Winner of Quilt Raffle 2012

July 14, 2012

Congratulations to Donna and Eugene Buckmiller from Des Moines, Iowa!
They are the winner of the 2012 Freedom Quilts Rafffle!

Last weekend, Betty and Dennis Nielsen made a visit to Des Moines to present the 2012 winning quilt to the lovely couple.  Eugene told Betty and Dennis the story of how his mother would make quilts for the whole family.  His mother enjoyed making quilts — it was comforting to her and a joy to make these treasures for the family.  Eugene understood the labor of love that comes with making a quilt and the many hours  it requires to complete one.  His mother would hand-stitch the whole quilt, so it took many, many hours to complete each quilt.

Donna and Eugene said they planned on showing off their winning Freedom Quilt to the whole family, and with a sweet smile they said this one was theirs.  Donna said she has never won anything, so it was truly amazing to win this quilt.  Since Donna Buckmiller heard about the project Freedom Quilts, she has kindly helped Freedom Quilts continue it’s mission.

Thanks to Donna and other generous supporters like her, we have continued to make quilts for fallen heroes’ families.   So congratulation on winning the 2012 Freedom Quilts! We are already working on the 2013 Freedom Quilts for next year, so keep an eye out later in the year when we’ll post photos of the 2013 raffle quilt.

In the meantime, please consider supporting Freedom Quilts today and join us in helping to comfort mourning families.  Supporting Freedom Quilts is easy. Just click here to make make an online donation — every gift counts!

Our warmest thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Annual Freedom Quilts Raffle.
Your support helps us to continue comforting families in need.


More photos of this year’s raffle quilt…

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To view quilts from previous year’s raffles,
visit the Quilt Raffle Archive.

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