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Here is a discussion for those helping with Timothy's quilt. Please list your name and the state or states you are doing.

Also any questions you have about the quilt blocks.


States accounted for:

 1. Utah          8. Texas            15. Missouri      22.Montana       29.Virginia        36.  Louisianna  43.Vermont

 2. Florida      9. New York      16. Michigan     23.Wisconsin    30. Maine          37. Alabama      44. R.I

 3. Arizona    10. S. Carolina  17. Ohio            24.Nevada        31.Kansas         38.Georgia         45. MD

 4. HAE         11. Alaska          18. Arkansas    25.MA               32. Nebraska    39. N. Dakota     46.WA

 5. PA            12.Illinois            19. Oklahoma   26.Mississippi 33.New Jersey   40.S. Dakota      47. Oregon

 6.  Idaho       13. Hawaii          20. Colorado    27.Kentucky     34. New Mexico 41. Indiana          48. MN

 7. California  14. TN                21.Wyoming     28.N. Carolina  35.Iowa               42. W.Virginia    49.NH

50. Delaware  51. CT


The blocks should be 6" and made out of a 100% cotton fabric. Since we are doing various States, I'm planning on using a red, white and Blue color scheme for the connecting or bridging fabri

I would like to get all the blocks by the end of March. PM me and I'll send you my address



Here is Tim with his pillowcase.  For inspiration.


 The President giving him his Purple Heart.



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Replies to This Discussion

This is the bottom of the quilt.
that looks great Lyn!

Here is a response from Tim's dad and photos.

Funny you should ask. I was just removing the photos off an e-mail Tim sent
me. He has had these for a few weeks, but kept forgetting to send them to
me. It is a beautiful quilt. We have received a number of quilts from
different people around the country, but this one is by far the best and
most unique. Thank you and all the Navy moms so much for making this quilt.


Sue the picture did not come through or at least it is not on my end.
it took a long time for it to download, but I can see it.  that's odd.
photo still doesn't show on the site, I can't save it or download it either.

I am trying to add the photo again.

I can open the attachement.  and I can see the one I posted yesterday.  can anyone else?

Yes I can see the pictures!! Thanks so much for finding a way to post it. It is so good to see him smiling.
Thanks Sue!  I can see the picture also.
thanks for letting me know and to DWG for suggesting I try tha t method!
I was able to add the photo! Thank you for getting a photo of Tim with his quilt!

Tim looks so great. Whats he been up to. My Hero- What a Guy!


Can I ask who made the Heads at Ease Block. It would be nice to have one on another quilt we did! Lyn you did such a wonderful job!


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