Posted by: Diane F | November 19, 2009

I could use your input today

I REALLY NEED YOU ALL TO POST WORDS IN THE COMMENTS, even if it is just one word.   I added some pictures of the quilting  at the end of the post.  I have two of these QOV’s to quilt today.  For the non-quilters joining me today a QOV is a quilt of valor, donated to those wounded while serving our great nation. 

I volunteer to quilt these for Amanda.  I have an idea for quilting these with words.  the words are what I need your help on.  So comment away my friends.  What comes to mind when you think of someone in the military or something you would say to them?  I will start with a few, BRAVE and HERO.  I also wouldn’t mind phrases like “land of the free because of the brave” or “proud to be an American”  I am going to get started loading the first quilt and let you all comment away.  When I get started I will post a picture of my progress.

as promised,

and another


So now that you can see what I am doing, bring on the words of inspiration.



  1. heart of a soldier


    america’s pride

    • Thanks Kay!

  2. Courage
    Duty and Honor
    Serve and Protect
    Freedom isn’t free

  3. Freedom, Liberty, Honor…

  4. Thank you for your service

    America the Beautiful

  5. heartfelt THANKS for your serving
    because of you we are FREE
    an American hero
    This quilt represents pieces of freedom

  6. The West Point Motto is “Duty, Honor, Country”.

    Some others: Service, Sacrifice, Courage, Noble Warrior, Liberty, Compassion, Dedication, Persevere.

    I read one for a label, can’t remember who to give credit, but it said, “May this quilt wrap you like a mother’s loving arms and help you to heal.”

  7. hugs
    Thank you
    Quilt of Valor

  8. Father, mother, son, daughter, wife, husband (sue me, I’m a wife… it’s personal for me. lol)

    Pride. Strength. HONOR, courage, dedication, freedom, loyal.

    warrior, support our troops.

    Freedom is never free.

  9. How about the 4 freedoms from Franklin D. Roosevelt?

    The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world.

    The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world.

    The third is freedom from want — which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants — everywhere in the world.

    The fourth is freedom from fear — which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor– anywhere in the world.

  10. thank you for protecting my life with yours

    thank you for doing the impossible, without adequate supprt or equipment, I know this is a thankless nasty job, with little or no reward.

    duty, honor, country

  11. wow- that is fantastic! the soldiers who receive these quilts should be very honored.

  12. Brave. Freedom. Thank YOU! Prayer. Blessing. United.

    And thank you and Amanda for showing them you care.

  13. sacrifice

  14. Fabulous job, well done everyone

  15. I don’t know if these two ideas are too late for your quilting: FREEDOM or (just the single word) THANKS or I had another idea, the words SPECIAL. Also many FREEDOM FIGHTERS. YOUR doing a great thing helping with the quilting. HOORAY to you and Amanda.

  16. Protection – Love – Trust – Stars & Stripes…
    Your quilt is gorgeous (another word 😉 )

  17. The Declaration of Independence. Or the Star Spangled Banner.

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