Saturday, March 12, 2011

Daniel's QOV

Daniel came back home for a couple of weeks of R and R from rehab. His dad wanted a big welcome for him, so let folks know when he would be landing. We decided to go be one of the crowd, and though I wasn't sure I would be able to give the quilt to him directly, I decided to finish it up and bring it.

I made a label and a pillowcase to put it in. The body of the case is fabric I bought that I thought I might use. It's passport stamps from all over the world. I had a bit of the fabric that I used for the postcard blocks on the front of the quilt, so used that for the cuff.

It was pretty cool at the airport. When we got there, there were already about 50 or 60 people there waiting. His family of course, and people from his church. There were about 10 or 15 people who were Marine vets...an HD motorcycle club. People had signs and balloons, and when he got off the elevator everyone clapped.  I hope he felt the love. I gave the quilt to his mom to give to him. I hope he likes it.

Here is a clip of his homecoming (thanks Paula).

Tomorrow I go to work on some more QOVs with a group that meets at the Air Force Academy. This will be the third time I go. It's a small group, but it's good to be doing something.

3 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

I saw the clip on 9News tonight. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Daniel.

Allie said...

Well that just brings a tear to the eye and a lump to the throat - Mary, I know he will LOVE his quilt, I hope he gets a chance to thank you in person. He looked a little overwhelmed there, didn't he?

bingo~bonnie said...

Awesome Homecoming! I'm so thankful you shared that clip and way to go for making sucha beautiful quilt for him. It brought tears to my eyes watching the clip.

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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