54-40 or Flight -- A Raffle Quilt for "Moms for Marines"
by Donna Parker
MomsforMarines Picnic Raffle Quilt
This is one quilt I made for my daughter's "Moms for Marines" picnic she holds every year for parents and families of Marines who are being deployed or going off to boot camp.
At the picnic we have a BBQ.....recruiters are there to answer any questions or concerns family members have about their son/daughter going off to boot camp. Many of the parents exchange e-mails, phone numbers to keep in contact with one another for support and new information. They have met many new friends at the picnics.
My grandson was in the Marines for four years and was deployed to Iraq. He is now out of the service and attending college. I cannot even begin to tell you how very proud I am of his decision to go into the force right out of high school. Believe me I was so very scared for his safety. But knowing what he was doing for his family and his country made me very proud all the same.
From the Editor:
You will find directions to make a 54-40 or Fight quilt block by clicking the image below.
Hope you enjoy it!