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Postcards for Troops


Postcards for Troops

This is a group for all of us who want to make quilted postcards for other CT/QWU members family members serving in the military.

Location: USA!
Members: 18
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

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Military family's names & addresses

Started by Elaine. Last reply by Elaine Sep 29, 2009. 44 Replies

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:44am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by kelly westfall on August 17, 2012 at 9:28am


Adopt a Team!!

Current Address:
CW2 Don Hickson III
56th SFAT TX - Team 5H
Camp Shelby, MS 39407-5500

We have a 12 man team preparing/training to perform an advisory mission in Afghanistan. If you would like to support our efforts please feel free to send care 

packets to the above address. Below I've listed some recommended items that will help.

Basic Hygiene items:

- Deodorant
- Toothpaste
- Sanitary/Baby Wipes
- Shower to Shower/Foot Powder
- Razors (most of the team uses Gillette/Schick 5 blade razors)
- Shaving Cream
- Mouth wash etc..

Moral/Sustinent Items:
- Letters/Cards of encouragement
- Batteries (AA, CR123's)
- Small candy items
- Drink Mixes (Mio, Gatorade, etc..)
- Coloring books.. lol (suggested by one team mate)
- iTunes Gift Cards

Miscellaneous Items (Use your imagination)
**Please do not send items with alcohol, weapons, or items of a pornographic nature**

If you would like a list of our team members please feel free to email me and I will send it to you. The Jokers appreciate your support!
Comment by Anita Chick on March 31, 2011 at 10:52am
I am happy to find this group.  My youngest son just became a member of the Texas Army National Guard yesterday.  The military is a new experience for me.  My Dad was in WW1 and WW2, but that was before I was born.  This is going to be a very scary experience for me as a mother.  He will go off to boot camp after his wedding in September.  I would very much like to get involved with this groups postcard activities.
Comment by Tamie on March 15, 2010 at 8:38am
been a long few weeks! Joel left for boot camp, 7 am feb 8th, Eva, my granddaughter was born at 7:30 pm! She was 4 weeks early, weighed 5# 3oz and 18 in. She had her surgery and all went well. Dr.'s said she would be in hosp. for at least 2 mo. She came home in 3 weeks! They called her a miracle baby! Thanks for your prayers!
She is home and doing well she is up to 6# 10 oz and 19 in. She is just beautiful.
As for Joel, He has been in training for 5 weeks. His graduation will be delayed for 6-8 weeks due to stress fractures in his right leg and left foot, along with shin splints in both legs. He is very disappointed. I reminded him it is all in God's timing, and everything happens for a reason to take full advantage of this 'time off' from training and work at what they give him. You never know where it will lead you!
As for me I am waiting to see an orthopedic surgeon, I tore my ACL and will be having surgery asap:( But, on the bright side...I hope to have time to sew again!!!
I will be off work for 6 mo for rehab. I only have 12 wks. medical leave, so I may not have a job to go back too. so, I too, am reminded..It's all in God's timing! hehe, a taste of my own advise!. hope all is well with everyone and their families. seems as though I am the only one posting anymore!
My daughters boyfriend, Jacob, will be deployed to Japan in July.
Thanks for listening!
Comment by Elaine on January 31, 2010 at 7:56pm
Tamie-You sure have alot going on. I'll remember to pray for your family.
Comment by Tamie on January 29, 2010 at 9:57am
just another update...Our son, Joel, goes to Marines boot camp on Feb 9th, my daughters boyfriend, Jacob, is about to finish his training and find out where he will be deployed to.
My daughter who is pregnant will be delivering very soon. We are going weekly for ultra sounds, watching a few more problems have come up, so are keeping close watch and praying she can carry the baby until it's lungs are developed enough. They will do a c-section, hopefully around 10th of feb unless the baby is in distress or her problems progress to fast. Baby Eva will have surgery asap after she is born. please remember us all in your prayers! Thanks so much.
Comment by Elaine on November 16, 2009 at 7:28pm
Good news. Thanks for the update.
Comment by Tamie on November 16, 2009 at 3:04pm
Update on my daughters pregnancy. The Nov. 3rd ultrasound showed the signs of Downs has disappeared, and that the chances of her having any other problems is at 1/2 % ! We are very hopefull! Her surgery and recovery will be long, all of her small intestines are outside of her tummy, and there are a few dead places that will have to be resected. But, this is all fixable with time! Thanks for your prayers...God is listening and blessing us all!
Comment by Vickie on November 6, 2009 at 9:23pm

Will pray for your precious granddaughter. My friend's son was born with this condition. Matthew is a healthy young man studying to be a priest! They can fix this.
Comment by Elaine on November 6, 2009 at 7:01pm
Awesome Tamie! So glad to hear this.

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