Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oscar, s Sportsman's Inn - CQP Fundraiser

The American Legion Auxiliary - Unit #75 of Fond du Lac WI is sponsoring fund raiser for the Camo Quilt Project.  Please help them make this a big success.  Here are the details:

Oscar's Sportsman's Inn
156 Western Ave, Fond du Lac WI

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
4 pm - 8 pm

A special dinner menu will be served featuring

Spaghetti & Homemade Lasagna
(will include several other Oscars specialties)

$8 per person

 All proceeds from dinner sales will be given to the Camo Quilt Project!

Thank you, Dave Lallier, for donating all the food.

Donations can also be sent to:
 Camo Quilts %American Legion Auxiliary Unit #75
PO Box 1361
Fond du Lac, WI  54936-1361

Contact: or call 920-948-7953 if you have any comments or questions.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

How Many of These Have You Made?

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.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


THANK YOU to all who attended Kruegs Fest and made it such a success.  This event raised $1,400 for the Camo Quilt Project!

Remembering "Kruegs"

The late Amy Krueger, a SSgt. in the US Army, was a victim of the 2009 Fort Hood attack.

In honor of Staff Sgt. Amy Krueger, a victim of the Texas Fort Hood Shooting, and to benefit the Fisher House of Milwaukee and the Camo Quilt Project of Plymouth, the first annual KruegsFest will be held on June 30 at TJ’s Sports Bar and Grill in Manitowoc, Wis.

From noon to 8 p.m., four rock bands with family ties to Amy will be donating their time and talents to pay tribute to one of our fallen heroes. Bands playing include SugarNova (Plymouth) featuring her cousins Dave Howell and Curtis Voigt, Consult the Briefcase (Stevens Point/Milwaukee) with cousin Shaun Krueger, the Charlie Bucket Band (Manitowoc) with uncle Dan Krueger, and a special reunion set by the Deweys, who will be playing together for the first time in nearly eight years.

In addition to live music, this benefit will feature food and beverage specials, and raffles featuring 50/50 cash prizes and other donated items will be available during the event at TJ's, with all proceeds going to the Fisher House of Milwaukee and the Camo Quilt Project of Plymouth.

“Amy's love for music went deep into her life and many events with her have a song that sparks a funny episode or just an enjoyable memory,” said Dan Krueger, uncle of SSG Krueger. “We know she will be here with us, rocking along!” Be a part of this new tradition and spend an afternoon like no other paying tribute to one of our fallen hero’s honor and sacrifice at KruegsFest.

For more information go to: KruegsFest

Contact Information:  Dan Krueger at 920-946-3351, Shaun Krueger at 920-946-6034 or
DeeDee and Tabitha at TJ's Sports Bar and Grill at 920-684-5220.

TJ's Sports Bar and Grill is locate at: 1502 Clark Street, Manitowoc, WI 53042

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Milwaukee Area CQP

The Camo Quilt Project has a facility in the Milwaukee area where volunteers can come and work on the quilts. Pilgrim Lutheran Church has offered us use of their basement for the workshops. A group of LWML (Lutheran Women Missionary League) women are overseeing the project. Thanks to a donation given by the American Legion Aux Unit 416, Greendale WI, and from National

Mutual Benefits, 6 new Janome sewing machines were purchased along with other items needed for the project. There are also a few older sewing machines for you to use. If you prefer, you can bring your own sewing machine. If you do not sew, you can pin, trim, press or inspect quilts.

The Milwaukee Area workshops have been meeting for 3 years and have completed 510 Army, 94 Marine and 45 Air Force quilts. That is a total of 651 quilts from the Pilgrim workshop! They have also made 821 extra cool ties. The CQP is very appreciative of the volunteers who come to Pilgrim and for the LWML ladies who oversee the project. Look under "Pages" in the side bar for the workshop hours.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

20,000th QUILT SENT!

Another milestone has been reached by the Camo Quilt Project---we have completed and shipped our 20,000th camo quilt.   The quilt is identified by the embroidered 20,000 on it and this special quilt has been sent to Afghanistan. We are hoping that the soldier receiving it will send us a photo.  It would mean so much to our volunteers to know who received this special quilt. 

The CQP has truly been blessed with many faithful volunteers!  We have a core of volunteers who come 3 times a week to help make the quilts---and they have been doing so for several years.  That is dedication and a heart for our men and women who are leaving their families to serve our country.  There are also many other volunteers who come at least once a month to work on the quilts.

Of course, our volunteers would not have materials to make the quilts except that we have many people who support the project financially. All funding for the project are given by individuals and organizations.  Each quilt costs about $25 to make.  You do the math---it took a LOT of funding to make those 20,000 quilts!

We are always looking for more volunteers and more individuals to support the project.  Come jump on our "band wagon".  You will find great joy in doing something very special for our troops.