Bend Bulletin "Repairing a Nation, Stitch by Stitch" by Peter Madsen

The unveiling at the Redmond Airport was so special. Tammy did a fantastic job with everything.

Kyle, an airport employee and veteran, hand made the frame for the flag with repurposed wood from old sleuths and barn buildings around Central Oregon. It completes the flag perfectly. He even inset two small metal stars in the upper and lower portions of the frame.

The plaque eloquently explains the quilt flag and Central Oregon Veterans Ranch.

The Bend Bulletin was there, and their story "Repairing a Nation, Stitch by Stitch" by Peter Madsen ran in the paper on Saturday. Please read the full story here.

Thank you to EVERYONE involved in this project. Every single person added to and made this project into a wonderful tribute to our Veterans. Next time you travel through RDM, the friendliest airport ever in Redmond, Oregon, look right as you pass through the front doors to see the Veterans Quilt and her story.

Flag Quilt Unveiling

The official unveiling of the Travelling Veterans Quilt is Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. at the Redmond Airport. The flag was won by Debbie Seibert and generously donated to the Redmond Airport so that it could be showcased and enjoyed by everyone. The flag was hand stitched by our group, helping.hand.made to raise funds and awareness for Central Oregon Veterans Ranch. Read the full story here. Link here to the KTVZ story.

Come on down for the unveiling; or next time you're travelling through our lovely Redmond Airport, please have a look at the flag and plaque. It's on the right hand side as you enter through the front entrance.

Alabama Chanin Camisole Red Dress

The grand finale of the three dresses for my daughter, two basic and one embellished, is the Alabama Chanin camisole dress in Alabama Chanin organic cotton jersey, Apple and Natural.

The stencil is Angie's Fall placement stencil. 

I used burgundy embroidary floss to backstitch around all the elements, and did the reverse applique technique. 

My daughter liked the neckline and arms without the binding, so we left them off. This is her (and my) favorite so far. I have to admit, my eyes went all misty when she put it on and I saw the huge smile on her face. 

My heart is full ~*~