As a quilter, I'm familiar with the wonderful programs, such as Quilts of Valor & Wounded Warriors where groups of dedicated quilters get together to sew items of comfort - not just quilts, but little pillows & fleece blankets. Every skill level is welcome - even if you can "just" press fabric! (Believe me, they will LOVE you!)
But, lately I've been reading heart-warming stories about a different kind of program. One where prisoners train dogs for wounded Vets. Best of all, these programs seem to be popping up everywhere! Here is just one wonderful story about the healing power of dogs: Milton Prisoners Train Dogs for Vets. I don't know who came up with this great idea, but they deserve something BIG! Or, maybe something little - just to say Thank You! faith.
|Left: Doggie Embroidery from "Little Stitches" by Aneela Hoey (highly recommended!). |
Right: Scrappy Mug Rug idea from Modern Patchwork Magazine, Winter 2015 Issue, Susan Liu, Designer.