Quilting is my passion.  Quilting is my pastime.  When the two opportunities are put to good use and a cause is added to the mixture, quilting blossoms into a lot more when people get involved.

With Memorial Day just around the corner, many people are taking time out of their busy lives to honor those courageous men and women who have given of the themselves, and many with their lives, to give us freedom, that ALL enjoy in the United States.  We take time to think of family and friends, past and present , who have marched on into battle and defended my right to write this blog now.  This and many other freedoms must never be taken for granted.  Those of us not in uniform MUST take time to do our share and ALWAYS say “Thank you’ to our troops.

I have found some wonderful and fellow quilting folks, who have used their passion, pastime, and talents to honor those who support freedom.  Check out some of these links.  Read their stories, reflect on freedom, and thank a serviceman or women for what they do for America in your own way.

The American Hero Quilts   http://www.americanheroquilts.com/story.htm 

Operation: Quiet Comfort  http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/s_682191.html

Prison Inmates Quilt to Honor Soldiers http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/local/giant-quilt-to-honor-soldiers

American Quilt Honors Fallen Soldiers http://www.veteransadvantage.com/cms/content/american-quilt-honors-fallen-soldiers

Happy Memorial Day