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Spotlight on Quilting Treasures: Winners Announced!



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Win one of three Let Freedom Ring quilt kits! (Value: $130.00!)

 

The Let Freedom Ring quilt was specifically designed (by Erin Witt) to meet the guidelines for donation to the Quilts of Valor organization. The finished size is 55" x 71".

Whether you are an experienced quilter, someone who has never made a quilt before, or someone who simply wants to perform national service, you can participate in Under Our Wings, a program that allows anyone to participate in making a comforting Quilt of Valor for an American armed services member touched by war.

We want to thank Quilting Treasures for supporting this very special initiative, and for offering these kits as their Sponsor Spotlight prize.


Here's how to enter:

In the comment section below, please finish either one of these statements (or both, if you'd like!)

  1. Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: 

  2. If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

All entries must be posted by midnight (EST) April 30th 2011. One entry per person please!

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And the winners are .....

meliafarmsjean

who wrote: "If I win the Let Fredom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of my Marine grandson Tyler Hawley, who is now serving in Afghanistan."

Brenda

who wrote: "If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: retired USMC Sargent Calvin Smith.  Calvin was injured in Iraq and am happy to say that he now has Canine Companions for Independence Dog, Chesney, as his Service Dog.  I raised Chesney and couldn't be more proud of the two of them as a team."

Paula

who wrote: "If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: all service men and women as well as their families, past and present.  I come from a family that takes to heart patriotism, honor, country and God.  My ancestors have fought in the Revolutionary War and participated in the Boston Tea Party.  My grandfather was is in the Navy during WWII.  My father was in the army and fought in Korea.  My husband is a submariner in the Navy and is still serving.  My son is a Marine helicopter pilot and is currently serving.  My family is only a few who have helped shape this great nation of ours, who have protected our way of life, and who have bravely stepped in to help those in people or countries in need.  This is the reason why I want to honor all military and their families (who sacrifice a lot), past and present.  I will be donating the quilt to either Quilts of Valor, The Wounded Warriors, Quilts4Military so that it finds a service member showing honor, love, and a heart-felt thanks."

 

What an honor to read through everyone's posts and tributes to those near and far, past and present, serving our country. Thank you for participating.

 


Comments

June Slay wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 9:46 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of many of my close family members who have served our country in the past and currently.  Our freedom whould never be forgotten or taken for granted.  I would also relish the chance at sharing my project with my family and quilting each family members name into the quilt and then one day it can be passed down for my grandchildren and they too will know what a great gift freedom is.

Linda L. wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 10:19 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of all the troops that currently serve our country, and all the vets that have served in the past. Looking at the quilt would be a reminder to pray for all of them everyday. All the freedoms we enjoy and take for granted depend on those who have, are, and will serve our country. May God bless all of them!

becca8688 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 10:55 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

the Underground Railroad.  I like to make story quilts.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: My grandfather, that I never knew.  He fought in WWI.

PrettyCurious wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 10:59 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, It would be my first "kit" quilt, and I would be honored to make it in honor of my father who served in WWII, and passed Aug 20th 2010. I am currenty making a Stars in Motion quilt for our disable Veterans. So far, I have never made a quilt I kept for myself.

tigergirl24 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 11:19 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

and would be honored to create it for the son of a co-worker who has just returned from multiple deployments to Afganistan.  I have been planning a quilt for hm for quite a while and not until now did I discover the quilt that would be perfect for this project.  I always try to make quilts that exemplify what people are passionate about.  It would be my honor to present the Let Freedom Ring quilt to this soldier.  

aimee1 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 11:42 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my husband. Also in honor of my Cousin, and many many friends who I call family who are in this small military world.  If I win this kit I will make it and send it to my husband and his unit who are leaving soon for Afghanistan.   This will be my husbands 3rd deployment and every one of his deployments I make something special for him to remind him of home.  

grannybear1942@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 11:46 AM

I would make the quilt for any female soldier who has been injured fighting for my freedom.  Having a daughter in the army for 20 years and her having served 3 tours in war zones, I appreciate the women who leave their babies and children to protect us.   Having made several memorial quilts for the soldiers who were killed in her division in Iraq, it would be a great feeling to make one for someone who came home.  God bless them and their parents, spouses and children.

PKT wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 12:06 PM

If I when the Let Freedom Ring Kit, I will make it in honor of Matt Maupin to give to the Yellow Ribbon Organization started by his parents.  Matt was at first thought to be a prisoner of war.  They found his remains a few years ago and his body was escorted by his brother home.  His parents started the Yellow Ribbon Society in our area that supports our troops.  They raise money to send things to our troops that they need.

pam_biswas@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 2:10 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

a number on the selvedge edge that represents the value of the fabric using a standard 1-12 step value system that is supported, recognized and used by all fabric manufacturers.  I realize that a fabric value can be identified and affected by what surrounds it, but by having a value 1 through 12 on the fabric, it would be so easy to pick a value  from 1 to 3 for the lights, from 4 to 8 for the medium and from 9 to 12 for the darks used in a quilt.  This system would take the guess work out of choosing the right value. This would just apply to one line of fabric, but to all fabric.

Thank you for considering this suggestions.

Pam Biswas

Steph wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 2:36 PM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make the quilt in honor of all the soldiers who have served, suffered, or lost their lives from my community.  I would present it to my church to hang above the plaque with the names of those soldiers.  In my heart, I would be sewing as well for my Dad and my uncles who fought in WWII, and my many friends who were lost or injured in the Vietnam War.  

Cheryl wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 6:04 PM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring kit I would make it honor of the last three generations of my and my husbands families that have served in the US Navy and US Coast Guard. Both of our fathers served for over twenty years and my husband served for twenty. Myself and our oldest daughter both served for one tour and our son in law is active duty at this time. In addition, we have both have uncles that have served for over twenty years in the Army and Air Force. Serving our country and maintaining our freedoms are a way of llife for our family.

tsnively wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 6:16 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures:

If I won the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of all who have served our country in times of war and peace, but especially my father, a WWII veteran, my brother, an army veteran, and all of my family members who have served throughout our country's history.

timmerla wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 6:30 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

..  well, looking through the fabric collections above, I love, love, love the Laila line.  Just 3 or 4 colors combined with the elegant patterns, beautiful.   I also like the red, white, and blue combination and another thought, I've been interested in civil war era prints.  I've been making quilts for everyone else lately and my husband had me make one for our dining room wall.  We live close to the Antietam Battlefield and the color scheme matched our tastes so I recently made Windham's Civil War Gettysburg Quilt.  Thank you.

Kathy M. Boice wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 12:43 AM

If I was lucky enough to win the Let Freedom Ring quilt kit, I would make it in honor of my Uncles, *** and Al, who proudly served our country and who have inspired my life to know they are real hero's. Their first battle of life was losing their parents in a house fire, a family of seven children, many years ago and growing up seperated from siblings determined to make the best of life and struggle to keep in touch with each other despite obstacles. Yes, they served their country well, but they have served their family well, also.

Jo Clapp wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 7:35 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring quilt I will make it to honor the millions of wives of our brave men who have fought for our freedom through the centuries. To  "Keep the home fires burning"  is not an easy job but through the centuries, our brave and resourceful mothers, dauughters,

grandmothers, sisters, aunts and friends have done it, sometimes for years. We forget in this time of instant communications that sometimes these women went for months or years without knowing if their loved one was dead or alive.  My husband is an army retiree with over 20 years service and through our geneological research that begins with his 8th great grandfather, who came here in 1620, he has had grandfathers in every war this country has been involved in, whether it be for the freedom of our country or that of some other country.  All of these brave men had someone "back home" keeping the home fires burning.  These women need to be recognized for their service to "Let Freedom Ring" .

sewcreative wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 2:51 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures: If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my nephew and all our "childen" (everyone is someones child no matter their age!) serving around the world to keep us safe. This quilt would be a wonderful daily reminder to appreciate their sacrafice!

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 3:45 PM

I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features feathers.  Chicken feathers, peacock feathers, straight feathers, droopy feathers.  Feathers of astonishing size and color.  Feathers mundane or magical.  When I think of the fussy cut applique I could accomplish with a variety of amazing feathers, it almost brings a tear to my cynical old eyes, and makes me consider breaking my self-imposed fast from purchasing any new fabric this year.  Thank you.

AJ wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 7:37 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my father who served as an MP in the Korean War. He was in the United States Air Force and is my hero! I would also make it to honor all of our Wounded Warriors who have sacrificed so much.

kathleenmargaret wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 5:27 AM

I would make the quilt in honor of my father who served in the USMC for 32 years. His name was Col. Donald Conroy and the movie the Great Santini was about him. Thank you for this opportunity.

Rebecca Pharr wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 12:17 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

All of my family members who served our great country.  My son-in-law completed two tours in Iraq and is now disabled.  My Uncle was a prisoner of war in the Koran Conflict.  

threadedtogether wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 1:34 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

A fresh new take on pink ribbon/breast cancer fabric with wonderful blenders!

JMNech wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 5:42 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: my daughter, Caroline, who served two tours to Iraq. She was injured on US soil, and thus medically retired. She and her peers saw the beginning of the fighting in Iraq. So, while it would be for my daughter, it would be in honor of her and her friends who all served together.

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 8:27 PM

I make Quilts of Valour Canada. There for would love a line of fabrics for Canadian soldiers or a line of faric honouring hero's without a country involved. We all have our here's

Pearl wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 4 April 2011, 12:54 PM

I would make it in honor of my son Chad who served in Iraq and Kwait.  I am so very proud of him.

Donna Miller wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 4 April 2011, 5:07 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

My niece and nephew, adopted at ages 4 and 6, from the Philipines.  They are now 16 and 18,  straight A-students.  Stephanie (16) is on her High School Softball team and Dennis (18) is on the High School Wrestling team.

mmcgrogan wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 4 April 2011, 7:48 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit I will make in honor of my cousin's son, Levi, who is currently serving as a medic in Afganistan.  He is in our family's prayers and we are very proud of him.

Loretta wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 4 April 2011, 8:38 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit I will make it in honor of my father who served in the Army/Air Corp during WWII, my father passed away 14 years ago this past Friday, April 1st.  He was always a very proud veteran and supported all of our troops.  I would also like to honor my brother Sy who served in Vietnam, as a Marine Recon, my brother Quentin who was in the National Guard, my brother Martin who was in the Army.  I would also like to honor 2 nephews and a niece that are currently or have just recently served within the past several years in Bosnia, Iraq and other areas.  As you can see we have a long history of proud military service in our family, even though my Grandparents came here from Croatia after WWI.  I would be very proud for any wounded soldier to receive a quilt made in honor of these family members of mine.  Thank you for giving me a chance to give back to those that give us our freedoms.

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 2:23 PM

If we win the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kit, we will make it in honor of family members (male and female) who have fought for our country during war time, both declared and undeclared: Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, each Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  Specifically, I would like to embroider on the quilt the names of family members wounded and decorated. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

Patricia wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 7:15 PM

If I were to win the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kit I would make it in honor of my uncle, Leon Arickx, who was killed in Pearl Harbor.  I also have three other uncles that were in WWII, several cousins, a brother and a son that have also served in the military.  I think a quilt of this beauty should be donated to the American Legion or the Amvets so their members could all enjoy it.

Dawn wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 9:20 PM

If I won the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt I would make it in honor of my son and my daughter who both currently are active Army soldiers. I would also remember and pray for all of our servicemen and women home and abroad as well as their families left behind.

cheryl.ellison wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 5:10 PM

I would like to see a line a fabrics that feature textures, monotone in different colors.  If I won the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kit I would make it in honor of all of those who have served or are currently serving in our US military, I can't thank them enough for their service to our great country.

KimSue Frick wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 5:29 PM

If I won this quilt I would make it in honor of my father and husband.  Both served in the Army.  I would be very proud and honored if any of my three sons decide to service in the future.  

Karen Adddleman wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:19 PM

If I were to win this quilt kit I would make this quilt in honor of all those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

PaulineR wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:41 PM

Winning this quilt kit would get me started on doing good for our Service Men and their families.  I have been thinking of doing this, but just did not know how to contact the right people or what their guidelines are.  This would help make someones day.!!!  They give so much so that we may do quilting or whatever we wish each day.  We do not give back enough.   Thanks for this opportunity.

rdowner wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:42 PM

If I win this quilt kit I would make it in honor of my Navy veteran husband. He is a member of the Honor Guard in our county, a member of Vietnam Veterans of America chapter in our area and also a member of the American Legion. He feels it an honor to serve his fellow man this way and I am very proud of him.

dacabral wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:45 PM

If I were to win this quilt kit I would make this quilt in honor of my brother Ronnie who was in the Air Force and died in Utah hiking in the mountains on Fathers Day 23 years ago. 2 other brothers of mine served their country proudly too, and my father served in the Navy during World War II. My husband works at an Air Force base and we know many servicemen and retirees!

Thank you

Lorie wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:45 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures:  I would be so very happy if you would develop a fabric line that features donkeys and mules. We raise and rescue donkeys and mules and are always on the look-out for fabric with donkeys and mules on it.....virtually impossible to find!!  Sometimes baby fabric is available with cutsey, cartoon type donkeys but I am talkng about a fabric with realistic donkeys and mules.  Horse, dog, cat, farm animal fabrics are not at all hard to find but look for donkey and mule and nothing!!  Quilts, tote bags, applique, etc. would be very popular with the donkey and mule crowd.....guaranteed!!  Thanx!!  Lorie....a longears lover!!  

QUILTER OVERWHELMED wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:46 PM

If I were to win this quilt kit, I would make it in honor of my husband who served in Vietnam.  The finished quilt would then be donated through my guild to an injured soldier, with an information label.

Lorie wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:56 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of all the spouses of servicemen and servicewomen that leave their homes and families to protect my rights as an American.  Spouses keep it all together on the homefront while the service member is away.  They are the ones that pack and move on a moment's notice.  Being an Air Force wife, I have experienced all the different aspects of having an absent, active duty husband.  The spouses that stay at home and hold it all together are unsung heros of military service.  I  honor all of you.  

jaalex wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:56 PM

I'd love to see a fabric line with a focus on  early American raggedy dolls.

If I were to win this kit, I'd make it in honor of our youngest son. He is 22 yrs. old and has spent his last 2 birthdays in  military service. May God truly bless all our military and God bless the U.S.A.!

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 8:33 PM

If I win the LET FREEDOM RING kit, I will make it in honor of my husband who is retired from the Air Reserves and has served time away to serve our country.  My husband is proud of this and also sentimental about it.  I would love to make this quilt and surprize him with it as a gift.  This looks like such a beautiful quilt and I know he would love it!!!!

Carla wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 9:00 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of all the men and women in my family that have served this great nation past and present. I come from a long line of Army and Air Force members. We are so proud of each and every one of then.

Laura Riley wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 9:34 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:  my father who served in World War II.  He proudly served his country in the army stationed in Japan.  He is 86 years old and lives in Minnesota.

Sabrina wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 9:40 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my brother Ian who has served in the US Army in  Afghanistan and Iraq. He has fought for our freedom on foriegn soil and has given up so much to serve. I am proud of my brother and all who serve.

lucky7@bresnan.net wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:03 PM

I would like to see some fabric of different utility ATV's in an outdoor theme, or small dogs like Minature Pinchers which I have.  My dog is not expected to live much longer because of diabetes and chronic active hepatatus.  I would love to make a quilt in his honor.

If I win the quilt kit I would make it and donate it to someone here at our Veterans Hospital that doesn't have any family or friends and has been badly wounded.

Karen Boden wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:19 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

The veterans, past and present who belong to our loca American Legion and VFW organizations. A lot of times we remember our soldiers, but forget our Vets. I would make this quilt use to raffle off to raise funds to support our local veterans programs that sponsor youth, the local VA Hospitals, National Home for Children and other projects these 2 fine organizations are involved in.

Sewlove2create wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:27 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: the farming world. Some examples would be fabrics with common crop pictures, different types of livestock, maybe some fabric that resembles old barn planks.

Marcia wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:30 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

masculine colors without flowers or plaids with family themes from everyday life; especially heart touching "priceless" moments beyond hunting, fishing, sports, etc....like grandkid sitting on grandpa's lap reading, etc.

Betty Stephens wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:36 PM

   Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:  exotic oriental scenes of birds, flowers and people. I would like them in dark rich colors.

   If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: All of the selfless men and women who are protecting us now and those who did years ago. I will be giving the quilt to a service man or woman through one of the charities.

Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:39 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit I will make in honor of all my family members who have or are now currently serving in the military.  My father, my two brothers, myself and both my sons have or are now currently serving in the military.  I will also make an extra Let Freedom Ring quilt to donate to my local QOV.  Thank you for honoring our veterans with this fabric line and quilt pattern!

djevans wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:00 PM

If I win I will make it and donate it to the South Bay Quilters Guild so that they can give it to our wounded soldier program. My guild members make these quilts and they are given to soldiers in hospitals here and in war zones.  Thanks for the opportunity.

craftyneedle wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:12 PM

I would like to see more quilting fabrics manufactured in wider widths, i.e., 58-60 inches, such as the upholstery, canvas and other heavier ones are.  

If I won the "Let Freedom Ring" Kit I would make it to honor my husband who served 20 years in the Air Force (medical field). Just the other day a little 5-year-old girl came up to him in a store and asked if he had served in the military.  When he said yes, she shook his hand and said, "Thank you so much, Sir!"  He was very touched.  He proudly served and is still very patriotic to his country.  Also I would dedicate "Let Freedom Ring" to his father, 95 now and in a nursing home, who served in WW II, earning a purple heart.  Last but not least, I would honor my four brothers -- two served in the Navy, one in the Air Force and one in the Army.  One (Army) also served more than 22 years in National Guards afterwards.  

Rev. Diane Mettam wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:19 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: mules!  Our little town has an annual celebration called Mule Days, and people come from all over the country and the world to celebrate the many contributions the mule makes to our world.  

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: our veterans.  We have a very active VFW and Ladies Auxiliary in our community.  I would love to honor one of our special veterans, who served in World War II, with a very special quilt.

nlbeal@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:44 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: my friend Rich who is still listed as MIA from the Viet Nam War.  His parents have both passed away and never received closure for him.  My two sons both have served in the military and as a parent, I can't imagine not knowing their fate.  My prayers are with all our service personal past and present who are/have served to protect us.  God Bless the USA!

atoz1mom wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:48 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: my Uncle Tommy Kearsley who was killed in Vietnam Nam, May 4, 1970.  His service and ultimate sacrifice has touched my life in many ways.  I love this country and I am so grateful for our service men and women who so selflessly serve.  I know that the freedoms we enjoy are only ours because of those brave men and women.  If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit I would name it "Tommy's Gift."  Thank you for all the brave men and women who have served this great country.

Kloempken wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:56 PM

I would be so happy if you would develop line of fabric that features Retired folks traveling by trailer from one monument to another.  It could have lakes, rivers, oceans,campfires, tents, trailers, outhouses all the amentities of a relaxed traveling life.

If I won the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it for my younger brother who was drafted at 18 into the Vietnam War.  He was so young to see his best buddy killed and having to kill another human to save his own life.  This will forever cast a black cloud over him.  When that black cloud comes, he could wrap himself in this quilt knowing I love him and he fought for our country's freedom!

Pamela wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:56 PM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring Kit"  for my Husband. He is a Viet Nam Vet.  He did 2 years of duty in Viet Nam.

Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:02 AM

If I won the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I would make it in honor of my dad and step-dad, who both served in WWII.  My dad was Army and my step-dad, Papa Joe, was Navy.  I admire both of these "common" men and their service to our country and the hard work they have done for family.  My dad died 27 years ago and Papa Joe will be 90, July 4th.  I would then donate it to Quilts of Valor.

Pamela wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:05 AM

I would like you to make a line of Fabric  Panels In Let Freedon Ring.  Each Panel have a Great Scene Depiciting One picture that stood out.  From Civil War to(in between) Afganastan.

Pam

Melinda wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:56 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures,

I would be so very happy if you developed a line of fabric that features the Autism ribbon.  My son has Autism, along with so many others.  I would also love to see patterns made, as I am right now making a Autism quilt that I hope will bring my son's class some money.

If I win, i will make it in honor of my cousin that just returned from Afganistan.   He joined the Marines at age 18yr.  He has seen so much death and was not able to leave for 6 extra months because when ever a soldier was on route to releave him, they were killed in action.  My cousin is home for a few months before he has to leave again.  I would like to send a quilt like this with him to remind the men and women that he works every day, of the reason why they are fighting.

Elizabeth Lee wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:50 AM

If I won the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I would make the quilt and donate it to my local Navy League so that they could raffle it off to help support all the work they do behind the scenes here and abroad. On the back of the quilt I will have embroidery which would say "In honor of all those who have served our country"

Diane B Kozlovich wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:53 AM

The NC Piecemaker's Quilt Guild is currently working on Let Freedom Ring quilts to give to the VA Hospital for men/women who were injured while serving our country in battle.  I am working on a lap quilt now for this cause.  We are using fabric with red, white, and blue colors.  Many have American flags on them.  You can go to our website to view our calendar of events at www.ncpiecemakers.org.  We live in the Lincolnton, NC area and surrounding cities.

I really hope that I could win and share this offering with others...

God bless America!

JoyceLM wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 5:50 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my husband, a Vietnam War veteran

dix510 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:02 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make in honor of my brother-in-law. A Vietman War Vet. Denny is always there and ready to help anyone that needs it.

Meadowview Quilter wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:02 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of LCPL Brian Schramm USMC, a family friend killed in Iraq in 2004.  He was a good friend of my son Brian, who is now in the AirForce, and I also sponsored him during his confirmation at our church.  

kathie.Lombard@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:04 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of the brave and selfless women of America who leave their families each day to enter the workforce of this great country.  They provide sustanence for their children as well as economic stability for these United States. Their sacrifice of personal time as well as family time often goes unnoticed as well as under appreciated.

Darlene wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:10 AM

If I won the Freedom Ring quilt kit, I would make it in honor of my dad, a vietnam vet who was never honored when he came home from the war. Our country was in an upheavel and many protesters made it impossible for our vets to get the recognition of service that they were so deserving of recieving. I would also use the pattern to make a quilt for my grandfather who served in WWII. He needs a quilt made from his grandaughter before he passes on to heaven. Come to think of it, I might make his first since he is older. In any case. My relatives definitely deserve a Let Freedom Ring quilt. I would also enter it in our local quilt shows so that others would think of and honor our vets.

9533cella wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:48 AM

I would make the quilt in honor of all our service members who stand in harm's way so we can be free and safe!

kjklinger@doulosdesign.org wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:17 AM

I've read through the comments before mine, and am honored to be included among the generous quilters who give away their art.  If I were to win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum.  Hard to pick any one group or person since there are generations of men and women who have served.

kjklinger@doulosdesign.org wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:20 AM

I've read through the comments before mine, and am honored to be included among the generous quilters who give away their art.  If I were to win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum.  Hard to pick any one group or person since there are generations of men and women who have served.

bbcheyney wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:36 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: realistic zoo animals--not cutesy for kids--or animals that are on the endangered animal lists.  You could cover all color themes from various animal groups.

Susan Griffin wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:42 AM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I will make it to honor all americans who have fought to keep us free, BUT in particular, for the women who have gone before us and supported, fought and morned for those fighting.  As a family, my children and grand children spend time honoring our freedom in July.  It would add to our celebration to be able to display this quilt in our home.

nanbon44 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:03 AM

If I were to be chosen the winner of the Let Freedom Ring Kit, I would make it to honor all the men and women who choose to serve their country in the military. They are so brave to defend their country with their lives. When called they serve proudly no matter what the future may hold for them.  I know as we are a military family... my grandfather, father, brothers served, my husband is retired military and we have daughters and son in laws currently serving. If I were to win, the quilt would be made and donated to a soldier who bravely served and came back less then they were, Or the family of a soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice.

landers159 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:05 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features Dr. Suess characters.  I think that theme  would be a great addition to devlop into your fabric collection.I love the whimisical, the traditional,the romantic, I love them all. The themes that quilts incorporate are unique to each individual.

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I would make it in honor of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. I would dedicate it to the presence inside each of us that clings to the immortal words once written by Samuel Francis Smith and spoken by Martin Luther King as a reminder for all to not only embrace our proud past but to embrace our bright future. and "Let Freedom Ring"

escott wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:10 AM

If I win Let Freedom Ring quilt, I will make it to honor Jason Garkey who embodies the American ideal. As a friend of the family I watched Jason grow up. I was not surprised when he was accepted into West Point and distinguished himself there. He has gone on to serve our country in many places, abroad and at home. He is now teaching military strategy and warfare. I am very proud of him and of all the men and women who give of themselves for our country. Though I have enjoyed travel to foreign countries, I have never wanted to live anywhere but the USA. This is a great quilt to showcase our patriotism

JUNEK-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:41 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of my Dad and donate it in his memory to the local VFW clubhouse.  Dad served during the Korean conflict, was the commander of the local VFW for several years, played "Santa" for the annual VFW Christmas party for the children in the community, and sadly died at age 53.  He is dearly missed by our entire family and the community.  A "Freedom Ringing" quilt would be a wonderful addition to our newly-remodeled VFW clubhouse.  

Schery Owens wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:56 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my brother, Dieter. He came to America with my parents as a little boy. As a young adult (and at the time not even an American citizen) he joined the Marines and was stationed in Vietnam to fight during the Vietnam War. He was in a truck of ten other Marines that drove over a land mine. He was the only survivor from that truck full of wonderful men. He did loose half of his body, most of his mind and his life was never the same, like so many humble Vietnam Vets that never did receive their true thanks and recognition. Dieter gained citizenship and we have always been so honored with his service to our country which we love so dearly. He recently passed away from a terrible form of cancer.  We will never forget the look on his face and the tears that so freely flowed anytime our National Anthem was being presented. Our family holds him in the highest esteem and misses him very much.

Judi wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:06 AM

If I should be lucky enough to win the Let Freedom RIng kit, I would make it in memory of the 17 BUcks COunty residents who died on September 11, 2001 and donate it to the Garden of reflection to auction to help maintain the beautiful memorial we have erected in beautiful Bucks Countly, PA.  My own son, Joshua age 23, was one lost that morning at the World Trade Center.  The Garden of Reflection gives all of us a place to go and meditate and remember our loved ones.  VIsit it in person or at  www.9-11memorialgarden.org

Kathy Gehring wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:16 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my mother. She was in the Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany.  She met my father while working in an army hospital as a nurse.  In 2007, she passed away after a battle with cancer.  She was very active in the local AmVets unit and everyone loved her.  I miss her dearly and would love to honor her memory by helping military soldiers stay warm.

Muriel wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:27 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my father, Ernie (World War II Army), my first husband who has passed away, Jim Jr. (Vietnam War Marine), my present husband, Tom (Vietnam War Navy) my son, Jim III (peacetime Air Force) and my grandson, Tyler (newly enlisted Marine).  And for all the other brave men and women that have insured our freedom.   Their selflessness and patriotism are inspiring!  

dworsley wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:51 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of three wonderful people in my life.  One very important person was my father whom has past away on July 21, 2010, he served with the Air Force repairing airplanes.  The second person is my husband who is a former Marine and serve 2 tours in Vietnam War.  And finally the third person is my daughter Cheryl who is currently serving in the Army now 14 years, working with the American Embassy in Germany.  I miss her and I'm extremely proud of her for the work that she does for our country.  I also support all our service people overseas and I pray every day for there safe return.

Bluegrass&Quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:08 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features School Days.  

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my brother, a lifetime soldier who passed away at the age of 50, 3 years past.  The quilt would be delivered to a NM Veteran upon completion.

creekmor@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:12 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

An unknown to me military person who has placed his/her life in harms way so that I can have the freedom to stay at home and enjoy my hobby of quilting.  Without these brave men and women, our country would be completely different from what I have been blessed to have experienced.  As a wife of a retired military person, I know the sacrifices that the family and the military person experience every single day of their lives.  I would give it to the Quilts of Valor group that functions out of Charleston, SC.

Aida wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:22 AM

re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of our beloved servicemen and women who are deployed overseas. I will use its pattern to make more.  When our men and women are out serving in some foreign countries, I would like to think that having a quilt to snuggle on while they are resting will give them the courage and strength to carry on their jobs.  My husband has served in Vietnam and Desert Storm while he was in service and we both know the horrors that war can create.  Hopefully I can make enough quilts for the men and women in service in my community - this is one way in which I can contribute to the good of our country.

Linda E in AZ wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:43 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

hummingbirds!  They are such wonderfully fascinating little creatures, and they never stand still long enough to get a good look at them.  Our county in southern Arizona has recorded 16 different species of hummers (mostly migrate in from points south of the border), but there are also many incredibly-colored hummers around the world.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

all those who are fighting for freedom around the world.  I live in a city next to Ft. Huachuca, an Army post, so we are very aware on a daily basis of the sacrifices and dedication of our military members.

cpudney wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:55 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Right kit, I will make it in honor of:  our three step-grandsons, one of which served in Iraq and one who just returned from a year in Afghanistan.  The third has just finished his enlistment and was discharged from the U.S. Army a month ago.  In addition, I would make it in honor of all of the service men and women who keep our country safe and strong.  

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:06 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

My brother Jerry Owen Lafayette who died in the Vietnam war, he was only 21.  I was 12 or 13 at the time.

Also in remeberance of all the POW/MIA's.

GeeMa wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:20 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of Col. Tom Lantzy.  Col. Lantzy has served three tours of duty in the Middle East conflicts.  He does this selflessly while leaving his wife and three boys at home.  He is the most humble and dedicated individual I know.

meliafarmsjean@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:30 AM

If I win the Let Fredom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of my Marine grandson Tyler Hawley, who is now serving in Afghanistan.

LINDA DD wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:46 AM

I would like a fabric featuring the religious and personnal freedoms that we have today. Thanks, to our forefather who first fought for them and so many past and present who have given their lives for, in this country and others. Today all of us continue to reap the benefits, live in comfort and practise our faith and enjoy the freedoms because of their willingness to give their all for others. Making quilts for these Honorable men and women would be a blessing and a very small way of giving back. Thank you for this opportunity to express my feelings.

mcisr0215 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:20 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

Pearle's Pretty Pieces.  She is a friend of mine and her work would be fabulous for fabric.  Please don't think of this as spam.  I would love to work with fabric she would design and I am sure the quilting world  would as well.  She is an incredible artist.

pearlespainting.blogspot.com

luvmyporsh wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:00 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

My husband John Harrison, he served three tours of duty in Vietnam and was a river boat captain.  None of us understand the dangers these brave men went through each day.  We owe a lot to all the men and women who have served our country throughout the years.  It would be an honor to make this quilt for my husband.

Judy

Gramma Joanie wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:03 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: my nephew Kevin, who is in the Army, currently serving in South Korea. I am currently working out a design for a Quilt of Valor with a more feminine touch as we have many female soldiers.

Liz K wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:09 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: more solid reading fabrics - those with texture in the design that feature an extensive number of colors especially jewel tone and brights.  It is not always very easy to find fabrics in gradations especially those that can be used for flesh tones when doing art quilts and applique.

I would make a quilt to honor all families that have sacrificed to help our country an others across the world.

Kryss wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:15 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my grandfather (WWII), father (Vietnam), brother (Nat. Guard), cousin (Marines), as well as all the men and women who I have served with as well when I was enlisted in the Air Force. Most especially I would like to dedicate it to the friends and family of those who serve as well. Without your support, we would not be able to serve to the best of our ability.  The finished quilt itself will go to my neice, and her fiance who has just been recently been medically discharged from the Air Force.

FireRaven wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:52 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of all the men and women who have been touched by war and for those who never received a welcome home.  Making and presenting a quilt is just a small token of gratitude that we can show to all our service men and women.  Having family members who have served in every war from the Revolutionary War through to a nephew serving in Iraq today makes me appreciate all that these men and women have given to keep us free and appreciate even more what their families have endured and given too.  The quilt itself will be given to a member of my nephew's unit when they return from Iraq.

JenelleJB wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:58 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: My Father-In-Law who I only got to know for a year before he passed away. I have heard so many stories of his bravery in the war. Thank you for this opportunity to win this quilt kit.

Gail wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:59 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my late husband who served his country for 20 years and for my son who is currently serving in the Air Force.  It would be a great honor to make the quilt for a disabled verteran.

isaysew wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 4:39 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: the disbaled vets currently returning from the middle east.  

Lazy Quilter wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 5:00 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will play it forward. The quilt will honor some wonderful young man or yound women  who has been wounded serving  his/her  country and now needs comfort and support from all of America. We, as a nation, need to let all of our servicemen and women know how proud we are of them.

Brenda wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 5:33 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: retired USMC Sargent Calvin Smith.  Calvin was injured in Iraq and am happy to say that he now has Canine Companions for Independence Dog, Chesney, as his Service Dog.  I raised Chesney and couldn't be more proud of the two of them as a team.  

linsin1951@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:07 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit, I'll make in honor of my grandfather.  He was a amazing funny, poor, uneducated man who raised 6 children, married for over 60 years when his life partner went to their Heavenly Father ahead of him.  Pa Frank was a Cacun. I will always remember the smell of his coffee and pipe. He served his country in both of the World Wars. He was a life time member of the American Legionirs.  I remember every fall during squirrel season, he would cook squirrel mulligan for the entire small town we lived in. He would work all day cooking this.  He was loved and admired not only by his family but everyone who was lucky to have known him.

Pa Frank, we love you always!

TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:29 PM

If you choose me to win the Let Freedom Ring Kit, I'll make in honor of my father who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He often said he served in 3 major wards to keep his sons out of serving in the war. And while I did serve in the armed forces I am most proud of the man who believed in his country that he gave over 25 years to his military career. When he died in 1989 we proudly had him buried in his military uniform so God would know he had a very special soldier coming onboard. My family also wishes to salute the men & women who serve our country today and wish them God speed to a safe return to their loved ones.

cadesnana wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:45 PM

I would make this in honor of my husband's two brothers, both serving in the Army.  One of his brothers gave his life for our country's freedom and I would donate the finished quilt to a Veteran's Hospital.

barbgooch@juno.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:55 PM

If I win this kit, I would make this quilt in honor of my uncle, who just passed at 83 years young.  He spent a lifetime in the army.

pmbarman wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:35 PM

I would love to see a collection of fabrics for each branch of our military.  My son is currently serving in the Navy, hubby was in the Air Force and my brother was also in the Navy.  I'm a member of a group of Navy Moms from all over the U.S. and we have begun making quilts for sailors at their mom's request.  I also have begun long-arm quilting for one of my local QOV groups.

If I won this kit, I would make and donate it in honor of Corpsman Michael Swink, who was killed in action last year.  "Doc" was a hero to many of us Navy Moms and it would be a privilege to make a quilt in his honor.  

MåMå wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:12 PM

If I win this kit, I would make it in honor of Carl Michalk - a WWII veteran.  A very dear friend of many years.  He was my husband's best friend.  He passed away early this year.  He was also proud of his his service years and participated in VFW activities the rest of his life.  I presented him with a flag wall hanging I made some years ago.  When he finally lived in a nursing home, it was the one decoration he took along for his room.  A true patriot!

popo@metrocast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 9:24 AM

I will make it in honor of my cousin/brother who gave his life with the OSS in France during WWII.

bobsie311 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 9:54 AM

I would make this in honor of my two wonderful grandsons who are in the Marines.  One spent time in Iraq and the other in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Also in honor of one's wife, who held together the household with the new first baby while he was away.

Susan Dowdall wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 12:04 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:  A very simple answer - all our fallen service men and women who have lost their lives serving to protect our country, as well as innocent people in many countries.  I would also honor all the men and women currently serving our great country.

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

Snails, my niece is a collector.

Nancy Blanchard wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 1:39 PM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring Kit, I would make it in honor of my mother, a WWII Army Nurse, the United States active duty personnel, and all our proud Veterans who have helped to keep this country free. So we can wave our American Flag with pride and hold our heads up high!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 2:36 PM

If I won the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kit, i would make it first of in honor of my husband who retired from the Army after serving 21 years.  I would also honor all of those men and women who are currently serving our country both here and abroad, all of those wounded veterans, and each and every member of our armed service who served proudly.  God bless America!!!  

Cindy Gerstl wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 2:53 PM

I'd love to win one of the Let Freedom Ring quilt kits. I contribute to my guild's Quilt of Valor project and this would be a great contribution to this effort. Each month, we spend time working on the Quilts of Valor project and many of us cut and sew the quilts at home. Some create the entire quilt; other work on a section, depending on our skills and time available. For those who are unable to put an entire quilt together, we've even divided up the project so that some make the quilt tops, some do the cutting and prep the fabric or iron as necessary, some put on the bindings, and we even have members who longarm the quilts. Every month, we complete beautiful quilts for our Quilts of Valor project.

metro2gal wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 4:48 PM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring Kit I will make it in honor of: my father:who was a WWII veteran, who proudly and honorably served his country. My father passed away on 9-11-2008, what an honorable day for an honorable man to leave his family and the country that he truley loved. If choosen I would donate the quilt in his memory to Quilts of Valor,to give to another service person who also serves/served this country with the same  pride and conviction as my father.

Dawn Peterson wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 5:41 PM

...if you developed a line of fabric that didn't need washed first.  I like to tear into my cutting asap and having to wait for it to wash and then dry is like sitting in the dentist's chair.  No Fun!

...I would make it in honor of all the brave wives, mother's and children that are left to wonder day after day if their loved ones will be coming home.

Thanks, Dawn Peterson

Rhonda Carson wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 8:06 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:  my son's girlfriend, Beth, who is being deployed to Afghanistan within the year.  Beth is a very special young woman in my son's life and the thought of her being overseas is hitting him very hard.  Perhaps a quilt made with her in mind will give him some comfort.  Even if I don't win, I think I'll make a quilt for just that reason!  Thanks for the idea!!

cjtata wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 10:01 PM

I would love to have a line of fabric developed that would highlight America's natural treasures - the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Rushmore, Statue of Liberty, the Great Lakes.  Maybe something from each state of the union.  It is our brave servicemen's commitment to defend our country that has helped to preserve all of these treasures and the American way of life.  My hat goes off to all the servicemen that have given a part of their life to defend this wonderful country we live in.  Red, white and blue would be great in this fabric line because it reflects the colors of our flag.  It is truly an honor to make a quilt for one of our servicemen and let him or her know how much we appreciate their efforts and commitment.  

Mary Ellen wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 3:30 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of the 27 former students from the Alaskan village in which I teach who have just been deployed to Afghanistan.  I would display it in the library or commons of our school, which is the main activity center of the village, to honor their service and the sacrifices made by their families who face difficult times when they are pulled away from their subsistence activities to answer our country's call half a world away.

JENNIE wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 8:56 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of my Step-dad who passed away last year.  Robert Brown was a veteran of three wars and a retired career Army man.  He loved this country more than anything and was so very proud to have served her.  I would donate the quilt to a veteran in our local Veteran's Home in his name.

Marsha wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 4:14 PM

I would be honored to win the Let Freedom Ring kit.  I am currently busy at work making Wounded Soldier Quilts (see www.citizensam.org for details).   I would be thrilled to make a quilt of valor in honor of my younger brother, Keith, who spent two years in Iraq/Afghanistan as a National Guardsman.  He left his young family during their most formative years without a pause to serve his country.  He was one of the lucky ones to come back safely, in one piece physically.  I would be honored to give him that quilt to show my gratitude for the years he gave and will never get back, but years that he gave willingly because he believes in our country and our rights and freedoms.

quilterliz wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 5:58 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my father who served in the Army in the early 1950's.  He was a very patriotic man, hanging the flag from our porch on all of the national holidays.  I miss him dearly and if I won this prize and make this quilt, it would honor his memory and all of the positive things for which he stood.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 7:30 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit I would make it in honor of my son. He is in the Army and has been deployed to Iraq 4 times and his unit stays in Iraq for 15 months he is only 26 and has seen all the things that we try and protect our kids from. He left for Iraq about a month after he finished high school. I can see what this war has done to my son and he is working with someone to help with the things he has seen and of things he had to do. So if I win the kit I will make it for him. The people comming back may not have physical wounds but mental wounds also lets not forget everyone who has stood up for our country. You dont have to be in the hospital to have wounds you can be at home also.

Thank you Lisa

annpatt wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 7:51 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: lighthouses. I think the lighthouse is symbolic of hope and shines a new dawn for those who may be lost.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit I would make it in honor of The Navy Sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan. My son is currently deployed on this carrier and they are serving off the coast of Japan supplying relief to those suffering from radiation and hunger.

Thank You,

Ann

ChocolateandQuilts wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 9:10 PM

Wow! How exciting and timely, I just found out about the Quilts of Valor last month. I have spent many hours in the VA hospital and clinics with my father-in-law and have a real desire to help make our wounded Veterans more comfortable by serving them in this way. I immediately thought of making a quilt in honor of Army Specialist Joseph Michael Lewis. Joe was a very special young man, he was my son's best friend and he always greeted me with a big hug (like the lift you off the ground kind of hug) and a "Hi, Mom!" He had a huge heart and LOVED being a soldier and helping others out. He was a bit of a nut too, always finding ways to make you laugh. Joe was killed by an IED in Afghanistan on Nov. 17, 2009. Leaving behind a grateful country for his service but brokenhearted family and friends. Joe left behind a wife and baby girl who he only got to spend a few weeks with before he was deployed. When I make the quilt in honor of Joe I will also make one identical to it for Joe's daughter as well with the message that Joe's quilt is in service comforting another soldier who has served. I'm sure that when she gets old enough to understand she will be happy to know that her Dad's legacy of service will continue on with a quilt supplying a big hug of comfort to another soldier. I would love to make the Let Freedom Ring quilt in honor of Joe.

Have a blessed day,

Donna

robinnn wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 11:32 PM

If I won the quilt kit, I would make it in honor of my uncle, who got a Purple Heart in Korea, my brother in law, who served in the Army for several years in Germany and then in the National Guard for several more, and my step brother, who served in the Navy in Japan and the Aleutian Islands, and a good friend, who served in the Army in Viet Nam.

Thank you.

Robin

robinnn wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 11:32 PM

If I won the quilt kit, I would make it in honor of my uncle, who got a Purple Heart in Korea, my brother in law, who served in the Army for several years in Germany and then in the National Guard for several more, and my step brother, who served in the Navy in Japan and the Aleutian Islands, and a good friend, who served in the Army in Viet Nam.

Thank you.

Robin

wordygirl wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 1:20 AM

If I won this wonderful kit, I would make it in memory of my father, a veteran of WWII and Korea, and in honor of Daniel H., who is like a brother to me and is currently making his way through boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  A quilt to honor her dad would be something to comfort his sweet daughter until he comes home.    

Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

wordygirl wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 1:20 AM

If I won this wonderful kit, I would make it in memory of my father, a veteran of WWII and Korea, and in honor of Daniel H., who is like a brother to me and is currently making his way through boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  A quilt to honor her dad would be something to comfort his sweet daughter until he comes home.    

Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 2:51 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: My Grandfather who served in the Navy during WWII and my Daughter who is now serving as part of the Army.

arnjln wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 4:30 PM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" Quilt Kit, I will make it in honor of my father who served his career in the United States Army and served 2 tours in Viet Nam.  We lost him 8 years ago, and he is thought of every day !

mrsunclefuzzy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 6:39 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures,

I would be very happy if you would develope a line of fabric that features celtic dragons, for adults not for children.(already lots of childrens dragon fabrics) All I seem to be able to find is oreiantal dragons and this is not what alot of adults enjoy.

Thank you

mrsunclefuzzy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 6:41 PM

If I were to win the Let Freedom Ring quilt kit I would make it in hornor of my husband who is retired from the Navy sub service!

gloryhasjoy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 7:39 PM

If I were to win the "Let Freedom Ring Quilt Kit", I would make it in honor of my father, Ira. O. Chumley.  Dad fought in the Korean War, he was not only my friend, he was my hero.  When asked about his time in war and what it was like? Dad, replied," you know hun some things are left better  unsaid." I never again asked him another question about the war, I was blessed that he had made it home to the land of the free. He not only served our great country, he served others with a heart as big as all the outdoors.  He was always giving of his time, picking up a truck load of potatoes to give to others before he got home, or picking up apples on the side of the road to give to somebodies horses. He was a man of wisdom.  When I would ask him for advice over one of lifes many trials, he would always say, "I'm not going to tell you what to do, but this is what I would do." He honoring my dad who went on to be with Lord, Sept.10th, 2009, I would make this quilt and donate it to a veteran that served in the korean war that is a nursing home, or to the local veterans hall.  Because of my dad and many others that have risked their lives for us, for the ones that fought for us and gave the altiment sacrifice, we say thank you, freedom will always ring in this great and beautiful country of ours, because of you, our America heroes.

JenniferDancy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 8:18 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:  Kids and books!  i have two kids who are devouring books, and I would love to have a "reading quilt"!  

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

The many honorable men in my family who've served in the Air Force.  It'd be donated to our locak VFW for their annual auction.

Lealee wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 11:03 PM

If I win the let freedom ring kit I would make it in honor of my stepson who is currently serving!

Lealee wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 11:04 PM

A new line of fabric i would like to see is large scales prints like the old sweetwater authentic line in modern colors.

Maureen McNally wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 10:12 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:  shells and sea life.   I'm a beach bum at heart and always looking for new fabrics to decorate my home plus make gifts for friends who live near the beach.  

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my dad  who recently passed away.  He was a WW II veteran and it wasn't until he passed that I found out the details of his service in Europe.  I'm proud of him and this would be a reminder of him that could be passed down through the family.  

crrainbow wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 11:05 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would like to see a line of fabric with trucks like Peterbilts, Macks, Kenworths, etc.  My husband and sons are truckers and I would like to find some fabric that featured real looking trucks not just dump trucks and firetrucks.

If I won the Let Freedom Ring kit I would make it in honor of a young man who was getting ready to go back to Iraq for his 3 term when he was killed in a freak car accident.  I would then give it to his Dad who is fighting Cancer

crrainbow wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 11:10 AM

Dear Quilt Treasures, I would like to see some fabric with trucks on it, I am talking about Peterbilts, Macks, Kenworths, etc.  All I have ever found is fabric with firetrucks and dump trucks on it, my husband and sons are truckers and I would like to find some fabric to make quilts for them.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit I would make it in honor of a young man who was killed in a car accident on New Years morning whowas gatting ready to goo back to Iraq for his 3 term.  I would then give it to his dad who is fighting cancer.

bjeanjacks wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 11:59 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features fabric that provides information of each state in the union.  Each state is unique and has many points of interest, famous birthplaces and historic places to visit.  

Brenda Anderson

Edmond, Oklahoma

randerson89@cox.net

LizzeJ wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 1:43 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

Paisley!  Modern paisley! There's something about paisley that I love!

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of America!!  I love America and Americana, what better way to honor the country!!

csoehren wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 2:22 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features, blenders and textures in many colors. I would also like to see planes, trains, and automobiles for kids.

If I win the "Let Freedon Ring" kit, I will make it in honor of my great uncles, who fought in WWI and lost their lives for our country, for my grandfather and father who served at home, and for my grandson and cousin, who serve wherever they are deployed to ensure our safety.

Debi wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 4:14 PM

I would be very happy if you would develop a line of fabric for children. It is very hard to find fabric that my 6 to 10 year old grandsons find interesting and fun for them.

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I would make it in honor of the older gentleman that I care for, who served in WW2 and is 100% disabled because of his service to our country. I would also be honoring my dad who served in the United States Army before Vietnam and was away from our family for a couple of years. Also, I would make it in honor of my son in law, who served in Iraq for a year and is home safely. But, most of all in honor of my son who currently serves in the United States Air Force and is heading out for his second deployment to serve our country and protect my freedoms. I am praying for all of our military men and women who are out there selflessly protecting the freedoms of every American alike. It would be an honor to make a quilt of valor for any one of them.

kpodell wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 5:44 PM

I would be happy if you would add a line of golfing fabrics.  My husband and I are avid golfers and I am always looking for golf related fabrics for quilting anc crafting.

If I won a Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make a quilt in honor of alll the brave men and women who have and are serving our country, as well as their families who support them.

anne0114 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 8:35 AM

IIf I won the Let Freedom Ring quilt I would make it in honor of my daughter who served 21 years in the USNavy and died of cancer in 2007.  I miss her so.

Mary Fischer wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 9:04 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring quilt kit it would be in Memory of my Father who served in WWII and Vietnam, an Uncle who gave his life on Iwo Jima. Honor of my brother ( who served in the Army and retires) and brother-in-laws (Marines and Navy) and in three boys who all served in the Army stationed in Bosnia,Iraq,and Korea.  I would deplay this quilt lovingly and with pride in a country that I love that compares to no other.  The naming of this quilt signifies to me how blest we truely are to be able to have the freedom to speak, live, dance, love and most of all worship in a place of choice...let it ring!

Nancy Woodcock wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 10:21 AM

If I win one of the Quilts of Valor quilt kits I will make it in honor of those stationed in Afganistan or Iraq.  I'd like to see Quilting Treasures develop aline of 1800's reproductions featuring blues, tans, cheddars and a few reds all without floweers.  Leaves are okay but no flowers so I could use the collection to make Quilts of Valor for men.

June wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 8:25 PM

If I am lucky enough to win the Quilt of Valor Kit, I would make it in honor of my husband who has served 22 years in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.

jgrieder wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 9:51 AM

I would be happy if you developed a line of fabric featuring Theodore Roosevelt and his many interests and accomplishments.  Birds, hunting, Panama Canal, the Navy, the Great White Fleet, Nobel Peace Prize, the Badlands, Teddy Bears etc.  

hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 10:48 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my 83-year old father who served in Korea.  He was very brave to have served in such a remote and dangerous area at a very young age.  Although he has never talked about his experiences, he was very proud when Korean War soldiers were recognized on the 50th anniversary of the war.

Margaret wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 5:39 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my father who spent 20 years of his life dedicated to perserving out freedom at the expense of being away from his family and country. He servered in Korea and Viet Nam. Most of my childhood he was away.

Kate wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 3:23 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of three family members. My brother who was a marine and was killed when his helicopter crashed, my son who is now serving in the Air Force and my husband who is retired after serving 27 years.

Sally wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 4:56 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would donate it to the local VFW for fund-raising for their care package program for soldiers currently serving overseas.

Ms MoomMist wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 8:55 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

My deceased husband (Army 9 years), my 3 brothers, (Army -2 yrs -draft, Army - 2 yrs - draft, Army, 23 yrs with 3 tours Vietnam), my 2 sons, (3 yrs, Germany tours each), my current husband ( Navy, Vietnam War - Midway Island) and myself (Women's Army Corp - Vietnam Era - Basic Training Cadre). Our family served and continue to serve to "Let Freedom Ring!"

Kristen Symons wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 16 April 2011, 12:05 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of the two most important men in my life.  My father, a vietnam veteran, who served in the Army for 30 years and my husband, who has proudly served in the Army for 20 years.  He has spent the majority of the last three years deployed overseas.  I have seen firsthand the sacrifices these proud men have given to ensure our freedom and the freedom of others and I am so very proud of them!  

sassypixie wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 16 April 2011, 4:59 PM

I would loveto win this kit I  would make this quilt    and give to my local quilt store program of Quilt of valor

pegberts wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 17 April 2011, 10:33 AM

If I am fortunate enough to win I will make the quilt and through my local QOV shop I will have it sent to one of our countries wounded soldiers.

4MyFun wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 17 April 2011, 11:07 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures,

I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features spring rain. Maybe it is because I live in Oregon that is home of rain, but a cute theme with these ideas:

Rain Boots

Mud Puddles

Umbrellas

Rain Slickers

Rain Drops

I have looked and haven't found much that is actually a theme, following the same colors/designs...

Thanks

Julia wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 18 April 2011, 11:52 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make in honor of my father and my husband. My father was a pilot in the Air Force and was killed in action in 1965.  My husband served 20 years in the Air Force as a navigator.  I truly feel that it is very important to honor those who have served their country and am delighted that Quilting Treasures has developed this line of fabric. Thank you!!

MARTHAQ wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 18 April 2011, 2:25 PM

If I won the  quilt of Valor kit I would make it in honor of all vets because I work in a Veterns office. I would make it and then hang it at my office for everyone to see until I find a vet that needs it the most.

Robin wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 18 April 2011, 8:56 PM

If I made a quilt of Valor I would make it in honor of my brother, Bryan, who retired from the US Navy this past July.  Although it was very hot the requirement service was very touching as he honor not only his wife and children but his mother, brother and sister too.  Think he honor us when it was his turn to be honored.  

I would like a line of fabrics call " A Day in My Sandbox" which is what I affectionately call my yard.  But it needs to be whimsical and artsy as I got this title from an old art teacher.  It should include; watering cans, funny flowers, frogs, lady bugs, spades, mushrooms etc.  

Robin

yellowtruckgirl1 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 12:16 PM

I would make the Quilt of Valor (and this sounds really conceded) in honor of myself. I am a veteran of the United State Army Reserve. Although I did not see any "fighting" action, I understand and empathize with those families who have since I was a very small part of that.

The feeling you get as a member of the armed services is truly indescribable. Unless you have had the privilege of doing so, there is no way to understand the amount of pride and duty you feel as a member of the service. This quilt would be displayed as you enter the front door of my house, right next to my honorable discharge certificate from so many years ago. It would show all my visitors that I am STILL proud to be a veteran as well as an American citizen!

yellowtruckgirl1 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 12:17 PM

I would make the Quilt of Valor (and this sounds really conceded) in honor of myself. I am a veteran of the United State Army Reserve. Although I did not see any "fighting" action, I understand and empathize with those families who have since I was a very small part of that.

The feeling you get as a member of the armed services is truly indescribable. Unless you have had the privilege of doing so, there is no way to understand the amount of pride and duty you feel as a member of the service. This quilt would be displayed as you enter the front door of my house, right next to my honorable discharge certificate from so many years ago. It would show all my visitors that I am STILL proud to be a veteran as well as an American citizen!

timmerla wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 12:17 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: more boy fabrics suitable for teens!  It was an actual need requested from one of the Quilts for Kids recipients.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: my family members who served in the military.  My husband was in Korea during peacetime, sister active duty during Desert Storm and two stepkids who both served 2 tours in Iraq and are now home safely.

Kathy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 2:33 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of : my two uncles who lost their lifes in the Korean war.  I had three uncles who served during that time.  I would also like to honor all of our young men and women who are serving now.  We have several in our community who have been over seas several times in our little community.  They are each and everyone very special young men and women, who most of them I know personally.   This is a program that I want to learn more about and start making quilts of valor for our soldiers.  I like to do things like this for others and not keep the quilts for myself.  Thank you.

sedegrasse wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 6:44 PM

If I won the Quilt of Valor, I would dedicate it to Dad, Grandfathers and other relatives that have served our Country. Also for all the vet's that have served past and present.

Lisa Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 7:51 PM

If I won the Quilt of Valor kit I would make it in honor of a young man named Travis who was serving in the Army when he died last month at the age of 21.  We first met his parents in childbirth class and Travis was born just a week before my son.  He was a delightful little boy who we used to see often.  Although we hadn't seen him much through his teen years, his unexpected death was heartbreaking.  

Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:03 AM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring kit I would make it in honor of my two sons still serving in the USAF and for all my family members who are veterans.  Then I would use the pattern to continue to makes QOV quilts.

deniseswanton2 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:09 AM

if i won the valor quilt kit i would make it for my brother who served in the vietnam war and has been sick from agent orange exposure. i would also make 2 more quilts from the pattern for my nephews who are just now going in the marines.

i would also like to see some great summer fabric, flip flops, beach umbrellas, etc..

mpaluses@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:11 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit I will make it in honor of my son who spent his 21st birthday in Iraq...I would make the quilt and donate it to quilts of valor :-)

Marcy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:15 AM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my nephew's wife.

My nephew is a Marine and has done 3 tours in Iraq.  He was injured during his last tour, but recovered just fine.  He has just left for Afghanistan the first of April.

His lovely wife is alone yet again while her husband is on the battle field.  They have 2 children and one on the way, that will be born while he is not with her.  So, she is raising 1 toddler, 1 infant, and is pregnant.  The infant had some issues at birth and now has to wear a helmet to have his head reshaped and protect his soft spot.

On top of all of this, their home in California was just robbed a few weeks ago.  Almost everything they owned there was stolen.  Fortunately, they also have a second home in the state of Utah where my nephew's family lives.

I would make this quilt kit for my nephew's wife, who has been through so much here stateside while her husband serves our country in the Marines.  She deserves it!

Amy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:30 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of several family members who have served our country -

Victor Brewer - WWII

Austin Cole

George Lesniewicz - Vietnam

and all of our soldiers who are serving in harm's way.

lilosmom wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:35 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my mother-in-law, Lois Stitch. She is 81 years old and served as a nurse in the Korean War! She met her husband there and they  married after 3 weeks (scandalous, huh?). They were married for 52 years before he passed away, and she lives with us now. She was recently named the Patriot of the Month by the Daughters of the Revolution.

Charbillow wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:55 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: My beautiful nephew Matthew.  He's 19 years old and had gone off to protect and serve our country and I could not be more proud.  He has entered into the Navy Seals training and is currently finishing up and getting ready for deployment in San Diego.  He was the ring barer in our wedding 16 years ago tomorrow, and I could not be more proud of what an amazing young man he has turned out to be.  God bless all our men and women in the services, thank you for keeping my family safe.

JenCrow wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 11:17 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of all the troops! Past, Present and Future. I would make this lovely quilt and donate it to the local Army Center in Billings, Montana. They have a beautiful building and it would be just perfect as a decoration for honor all who serve. Thanks!

Karyn wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 11:48 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:  My father, a proud veteran who always stood at attention when the flag went by in a parade.  Every chance he got he would fly our flag at our home and each time gathered the troops (me and my siblings) together to say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Athem.  My dad was the ultimate Patriot.  

chocomaniac1951@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 11:50 AM

My Dad was a WWII veteran and my husband was a Vietnam veteran.  I would make the quilt in honor of them both.

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 11:51 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures. I would love to see a line of fabric that features our thanks to our wounded that includes Canada. We have an organization "Quilts of Valour, Canada" which makes many quilts for our injured, but never will catch up so that every one has a quilt. I would dedicate the quilt made from the kit to my 2 great nephews who are serving in the Canadian military.

patcastonguay@yahoo.ca

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 11:51 AM

Dear Quilting Treasures. I would love to see a line of fabric that features our thanks to our wounded that includes Canada. We have an organization "Quilts of Valour, Canada" which makes many quilts for our injured, but never will catch up so that every one has a quilt. I would dedicate the quilt made from the kit to my 2 great nephews who are serving in the Canadian military.

patcastonguay@yahoo.ca

Jackie Atkins wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 12:15 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:  My Grandfather and Uncles that served in World War II.  My brother-in-law that served in Korea.  My newphews that have served and are serving in Desert Storm, Afganastan, Iraq, Korea, and stateside.

MareeC wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 12:22 PM

My husband served in Viet Nam as well as his two brothers, all three men are very patriotic and honor this great land of ours. If I won the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would be honored to displayed it at our American Legion, in honor for those who have served in the past, present and those who would serve (sorry to say) in the future.

Giddy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 12:39 PM

Dear Spotlight on Quilting Treasures...I would be everrrrr so grateful if you would make a fabric line with a biker theme!  There are a few out there but not many to choose from and the main line has been discontinued.  Everyone loves a quilt especially our patriotic devoted bikers!  I have made many of them and they treasure their quilts that depict their passion.  I have made a pink harley/tattoo quilt that is going to be auctioned at the Ride for a Reason benefit here in my town on May 7th.  They expect to bring quite a bit of money for it since biker quilts are so hard to come by.

If I won the Let Freedom Ring Kit, I would give it to my sister in law for her countless and sleepless hours waiting for my brother to return from his many deployments over the last 20 years.  He is active duty Army due to leave any day now on his 4th deployment to Iraq.  He is my own personal hero.  His kids and wife are so strong and so powerful and inspirational to me for what they endure for my freedom and liberties.  My brother turned 40 in Iraq on Thanksgiving day a couple year ago and I made him an honor quilt and his son has taken it over!  I have since made the entire family their very own military quilts except for my sister in law.  She has given countless hours of volunteer work for the post, even won a Yellow Rose of Texas award for her work at the post!  She deserves recognition as much as my brother does! It's a TEAM effort what our patriots do for us!

akdreamin@msn.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 12:46 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

all the members of my family who have served our country through peace time and war.  I have a husband who joined when he was 17 and will retire soon, two granddad's who served in Europe and in the Pacific in WWII, a great-uncle who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge, a dad who went to Desert Storm, two brothers who served for roughly 8 years each (one in Korea), my husband's grandad and great-uncle both served in Europe in WWII and I have served for 10 years now and will continue until retirement.  My son plans to do the same and as much as it strikes fear in my heart, I can't tell him not to as it's noble and honorable and our country needs more patriots.  We are a proud military family!  

chaulzie wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 12:58 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures,

I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features dinosaurs and coordinating fabrics that are juvenile,BUT not in primary colors but in other colors popular in boys nurseries, sage greens, browns, light blues, creams and oranges.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit, I will make it in honor of my church family's members who have lost loved ones, in particular one of my daughter's friends, who lost his life in the line of duty.

Thank You!!

grammienutt7 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 1:08 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring  kit, I would make it in honor of my son who will be deploying in the spring to Afganistan, my husband who served in the military for 27 years and in memory of my great-great-great grandfather, Foster Sisson who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Bentonville in the last month of the Civil War. Thank you!

EstherJ wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 2:16 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring quilt kit, I would make it in honor of my son, who is now on active duty, my husband, who served over 21 years in the Navy and all the veterans and active duty men and women who worked  and are currently working with them. Thank you!

Christian Chandler wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 3:53 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: the men and women of our military who sacrifice so much, so that we can sleep in peace.

susiedl wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 7:21 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: all of our veterens but particularly my husband Ray.  He is an Ohio Army National Guard member who spent most of 2009 in Iraq.  Not only does he proudly support our nation, he always supports me in everything I do.  I've always enjoyed all sorts of crafting but lately my new love is Quilting.  He always encourages me and even surprised me years ago with an embroidery machine!  In fact, my first quilt was a wall hanging that I made and sent to him in Iraq, combining embroidery with quilting.  He loved it!! I love and appreciate him more and more every day!!!

Sandy DuBois wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 7:34 PM

I woud be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric for Curious George.  He is all my 3 year old grandson talks about.

If I were to win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would give the finished quilt to my dad, a WWII veteran who just turned 85.  I know it would bring tears to his eyes (and then mine!).

JeaneneD wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 8:00 PM

If I were to win the Let Freedom Ring quilt kit, I would make it to honor the memory of my grandfather, who served in WWII and Korea.  I would then give it to our local Veterans Clinic on behalf of our American Auxillary Unit which we work closely with to make sure that the staff and patients have many of the things that they need to keep the clinic run more smoothly.

darcyhill wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:08 PM

I would like to see a line of fabrics featuring giraffes and other African animals.

If I were to win the Let Freedom Ring quilt kit, I would make it to honor those members of my family and my close friends that have served our Nation in the Armed Forces.

StillyBee wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:20 PM

If I win this quilt kit.. I would make it in memory of my cousin who served in Vietnam & never came back .. may he rest in peace!

I would like to see more homespuny and cabinish related prints suitable for country cabins.

raidersmom2 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 22 April 2011, 7:15 AM

If I won the kit, I would make my fifth quilt to donate for QOV. I would dedicate my quilt to Josh, my son's best friend, who has two purple hearts for injuries received in Iraq.  These young people are out there fighting for our freedom... each deserves a hand made quilt with lots of hugs stitched in to every one of them.  Thank you to all of you!!!

memoose wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 22 April 2011, 11:54 AM

if i won the quilt of valor quilt I would make it in honor of my sister's father in law, a World War II hero, Shriner clown, and all around good guy who died last year. I make quilts in his honor to go to the Shriner children and send to the soldiers currently wounded in the Middle East

Diane Chism wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 22 April 2011, 1:53 PM

If I win one of the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kits, I would make it in honor of a good friend of my husbands who was in World War II and still lives in our community.  He was proud to serve his country and loves to talk to people who are interested in the war and the details of what he went through as a young man serving overseas in a country where he couldn't speak the language and had only his fellow servicemen to rely on.  It would be a great honor to make this quilt for him and his wife.

Diane Chism wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 22 April 2011, 1:59 PM

If I were to win the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kit, I would make it for a good friend of my husband's who served in World War II.  He is proud to talk about his tour of duty to anyone who will listen.  He is proud to share his memories of serving in a foreign country where he didn't speak the language and only had his fellow servicemen to rely on.  It was a daunting taks for a young man to leave his home and serve overseas in a battle to protect not only his country, but the country where he was in battle.  It would be an honor to make this quilt and present it to him and his wife.  He is currently resides in his community with his wife and children and is in his mid-nineties.

Marianne wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 22 April 2011, 6:49 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: Tim Hetherington on behalf of the families and friends of the men who served with him at OP Restrepo.  I saw this post as I was watching my facebook page for updates as friends and family members were trying to get the news of the death of Tim Hetherington to the deployed soldiers who knew him.  Tim was one of the journalists killed this week in Libya.  Although Tim has done a lot of amazing work during his career, he is probably best known for Restrepo, the Oscar nominated film he co-directed with Sebastian Jungar which is a documentary of the deployment of one platoon to a remote outpost in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. Tim and Sebastian lived and worked with the soldiers and have formed deep friendships with these men.  This is a great loss the those who knew him, knew of him or have been affected by his work. I hope he knew how many people he and Sebastian have profoundly moved by their movie and companion books (War! and Infidel).  I think it would be a fitting tribute to make this quilt and donate it to a wounded soldier through Quilts of Valor in his memory as well as the other fallen soldiers from Outpost Restrepo.

Marianne wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 22 April 2011, 6:49 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: Tim Hetherington on behalf of the families and friends of the men who served with him at OP Restrepo.  I saw this post as I was watching my facebook page for updates as friends and family members were trying to get the news of the death of Tim Hetherington to the deployed soldiers who knew him.  Tim was one of the journalists killed this week in Libya.  Although Tim has done a lot of amazing work during his career, he is probably best known for Restrepo, the Oscar nominated film he co-directed with Sebastian Jungar which is a documentary of the deployment of one platoon to a remote outpost in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. Tim and Sebastian lived and worked with the soldiers and have formed deep friendships with these men.  This is a great loss the those who knew him, knew of him or have been affected by his work. I hope he knew how many people he and Sebastian have profoundly moved by their movie and companion books (War! and Infidel).  I think it would be a fitting tribute to make this quilt and donate it to a wounded soldier through Quilts of Valor in his memory as well as the other fallen soldiers from Outpost Restrepo.

Judy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 23 April 2011, 7:07 PM

If I win the Let freedom Ring Kit I will make it to honor my Uncle Bob who served in World War 2 plus stayed in the service after the war.   The many men and women who are serving now also.

Betty Grove wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 24 April 2011, 1:47 PM

If I were to win the Let Freedom Ring Quilt Kit I would make it with love and admiration for my brother and all of the men and women who served in Vietnam.  This was an unpopular war, but the sacrifices our servicemen and servicewomen made should not be forgotten because of public sentiment.  We failed to honor these warriors when they returned home and that is wrong.  I know what that war did to my brother and other friends of ours.  I would make the quilt to say thank you for all that you did so many years ago.  I love my Country and so did these men who served without question.  This quilt would be a small way of saying thank you and God Bless America.

soddymom wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Sunday, 24 April 2011, 4:29 PM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring Quilt Kit I would make it in honor of my Father who was a highly decorated WWII vet.  He passed away January, 1995 and I miss him terribly.  He was a great Father, leader and man.

Adele wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 12:31 PM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring Quilt Kit I would make it in honor of my grand father, great grand father and my cousins, who have all been soldiers and all fought during war time. i would give this quilt to my grand mother how has sent her dad, her husband and now her grandsons off to war.  

BillieBee wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 4:27 PM

If I won, I would make the quit in honor my father who was in WWII in the Bataan Death March and a POW in Hoten, Manchuria for 3 1/2 years.

Jen W wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 5:47 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: my oldest son Matthew. Matthew was

born with a congenital brain defect and wasn't supposed to live to be 10 years old. We will celebrate

his 18th this fall! Matthew has been in love with all things American and Presidential since he was

a little boy and is by far the most Patriotic young man I have ever known. He absolutely beams when

he hears any patriotic song and is even known to tear up when the anthem is played. I would LOVE

to make this quilt for his 18th birthday.  Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in

this giveaway!

singer21 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 8:42 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit, I would make it in honor of my father-in-law  and my dad who both served our country during the Korean war.  My father in law has passed away but was a great influence on my children.  My dad is still living but unfortunately has dementia and also was a great influence on my children.

Donna Elam wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 3:25 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit, I would make it in honor of my Father In Law who served his country in World War II and who passed away in 2001.  

Jeffner88 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 5:20 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my father who served in Viet Nam and my Grandfathers who have now passed and served in WWII and Korean War!!  Plus ALL of my other military family both male AND female who have served our Country!!!

Mel wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 5:23 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features dolphins and angel fish.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of Master Sgt. Christopher Livingston.

Jeffner88 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 5:23 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my father who served in Viet Nam and my Grandfathers who served in WWII and Korean War.  And my other military family members both male AND female who have served our Country!

Rilene wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 7:42 PM

If I win the kit, I will make it in honor of my son who served in Iraq.

C.J. wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:32 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my uncle Gerald who fought in Sicily under General Mark Clark in WWII.  I remember him calling me his "bambina" when he returned.  He also served in Alaska after the war.  He worked for the U.S. Game and Fish department and took me out to help him band doves in the field.  I'll never forget what he gave up to serve in the Army, just like so many others that have served our country.

rmbutler2@verizon.net wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:37 PM

If I win the quilt, I would make it for all the veterans who have fought in this country. They are all very special people who we need to honor. I would display it at our annual National Day of Prayer.

goodkitty wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:40 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features elegant nurses. Not funny, goofy or too cartoonish, but ones with elegance that are more realistic and truly honor nurses.

Su Holmes wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:59 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of  my late aunt, Glendola M. Richards. She served in the US Navy during World War II, and was very influential in my development, and career choice. Many opportunities were different for us; her choices were few when she enlisted, mine were plentiful. She was a storekeeper, I was an electronics technician. Different GI Bills enabled our college educations, her's was home economics and early childhood education, mine was in psychology. I miss her today, but my mother was her caretaker and will love the quilt made from this kit. Thank you for considering my entry!

Renea wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 9:38 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my father who served his country for 20 years.  He loved being part of our US Navy.  He was so proud to wear his uniform and tell everyone that he was a cook in the Navy.  The only time I ever saw my father cry was on the day he retired from the Navy.  My father has been gone now for 15 years but I know if he were here he would love to receive this quilt so I would love to make this quilt and show it in my home in honor of my father.  Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 9:39 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my late father-in-law, Hilton.  He was a Korean War vet and one of the best men I was ever blessed to know.  Sadly for us left behind, he went to met his savior this February.  I think his grandson and I would have great fun making this quilt in honor of his service.  

Kathleen Ely wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:03 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: the airplanes of World War II.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: all the brave people in our country who are working for peace.

I am trying to make 100 blocks for Quilts of Valor.

sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:09 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

tattoo designs from around the world. (Henna, Polynesian,Tribal, Prison, Religious, Ritual, Celtic, Russian Mofia, Military, Cosmetic-eyeliner, Artisitc, black only or full colored)

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: all the men and women who leave their loved ones to endanger themselves in a battle in a foreign land to help people they have never met

fight for the freedom to choose how they live their lives.

wicwas3@msn.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:14 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features:

the Southwest and Native American designs.  The colors are outstanding and cover a wide range, from earth tones to jewel tones to pastels.  Native designs, including petroglyphs and pictograms, as well as designs found on pottery and in blankets, are organic and lend themselves to colorful depiction through a variety of quilt patterns and techniques, including applique and fiber embellishment, to name just two. Also, with so many different tribal/regional designs available, the possibilities seem endless.

creekmor@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:28 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit I will make it to be given to some member of the military I will probably never have the priviledge of meeting but it will be done to show him/her how much I appreciate all they do every day to keep me living in the land of the free and the brave.

Fiona41254 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:34 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

My husband who served in Vietnam in 1969-70. He has seen things no one should have to see in a lifetime. I love him for laying down his life for our country!

Nancy Daw wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:54 PM

I would like to see a new fabric line of masculine patterns and colors. I always end up using plaids or homespuns for the men in my life. Or flannels.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit I would dedicate my quilt to all of our brave servicemen and women who serve to keep us safe at home. We can never repay such sacrifice.May God bless them.

SewCalGal wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:55 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of those that have fought to protect our right of freedom and to help defend freedom for others.  I'd be delighted to make this beautiful quilt and donate it to a wounded soldier in a VA hospital.

SewCalGal

www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

kbiciocchi wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 12:35 AM

If I would be lucky enough to win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I would make it in honor of my Dad.  As a very young man, he fought in the Korean War.  He is my hero for serving our country so bravely.  I couldn't be moer proud of him, as all of us are proud of our family and friends who serve our country, putting our needs ahead of their own.  It's been wonderful knowing such a brave and self-less man as my Dad.  He's the BEST!  

kbiciocchi wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 12:49 AM

If I would be lucky enough to win a "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I would make it in honor of my Dad.  As a very young man, he  fought bravely in the Korean War.  He is a modest and humble man and he is my HERO.  I would make this quilt and give it to him as a reminder of just how much I and other Americans appreciate the sacrifices he made many years ago.  His whole life has been a wonderful example for me and now hopefully for my son to follow.  We love you Dad and we're very proud of you!

oparmenter wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 1:00 AM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I will be making it in honor of our great country,  and for those of us that still believe in God,  and want to continue to praise him, for giving us such a great place to live and worship him. I am fairly new a quilting and this will definetly be a challenge for me,  but I am ready.  Thank you

oparmenter wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 1:00 AM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I will be making it in honor of our great country,  and for those of us that still believe in God,  and want to continue to praise him, for giving us such a great place to live and worship him. I am fairly new a quilting and this will definetly be a challenge for me,  but I am ready.  Thank you

Darlene wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 6:16 AM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kit, I would make it for all veterans and current military and donateit to our local library to  display with pride. All of our veterans deserve to be honored and what better way than to have it displayed in a common, public place.

Vicki Knepp wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 6:50 AM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kit, I would make it in honor of all all the young men and women who have sacrificed so much for our rights and freedom.  I would use the kit for an "Under Our Wings" project with several friends and sisters, many of whom have family serving,  who have asked me to teach them how to quilt.  We would then donate the quilt to Quilts of Valor.

Vicki Knepp wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 6:53 AM

If I win the "Let Freedom ring" quilt kit, I would make it in honor of all the young men and women who have sacrificed so much so that we may keep our rights and freedom.  I would use the kit for an "Under Our Wing" project for several friends and sisters, many of whom have family serving, who have asked to learn how to quilt.  We would then donate the completed quilt to Quilts of Valor.

Dorothy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 7:08 AM

if I win the let freedom ring quilt kit...I would make it in honor of all those who serve our nation to thank them for their personal sacrifices both military and family sacrifices that they make every day for our freedom. I would then donate the quilt to the Veterans Home in Salem VA for use by one of the Veterans living there.

AmePitt wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 7:31 AM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring quilt kit, I would make the quilt to honor our brave troops of the Marine 3/5 unit who just returned from Afghanistan.  They suffered multiple casualties and several soldiers were severely wounded in battle.  I would coordinate with my Sew Much Comfort regional director to give an amputee at Bethesda some adapted clothing and the quilt.

gulfcondo wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 7:40 AM

If I win the let freedom ring quilt kit, I would make it in honor of my son in law who currently is serving his 11th year in the Marine Corp.  I would like to see it then given to any wounded veteran that has served his country without question.

janae wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 8:23 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

all those who have served, either past or present.  It would be an honor to donate the finished quilt to the local VA hospital.

Phyllis wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 8:43 AM

If I am lucky enough to win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I would make it in honor of my father and uncles, WWII veterans, and all the men and women serving our country in foreign lands.   The sacrifices they willingly make each and every day are tremendous.   We need to show our support and appreciation as often as we can so they know they are not forgotten.

gramajojo wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 9:10 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: my father, who served in WWII and my brother and brother-in-law, both served in Viet Nam, and all of our young men and women who are currently serving.  

ks1222 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 9:17 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my father who is 85 and one of only a few World War II veterans who are still with us.  He was very proud to serve his country and I am very proud of him and all the members of my family who have served in the past and are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Darla wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 10:32 AM

I would love to make a quilts of valor quilt to honor my husband who was (is, as "once a Marine, always a Marine") a Marine who proudly served in Viet Nam.  He is my strongest supporter in my quilt-making so I know he would appreciate the honor and join me in proudly donating the quilt to an American veteran.

margo53 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 11:10 AM

I would love  to make a quilt of valor to honor my grandson Nathan who just joined the army

MaryAnn wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 11:11 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring Kit I would make it to honor my stepfather who served in WW2.  I would donate it to Quilts of Valor for a soldier serving in a current war.

skmpfla wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 11:12 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my dad who was in the Navy during WWII,  stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941.  And for my son who is currently in the Army.  Once completed the quilt would either be donated to Quilts of Valor or our local VA hospital.

Paula wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 12:37 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: all service men and women as well as their families, past and present.  I come from a family that takes to heart patriotism, honor, country and God.  My ancestors have fought in the Revolutionary War and participated in the Boston Tea Party.  My grandfather was is in the Navy during WWII.  My father was in the army and fought in Korea.  My husband is a submariner in the Navy and is still serving.  My son is a Marine helicopter pilot and is currently serving.  My family is only a few who have helped shape this great nation of ours, who have protected our way of life, and who have bravely stepped in to help those in people or countries in need.  This is the reason why I want to honor all military and their families (who sacrifice a lot), past and present.  I will be donating the quilt to either Quilts of Valor, The Wounded Warriors, Quilts4Military so that it finds a service member showing honor, love, and a heart-felt thanks.

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 12:42 PM

If I win the 'Let Freedom Ring' kit, It would be an honor for me to make this quilt in the name of all the men and women who fought in all wars, past and present, to give us the freedom we have today. It would be a previledge to make this quilt honoring all the men and women and their familes who lost their lives in these wars so we can live in the USA, Land of the Free. When this quilt is completed I would like to donate it to a family, locale to my area, that has lost a service member so that can remember what a great person their love one was. Not often enough do we say THANK YOU to these men and women. This will also be donated in the name of my Dad who passed away 4-18-2010 at the age of 87. He served in the Pacific Ocean during WWII. This is my pledge. I am fairly new to quilting, but would honored to be a part of something so special.

robinlbennett wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 1:30 PM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, I will make it in honor of my niece Jessica and her Grandpa Bob, who passed away 3 years ago.  Jessica was basically raised by her grandparents and was especially close to Grandpa Bob.  After his death, she was a little lost and decided to join the army.  She spent a year in Iraq and may go to Afghanistan later this year.  She is engaged to a wonderful man.  Grandpa Bob served in the navy at the end of WWII in the Sea of Japan.

ltmltd5@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 2:49 PM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit , I will make it in honor of a former student of mine. Thomas Wilwirth. He gave his life serving our country. God Bless all of our service men and women.

Dejae wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 3:44 PM

RE: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features either different receipes from different parts of the country or different family names with history.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of all the Military Spouses that support our service men and women by staying home, taking care of homes, families and even working a job out side the home.  These men and women stay home and listen to those protesting the job their spouse is doing, they deal with bills, children and they are the ones that help friends put their lives back together when a service man or women is fallen,  injured or missing.  The spouses keep our military men and women going forward...they are the motivation, they are the reason our men and women stay human after walking into h***. How do I know... I lived with a military wife.  To me they are angel.

remareis wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 3:58 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of husbands grandfather, father, three brothers, sister,nieces, nephews,  cousins,  my father, uncles, future son-in-law, and our friends and their sons. We live in a great country and I would be proud to make this quilt in honor of them.

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 4:33 PM

I would like to make the quilt to honor all of our soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.

melindamc wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 5:05 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of a dear friend, James Vandiver, that passed away last year from cancer that was caused by his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.  

Jennifer R. wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 8:10 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features asian prints.  Something very sophisticated with vibrant colors and kind of has a shine to it.  I really love the dark reds, golds and floral designs of the asian culture.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of a soldier that has been touched by war.  I am always trying to find kits and fabric that is patriotic because instead of making quilts for myself I make them for quilts of valor and donate all of the quilts I make.  The only thing I have from the quilts I make are pictures.  It is so nice to see those that are going through such tough times blessed with a hand made quilt.  These people appreciate the hard work and dedication and treasure these gifts. Making quilts for those in need is very rewarding and warms your heart.

Jennifer R. wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 8:11 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features asian prints.  Something very sophisticated with vibrant colors and kind of has a shine to it.  I really love the dark reds, golds and floral designs of the asian culture.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of a soldier that has been touched by war.  I am always trying to find kits and fabric that is patriotic because instead of making quilts for myself I make them for quilts of valor and donate all of the quilts I make.  The only thing I have from the quilts I make are pictures.  It is so nice to see those that are going through such tough times blessed with a hand made quilt.  These people appreciate the hard work and dedication and treasure these gifts. Making quilts for those in need is very rewarding and warms your heart.

Reta wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 9:23 PM

Dear Quilted Treasures, I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabrics that features comforting scripture verses to be used in comfort quilts for people with cancer or other life threatening illnesses.  It would also be nice to have coordinating fabrics to use with them.

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make a quilt of Valor to honor soldiers touch by war.  They give of themselves every day to protect our freedom.  This is a way for me to give a little of myself for them.  I have both friends and family who are serving in the military now and others who have done so in the past.

MAGGIE WARREN wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 8:51 AM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will most definitely make it in honor of my daughter who is a Captain in the US Air Force.  Although she was not born under my heart, she was born in my heart.  I am very proud of this accomplished young woman who has worked to help our homeless veterans.

picotpat wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 10:29 AM

As hard as it is to believe, no one in my family or close circle of friends was involved in the wars in Viet Nam, Iraq, Iran or Afghanistan.  Last year I met Sgt. Mike, an Army veteran who served two tours in Iran.  Listening to his stories and looking through his scrapbook of pictures from his time in Iraq brought the war close -- really close to home -- more so than any news report ever telecast.  Sgt. Mike truly loves his country and all it stands for.  He is willing to help anyone who needs it and spends countless hours each week helping those less fortunate.  I am very proud to call him my friend.  

Zoe wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 2:40 PM

If i won I would make the quilt in honor of all those who have sacrificed their lifes that we can have freedom...also to honor my husband who will be retiring from the Army after 31 years of service ( I am so proud of him) also for my son that is serving in the Air National Guard (17 years) and son in law in the Army Reserves...thanks guys ..

bjones155@austin.rr.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 4:18 PM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" kit, my quilt will , be made in honor of the only son (Jon) of one of my dearest friends  serving in Afghanistan as a Ranger, in addition to sons of church members also serving there.  It would honor my husband as well who served in the US Air Force (24 years) and is a Viet Nam veteran.

bjones155@austin.rr.com wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 4:29 PM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kit, it will be made in honor of Jon, only son of one of my dearest friends, who is a Ranger in Afghanistan, along with a number of young men who are sons of our church members.  It would also honor my husband, who served in the United States Air Force and is a Viet Nam veteran.

dkvanderbur wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 9:55 AM

If I win the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt kit, ti will be made in the honor of my uncle Rich that served in the Air Force and just passed away on Easter.  He was a Vietnam veteran and I would have loved for him to live long enough so I could have made him a quilt of valor.

Hannah Strauss wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 12:32 PM

Dear Quilting Treasures,

I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: the statue of liberty, and red/white/blue stripe and starry fabric. If you could also make one that has key words on it like: "Freedom, Liberty, Courage, Valor, Honor".

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of: Two of the strongest women in my life. My dear friends Kelly and Aimee. They are both Marines and very strong, proud women! They are tougher than most men that i have met. They both have served our country with honor and dignity for multiple tours. I deeply respect these women for putting their own lives on hold to keep our freedoms free.

momcat5200 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 1:24 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in memory of Ron who died in the Vietnam War.  He left a bereaved fiance behind, but he did his duty for our country.  If would be great for another soldier to return home and have a quilt to warm and comfort him/her.

Gerri wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 3:47 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my son, John and his family. He served two tours in Iraq during some of the most horrifying times for our men and women served in Iraq and has been suffering with post traumatic stress disorder since his enlistment ended. I watch as he and family build a new life, make new dreams and begin to work towards them. He loved being a marine and was even called back to receive awards earned prior to his contract ending. It takes courage to start over when you lose the career you loved and he is succeeding. To this day, he gives credit to the values and commitment he learned in the Marine Corps. Semper Fi John and family! Love you always in all ways a mother and grandmother can.

ok4now2000 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 6:18 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of my newphew, Brian. He is currently deployed in an area unknown to us... which frightens us so... as we know he is in the mix of things.  He has been a Marine for a little over a year now and we are so proud of him and the man he has become.  Semper Fi and OORAH Brian to you and your platoon!

I would be so very happy if you would develop a line of fabric that features: cival war prints that would work in a paper piecing star pattern.

Nsue21702 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 11:08 PM

It would be great to have a fabric line that features all the US patriotic icons (liberty bell, Statue of Liberty) along with its corresponding state. I would also be great to have a fabric that is nothing but large states. Cutting them up, or leaving them whole, we could use them in siggy quilts or as quilt labels :)

Barbara Corry wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 10:13 AM

I have a nephew getting ready to return to Afghanistan for his second tour.  He is newly married and I know his wife, and on his return, he would love this.

bpcampion@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 10:23 AM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of a co-worker's son who is currently serving his 3rd tour of duty in Iraq - I think he would love to have it with him to remind him that he is remembered and appreciated for the gift of freedom he gives us all!

Deanna Cox wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 4:22 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I would make it in honor of my dad, Gehu Davis. He was in WWII  and I was always proud of him. He is not with us anymore and I miss him alot. thank you, Deanna Cox

Lyn wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 4:49 PM

If I won the Let Freedom Ring  kit, I would make it in honor of my father who was on the USS Hadley when it was almost sunk in the air and sea battle off of Okinawa in WWII.  He never wanted to go near water any deeper than the bathtub after that.  He was a wonderful man and I still miss him.

I would like to see you develop a fabric line depicting prairie motifs.  It could include the fora and fauna of the prairie, prairie schooners and of course the vastness of the prairie sky.  Yum, as and old Kansas girl, I could really get into that fabric line.

NANCYM-28 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 10:24 PM

1)  I would like to see you develop a line of fabric monthly to depict scenes honoring our policemen/women who put their lives on the line for us everyday, then another for fireman, nurses, dr.'s, teachers & our soldiers, etc.  This line could include going from old uniforms to current uniforms, etc.

sconne11 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures: Winners Announced!
on Monday, 9 May 2011, 1:01 PM

If I win the Let Freedom Ring kit, I will make it in honor of:

My husband (Jay) and myself (Sue) - we are both US Navy veterans!

onyx wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures: Winners Announced!
on Monday, 9 May 2011, 3:04 PM

If I win the Freedom Kit, I would make it in the Honor of my Mother,  Who served in WWII, WAAC, 1(one) of the only  20 Women in the Kryptograph core(coding and decoding secret messages) in the South Pacific in which my father died in the South China Sea as a prisoner (his body never found). All of our son-in-laws have served in the Military. These 20 women have never been honored by out government for their bravery in and out of jungles and caves to forward and receive messages to help the war effort of WWII. Not many came back from there.

scrapquilter1 wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures: Winners Announced!
on Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 5:22 PM

I love the United States Of American and if I win the Freedom Kit I will make it to honor my father and my husband that have served to to give us the freedom that we have. God bless all the men and women that have served and are serving our great country.

cssherry wrote re: Spotlight on Quilting Treasures: Winners Announced!
on Friday, 20 May 2011, 3:36 PM

The quilt is beautiful.  I would be honored to make the quilt for my father-in-law and my husband who served in the Army.  My father-in-law during World War II, and my husband during the cold war.  Thank you for your honoring all of our service men and women.

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