Monday, November 7, 2016

Every Stitch (and every VOTE) Counts

Tomorrow is Election Day.  Please vote. Some people say one vote doesn't make a difference. But if you compare it to making a quilt -- then EVERY STITCH MATTERS, right??

It's good to take a moment to consider HOW VERY, VERY LUCK WE ARE to live in a country that has elections.  No matter what side you're on, or how contentious this election has been -- I am grateful to live in America,  where every person, rich or poor -- black or white -- Christian, Jew or Muslim --  has the RIGHT TO VOTE. 

Because Veteran's Day is coming up -- this is a good time to give another shout out to the Quilts of Valor organization...
For the last two years, I've attended their regional event at the Quad Cities Botanical Center.
Last year, my husband John and my son Elliott both received quilts.
Terry Austin is in charge of the local chapter of Quilts of Valor
She gives a big hug to every single veteran.
Terry Austin made the two matching quilts John and Elliott received. (there is a label on every quilt).
Check into your local organization -- you can honor them by making a quilt, or attending an event...
Or, better yet -- if you want to honor all veterans -- GO VOTE.

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