Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Here is a thank you note we received:

Ladies,

I apologize for the delay in my response; the internet is spotty over here. I am 2LT Genevieve Bostwick (Faust). I graduated from Plymouth High School in 2008 and am now based out of Ft Hood Texas serving as a platoon leader in a Regimental Support Squadron. My parents heard about your awesome service and linked up with you to send my whole platoon quilts. I wanted to say thank you so much for the time and care you put into serving us with these quilts. This deployment has been especially hard on my platoon because we were broken apart and sent to different forward operating bases (FOBs) all over the region to handle logistical support for the region. My soldiers are awesome and step up to accomplish any mission they are given, but it can be tough for them being divided into ones and twos and sent to various FOBs with units and leadership they aren't familiar with. Being able to forward them a quilt with a note reminding them that they are not alone or forgotten, has been a wonderful gift for me as a leader. My soldiers that are collocated with me were thrilled to receive the quilts and loved the cards inside. From me, and on behalf of my soldiers, thank you so much for your time and support.

Very respectfully,

2LT Bostwick, Genevieve

Supply and Trans Platoon, Regimental Support Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lap Quilts
We are now making lap quilts for the our veterans in assisted living and nursing homes. We have made 200+ Lap Quilts so far.
They are a small quilt measuring between 32" and 42" wide by approximately 42" to 50" long.  The front of the quilt is a patchwork design made of patriotic fabrics.  There is a small pocket with the veteran's name on it. The back of the quilt has fabric representing the branch of service the veteran served in.  They are just large enough to cover the person and not interfere with the wheels on a wheel chair. 





 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


4th Annual Chicken and Beef Tips Dinner

Thursday, November 14, 2013
 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Laack's Hall - Johnsonville WI

Advanced Tickets Only

Tickets must be purchased before Nov 6th.
 $12 adults / $6 children 10 & under 
Dinner ticket qualifies for a chance to win one of four $50 door prizes.
Must be present to win.

There will be 50/50 Raffles,  Bucket Raffle and Silent Auction
Tickets can be ordered by contacting: Linda.camoquilt@gmail.com or
calling Linda at 920-627-3460 or Laack's Hall at 920-893-3054
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Can't attend the Dinner?  You can still participate in the fundraiser by purchasing a
"NO DINNER TICKET" 
by sending a donation to:
Franklin Legion Post # 387
c/o Steven Bender
N7417 Bittersweet Rd
Plymouth, WI 53073 
Be sure to indicate your donation is for a NO DINNER TICKET.
 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oscar, s Sportsman's Inn - CQP Fundraiser

The American Legion Auxiliary - Unit #75 of Fond du Lac WI is sponsoring fund raiser for the Camo Quilt Project.  Please help them make this a big success.  Here are the details:

Oscar's Sportsman's Inn
156 Western Ave, Fond du Lac WI

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
4 pm - 8 pm

A special dinner menu will be served featuring

Spaghetti & Homemade Lasagna
(will include several other Oscars specialties)

$8 per person

 All proceeds from dinner sales will be given to the Camo Quilt Project!

Thank you, Dave Lallier, for donating all the food.

Donations can also be sent to:
 Camo Quilts %American Legion Auxiliary Unit #75
PO Box 1361
Fond du Lac, WI  54936-1361

Contact: dmjawilhelms@gmail.com or call 920-948-7953 if you have any comments or questions.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

How Many of These Have You Made?

22,100+ of our camouflage quilts and 200+ patriotic lap quilts have been made and distributed to our troops! That's a lot of our brave men and women that now have a bit of comfort during their deployment and have been encouraged knowing that people "back home" have not forgotten them. Each quilt takes about 3 hours to make so that is at least 66,300 volunteer hours!

Our mission is to provide these quilts to U.S. military serving in the Middle East and we ask that the quilt you request be used for that purpose.We accept orders from individuals or from units. See "How to Order a Quilt" in the sidebar.

Right now, we have a slow down of orders and our volunteers want to keep on sewing for our troops.  If you know of a troop who has recently deployed or will be deploying in the next month, please contact us.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

KRUEGS FEST - Update.

THANK YOU to all who attended Kruegs Fest and made it such a success.  This event raised $1,400 for the Camo Quilt Project!

Remembering "Kruegs"

The late Amy Krueger, a SSgt. in the US Army, was a victim of the 2009 Fort Hood attack.


In honor of Staff Sgt. Amy Krueger, a victim of the Texas Fort Hood Shooting, and to benefit the Fisher House of Milwaukee and the Camo Quilt Project of Plymouth, the first annual KruegsFest will be held on June 30 at TJ’s Sports Bar and Grill in Manitowoc, Wis.

From noon to 8 p.m., four rock bands with family ties to Amy will be donating their time and talents to pay tribute to one of our fallen heroes. Bands playing include SugarNova (Plymouth) featuring her cousins Dave Howell and Curtis Voigt, Consult the Briefcase (Stevens Point/Milwaukee) with cousin Shaun Krueger, the Charlie Bucket Band (Manitowoc) with uncle Dan Krueger, and a special reunion set by the Deweys, who will be playing together for the first time in nearly eight years.

In addition to live music, this benefit will feature food and beverage specials, and raffles featuring 50/50 cash prizes and other donated items will be available during the event at TJ's, with all proceeds going to the Fisher House of Milwaukee and the Camo Quilt Project of Plymouth.

“Amy's love for music went deep into her life and many events with her have a song that sparks a funny episode or just an enjoyable memory,” said Dan Krueger, uncle of SSG Krueger. “We know she will be here with us, rocking along!” Be a part of this new tradition and spend an afternoon like no other paying tribute to one of our fallen hero’s honor and sacrifice at KruegsFest.

For more information go to: KruegsFest

Contact Information:  Dan Krueger at 920-946-3351, Shaun Krueger at 920-946-6034 or
DeeDee and Tabitha at TJ's Sports Bar and Grill at 920-684-5220.

TJ's Sports Bar and Grill is locate at: 1502 Clark Street, Manitowoc, WI 53042

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Milwaukee Area CQP

The Camo Quilt Project has a facility in the Milwaukee area where volunteers can come and work on the quilts. Pilgrim Lutheran Church has offered us use of their basement for the workshops. A group of LWML (Lutheran Women Missionary League) women are overseeing the project. Thanks to a donation given by the American Legion Aux Unit 416, Greendale WI, and from National

Mutual Benefits, 6 new Janome sewing machines were purchased along with other items needed for the project. There are also a few older sewing machines for you to use. If you prefer, you can bring your own sewing machine. If you do not sew, you can pin, trim, press or inspect quilts.

The Milwaukee Area workshops have been meeting for 3 years and have completed 510 Army, 94 Marine and 45 Air Force quilts. That is a total of 651 quilts from the Pilgrim workshop! They have also made 821 extra cool ties. The CQP is very appreciative of the volunteers who come to Pilgrim and for the LWML ladies who oversee the project. Look under "Pages" in the side bar for the workshop hours.