June 26, 2013

Something for our Veterans

Back in January we got a flyer in the shop asking for donations for bed quilts for a new Veteran's Community Hospital that they were building in Payson, a town about 7 miles from Spanish Fork.  I couldn't wait to jump on the band wagon and get started on one.  They were asking for 108.  Our donations would bloom from one to three.  When I told Stuart I would be donating one in honor of my dad, he suggested we do the same in honor of his Grandpa Bernell Hansen and Uncle Garth Hansen.  The quilts needed to be done in time for the Memorial Day opening.  Our daughter Kira and husband John donated the materials for the first one pictured.  She used a Patriotic line put out by Riley Blake. Kira did a great job on it.  Coming from a very patriotic family she was very pleased to participate in such a great project.

This is the quilt I pieced together in honor of Stuarts grandpa.  The border and backing fabric was picked up in a cute little shop called Fiddlesticks in Boulder, Nevada.  The rest of the quilt was pulled from my red, white and blue stash.  Maybe a couple pieces bought new here and there.  A really fun and quick pattern to do.

The last quilt is in honor of my dad.  This was made from several charm packs I had been hoarding for quite sometime, just waiting for the perfect project. It was the Praire Paisley line from Mimick and Simpson.  All I needed was my sashing fabrics and the red solid.  I am pretty pleased with the way this one turned out and I think dad would to.  And a special thanks to our quilters, Marion McClellan, Emiliee Barney and Ramona Sorenson.  They were all beautifully done.

Here I am pictured with all three quilts at the Corn Wagon where they were picking up the donated quilts.  In total they collected over 150 and lots of lap quilts.  They were so pleased with the willingness of the help of so many generous people and youth groups to help make this all possible. 
Thank you veteran's for all that you have done and all of those brave soliders still serving our country for our freedom.  It's the least we could do.


Phyllis said...

This is lovely, what a great cause & wonderful thought. And the quilts are beautiful!

Rennie said...

It must be a great feeling making these quilts.

Yvonne said...

This must have been so rewarding to make those quilts. I was so lucky to get a little sneek-peek at your house so I know they even look more beautiful for real. Imagine the comfort they will bring and how proud your Dad and Granddad would be!

Lida said...

Fantastic and so sweet of you and your family and honouring the loved ones perfect!!


Sarah Grace said...

Lovely quilts for such a good cause. I'm loving your blog and getting so many good ideas for new quilts akd fabric lines.