2015 Quilt Raffle: You can win this quilt AND support Freedom Quilts

Enter to Win this Beautiful Quilt and Support Freedom Quilts! It’s time to start raising money for our 2015 event to honor heroes and their families, and also to keep the project going so we can continue to make more quilts for families of our fallen heroes. We’re honoring heroes who we have lost in combat […]

A Long Wait, Stinging Accusation, and Your Thoughts

Today, I’m reaching out to you – to those who know me and the Freedom Quilts project – for your feedback and your understanding. Here is an excerpt from an email I received from a family member… “I requested this quilt back in September and although I do understand that life gets hectic, it is very unacceptable […]

Wishes for a Gracious New Year: Love, Honor and Memory

I welcome the New Year and thank all my loyal friends and supporters. I am so totally grateful for the support of my family, quilters, loyal friends, those who believe in this project your generous support has help make a huge impact. Thanks to your support… We were able send 351 quilts to fallen soldiers’ families. We […]

Texas Angels

Freedom Quilts founders Dennis and Betty Nielsen took a trip to Texas to meet with the most wonderful quilting ladies. And wow, did I have fun. I’ve been wanting to put faces to the names of the Texas ladies who have been so supportive of Freedom Quilts. The Texas quilters who have been sending their quilts to […]

In Honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a day to celebrate and honor all who served in the Armed Forces. Some people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Memorial Day is honoring those men and women who died while serving in the military, while Veterans Day honors all who have served. The strength and bravery of veterans have impacted our lives […]

2014 Quilt Raffle Winner is Alice Henry

Congratulations to Alice Henry! She won this year’s Freedom Quilts Annual Quilt Raffle. Alice Henry, mother of fallen 9/11 firefighter Joseph Henry of Ladder 21, is our 4th of July Quilt Winner. Alice’s beloved son Joseph never played professional baseball, but he bore a striking resemblance to David Cone, pitcher for the New York Yankees. […]

Iowa Character Award for 2014

We are so happy to announce that Freedom Quilts received the Iowa Character Award! The Iowa Character Award is presented each year by Character Counts in Iowa, a nonprofit based in Des Moines. Read More…

Fragmentary remains of New York World Trade Center 9/11 victims taken to memorial

Today I heard the news about what was happening in New York – the 7,930 fragmentary remains of the 2,753 people killed on 9/11 was being return to Ground Zero. The remains are coming from the office of the Chief Medical Examiner and are going to an underground repository in the same building as the […]

Capt. Patrick Dwayne Norals

Capt. Patrick Dwayne Norals Capt. Patrick Dwayne Norals, 42, of Killeen, Texas died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Killeen. Norals was an assistant professor of military science at Texas A&M University and a captain in the U.S. Army. These quilts were made by Freedom Quilts for his family in honor of Capt. Patrick Dwayne Norals.     […]

Marc A. Lee

 Marc A. Lee Marc A. Lee, Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class (SEAL), died August 2, 2006 while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lee, 28, was killed in a fierce firefight while on patrol against insurgents in Ramadi, Iraq. An aviation ordinance man and a member of a Coronado, Calif.- based SEAL Team THREE, Lee was one […]

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