My friend, Paula, and I go visit this darling couple in our neighborhood every month. I think they are both in their early nineties. Rex and Edna. Well, Rex was in WWII and was at the Battle of Hirojima. He is one of only 4 Utah survivors left.
I got the idea that I would like to do a big Quilts of Valor celebration and make him a quilt. But his daughter said that Edna was not doing well enough at the time and so we decided to just do a small presentation to him in their home next week (Veteran's Day week, but not on Veteran's Day because he has several speaking engagments at the local schools that day).
This is the quilt I pieced and sewed on the binding and Paula did the free motion quilting on her Mom's long arm.
We have also made one for Edna that I will take a picture of as soon as I get the binding on. We figured Rex could not have done so much with his life if it had not been for his darling Edna supporting him all these many years. Their daughter and her hubby are coming up from Salt Lake for the presentation. I'll take pictures!!