August has been another busy month. We ramped up our quilting skills and called on our QOH family for more help as we get ready for the next three months.
On August 16th, we went to Copperopolis, CA where we awarded 5 quilts to WWII veterans who had a long wait for a thank you. When I awarded to the first veteran, a big tear flowed from his eyes and he said, “I’m going to treasure this the rest of my life.” We awarded to two Vietnam veterans, the first said, “I’m going to cry and I don’t do that.” The second said, “This I will treasure; I never heard of this but I won’t forget.”
On August 17th, we were working in the shop and Joyce, Cora, Nancy and Delphia came in for extra help. We had been having WIFI problems with Comcast so I called and to everyone’s amazement, they came out that afternoon. Two young gentlemen came and we all didn’t pay much attention to them. I told them the tower was upstairs. When they came down, I said I guess you can tell what we do and the one replied, quilts. I said not just quilts; we do them for combat veterans. They both said at the same time, “I was in the Army” and the other said, “I was in the Air Force,” both OIF veterans. We all looked at each other. We have given out so many quilts that we were down to 15 on the rack but I looked at Barb and said, “We got 2 more” and we surprised them each with a quilt. When they left they told us to keep doing what we are doing and that it was awesome.
August isn’t even over and we are scheduled for two more ceremonies. Next week is our QOH Workshop (8/26) where we hope to finish another 20 quilts that we will need.
We also want to welcome our new group, Table Rock Quilts of Honor in Branson, MO, who will be doing a big award ceremony on Veterans Day. Quilts of Honor East has taken on the Fair in Fairfax County Virginia for nine days – we just keep on keeping on.
So proud of QOH and it’s giving spirit. God bless and stay tuned,