Archive for Presentations & Events

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. […]

Honoring Our Heroes

Honoring Our Heroes
April 6, 2013 Event at Freedom Quilts Shop

What a day indeed. It started raining — something that I had hoped would’t happen. I have to share this with you because this happened as a sign to not worry, that everything would work out just fine. As it was raining, I asked the Lord to please let it stop raining for the families. I just didn’t want them to get wet. I wanted some kind of sign to know if He was listening.

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FQ Exhibit at the Fort Des Moines Museum

Freedom Quilts was honored to have its 9/11 Freedom Quilt displayed in its first-ever exhibition in the Fort Des Moines Museum in Des Moines, Iowa. The quilt was on display at the Museum on October 1st through November 11th, 2012.

Betty Nielsen commented that it was such a joy to have the 9/11 Freedom Quilt displayed at the Museum.
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5 Families Honored & Heroes Remembered

The families of honor gathered at King’s Pointe in Storm Lake, Iowa. Ushered in by limo and escorted by the Storm Lake Legion Riders, families arrived at the Freedom Quilts Shop at about 2:00 p.m. on April 7th, 2012.
The families of honor rode through a beautiful avenue of flags held tall and strong by the Spencer Legion Riders and Polk City Legion Riders. The avenue of flags stretched from the Nielsen’s driveway all the way to the Quilt Shop. Families were honored with a 21-Gun Salute and a performance of taps. Read More >>

Event in Honor of Soldiers and 9/11 Firefighter

On April 2, 2011 Freedom Quilts hosted an event at the Freedom Quilts shop in special honor of three soldiers and one 9/11 firefighter’s family. During the memorial event, Freedom Quilts also unveiled the Tribute Center Quilt — a special quilt which will travel to its new home in New York City where it will remain on display at the WTC Tribute Center.
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National 9/11 Flag Comes to Iowa

On Feb 24th, Freedom Quilts had the great privilege of helping to mend the National 9/11 Flag during its visit to Iowa. Freedom Quilts had the honor of being named among the “Local Heroes of Iowa”. As part of the Local Hero nomination, we were among the first Iowans to add a ceremonial stitch to the National 9/11 flag. Soon after, stitching was opened up to the general public. Read more & view photos! >>

Varina Event 2007

April 15, 2007 Varina, Iowa Freedom Quilts honored three soldiers by inviting the soldiers’ families to Varina Iowa to receive a quilt. Get the flash player here:

Varina Event 2005

April 16, 2005 Varina, Iowa An Event to Honor Four Soldiers’ Families Get the flash player here:

Capitol View Elementary School Event

Friday, April 23, 2004 Capitol View Elementary School 320 E 16th Street Des Moines, Iowa An event to honor Iowa soldiers who died while serving our country in Iraq or Afghanistan. Get the flash player here: Freedom Quilts were Presented in Honor of Gunnery Sgt Jeffery Bohr Jr (Mr. and Mrs. Jeanette Edward Bohr […]

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