TO HELP create memory quilts honoring Florida's "FALLEN HEROES" of Iraq and Afghanistan
DESIGN: 9 1/2" block(s) with patriotic design(s)
NAMES of DECEASED were put on each quilt block
FINISHED QUILTS were exhibited throughout Florida
Our First Quilt
The Fallen Hero Quilts have been retired to the Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL.
Purpose of our Project
To honor the "Fallen Heroes" of Iraq and Afghanistan in a permanent way. Our inspiration was a young man in our community who served in Iraq. Upon his return, he expressed his desire to memorialize the friends he lost. Thus, our community project was born. A small group decided to honor our Florida's military with a Florida Fallen Heroes Quilt project. Each square of every quilt will bear the name of a deceased military member.
Presently, we have completed ten quilts and we will continue our project as long as there are soldiers to be recognized. It is our intention to display our quilts throughout the State of Florida and, hopefully, find a permanent home in Tallahassee.
As we reflect upon 2005 when our project was born, we were blessed with the overwhelming support from the Florida community and beyond. Quilters, guilds, volunteers and generous contributors helped to make our "Fallen Heroes Quilt Project" worthwhile and successful. We could not have done it without all of you!
A very special thank you to Ruth Gulbrand, Pam Butner, Sharon Green, and Ruth Sultz, who have given their time and effort to piece, iron and sew all of our quilt tops together. Their dedication and hard work is gratefully appreciated.
When all quilt squares are depleted, the project will end, unless new squares are donated! At this point the quilt square supply is almost diminished. Each quilt square should leave a space for us to add the name of a fallen hero.