2007, 72 x 52
GOLD STAR HEROES QUILT
We made this quilt for the Individual Augmentee Welcome Home Ceremony in Bremerton, WA in 2007. Below is the reading that was made before the quilt unveiling.
"Created and donated by longtime friends who have made new friends while spending time at Jackson Park Chapel Fellowship Hall sewing quilts for The American Hero Quilt Project. When asked if a quilt could be made for this ceremony we said yes, as a community we would make a quilt.
We are Navy retired wives, active duty Navy wives, active duty Marine and spouse, daughters of active duty and retired service members, veterans, former ombudsman, active duty widow, spouses of shipyard employees, mother of a Marine veteran, mother-in-law of active duty Navy sailor, grandmother-in-law of active duty Army soldier and our friends."
You can check out The American Hero Quilt Project at www.americanheroquilts.com
This quilt hangs at Jackson Park Chapel, Bremerton, WA.
We post this quilt today because I spent the day in Battleground, WA with our dear friends Judie and Standley. FREEDOM ISN'T FREE. On May 31, 2008 her grandson, Andrew Jon Shields, his family and friends paid the ultimate price for freedom. While serving with the 173rd Special Troop Battalion (Airborne) in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Andrew was killed in action. We post this quilt today in his memory.
- posted by Ione