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golo
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PostSubject: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:46 am

I thought some of you may be interested in doing this... it won't take you long or cost much more than a stamp.... check out her blog http://fabricexpressions.blogspot.com/

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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:27 pm

Thanks Golo, I'll see if the gals in my sewing group want to make a few.

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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:02 pm

What a nice idea.....I'll try to get to that!
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:15 pm

I cut out ten kits to make the stars and will take them to open sewing tonight and see who wants to do one... It took me 1/2 hour to make one and that was even with an adjustment or too along the way.... very easy block to do...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:18 pm

i am trying to find the pattern can you help me they have the tut but no dimensions
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:39 pm

Betweens I found the complete instructions here

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hummerlou



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:21 pm

What a wonderful thing to do! I'll see if I have the right fabrics in my stash. Thanks for the link!
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:13 pm


awesome I will get mom and i to make some this week she is down for a week and I know she would love to do this.. thanks
Gimpy Cat wrote:
Betweens I found the complete instructions here
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:29 pm

I am really happy a lot of you want to do this... The girls at open sewing were all happy to take a block to do... one did her block right up and it looked so nice. Nothing too good for the boys...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:55 pm

Thanks. It is certainly easy enough to do a few 8 point stars, but the lack of sizes frustrated me too.
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:44 am

the inside block finishes off at 6 x 6 and the total block 10 x 10

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:36 am

I am gonna do one!
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:13 pm

Yae! I did another one and put my stepmoms name and state on it...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:37 pm

I'm coping this as I type! I'm gonna make a few of these and send
them out next week. Thanks so much for the site. Glad to be able to
help in any way I can for the men and women who put their lives on
the line for us everyday to keep us all safe.

Never told any of you this, but 12 yrs ago today my sweet nephew died
after serving in Desert Storm. Couldn't handle the things he'd seen, and
took his own life in the new home he'd just built. Left behind a wife and
2 little ones.
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:38 pm

that is so sad and too much of it still happening today... our soldiers coming home need more help...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:58 am

They sure do and don't get it. He was told he was fine and just to go home. Well he did.
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:44 pm

My big, strong Uncle Sam continued to have nightmares and flashbacks his whole life. He was sent as a medic into 3 of the Nazi death camps as they were "liberated". The army considered him an "expert" at getting starving people to live, although they lost 300 a day after they arrived. He never talked about the experience to me until I was an adult and some fool sent him a mailing claiming the Holocaust was faked.

PTSD has been around a very long time, with various names. Those who suffer deserve our sympathy AND HELP.
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:12 pm

My hubby will sometimes watch things on TV about Hitler and I absolutely
refuse. I also refuse to watch anything that has to do with the Holocaust.
Why? Because I can't stand to see those women, men and children bein
marched into a hole knowing what is about to happen. Or to already see
whathas happened to them. Makes me sick to my stomach. I just want to
find that man and kill him myself. Anyone who could do such a terrible thing
to another human is way beyond me.

I think I'm done now. Sorry.



Hubby doesn't do it on purpose, he just likes History and that is History. NOT
to me though.
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:07 am

just a reminder.... you have till May to send off a block for a soldier

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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iambuzzysma



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:16 am

My tuesday ladies quilt group all made one last week - they're on their way!
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Jill



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:30 am

I don't know how I missed it, but this is the first time I've seen the messages about the Star for a Soldier block. Anyway, I will do one this week and send it out.


Jill
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:55 am

I'm doing some as well, my neighbor said she would do some as well; we're sending all of ours off together.

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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:03 pm

Wonderful gals you all deserve a pat on the back... Thumbup

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:33 pm

I didnt see this post either, Im glad you are all making blocks, every little bit helps. Memaw I was saddened to read of the loss of your nephew, too many good people are lost to war in one way or another. I learn't to bead from a lovely woman years ago (3D stuff, costume fancy style beading) she was an Auschwitz survivor, her father had been a tailor and had specialised in doing all the bead and sequin work on the clothing of royal families and the elite.

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quiltmom9 AQM9



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PostSubject: Re: Star for a Soldier   Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:33 pm

Memaw, sorry to hear about your nephew.....

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