be dedicated to Wounded Warrior Quilts so we will be asking that the blocks include some Aussie fabric and we are going to ask for blocks in Red, White and Blue. So start collecting your fabrics.
And to finish off tonight, how about a little Grati-Tuesday!
My name is XXXXX and I am a medic in the Army. I want to thank you very much for making the quilt and laundry bag. It is the best present I have received over here and was just what I needed to brighten my bed space up.
You picked my favourite colours, of pink, orange and yellow and I absolutely love it. I have attached a couple of photos with the quilt on my bed.
Thank you so much for taking the time to make a stranger an awesome bed quilt. You guys are doing a fabulous job and we really appreciate it.
Good luck with school and keep up the quilting. You have a great talent.
Thank you very much
This fellow received one of our BOM quilts
Good morning Jan-Maree,
Yes, we have been busy. Your quilt and the laundry bag from another lady (Julie Ann) were waiting for me when I arrived, thanks to some forward thinking from one of my crew. Both are in use and will be returning back with me. I first came to Afghanistan in Mar '06. Every minute of my time here has been a rewarding experience, and knowing there are the a small number of people that both know and appreciate what we're doing here makes it even better.
I sent the lady who made my laundry bag an email some time ago expressing my gratitude. And I once again express my thanks to you - keep up the great work.
Hi Joan and Rob,
Just to let you know that I've just received your box containing five laundry bags. I've already passed them to one of our clerks for distribution to some of the soldiers. I noticed that you'd included a postcard with each bag but I should warn you that not all the soldiers are perhaps as good as they ought to be about writing to thank you, so please accept this email as thanks on their behalf.
We are now very much looking forward to the end of our deployment and are starting to count down the weeks until our return to Australia. As always, the bags add some colour to a place which can be very grey and monotonous in tone, so thank you for your efforts on our behalf: I can assure you that they are greatly appreciated.
And the following is another of our BOM quilts and this message and photo were posted on facebook.
Wow!! I have been sent this beautiful quilt and laundry bag. The quilt has a Pegasus on it because I am a member of 5 Avaiation and my laundry bag has my initials. I am so deeply touched and thankful for this beautiful gift. Thank you!!!
Hi to all the great people at home who are supporting the troops that are deployed away in operations. I received my lovely quilt and laundry bag today and I absolutely love them. A big huge thankyou to all. And a special thankyou to Mrs Margaret R. I send my best wishes to you all. Xx
Till next time......keep spreading the word and happy stitching!