Hi Quilting Friends,
Today we’re featuring our “My Hero- Military” collection, to honor the thousands men and women who proudly serve (or have served) in the military. We are grateful for their service!
The “My Hero- Military” applique blocks feature both officers and enlisted personnel from the Army, Air Force, and Navy. The foundation pieced military vehicles complement the military personnel, featuring vehicles that are frequently used by the various branches of the service.
Salute to the Army
The US Army is the oldest branch of the US military, established in June of 1775 by the Second Continental Congress. The US Army has grown and evolved since that time, providing personnel and equipment during many armed conflicts.
Salute to the Navy
The US Navy was established in October of 1775 by the Second Continental Congress, but was disbanded after the end of the Revolutionary War. The Naval Act of 1794 reestablished the Navy as a permanent standing force, protecting our country at sea.
Salute to the Marine Corps
The US Marine Corps was established in November of 1775, to serve as landing forces in support of the fleet. Since that time, the Marines are usually among the first US troops to arrive and the first to fight when there’s a conflict.
Salute to the Air Force
The US Air Force was created in 1907 as a part of the US Army. It became a separate entity in 1947, providing support to both land and naval forces.
You can create a great quilt for your favorite military hero (or an admirer) with the designs shown above. Click the links to browse our patterns:
In case you’re wondering, we haven’t forgotten about the Coast Guard and the Space Force. Sharon and Susan are working on designs to represent these military branches, so stay tuned. Until next time. . .
Sharon & Susan