Blocks must be 12 1/2 inch blocks (12" finished size). Please make them red, white, and blue. Sign your name and state and a note if you would like. If you are a military Vet or active duty, please include your rank and branch of service on the blocks.
If you do embroidery only we welcome you to send patriotic designs and /or your name stitched on white fabric. Please trim to 6 1/2" square and don't forget your signature.
If you do not quilt or embroider, please sign a piece of white fabric square 6 1/2" to 7" with a sharpie pen. Keep your signature near the center of the fabric so that fabric can be sewn around it.
Please send blocks or finished quilts to:
The following is a list of those lost at Fort Hood, Nov 5, 2009:
Spc. Kham Xiong, St. Paul, Minnesota - 23 - father of 3
Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman, Havre De Grace, Maryland - 55 - 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren
Pvt. Francheska Velez, Chicago, Illinois - 21 - with child when she died
Capt. Russell Seager, Racine, Wisconsin - 51
Pfc. Michael Pearson, Bolingbrook, Illinois - 22
Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, West Jordan, Utah - 19
Sgt. Amy Krueger, Kiel, Wisconsin - 29
Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, Tipton, Oklahoma - 22
Spc. Frederick Greene, Mountain City, Tennessee - 29
Capt. John Gaffaney, San Diego, California - 56 - 1 son
Army Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow, Plymouth, Indiana - 1 daughter
Maj. Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, Woodbridge, Virginia - 52
Chief Warrant Officer Michael Grant Cahill (Ret.), Cameron, Texas - 62 - 3 children, 1 grandchild
You can read more about each soldier here: http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/06/fort.hood.shootings.victims/index.html