A Quilt for the Wounded Warrior Project

wounded warrior quilt

Check out this Kickstarter project: to create a red, white, and blue quilt for a lap blanket. The finished quilt will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Quilters have begun an unofficial program of making quilts for soldiers injured in the war. The quilts are shipped to combat hospitals and given to soldiers in Intensive Care Units. These troops are often sent home in minimally heated cargo planes, so the quilts are functional for warmth in addition to showing that we care and thank them for their sacrifices.

I will finish a patriotic quilt in red, white, and blue and give it to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Per Kickstarter’s rules, you are not funding a charity organization, just me, but when the quilt is complete, it will be taken to my local Wounded Warrior chapter to make sure it goes to a service member who needs it.

Requirements:

  • Size is 4 ft x 6 ft 6 in, or 48″ by 78″ (the size of stretchers and gurneys)
  • All cotton; no synthetics, including the batting (80/20 batting is OK)
  • Red/white/blue or appropriate patriotic theme (no cartoon characters)

Materials Needed:

  • Batting
  • Backing
  • Bias Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing Machine Oil
  • Embroidery Thread

Help fund it, here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/26884745/sewing-a-patriotic-quilt-wounded-warrior-project

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About Lacey Clifton

Social Media Marketing Expert, Lacey Clifton, specializes in leveraging dynamic media platforms for organic, customer-centric marketing. She has been working with surgeons and specialty medical practitioners since 2009, providing training, coaching, and full-service marketing for lead generation, but has been marketing through online social media platforms since their first adoption by small businesses. Lacey received her Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion University in Virginia, where she graduated with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Kappa Phi Honors. Additionally, she was recognized as the Communications Department Graduate of the Year and received a Faculty Award of Excellence for her performance at the university. She greatly enjoys learning environments, as both a student and a teacher, keeping her ahead of changes in social media platforms and fueling her passion to teach others.

Posted on August 2, 2014, in Health and Wellness and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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