Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Veterans Day Salute

Veterans Day is Monday, Nov.11. This special day is set aside to honor all the men and women who serve, or have served our country in the military. Our veterans are brave and selfless, risking their lives to protect our freedom and security at home and abroad. 

Veterans are our family, friends and neighbors. Veterans are our hero’s. How do you say thank you?

Steve Leader of San Diego, California spent the past eight years making two amazing quilts with World War II military insignia to honor our nation’s veterans. The first public display of his quilts was at the San Diego Quilt Show Sept.5-7, 2013. 
The two quilts contain over 870 original patches representing every branch of military service, unit and rank.  It is an amazing collection and since Steve only uses original patches, and not reproductions, many are rare and expensive to purchase.

Steve’s quilting journey, from his inspiration to learning how to quilt and acquiring the patches is recorded on his website. What an amazing story! 
If you are an active member of the military, stop by Mary Jo’s on Veterans Day and receive 10% off your purchase (with ID) and a big thank you from all of us at Mary Jo’s Cloth Store. Happy Veterans Day!

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