Saturday, December 12, 2009

ADJUSTABLE CHAIRS---YEAH!!!!!

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Camo Quilt Project (CQP) now has 20 "gently used" office chairs---and they all are fully adjustable. No more sitting on folded quilts to adjust your seat height! These chairs are so comfortable that our volunteers won't even notice how long they have been sitting. Productivity will be on the rise and our volunteers will now have happy faces AND happy behinds!

Amy's Quilts

Before her death in the Fort Hood massacre, SSG Amy Krueger had requested quilts for her entire unit. We were able to complete these quilts, and thanks to a local company they were delivered to Fort Hood before the unit deployed. We received this note of thanks from MAJ Suttinger:

What a wonderful gift. Notice the smiles all around. We are all very touched and astonished at Amy’s wish and the entire dedicated effort it took for the Camo Quilt Project to make this work (along with some help from Johnsonville for delivery!) We leave soon and these will comfort us through the upcoming year. Thank you x 46!!!

Sincerely,

MAJ Laura Suttinger

467th Med Det (CSC)

“United and Strong”



Friday, November 20, 2009

Video Report on the Camo Quilt Project

Andy Romey of The American Legion made this video report in honor of our one-year anniversary of our Camo Quilt Workshop.

Click here to watch the video

Monday, November 16, 2009

OUR HEARTS ARE SADDENED


We were shocked to hear the news about the Fort Hood massacre. A few days later we learned that one of our quilt recipients, Ssgt Amy Krueger, was one of the soldiers that were killed. In September Amy received one of our quilts and on September 29th we received this email from her:

"My name is Sgt. Krueger. I am with the 467th Combat Stress Control Unit that will be deploying within the next two months. I recently received a blanket because a family member knows some of the women that volunteer their time to make these blankets. I personally want to thank you and all the women who worked diligently to make my blanket. It is a very gracious gift that will be very very useful. Also, on the behalf of my commander, Maj. Suttinger, as a unit we were wondering if we could request more blankets for the rest of the unit? We will be state side till approximately the beginning of December. I am not sure if it would be possible to make 45 blankets before then or what the capabilities are, but we thought it was worth asking. Again thanks to all that are
involved in this wonderful project!!"


We have been in contact with Amy's commander and the quilts ordered by Amy will be made. These quilts will be a bit special in that a ribbon will be attached and a specially designed card sent with the quilt that tells Amy's comrades that the quilt is being given in her honor.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

COMING SOON !

Thanks to the generosity of Sun Graphics in Plymouth WI, the Camo Quilt Project has beautiful full color brochures. As of July of 2014 Sun Graphics has made us new brochures. They are now reflecting our new patriotic lap quilts as well as the camo. The new brochure is way beyond what we ever imagined! THANK YOU SUN GRAPHICS! Stop by their website at: www.sungraphicsprinting.com and don't forget to let them know you appreciate their donation of designing and printing a brochure for the Camo Quilt Project.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cutting Fabric

Cutting 40 layers of ACU fabric is easy with the use of the electric rotary cutting saw! The fabric comes on rolls from 20 to 100 yds each. The width is about 66 inches. The fabric is layered onto our cutting table and the first cut is made at 45". After the initial cut to width, the fabric is then cut to 72" lengths. The 21" cut-off is set aside to be cut into bindings, ties, cool-ties and it is also used to piece together additional 45 x 72 inch quilt pieces. We have been using the saw for almost a year now and we are still on the first blade. Pretty impressive since it has cut pieces for more than 1200 quilts!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Trunk Full of Quilts




Courtney from Madison WI carries an armful of finished quilts to her car. Courtney delivered the carful of 150 quilts to Fort Hood TX.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thank You From Wisconsin's First Lady

The recent article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel caught the attention of First Lady Jessica Doyle, wife of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle. To view her letter click here: Jessica Doyle letter.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

More grateful soldiers

A couple more grateful quilt recipients in Iraq.

Friday, July 3, 2009

In The News

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel stopped by the Camo Quilt Shop recently for an interview. The article was published in the July 13th Journal Sentinel. You can see the article here: http://www.jsonline.com/news/iraq/50590032.html

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The WARM COMPANY

Our troops deserve the best. That is why our quilts are filled with 100% cotton batting. We use the Warm & Natural batting made by The Warm Company. In June The Warm Company donated 3 rolls of batting, 124" by 25 yds each. That was enough to fill 85 quilts! THANK YOU to The Warm Company.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A van-load of quilts ready to go

A van load of quilts ready to be delivered to Texas for distribution.

Saturday, April 4, 2009



Spc Timothy Schmid watches a quilt being sewn at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown WI. Even a snowstorm did not stop the 20 women who came to learn how to make the camo quilts! Tim, his wife Sara and their baby, Jayln came to pick up 10 quilts. An additional 110 quilts have been completed for Tim's unit, the 1158th Transportation Co of Beloit, WI. This unit will be deploying to Iraq soon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pictures From Camo Quilt Headquarters






Camo Quilt Head-
quarters







Some of our volunteers at our open house in November.









Volunteers learning how to pin the quilts.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Get in Touch With Us!

If you or your group is interested in being involved in the Camouflage Quilt Project, please contact:
Linda Wieck (say "wick") at (920) 627-3460
e-mail: linda.camoquilt@gmail.com

Linda Wieck is willing to speak to your group or do a sewing workshop on making the quilt. Let us know!

What On Earth is a "Camo Quilt?"

One of our most-asked questions is, “Doesn’t the military provide them with a quilt?” The answer, sadly, is no. Military-issued sleeping bags are bulky and hot and must be carried inside their back-packs. Our Camo Quilt is so popular because it's made from the same camouflage material as the uniforms. That means it can be used in the open, tied to the outside of a soldier's kit, leaving precious room inside for personal items.

The camouflage quilt is a small quilt measuring approximately 45” x 72”. The quilt folds in thirds and rolls up like a sleeping bag. It is lightweight and has cotton batting so it breathes better in the extreme heat. These quilts are slept on and slept under; they protect the soldiers from the harsh elements they face, both cold winter nights and hot daytime sun. They are even used for pillows. Any person serving in the military and deployed to the Middle East is eligible to receive one of these quilts!

Each quilt is packaged with a cool tie and a hand-made card. The card gives information about the volunteer group and is signed by some of the volunteers. This gives our quilts a very personal touch! There is no charge to the soldiers for the quilts. We just ask that the person requesting the quilts cover the cost of shipping.

Linda and her volunteers have made and distributed over 1,000 quilts to Soldiers and Marines!

Click on the "running tally" category tag for updates on the total number of quilts made so far!