Yes, every presentation of a Quilt of Valor is a special opportunity to connect with a serviceman or woman touched by war, but we were especially honored when Aaron W. and his family came to see our group of CT Quilters. Aaron has recently arrived home from Germany having previously served a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the US Army. It was his Nana, Donnae, that arranged with Linda Fentriss, the QOVF Regional Coordinator for Florida, to present Aaron with his Quilt of Valor during our monthly meeting – a real treat for us.
A lot of Aaron’s family was able to attend the presentation. Shown below are Aaron with his wife (Laura), his mother (Sam), his uncle (Al) and his Nana (Donnae):
Aaron’s Nana is heavily involved with various groups that make Quilts of Valor – it is a cause that is dear to her heart (as is Aaron, of course!). Her friend Pam pieced and quilted this quilt using a design called Over and Under. Another friend Lou Ann made the pillowcase presentation package and Aaron’s Nana and Aunt Linnie made the label.
Below is a picture of Aaron’s extended family – shown are Aaron and Laura with her relatives, including her mother and father from Colombia. We were all so proud to be there when Aaron received this Quilt of Valor that was made and bestowed with so much love.
Aaron and Laura’s next posting will be to Honolulu, Hawaii. Thank you so much for your service, Aaron, and for your support of him as a military wife, Laura. We wish you every blessing in your future together.