Friday, September 27, 2013

Well, we have an extremely busy two weeks coming up...

On Saturday, 28 September, a quilt I posted about earlier - the red/white and blue quilt I made for Gyleen Fitsgerald's new book:  "A Polygon Affair - So Easy You'll Fall in Love" (to be on book store shelves in February 2014) will be auctioned at the Aberdeen Proving Ground: 9th Annual Support Our Heroes Gala to benefit the Maryland Fisher House organization!  What an privilege to be able to help raise money to benefit Fisher House!  And, guess what?  After the Gala, negotions are underway, working details for Quilts for Heroes to make occasional trips to the 5 Fisher Houses in Maryland to deliver quilts for the wounded warrior families staying at Fisher House!  How exciting is that?!??  We all know that behind every hero is a family providing love and support to that hero and we want to offer some comfort and support to them!  They are heroes too! 

On Thursday, October 3, two of our quilters:  Brenda Aleman and Cathy Swisko will be honored guests at the 27th Annual Harford's Most Beautiful People ceremony in recognition of their devoted service to "Quilts for Heroes"!  Both Brenda and Cathy have made huge commitments and investments of time and money to honoring our wounded warriors by making beautiful quilts to comfort and thank them for their service.  I am so looking forward to attending this wonderful event.

Then, on 7 October, Ms. Melinda Roeder from FOX 45 will spend the evening with us to learn more about us and perhaps do a news segment about our volunteer effort.  We are so excited about her visit and are honored to have invited recently retired Maj. Gen. Genaro J. Dellarocco from the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command; SFC, Chaplain Elijah Mack, Senior Chaplain Assistant, Installation MCOIC from Aberdeen Proving Ground; and SFC, Command Chaplain Assistant James E. Morris with the 20th Support Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground to join us.  What a wonderful opportunity to tell people about what we do!    Thanks FOX 45!

With all that said, we need to be quilting 24/7/365 to get all these quilts ready.  I'm BiNdInG this weekend AND I'm working on a quilt to help raise funds for the Martha Lewis ( for her restoration.  More on that later!

Wishing you happy and heartfelt quilting till next time.....