One of several things I am grateful for in 2011 is getting involved in The House Quilt Project. http://thehousequiltproject.blogspot.com/
It has been a joy to make quilts for our returning veterans to express our WELCOME HOME to them in a personal way. To give them a token of our appreciation for their service to keep our country safe.
Several years ago I read an article in a knitting magazine about a woman and her daughter starting the “Stitches from the Heart” organization. The group made beanie hats for preemie babies for their trip home from the hospital. I was drawn to participate because my first child was a preemie born at 7 months and I would have loved to have had a beanie for him to go home in. It was wonderful to think I could give a gift of a beanie to a new mom and her preemie babe. The veteran quilts have a similar meaning for me. Though my husband was stateside in the reserves, he could have been shipped to Viet Nam for any alert. I think of him coming home and how wonderful it would be for him to receive one of these little gifts – so – I love making the house quilts for our veterans!
To All Our Veterans, Thank You!
I have included pictures of my recent houses:)