In Loving Honor of Bill Doyle. Farewell my dear friend.

I want to honor a very special friend. His name is Bill Doyle. Without Bill Doyle’s help and the help of Mary Fetcher, I never would have been able to hand out quilts to all the 911 families. The New York Post wrote this about Bill: Bill Doyle, a tireless 9/11 family advocate who lost […]

A Heartfelt Thanks to the Texas Angels

On behalf of all of Freedom Quilts, I would like to thank the Texas Angels for always helping us out. This year started out very difficult for us, and I cannot thank them enough for being by our side to support the Freedom Quilts mission. It was the one year anniversary of my brother’s death this […]

Freedom Quilts Book: A Thread of Hope

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that the Freedom Quilts book – A Thread of Hope – is published! This book tells the story of how Freedom Quilts was started, including our very first trip to New York to present quilts to the 9/11 families. The story reveals how faith, my family, my friends and community banded together to […]

2017 Freedom Quilts Raffle

The New Year is here and we are all energized to get started. We are touched and honored to have so many friends who believe in the value of this mission. Thanks to your support, we have been able to continue honoring families with quilts of comfort. Everyone who has participated in helping has made […]

Remembering My Brother and Wreaths Across America

This year will be the 1st anniversary of my brother’s death. This holiday was not one I really cared to celebrate because all it reminded me was that soon my brother’s anniversary would be here. I couldn’t make it to my brother’s grave site to place flowers, so I asked my little sister if she […]

Talking about 911 is not easy, even if it is to say “Thank you”

In August of 2002, we traveled to Long Island, New York for a special event where we delivered Freedom Quilts quilts to families who lost a loved on on 911. Now, 15 years later, we have been honored to receive a surprise thank you note from one of the families at that event in Long Island. I […]

Iowa Has Not Forgotten

The 15th Anniversary of 911 is just around the corner. How many of you will remember that day and what happened on September 11, 2001? Do you remember where you were when you heard the news? Did it change your life for ever like it has for the families of 911? Will you take time […]

Jon T. Tumilson

Petty Officer Jon T. Tumilson Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson died August 6, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Tumilson, 35 of Rockford, Iowa, was assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL team. He died in Wardak province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he […]

Mark J. Snedeker

Mark J. Snedeker Mark J. Snedeker, age 61, of Storm Lake, Iowa, died on Friday, April 10, 2015 at his home in Storm Lake. Mark was born on July 6, 1953 in Hokkaido, Japan. Having grown up in Storm Lake, he graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1971. Next, he joined the United States […]

Shawn Michael Roeder

Shawn Michael Roeder At age 28, Shawn Roeder died unexpectedly in Lebanon, Illinois on April 18, 2013. He joined the United States Air Force in 2007. He was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. Shawn was recognized for his service to the Air Force. He received the Air Force Commendation. He had recently been honorably discharged by the United […]

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