I am currently
stationed in Afghanistan with the United States military and today I received a
beautiful quilt. I cannot express the appreciation I feel for all of the
volunteers and donators that contributed to these quilts ending up here, with
these soldiers. I am amazed every day at the giving spirit of the
American people and the blessings of our Lord. After reading the story of
the Camo Quilt Project, I can't help but wonder why we don't hear more stories
like this instead of all of the bad in the world. Your story certainly
has the hand of God in it. America is the greatest country in the world
and organizations like yours and Glacier Transit & Storage is what makes it
so great! Thank you and everyone involved for the quilts, we truly
May God continue to Bless the USA!
apologize for the delay in my response; the internet is spotty over here. I am
2LT Genevieve Bostwick (Faust). I graduated from Plymouth High School in 2008
and am now based out of Ft Hood Texas serving as a platoon leader in a
Regimental Support Squadron. My parents heard about your awesome service and
linked up with you to send my whole platoon quilts. I wanted to say thank you
so much for the time and care you put into serving us with these quilts. This
deployment has been especially hard on my platoon because we were broken apart
and sent to different forward operating bases (FOBs) all over the region to
handle logistical support for the region. My soldiers are awesome and step up
to accomplish any mission they are given, but it can be tough for them being
divided into ones and twos and sent to various FOBs with units and leadership
they aren't familiar with. Being able to forward them a quilt with a note
reminding them that they are not alone or forgotten, has been a wonderful gift
for me as a leader. My soldiers that are collocated with me were thrilled to
receive the quilts and loved the cards inside. From me, and on behalf of my
soldiers, thank you so much for your time and support.
and Trans Platoon, Regimental Support Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment
We are now making lap quilts for the our veterans in assisted living and nursing homes. We have made 200+ Lap Quilts so far. They are a small quilt
measuring between 32" and 42" wide by approximately 42" to
50" long. The front of the quilt is a patchwork design made of
patriotic fabrics. There is a small pocket with the veteran's name on it.
The back of the quilt has fabric representing the branch of service the veteran
served in. They are just large enough to cover the person and not
interfere with the wheels on a wheel chair.
23,000+ of our camouflage quilts and 300+ patriotic lap quilts have been made and distributed to our troops! That's a lot of our brave men and women that now have a bit of comfort during their deployment and have been encouraged knowing that people "back home" have not forgotten them. Each quilt takes about 3 hours to make so that is at least 66,300 volunteer hours!
Our mission is to provide these quilts to U.S. military serving in the
Middle East and we ask that the quilt you request be used for that
purpose.We accept orders from individuals or from units. See "How to Order a Quilt" in the sidebar.
Right now, we have a slow down of orders and our volunteers want to keep on sewing for our troops. If you know of a troop who has recently deployed or will be deploying in the next month, please contact us.