Archive for Archive of Familes’ Letters & Photos

In Memory and Honor of Raymond Abellera Nueve

Freedom Quilts made a quilt for Priscilla and her children in honor of Raymond Abellera Nueve. Recently, she was so kind to send us a little note and a picture of her children with their quilt and a photo of their father. This is the note she sent us: “Hi Betty. Thank you. I received […]

SPC Kyle Stoeckli

SPC Kyle Stoeckli
SPC Kyle Stoeckli died June 1, 2013 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device. As a child he played guitar, loved hanging with friends, jet skiing, and hugging his mother. He was very loyal, friendly, and very respectful. Kyle’s commitment to fighting for his country was evident in a tattoo of the Bible verse John 15:13: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Letter from Susan, Wife of SFC Michael Lube

Dear Ms. Nielsen, Words can’t describe the comfort your beautiful quilt has given to me. I slept with it from the evening it arrived… I hadn’t been sleeping well following Michael’s death and the added layer of love and encouragement enveloped me. What you are doing is truly a gift to us; survivors left to […]

Letter from Willimena Isler

Good morning Ms.Betty, I wanted to just take a moment and thank you for the beautiful quilt that you sent my mother (Willie Fenn). I’ve attached a picture of her and my brother Spc. Daniel Smith, Jr.  May God continually bless and keep you. Thank you again, Willimena Isler

Letter from John F. Pepper

A letter from John F. Pepper, Brandon’s Dad: I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful thoughtful things you wrote and the beautiful quilt that is now on my couch in the living room where I can look at Brandon’s special picture I have on the wall with all his awards and decorations as […]

Photo from Julie Chambers

Julie Chambers lost her son, Sgt David Chambers OEF, on Jan 16, 2013 when he was killed by a mine. It was David’s second tour. Sgt Chambers always strived to do his best. He was a professional at all times. David loved motorcycles, and everyone knew he was very dependable. The photo is from Julie […]

CW2 Don C. Viray

CW2 Don C. Viray CW2 Don C. Viray, 25 of Waipahu, Hawaii, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. Viray died April 19, 2012 in Divalak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. This quilt was made by Freedom Quilts for his family in […]

Daniela D. Terrell Scott

Daniela D. Terrell Scott Daniela D. Terrell Scott, age 39, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at University Hospital in Cleveland after an extended illness. A staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, she enjoyed traveling with the military and spending as much time as she could with her family. This quilt was made […]

SPC Robert J. Tauteris

SPC Robert J. Tauteris SPC Robert J. Tauteris, 44 of Hamlet, Indiana, was assigned to 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana. Tauteris died January 6, 2012 in Nilay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

Army Cpl. Joshua S. Harmon

Army Cpl. Joshua S. Harmon Harmon, 20 of Mentor, Ohio, died August 22, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Harmon died in Multaka, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed. This quilt was made by Freedom […]

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