"Air Force Memory Quilt" by Bev

My family & I  had the good fortune to be transferred to Europe while we were in the Air Force and had a fantastic 4 years of travel and education.  Just about every place we visited, I always purchased a badge of the city, etc.  Of course, after a few years (actually quite a few!) I found them in my sewing room and decided to put them on a quilt so when I looked at the quilt I could always remember.  Then I took some of the badges off my husband's jackets and sewed them on also.  Then I went into the computer and printed the letters I needed for "Marville, France" and "Lahr, Germany" and appliqued them down each side.
 
I won first prize for this wall hanging and now I take it to Arizona with me every year to display at our annual Luncheon that is held in Yuma for our "Retired RCAF" (Royal Canadian Air Force) people.  When some of the "old guys" see some of the badges they remember when they went to that place also.  It's just a great conversation piece.  I'll send more pictures later.

Bev


Comments

Libby wrote re: "Air Force Memory Quilt" by Bev
on Saturday, 11 September 2010, 10:33 PM

Nicely done, great idea and what memories it must hold. Libby

gini wrote re: "Air Force Memory Quilt" by Bev
on Saturday, 11 September 2010, 11:21 PM

great quilt, bev.   thanks for sharing   gini

Nana wrote re: "Air Force Memory Quilt" by Bev
on Sunday, 12 September 2010, 7:56 AM

Awesome quilt.  I really love the use of the badges.  Thanks for sharing.

Eileen wrote re: "Air Force Memory Quilt" by Bev
on Sunday, 12 September 2010, 10:00 AM

Beatiful, Bev! You've creating a lasting memory for yourself, your family & everyone who sees this at the reunion. Thanks for sharing it with us, too :-)

Mary789 wrote re: "Air Force Memory Quilt" by Bev
on Sunday, 12 September 2010, 10:21 AM

Great idea; you did a terrific job :-)

Suzette wrote re: "Air Force Memory Quilt" by Bev
on Monday, 13 September 2010, 8:28 AM

What a wonderful way to keep track of your memories from your travels.

Suzette

Annette wrote re: "Air Force Memory Quilt" by Bev
on Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 10:45 PM

What a wonderful way to honor your service.  Great quilt.

Jackie Matthews wrote re: "Air Force Memory Quilt" by Bev
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 1:25 PM

Beautiful Bev,  My daughter is in the AirForce - with lots of patches. You just gave me a great idea! Thanks!

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