Friday, October 09, 2009

2009 Blogger's Quilt Festival


In a time of uncertainty, in a place filled with so much unhappiness, dissidence and despair, there are still things that I know to be true and to be real. I believe in goodness, in unity, and in the power of love and healing for all.

Patriotic quilts have always been near and dear to my heart...and I can't really even explain why. I don't have a family member in the military, but I support, wholeheartedly, our young men and women in the military. It may have been their choices to join,with full knowledge of potential outcomes, but nevertheless, many of them are suffering terrible consequences as a result of that choice.

We must still support their courage, their sense of honor and their loyalty to their country and to their fellow soldiers.Because of that, I honor those who serve our country, no matter what my own political beliefs might be.

Shown above is my quilt entered in Park City Girl's 2009 Blogger's Quilt Festival of favorite quilts.

My favorite quilt is, and may always be, my simple patriotic "Lest We Forget: Liberated Heartstrings". A quilt that honors, supports, salutes, and prays for freedom and peace for all.

21 comments:

  1. Very well said !
    We must love and support those who unselfishly give of themselves......just as Jesus did.

    My daughter would absolutely love this quilt......she has a very patriotic heart.

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  2. Anonymous1:45 PM

    Okay but please don't go around telling the troops "I support the troops but not the war." It's like a slap.

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  3. Like you I really love red/white/blue quilts - and yours is one of the best! I love the heartstrings - beautiful!!

    Thanks for sharing & Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  4. I love the quilt, very nice. Hugs..

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  5. This is a remarkable string quilt and very beautiful!

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  6. Simply beautiful little quilt. A quilt to showcase at the Festival - Hugs Natima

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  7. I love the quilt Michele - it's
    absolutely beautiful! A wonderful
    choice!
    My guild makes Quilts for the
    Quilts of Valor foundation.
    On the QOV web site page they state:
    "This Foundation is not about politics. It is about people."

    Thank you for honoring our soldiers!
    Of which my son was one.

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  8. Absolutely love this!

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  9. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Blogger's Fall Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful sentiment. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This is a great little quilt. I didn't even realize another Blogger's Quilt Festival was going on!

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  12. Well stated! Patriotic quilts are timeless as yours will be. Nicely done. Though no longer on active duty, our family has a long history of military service including our son who was in Bosnia. Finally, the people who serve now are getting respect and recognition that has long been denied earlier veterans...so long overdue. Thank you for sharing your quilt.

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  13. You always write the most beautiful and thoughtful posts. Love your quilt and the words to go with it!

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  14. Oh Michele, I haven't seen this before. I'm delighted and touched. You make me smile.

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  15. Beautiful quilt and to your sentiments I can only say Amen.

    Vail in TN

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  16. What wonderful words. Your patriotic quilt is lovely. We pray for the military every day. They are willing to put thenselves in danger and I appreciate that.

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  17. Great quilt and I agree that patriotic quilts are important. If we don't support what we believe in, it will be gone,

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  18. Very well said. And this is such a great quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. It's a lovely quilt.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.