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2018 – A New Year of Hope and Comfort

A New Year is here, and we are already planning for the year ahead.  The quilts we need to ship to the families of heroes’ – the parents, spouses, and children all over the world who can’t come to Iowa to receive their quilts. Our mission is to honor our heroes and their families with […]

Why We Honor Veterans Day

Did you know that before we had Veterans Day it was called Armistice Day? We celebrated Armistice Day because it was the end of World War I. The Treaty of Versailles was actually signed June 28, 1919; it was President Woodrow Wilson who proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day. Why do we celebrate Armistice Day or […]

Fallen Hero’s Family Helps Quilt

  Dianne Roeder and Katrina Roeder, both mentors for TAPS, reach out to help other organizations like Freedom Quilts. Their connection with Freedom Quilts began with the loss of a loved one. On April 18, 2013 SSgt Shawn M. Roeder died unexpectedly. Freedom Quilts made a quilt for Dianne and Katrina honoring Shawn. The quilt […]

Freedom Quilts Raffle Winner

Jean Meier from Holstein is one of Freedom Quilts’ faithful donors, and this year she was the winner of the Freedom Quilts annual 4th of July quilt raffle. One of the things Jean said was she never wins big, so she was quite surprised to learn she was the winner of this year’s quilt. Congratulations […]

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 […]

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