Monday, August 22, 2011

Pillowcases for the Soldiers

Several months ago in the first part of May, Carol, over at Brown Quilts 4 Me asked for some help on behalf of her good friend Jami, who had just found out she has cancer.  Jami has dedicated almost all of her sewing to making patriotic pillowcases and quilts for our servicemen and women.  She has made it her project to make sure that every member of the service that she comes in contact with gets a pillowcase to remember home.  Whenever she goes to an airport, she has her carry on bag full of pillowcases.  She goes to the USO room at whatever airport she's in and hands out pillowcases or if she saw a service person at a gate waiting to get on a plane, she would give them a pillowcase.

Well, when Jami found out about the cancer, she had already promised to make a delivery of pillowcases to Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia.  She asked Carol and her husband to help make the delivery.  They were originally going to go this month but with some delays in Jami's chemotherapy and radiation treatment, they are going to make the trip in September. 

On August 12th Carol posted an update saying that she had received over 300 pillowcases and that with Jami's therapy schedule they are going to try to make the trip to Fort Gordon the end of September.  So, if anyone has any thought of making a pillowcase or two to help Jami and Carol put smiles on lots and lots of soldiers' faces, you can email Carol at and let her know some pillowcases are on their way!!

I was able to put 4 pillowcases in the mail to Carol today.

And I know I have said this so many times, but I love the quilting community; it is so giving and loving and compassionate!!  I thank Heavenly Father every night for allowing me to be part of this incredible community!!  And I thank all of you for being part of it as well!!


Deb said...

Kris, thanks for posting this! I remember reading the original post...but then never got a pillow case made. Your fabric is gorgeous! I know the pillow cases will be appreciated!!


Carol said...

Kris thank you so much for writing this beautiful post. Jami is truly one of the most amazing women I know and she is so thrilled with the outpouring of love from our wonderful Blogland community. She is so looking forward to making the delivery. All of the pillowcases and looking forward to making the delivery have truly gotten her through this really difficult time. Thank you, Thank you! I'll be watching my mailbox!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your pillow cases will certainly make a service man or woman very happy. I agree with you that the people in blogland are an amazing bunch!

Chris said...

You will certainly make someone smile :) Such a great project.