"A Patriotic Diagonal Nine Patch" by Nancy Parker

This quilt that I call "A Patriotic Diagonal Nine Patch" is my first Citizen SAM (Support America's Military) quilt.  Mailing it along with a 20 X 30 matching pillow case was kind of emotional because I knew that ultimately it would be laid across the body of a critically injured soldier being transported.  The wounded soldiers are transported from Iraq and Afghanistan on converted cargo planes which have minimal heat.  The quilts are also used in Intensive Care Units of Combat Hospitals as part of patient care. 

Rules regarding color (Red, White, and Blue) and also size, 48 X 78 to fit a stretcher or gurney are listed on the web site.  If you are interested at all take a look at the web site.  There are many more projects to choose from such as Operation Santa (the Christmas Stocking project), knitting and crocheting scarves and helmet liners, Adopt a Soldier, Cards and Letters of Support, etc.  They also encourage Veterans to correspond with the soldiers.  I hope you will give the web site a look if you haven't already.   http://www.citizensam.org/    I worked out the measurements for my quilt on EQ7.  Would be happy to share.


Comments

Emma.Bell1110 wrote re: "A Patriotic Diagonal Nine Patch" by Nancy Parker
on Friday, 9 July 2010, 10:12 AM

Love the quilt! Thank you for supporting our military. I know how much it means to the family because   I am the wife of a US Marine and proud of him for serving. I am lucky that he never was hurt but I and my church proudly support all the armed forces.  Love the nine patches on the diagonal.  Do you have a pattern for it?   I found a website where you can download quilt patterns; I might try there to see if I can find one like it, all their patterns are unique and creative downloadable quilt patterns.  They have a great selection of all types of quilt patterns, kits and just about everything.  The site is http://www.toadusew.com.

gini wrote re: "A Patriotic Diagonal Nine Patch" by Nancy Parker
on Friday, 9 July 2010, 4:34 PM

nancy, great quilt and great cause    gini

Nana wrote re: "A Patriotic Diagonal Nine Patch" by Nancy Parker
on Friday, 9 July 2010, 10:13 PM

Nancy your quilt is beautiful and the cause is exceptional.  Thanks for helping our military.

Nancy wrote re: "A Patriotic Diagonal Nine Patch" by Nancy Parker
on Saturday, 17 July 2010, 6:59 PM

I have put my pattern on Microsoft Word so I can email it to any that are interested.  Thanks so much to all of you for the kind words. I love doing this.  Before I found Citizen SAM I made lap quilts and sent them to Bethesda Naval Hospital.  I think my next SAM quilt is going to be a Patriotic Log Cabin.  But first I have to make a crib quilt, bumpers, and dust ruffle for a great grandbaby due in October.  Thanks again. Nancy

Eileen wrote re: "A Patriotic Diagonal Nine Patch" by Nancy Parker
on Monday, 19 July 2010, 9:47 PM

Nancy, this is a beautiful quilt and for such a worthy cause. The fabric choices sure fit the use and I'm sure whoever benefits from it will wonder about the quilter who made this warm, lovely gift.

Nancy wrote re: "A Patriotic Diagonal Nine Patch" by Nancy Parker
on Wednesday, 21 July 2010, 9:47 PM

Thank you Eileen, I just learned yesterday that the Citizen SAM organization will not be doing the helmet liners anymore.  The military is now going to provide the soldiers with liners for their helmets made of a special wicking material.  I'm so glad they are doing that and I'm sure they will be very comfortable for them, hope so anyway.  They still need the quilts though.  I'm positive the military will never provide homemade quilts for the injured soldiers.

Leslie wrote re: "A Patriotic Diagonal Nine Patch" by Nancy Parker
on Thursday, 22 July 2010, 5:38 AM

Beautiful Quilt, Great cause.

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