Wounded Warrior Quilts

My friend Suzanne’s parents are currently serving as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As part of their service, they are collecting Americana themed quilts for Wounded Warriors in California. Each of the Wounded Warriors comes to the hospital without any personal belongings and are given a minimal amount of clothing, personal items and a handmade quilt.

Wounded Warrior Quilt Basket Weave

Suzanne was able to share this project locally with a me and a bunch our our friends from church here in Las Vegas last weekend. We joined forces and quickly pieced a bunch of  rail-fence blocks in red, white and blue. We literally made a quilt in a day!

Piecing Wounded Warrior BlocksPiecing Wounded Warrior BlocksMy friends pitched in to get this project done in a hurry. Brooke and Emily (left) joined me for the morning sewing shift. Tamara, Suzanne, and her daughter came over for the afternoon shift. Later that evening, we got a larger crowd together for tying.

Tying our Wounded Warrior QuiltIt was such a fun way for a bunch of us (who are a little younger than the traditional quilting bee crowd) to get together for good food,  company, and fun!

Here are more quilts that some of the other wards (congregations) in our area made:

Wounded Warrior Quilts

Patriotic Quilt

This quilt below was made by a bunch of 8-11 year old girls from Suzanne’s parents ward in San Diego. I think it’s so great to get them started sewing so young!

Activity Days Girls' Quilt

And finally, Suzanne’s dad is delivering a stack of quilts to the Armed Services YMCA at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California (near where her parents are serving).

Delivering Wounded Warrior Quilts

If you are interested in making a Wounded Warrior quilt, you can check to see if there is a group in your area. Or you can email Judi Pett (Suzanne’s mom) if you would like to donate a quilt. She can be reached at Judipett@gmail.com.