Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thank You Letter 2012

Thank you to the supporters of American Hero Quilts, this letter says it all.


Dear American Hero Quilts,
Our letter comes to you fully two years later than the story of the quilt begins.  Many times we have spoken of sending you a thank you card and many times it would seem that life intruded.  This year we will finally have our wonderful son and his very patient lovely wife home for Christmas.  As we are putting up the Christmas tree we decided that we would attempt to send you a thank you note.
Our son was a very proud Marine serving our country first in Iraq for two tours of duty and then in Afghanistan.  Three days before he was to return home he was shot once in the head, once in the jaw and once in his spine by a sniper.  He was taken to a small field hospital, where he was stabilized and then airlifted to Bagram AFB to the hospital there.  We were later told that the nurses in the field hospital had received a small shipment of quilts from you folks and it was there he got a beautiful red, white and blue quilt.  It has blue stripes and yellow stars.  He has no recall of receiving the quilt nor does he recall leaving  Afghanistan and arriving in Germany.  However, my daughter in law… recalls vividly seeing her husband arrive covered in that quilt.  The quilt spent the next four and a half months covering my son… as they waited for ..(my sons) recovery or the next in the many surgeries he had to have before he came home.  (Our daughter in law) says that when it all became too frightening for her she would crawl up on the bed and share the quilt with (her husband).  She wishes me to tell you that many times that quilt hugged her as her mother would have done had she been there.  She says it brought her great comfort.
When (my son) was stabilized sufficiently for the trip to the United States he was airlifted to Dover AFB from Germany.  While we had heard about the quilt from (our daughter in law)  we could not believe how beautiful it was to see our wonderful son wrapped so lovingly in a quilt made by all of you.  We wished that we had been allowed to take pictures because it was beautiful to see all the wounded young men coming home so lovingly wrapped in their American Hero Quilts.  (Our son) spent one night at the hospital in Dover and then he was sent to the hospital in Bethesda.  The quilt continued to hug (our son and his wife) and occasionally my husband or myself over the long six months of more surgeries and many very frightening moments.  Almost a year to the day of his injuries, (our son) was transferred to a rehabilitation center.   There were all kinds of quilts on the beds…..We were all so grateful for your thoughts for our children but your group seemed to take great care to wrap them in such beautiful quilts.  (Our son) spent a year at the rehab center always wrapped in his quilt.
It would seem that the medical professionals have done all they can do so (our son and daughter in law) have come home so that my husband and I can help with his care.  As I write this (our son) is wrapped in his quilt.  The label always brings tears to the eyes of anyone who sees it.  And so it is that we write to you to say, thank you so very much for the love and comfort you have brought to our family.  Merry Christmas to you all.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers, your gift of love beyond anything we think you could have imagined.

The ……Family

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chase Community Giving - Vote for AHQ!!

American Hero Quilts has been nominated for the Chase Community Giving campaign.  Please vote for us!  You can vote online or via Facebook.  For more information, please see the Chase Community Giving website:

Please vote and share with your friends!!

Thank you!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

American Hero Quilt Sew Days in Shelton, WA

The second Monday of the month starting in September there will be sew days for AHQ at the PUD office, 2621 E. John's Prairie Rd. in Shelton.
Hours are 10 to 2, bring a lunch and sewing machines, there will be quilt packets to sew and make a quilt top together as a group.  Thanks Jan and Lynn for starting this.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

AHQ quilts seen on CBS

In an On The Road segment, you can see some of our wounded warriors arriving in Germany with our AHQ quilts on them.  The segment is about a grandmother who is also supporting our troops.  Nice to see our quilts providing the service they were made for.  Thank you to everyone who supports our project, and projects like the one featured in this clip.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

AHQ Quilt-A-Thon in Maywood, NJ


96 West Pleasant Ave, Maywood, NJ 07607 201-483-3775
Cozy Quilts webpage ( for more info

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sewing Opportunities for American Hero Quilts

Thank you to everyone who is helping with the American Hero Quilt Project.
There are several opportunities to join in sew days.
Friday, March 23 at Island Quilters on Vashon Island, WA 10 to 6
Sunday and Monday, March 25 & 26 - Pacific Beach Conference Center, Pacific Beach, WA
9 to 9 on Sunday and 9 to 6 on Monday.
Monday, April 2 - Jackson Park Chapel/Community Center, Bremerton, WA 19 to 2
Tuesday, April 3 - Pacific Fabrics, East Bremerton, WA 1 to 5
Any questions, please call Ione Ewert Whitney at 360-908-4692

Monday, February 27, 2012

Donate to American Hero Quilts

American Hero Quilts is one of the charities listed with
Donations come directly to AHQ when donated through the American Hero Quilt tree at this website. Please pass the word.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thank you

Thank you to all who help with The American Hero Quilt Project. Because of your help we were able to send a second shipment of 100 quilts to Afghanistan this year already.
As 1 recipient of an American Hero Quilt said, "When I arrived in Germany it felt like I was going into an island of America with all the Red/White and Blue quilts in the room. One of the other patients asked if I had seen the label. It means alot to us. Please keep the quilts coming."

Please remember that all monies collected and quilts made in the name of American Hero Quilts need to flow through Sue Nebeker on Vashon for documentation. Thanks.

Friday, January 13, 2012

AHQ Quilt a thon

Island Quilters Quilt Shop on Vashon Island, WA will host an American Hero Quilt a thon on Friday, January 20th from 10 to 6. There will be quilts that need binding put on them and hand sewing as well. Anja has a couple of sewing machines if you want to sew but don't want to bring your machine.