Honoring Fort Hood Families Who Lost Loved Ones With Quilt Blocks, Tops, or Quilts

You are invited to make a quilt block, top, or quilt to honor  the families who lost loved ones in the tragedy at Ft Hood.   I found this venue today, Splinters & Threads, which is a quilt shop in Merkel, Texas.

They gave me permission to copy and paste their page to mine, so that we can get the word out to more people.

We are making quilts for the families of the soldiers lost at Fort Hood Nov 5, 2009 as well as the police officer that took down the shooter.  Here are signature quilt ideas.  Blocks must be 6 1/2 inch blocks (6″ finished size).  Please make them red, white, and blue. Sign your name and state and a note if you would like.  If you are a military Vet or active duty, please include your rank and branch of service on the blocks.  I would like to have these by the first week in December 1, 2009 so that we can get them quilted and to the families for Christmas this year.

The blocks need to be here by Dec 1.  Tops can be here by Dec 7.  Finished quilts by Dec 15.

If you do embroidery only we welcome you to send patriotic designs and /or your name stitched on white fabric.  Please trim to 6 1/2″ square and don’t forget your signature.

If you do not quilt or embroider, please sign a piece of white fabric square 6 1/2″ to 7″ with a sharpie pen.  Keep your signature near the center of the fabric so that fabric can be sewn around it.

Please send blocks or finished quilts to:

Gina Reddin    185 CR 414      Merkel, TX 79536   email: gina.reddin@gmail.com






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The following is a list of those lost at Fort Hood:

Spc. Kham Xiong, St. Paul, Minnesota – 23 – father of 3

Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman, Havre De Grace, Maryland – 55 –             2 daughters, 6 grandchildren

Pvt. Francheska Velez, Chicago, Illinois – 21 – with child when she died

Capt. Russell Seager, Racine, Wisconsin – 51

Pfc. Michael Pearson, Bolingbrook, Illinois – 22

Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, West Jordan, Utah – 19

Sgt. Amy Krueger, Kiel, Wisconsin – 29

Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, Tipton, Oklahoma – 22

Spc. Frederick Greene, Mountain City, Tennessee – 29

Capt. John Gaffaney, San Diego, California – 56 – 1 son

Army Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow, Plymouth, Indiana – 1 daughter

Maj. Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, Woodbridge, Virginia – 52

Chief Warrant Officer Michael Grant Cahill (Ret.), Cameron, Texas – 62 – 3 children, 1 grandchild

You can read more about each soldier here: http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/06/fort.hood.shootings.victims/index.html

There is also info about this on this blog:  http://otterwise.blogspot.com/2009/11/quilt-blocks-for-fort-hood.html

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