I love this quilt and plan to make a similar one for my husband when he retires in 2011 after 30 years of military service. The loops and stars quilting seems to fit because I believe that those that serve represent the pride and honor of our country. When I put a star at the top of a quality homework assignment, I am telling the student the work is worthy of praise. When I put stars on a Quilt of Valor, I am trying in my own small way to tell a woundered service member that I recognize how much they have given for my freedom. To all who serve or have served, THANK YOU!
After being away for 31 years, we are finally home again. We are South Dakotans through and through, so this is were we want to spend our "retirement" years. My husband and I are getting ready to open a custom woodworking business with me being the paper pusher and the woodworker's apprentice. Along with that I am going to continue quilting and also work as a substitute teacher. Life is good!