Sewn With Love: Marge Passalacqua's Air Force Quilt
This beautiful quilt commemorates an Air Force career.
When her son retired after 23 years with the U.S. Air Force, Marge Passalacqua wanted to sew something special for him.
So she created this beautiful 20 square quilt, commemorating his career. It shows the Air Force bases he was stationed at around the world, the military operations he was a part of, as well as soaring eagle motifs.
Framed in the blue and gold of the U.S. Air Force are twenty quilt squares with the flags and dates of service from bases in throughout the U.S., Japan and Korea. In between are designs of soaring American eagles with sayings like "Honor All Who Serve" and "God Bless Our Troops."
Marge says, "This is the quilt I made for my son who retired after 23 years in the Air Force. He loves eagles, so I used a bunch of them. Also, I got either the state or country flags to put the time of service at these places."
She explains that all the embroidery was done on her Memory Craft 10001 while the piecing and quilting was done on her MC6500P.
Marge says, "Having the combination of these two machines have let me do a number of projects at the same time."
What a wonderful way to honor 23 years of service to our country.
We hope Marge's quilt and story inspires you to share your own Sewn With Love project. Find out how to submit it on our Sewn With Love page.