Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quilts for Residents of Veteran's Manor

As you all know we have been busy sewing quilts for our several different veteran's projects.  One being for the future residents of the Major General Jacob Brown Veteran's Manor in Green Bay, Wis.  This 50 unit facility will house low income and homeless veteran's.  Pine Needle Quilter's have committed to making a quilt for each veteran that will be moving into this apartment building.
On June 3rd a few of our members were interviewed by Channel 2 regarding our guilds "gift of love".  Many of you did not see the interview, so you can watch it here.
Also a few of us went down yesterday for the dedication ceremony of this very fine project, and also delivered 34 quilts.  We were able to present a couple veteran's with their quilts.

With their permission I share these photos with you.  Both of these fine men were just so pleased with the quilts.  I believe the quote of one was something like:  "You have no idea how much this means to me."

It was a truly touching experience, and wanted to share these photos with you.  Just know that all of the work we have done on our veteran's quilts over the years is really appreciated by those who receive them.  It is so nice to be able to give back a little to those who have given so much.  Thank you ladies!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tribute to Family Veterans

We all acknowledge and are grateful to the veterans in our families but Mary G. has taken it to a whole new level.  On Flag Day, Sunday, June 14, Mary will be presenting 23 quilts to the veterans in her family.  She has lovingly worked on these special quilts to be presented to her relatives, some living and others not with her any longer but to be accepted by their families. 

All Pine Needle Quilters are invited to see this ceremony which will be held at the Riverview Firehouse/Townhall at 12:00 noon on the 14th.  Patriotic songs will be played by Mary's grandson.

See if you can take some time to witness a such a nice event.