Sunday, April 28, 2013

Quilts on a Road Trip

Some very special Quilts of Valor took a road trip on Apr 22nd to the Poly-Trauma Unit of the James A Haley Veteran's Hospital here in Tampa.
James A Haley VA Hospital
Our Quilts of Valor group leader, Pat N., packaged these beauties up in their pillowcase presentation packages and prepared our thank you letters that accompany each quilt.  Don’t they look great all stacked up on Pat’s couch?!

Each quilt was made comfortable as they anticipated their assignments – each is to be awarded to some extraordinary wounded warriors at the hospital.  Here they are chatting in the back of Pat’s car (well, Pat swore she heard them muttering “hurry up and get us there”):

Once they arrived at Haley, it was hard to hold them down from jumping onto the beds of their heroes – here they are on the cart ready to roll inside:

And here is the very lucky “last quilt to make it into this delivery”.  This quilt was pieced by Debbie and quilted and finished by Joanne.  Thank you so much, ladies.  This quilt is finally happy, wrapping its new owner in comfort!

Pat let us know that the VA Volunteers were thrilled with the latest delivery of quilts and in awe once again.  What a rewarding group to be a part of – consider joining us at our next Quilts of Valor meeting.  We meet at the Crafty Threads Quilt Shop once a month.  See the sidebar for dates, times and location.  We’d love to have you!

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