Cagey

Take A Vet To School Day Quilt

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As my daughter's school celebrated the 10th Anniversary of The History Channels, "Take A Vet To School Day" program.  It is a program the media specialist brought to our school 10 years ago.  Normally, we celebrate a day or so before Veterans Day, but with the school calendar, we brought about 100 veterans to the school to honor them for serving our country on 3 November.  In honor of her service to our veterans, I made a quilt with messages of good will from the veterans celebrating with us last year.  They signed on inkjet print fabric.  I then heat set it a few weeks later.  Below are some pictures of the quilt.

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She loved the quilt, and could not believe that I started working on this last year.  The back was just a beige star covered fabric, and none of the quilting showed unless you are close up.  I am rather happy with the way it turned out.

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Cagey


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Beautiful quilt, Cagey!  Thanks for sharing, and for doing this project for our vets.

ETA: I do realize this is for the media specialist, but this honors her honoring our veterans, which is why I said Cagey's project was for our vets.


Betsy

quilting with Emmeline, a 2011 Freedom SR

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Nancy;

Yes, it was for the media specialist, what we used to call the librarian.  While a non-veteran, she brought the program to the school when The History Channel first implemented the program.  She has grown it from about 30 veterans to our largest number of 140 veterans last year.  The program has become so large, that we have to two presentation programs in the cafeteria, to comply with the maximum seating capacity.  She has the Air Force base police bring their working dogs, she has a traveling Vietnam War museum, the Vietnam Helicopter Association brings their mini bird, we have WWII vets up to the youngest active duty military member of today to speak with the kids, and for the last two years she has had a flyby of a privately owned AH-1 Cobra Gunship.  She has truly educated hundreds of students on the importance of honoring and remembering the sacrifices of the military and their family members.  Most of the time, there is not a dry eye in the cafeteria following the presentation of remembrance by the students.  We have veterans pass up the larger local Veterans Day programs to attend ours, simply because of what it has grown into.  I for one love seeing all the veterans I have gotten to know over the years.  Though it is sad to see the WWII and the Korean War Vets number dwindle as the years have progressed.  For this reason, I made the quilt to honor her for her dedication to our veterans and our country.  

Cagey


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Wow that is a wonderful and noble thing to do.  I praise you for honoring her as she honors our Veterans!   Freedom isn't free and most young people have no idea what that really means!  My accolades  to you alll! 


Nancy

Gammill AKA "Gabby"

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Wow.  I'm very impressed with your service in this, Cagey.  What a marvelous way to honor the media specialist for her part in honoring the vets.

And the quilt is beautiful, too!  I liked it that you built the vets into the quilt with their hand-written signatures.  But I also like the quilting that you did.  A lot of love went into this.


Eric

Spring Hill, TN

...always practicing on my "Lucius", always learning!

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Betsy, Nancy, KP, Sue, Deb, Cathy, and Eric;

I want to thank you all for your kind words.  I too believe she is a special person for doing what she does for our veterans.  I thought she was "quilt worthy" as Angela Walters would say.  Thus,, I put a great deal of effort into the piecing and more so with the quilting.  I ended up listening to about three 13-disc audio books while making it.  I do not quilt that fast, but it was well worth it to see the joy on her face.  She keeps texting me to say how much she loves it, and to thank me for making it for her.  I just hope she will give it back to me on Thursday, so I can take it to "show and tell" at my quilt guild this Friday.  I will give it back to her for good on Friday.

Here is the label on the back of the quilt with her name removed.

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Cagey


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