On Sunday I drove to Dayton to do a talk to a quilt guild about Quilts of Valor. There were two people there whose family members had had quilts made for them. They talked about what it meant for them to receive the quilts. Sometimes I think we don’t realize how much our efforts can mean to other people.
Since I was going to be in the area, I decided to do a presentation.
This veteran is living at the Dayton VA. He was in World War II in Europe. He was shot through the leg. He showed me the scars. He was left in a turnip field and survived for 3 days by eating the turnips. Eventually he was found by two girls who got him to a train station. He was in a German prisoner of war hospital until the end of the war.
This quilt was made by members of the Connecting Threads guild in Columbus.
What a beautiful quilt and how wonderful it must have been to hear those stories. I have an elderly neighbor and I love listening to her stories of her life growing up, it’s fascinating 🙂