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This April 4th – Honoring Our Heroes

This year Freedom Quilts will be honoring 7 amazing heroes and their families. Each family has touched my very soul. As I designed the quilt for each of them, I felt honored to be given the privilege of getting to know them. All seven of our heroes were amazing men, as are their families. It will […]

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 […]

Saturday’s Event: Honoring Our Heroes and Their Families

This past Saturday’s event was a wonderful success. We we had the great honor of welcoming families to Freedom Quilts and honoring the memory of their lost loved ones. This year we honored SSgt LeRoy Webster, Sgt Clinton Lee Kelly, Captain Patrick D. Norals, Navy Seal Marc Lee. *The parents of Navy Seal Jon T. […]

Save the Date: Honor our Heroes on April 5th

Once a year, Freedom Quilts calls upon those who support our heroes and their families to come and join us in a day of honor and remembrance. This year, we’re dedicating April 5th to honor families and their lost loved ones. Saturday, April 5th 2014 12:30pm Arrive at King’s Pointe, Storm Lake 1:30pm Escort Families […]

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