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Blog Tour: Deploy That Fabric Quilt Book + Giveaway

“Thank you to our military service members — the men and women who defend our freedoms and protect our way of life.”


Jen Eskridge opens her book, Deploy That Fabric, with this statement of thanks and appreciation. She also dedicates the book her husband, who is currently still active in the military. Considering Jen’s degree in apparel design and her husband’s military background, she truly is the perfect fit to write a book featuring 23 sewing and quilting projects using military uniforms.

Jen’s quilts are a perfect way to snuggle up to your special someone whether near or far. Her purses and bags can help you show your pride and support for the troops. And you can even show you support with this cute Christmas stocking Jen sneaks into the book!

So now that you’re inspired and ready to create an awesome project using those army greens, let’s do a giveaway! (every blog tour needs one, right?!) Leave a comment on the blog telling me what branch of the military your special someone is serving in or previously served in for the chance to win a copy of Deploy That Fabric and this super cute Camo Quilt- Eco Messenger Bag. If you don’t know anyone that serves, tell me what branch you would choose to join.

You have one week from post date to enter.
Good Luck!!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out who else is on the blog tour by visiting Stash Books Blog!

181 comments

  1. My dad was in the Navy in WWII. Coincidentally, I just made a Disappearing 4 Patch donation quilt in camo and blue and green batik for the family support group at Joint Base Lewis McChord near Tacoma, Washington. I have a great supply of camo pants at the Goodwill near the base and thought I could make something interesting out of them.

  2. We are a Navy family all the way. My husband and I met while serving in the Navy, his parents were both in the Navy during WW2, my father was career Navy and my grandfather served in the Navy. Currently, my nephew is on active duty. My brother did a stint in the Air Force but we don't talk about that. VBG

  3. πŸ™‚ My husband and I met while we were both on active duty in the Navy. He retired from active duty and now our son is serving on active duty. Keep it in the family πŸ™‚ We are very proud parents!

  4. Another Navy family here! My father served for 26 years before retiring. He went back to work for the Navy as a contractor for several years before he retired again. I have worked for the Navy for 20 years so far. I have a cousin that served a stint in the Navy as well. I appreciate all those who serve in all branches of the military and those that support them on the home front.

  5. We will soon be three generation US Coast Guard when my son heads off to boot camp. He will be enlisting the same year my husband retires.

  6. My grandfather was in the Air Force and my brother currently serves in the Marine National Guard and has spent 6 months in Iraq.

  7. Great idea! My son has served 21+ years in the Air Force and has been in Afghanistan as well as many other places around the world. We are very proud of him and also recognize the sacrifice his wife and children have made during this time. He is retiring from the A.F. at the end of this calendar year. We will be very happy not to have him in harm's way.

  8. Hi..and thank you for the giveaway.
    My brother-in-law served in the Princess Patricia Light Infantry..then moved on to the Airborne; this was before it was disbanned a few years back..he has been to Cyprus among many other countries; usually as peacekeeper…

  9. My DH was career Army~ he retired after 30 years last Nov. I was in the Army for one tour. Both of our Dad's are Korean War Army vets. What a cute idea for all those uniforms. Thanks for the chance!

  10. My hubby's father served in the Army during WWII, fighting in Europe and many of the Islands. My hubby served in the Marine Corp for four years. He joined in 1967 when he was 17 and was in Vietnam the first 13 months of our marriage…literally, he left five hours after the ceremony!(What can I say, we were 18 and impulsive, LOL) That was 43 years ago. Last May, our 22 year old grandson, that we raised from the day he was born, proudly joined the Air Force for six years. He plans to make a career of it and we couldn't be more proud of him. I am of course very proud of both my hubby and my grandson, and all of our troops.

  11. Here's a shout out to Adam Shilling from Dalton, Ohio. Thank you, Adam, for serving us while you are in the Army. Adam will be a new dad any day now.

  12. Oh boy, the list of loved ones who've served is a long one! I myself was in the Air Force. My father's father was a Marine. My mother's father was in the army during the Korean War. My husband's grandfather was career Air Force. My aunt was in the coast guard. Another aunt, Army National Guard. My great uncle, career Marine – two of his sons, Marines; another two, the Navy. Of my two best friends from high school, one's in Army ROTC, the other's a Naval officer who graduated from the academy. Big support for the military in my family! Thanks for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  13. My husband is active duty Army (hi from Germany!), and I've got a gazillion cousins in various branches as well. I have been trying to come up with projects for all those old uniforms that come back from Afghanistan in bad condition for every day work (but not bad enough to just get rid of), and have only made a computer bag out of them. This book is perfect for my needs!! πŸ™‚ Great giveaway, thank you!

  14. I have a cousin who is an active marine. My uncle served in Vietnam and received a purple heart. I am very proud of my family and all my friends who serve and have served.

  15. My husband is in the Navy. We will retire in 20 months and one of the quilts in here would make a nice retirement quilt. Kim at peachquilting dot com

  16. My father is US Air Force retired and my husband was US Army for 4 years. My second cousin entered into the US Navy this past week. Our family has a long and proud history of military service. Thank you for the chance to win!

  17. My husband just retired from the Air Force, 30 years, 3 recent tours to Iraq. We are so thankful for those who have served and those who continue to serve our great country.

  18. God bless and protect our troops!!!
    My husband was in the Army for 27 years! Also my dad, brother and brother-in-law all had careers in the Army. Currently, my nephew and his wife are in the Army!!!
    Thanks for a great give-away!
    KZK

  19. Many of my relatives were/are in the service: Navy, Army, and Air Force. One grandfather served in The Spanish American War and WWI; Uncles and cousins (male and female) in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf/Desert Storm/Desert Shield, etc.; and now cousins in the mid-east conflicts. Others served in non-wartime roles.
    I learned a lot about honoring those who serve in our military from my grandfather.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. First, THANK YOU to all the service men and woman that serve/served and to the families for the sacrifices that they make everyday. It is appreciated! My husband has been serving the Army for 18 years now with me by his side for 6 years.

  21. My husband served in the Navy during the Vietnam war and my dad served in the army during World War 2. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win this great book.

  22. My Grandfather served in the Navy, my Husband served in the Army and my Daughter recently served in the Army. My BIL and several of my Hubby's cousins and Uncles have also served in the Army.

    This is a wonderful book! I have a few of my Daughter's uniforms that she gave me to make quilts from.

  23. Grandpa was a medic in the South Pacific In WW II. Dad was a paratrooper, but only served during peacetime. My niece finished her tour in the air force, she had joined 3 months prior to 9/11. Additionally, my neighbor is starting a multiple year deployment, with 3 girls under 5 at home with mommy! I don't think there are very many of us in America that remain untouched by this war in some way. God bless our nation.

  24. Don, Dean and Eddy served in the army in WW II – relatives all and more recently Ethan served in the Navy. The book and the idea behind it are inspiring

  25. Hmmmm… if this comment is a repeat, please delete… πŸ™‚ My husband serves in the Army Reserves along with many other family members in other branches. I love the idea of the book and the messenger bag is SOO cute!

  26. I am from a Military family, my daddy was in the airforce. I am still a military family and my hubby serves in the Army. I love making things for them and sending them. Thank you to all that have served, serve, and will serve. xoxo Bran

  27. I would love this book! My friends husband is getting out of the Army in the next few months. And, my brother in law is in the Navy, set to deploy to the Middle East in February.

  28. My grandfather served in WWII in the army. My dad served in the Navy. My brother served in the army. My brother-in-law is currently a marine and was deployed in Afganistan twice.

  29. My dad served in the army and was stationed in Germany. He was granted an honorable discharge when I was born so that he could be with my mom and me. My family and I still has a soft spot to this day (21years later) for all of those people who are so heroic enough to stand up for and defend our country everyday in the military while leaving their special some-ones and families all back at home. Thank you so much for all you do!

  30. This is a book that has been long needed. I would have liked to make a quilt for my husband using some of each of his uniforms for his retirement. He retired as a MSgt. in the USAF after 22 years.

  31. I have my Dad's uniform and some other gear: patches, bars, canvas bags, and some embroidered silks from his tour of Japan in 1950. I want to make a memory quilt with some of these things and other mementos of Vernon's. Thanks for the chance to win the book. Husband is a vet, son-in-law is active duty Marine helo pilot. Grandfathers, uncles, father-in-law, brothers-in-law, all vets. God bless our military. When one family member serves, the whole family serves.

  32. What a great giveaway! My dad served in the Navy and Air Force during two different wars. He would love one of these quilts. And my son would LOVE a camo quilt! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. My son is currently serving in the Air Force in Afghanistan now. I agree with the previous comment: when a family member serves, the whole family serves!

  34. I only know a few people that are in the military, so I can't say that I know how those of you with family members who are deployed in different places feel. With the press coverage that I hear it can't be easy for them or for the families. I am proud of all those who have chosen to serve and they are in the prayers of many. God bless them all.

  35. My dad, grandfather, father-in-law, and grandfather-in-law were all Navy. I have a very good friend in the Air Force. Thanks so much for the chance to win. What a wonderful book.

  36. My brother was in the Air Force, but I don't like heights so that wouldn't work for me. The Navy would't work either, cos I couldn't stand to be stuck in a submarine. So I guess it's go Army!

  37. I have a large family and they have served in the Navy, army and air force. Most are retired but a few are still serving and I feel blessed to live in a country where people volunteer to protect us.

    Debbie

  38. One of my grandfathers was a fighter pilot in WWII and my other grandfather was in the Navy. A good friend of mine is currently serving in the Air Force.

  39. Oh, I would so love a copy of this (and those pink HA jammies the little girl with the stocking is wearing πŸ˜‰

    My husband is AD Navy and gone very frequently due to his particular job. It would be really amazing to make our little one's some snuggly but cute pieces from Daddy's uniforms.

  40. My dad was a fighter pilot in WWII and Korea. My sweetheart served in the Navy in VietNam. My brother just completed basic training and is serving stateside in the Army.

    I have always been proud of the family members who have served, and I'm doing my best to support my brother now. These days, not so many people are connected to the military as they were in the past. However, I always feel the support and gratitude for service members. I believe that is something that transcends political affiliation, and is sincere and heartfelt across this nation.

    Thank you for this giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  41. My family is not from a military background, but I would be supremely proud if my son grew up wanting to serve his country. The Air Force feels particularly romantic to me.

  42. Sounds like an interesting book. My father served, grandfather served….and I can trace back many generations that served in various wars. Heck, even my hubby served. And, not a day goes by that I don't appreciate those that served and gave us our Freedom.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  43. My Granddad served in WWII, my Dad and Uncle in Vietnam, and my husband served for 21 years before retiring 4 years ago. We cover the Army, Air Force and Navy x2.

  44. My very good friend has 2 sons in the army. I would love to make this for her. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  45. Military people are everywhere in my life. All of my mom's brothers and my brother, Dave, served in the Air Force. My step-son served in the Navy. A very good friend served in the Marines, and a gal I worked with is serving in the National Guard. Thanks to all who serve and have served!

  46. I'm happy to see the reviews on this book…I've been thinking that I need a copy and the reviews prove it! My son is currently in the Marines (7 years and counting!)

  47. I spent 6 years in the Air Force and my DH just retired after 30 years in the Air Force. My dad flew B-17s in WWII. My daughter (17) wants to join because she "can't imagine not being a part of the Air Force".

  48. My husband retired after 23 years in the US Air Force so we have lots of old uniforms to use in these cute projects! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  49. What a great book! I served in the Army and was deployed for Desert Storm. I still love camo and am so incredibly proud of my country! I'd love to win your give-away. Blessings.

  50. My husband was in the Air Force for 32 years and now continues to serve his country in the civil service arena. When he retires, he will have over 5o years of serving his country. He makes me proud.

  51. My husband is a Vietnam War Army veteran; my father is a WWII & Korean War retired Army veteran; my oldest sister's husband is retired Air Force; my younger sister's husband is a West Point graduate. Would love to win a copy of the book & terrific messenger bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. My grandfather was career Army. My dad was in the Army. But my husband was in the Air Force. The book looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. My father-in-law, several uncles, several cousins, and several nephews have all proudly served in the army. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

  54. First I want to say how much I enjoy the Jolly Jabber. I'm a fairly new subscriber and it's fun to see all the different blogs featured.
    My son was in the army for six years and is now a police officer. He joined the Army not too long after high school. He is a good man, husband, father and son.
    My husband and I have many friends who are retired military, mostly from the Army, and they are treasures to us.

    I would love this book as I'm trying to teach myself how to quilt.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie Reaves

  55. Marines all the way! I would also like to make things from this book for the local veterans! Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. My Dad was in the Army and the Marines during WW2, and my daughter's fiance was in the Navy…hard to pick just one branch of service to support…so support all of their efforts, and greatly appreciate their service.

  57. My dad served in WWII then my husband in the 60's now two granddaughters in ROTC ready to do their part. My friend's granddaughter is now in afghanistan It's a long hard time for her.

  58. our nephew recently returned from a year in afghanistan. he was in the mountains, so we kept he and his unit supplied in hot cocoa mix and microwave popcorn. we even sent a box of peeps at easter!

  59. My dad served in the Marines in WWII. I have his diary, letters he wrote to my grandmother, and photos of him in his uniform. They're very special to me, especially since he's gone. Thank you for the giveaway!

  60. I live in Sri Lanka and though we just emerged from a civil war which lasted 30 years, we have no one in the family serving in the military.

  61. My husband was in the Navy and later became a policeman. My son-in-law is a retired Marine who now runs Papa's daycare for his three grandchildren – 6 y-o twin girls and 3 y-o boy. He is now homeschooling the twins while their Mom works as a teacher. They have lessons, homework, lunch boxes and phys ed. We think it is a wonderful second career. Judy C

  62. I tried to enlist in the Air Force when I was graduating from college. It was during the Vietnam War and when I went to visit the recruiter's table on campus, my friends were horrified. I was a Sociology major and I hoped to work in the Family Services Division. After going through all of the screening, I was rejected due to refractive vision (poor depth perception). I was puzzled about it at the time since I had no interest in a flying career, but was told anyone in officer's training had to meet the same requirements as the pilots. I don't thing that is still the case.

  63. My husband retired from the Air Force last December after serving 27 years and my son is currently in the Air National Guard. My husband has been trying to decide what to do with his uniforms now that he is retired. Making them into a quilt is a great idea!

  64. Right after Desert Storm, back in the 90s, my husband enlisted in the Airforce. Additionally, my bother served in the 82nd Airborne during Desert Storm. This is how we first came in contact with one another.

    My last living grandparent served in Korea. It was only within the last few years that I actually found this out and have seen pictures.

    At least half of my cousins have served or married someone who has served or is serving in the military, primarily Marines, Army. and Navy.

    Thank you for the giveaway..

  65. My son is now in the Navy Rotc and I have seen some quilts at quilt shows using uniforms so I am already planning my quilt. This book would be a big help.

  66. Three generations of Navy on my husband's side and my dad was in the Army in Korea. Where would we be without these brave souls?

  67. My dear young friend "Ryan" is in the army, I forget the division but it is the one where they do all the shooting. He just lost his 19 year old sister in an accident with a Drunk Driver last Sept. and now his mother is losing him to overseas and danger. Let us keep them all in our prayers, please.

  68. My husband served in the Army National Guards. He is out now but was trained to serve at any time. I do really appreciate all those that are currently serving our country to keep us safe. Thank you.

    lsandes@comcast.net

  69. Where to start. My best friend of 13 years who I consider my sister just got out of the Navy after one tour and her husband, a Marine, was deployed last week. Both her brothers,Marines, have been deployed twice now and were volunteers to go back the second time which made it that much harder on all of us. My uncle is in the Air Force and plans on retiring in a few years. My brother in law is in the Air Force as well as we just found out that he will be deploying in January. Finally I have a brother who is in the Air Force as well and will be leaving for his first deployment tomorrow afternoon. I thank God every day to keep them all safe. For those who serve I know I cannot ever find the proper words to thank them and their families for all that they have done and sacrificed.

  70. This is wonderful~a quilting book recognizing/honoring our service men/women! My dad proudly served in the Navy during WWII. I thank all in the service today to product our country & allow us our freedom. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  71. My husband served in the Army for 30 years and we still have every uniform he ever wore. "Maybe the kids will want to wear them some day…"

  72. My Dear Husband served in the Air Force during the Vietnam war and Son #1served in the Marines and Son #2 served in the Air Force. I am very proud of all of them…

  73. If I were to join, I'd join the Air Force..that's what my dad was during WWII. I have a SIL that was in Army national guard and was in Iraq. While there he experienced stomach problems and he thought it was all the stress. Once he got home , it was discovered he had colon cancer. He's doing well now after surgery. They have two beautiful boys and expecting another child early next year! πŸ™‚

  74. What a brilliant idea! I really admire that you thought of us.

    We are Air Force all the way!

    Thanks for the fun Chance!

  75. My husband was in the Navy, my brother retired from the Army, my step-son is about to retire from the Air Force, my son-in-law is full-time SC Army National Guard and I am a Department of the Army civilian employee. My family and I have been supporting ou Armed Forces in one way or another for many many years.

  76. My father served in the Army, One of his brothers served in the Marines, and another brother served in the Navy. The brother who served in the Marines gave the ultimate sacrifice for his service.

  77. My Dad was a Navy SeaBee in WWII, stationed in Guadal Canal, and my nephew was also in the Navy, on board a submarine.

    My thanks go out to ALL of our military personnel.

  78. My dad was in the army. He's gone now, but he'd sure to proud to know I continue to be creative and make quilts to give away to loved ones and charities.

  79. My son-in-law is in the army and we are very proud of him. He got back from Iraq a year ago last August. They are expecting their first child in December and I am having very much fun creating quilts, bibs, etc for my new grandson, Lane.

  80. My grandfather on my mother's side served in the Navy and Air Force. My great grandfather, grandfather and great uncle on my father's side served in the Army. My father is retired Air Force. My husband served 4 years in the Air Force. These are only some of my family that have served and this does not include several of our closest friends. Thanks to all who have willing served our country!

  81. My husband was in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, serving on a destroyer world wide. My thanks to everyone who has put themselves in harm's way to protect us, and to those who support them. VermontPines@aol.com

  82. My dad served 4 years in the Army during WWII. My father-in-law and mother-in-law both served in the Navy during WWII. I have friends whose sons and spouses are serving in various branches.

  83. I have two nephews in the Marines. The youngest one just finished boot camp in San Diego. We got to go and enjoy all the festivities – it was awesome to see 611 new Marines graduate. Best of all, I meet other quilters in the stands where we were sitting! Small World…. the Deploy that Fabric book sounds great and the cute tote is a real perk! Thanks to all who serve to keep America safe! Jan D

  84. My Father, Grandfather and Uncle were in the Army. My Brother was in the Navy. My Uncle was in the Coast Guard and my Cousin was in the Air Force. All we need is a Marine and I am sure it won't be long before that happens. We have had family in all the wars and have been lucky enough to bring them all home safe and sound.

    Paige G.

  85. My husband served 12 1/2 years in the USAF as a fighter pilot and 17 1/2 years in the USNR retiring as a Captain. I am so proud of him!!!

    Kathleen J. King

  86. My Dad and Uncles all served in the Military during WWII. My Dad was in the Navy and my uncles were in the Marines and Army Air Corp. My husband just retired after 24 years in the Army and I served in the Army as well from 93-97. Proud and honored to have served my country.

  87. My paternal granfather served in WWII, unfortunately I don't know what division or anything like that. I wanted to join the airforce when I was younger and become an airforce technician, working on the planes.

  88. My Paternal Grandfather served in WW1, my 2 Maternal uncles served in the NZ Army – one in Vietnam -, my husband has served 37 years (and is still serving) in the NZ Army and I served 3 years for NZ Army.

  89. I work for the Department of Defense, buying fuel services for all of our service members. They are all amazing in what they do!

  90. Just when I openened up this post last night, my phone rang. It was our Marine son who just graduated from USMC boot camp in July. He's in Camp Pendleton right now. I asked him to save all of his fatigues he could no longer wear so I could make some of these great projects. Today's his 21st birthday and we're so proud of him and all of the servicemen and women who serve and protect this country and the freedoms we so often take for granted.

  91. This book is a great idea! I was wondering what to do with my husband's old Army uniforms. My husband just retired after 27 years and now our son is serving in Germany with the Army. He is soon to be deployed to Afghanistan.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the servicemen protecting our freedoms! And also to their families! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  92. In two weeks I will have a son-in-law who is joining the Air Force. Using uniforms for this purpose is such a great idea!.

  93. Well I wouldn't keep the book for myself, but instead would give it to a friend who quilts whose husband was Army.

  94. My fabulous husband is a Navy veteran having served several tours in Operation Desert Storm. My father was in the Army, served as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam.

  95. A lot of my friends are in the U:S: army. I live quite near to Wiesbaden/Germany where the army airfield is, hence I know quite a few of those guys who have to be on foreign deployment, to leave their loved ones back in the U.S. and to wait ages until theiy can see their family and friends again.
    I'd love to make some special gifts for them… and this book could be a real good inspiration.

  96. My husband was in the Navy, Army National Guard, and National Guard Reserves. I make appreciation quilts all year long for the wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan with the American Legion who sponsors us. I would love to have this book to make some really special quilts/gifts.

  97. My husband has served nearly 13 thirteen years as a submariner in the Navy, and is going to be deploying to Afghanistan this winter.

  98. I love the title of the book.."Deploy that Fabric". My son is currently in the Marine Corp. and has decided to re-enlist this month. My Dad was in the USAir Force for over 20 years. I'm a very PROUD daughter and mom.

    Thank you for the giveaway and also reminding us how many love ones are serving.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  99. Me…..I've been in the Australian Navy for 16 years as an Aircraft Technician. I deployed to the Middle East in 2002. What a wonderful way to recycle materials that would normally be thrown away after use…… I Have been inspired !

  100. My "baby" brother is a Lt. Col. in the Air Force — 18 years in the service! I have always admired this book from afar and appreciate the chance to win a copy.

  101. My grandfather was in the Navy, my stepdad was in the Army, and my husband is currently Active Duty Army. I love Jen's work!

  102. While I am not serving in the military, my brother is 3rd generation Navy. My father was a career officer in the Navy and I grew up moving every 2 years from coast to coast. I loved every minute of it and miss that lifestyle dearly. My brother will be deployed for the 2nd Christmas in a row this year and my mother will miss her first Christmas with her family in 30 years as she is deployed in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom as a Department of Defense contractor. It is very hard for her to be gone as she has always been the one Stateside and my father has been away for holidays. I try to keep my brother and my mother updated daily with pictures of my daily life and the progression of the various craft projects I am creating. I also am part of an organization called Soldiers Angels which offers moral support to deployed soldiers through letters, care packages and various other "teams." Currently, I am a part of the Letter Writing Team, Adoption Team, Patriot Pillowcases Team (handmade pillowcases for patients in combat hospitals), Sewing Team (handmade support for deployed, veterans and wounded), and Scarves Team (handmade heat and sand protection. I also participated in a Mud Run and raised money for this organization. My mother has made special shadow boxes and other mementos out of my father's medals and military memorabilia and now that I am learning to quilt and this book is specific to the military and how special uniforms mean to people I am very excited and encouraged by it.

  103. WELL….MY DAD WAS IN THE ARMY IN WWII, MY BROTHER WAS IN THE NAVY I THINK DURING THE KOREAN THINGY, & NOW MY SON IS AN OFFICER IN THE NATIONAL GUARD……I LOVE ANYTHING PATRIOTIC & MILITARY, SO THIS WOULD BE VERY SPECIAL FOR ME TO RECEIVE.

  104. Hubby was Navy, my grandfather was Navy, my dad was Army, my brother and his wife were Navy, my son was Air Force, my BIL was Air Force and I had one BIL who worked as a civilian for the Air Force! Thanks for the chance!

  105. What a great idea for a book! My husband served in the Army during Desert Storm, and we have lots of vets in the family, so I would love to incorporate some military fabric into my quilts.

  106. My husband is currently serving the Army. Recently back from his deployment, I would have loved to have had this book a year ago!

  107. My nephew is on his second tour in Afghanistan with the Army. I live in a small town and we have 2 units of the Army National Guard deployed to Afghanistan. This is their 2nd deployment. It brings the war very close to home when teachers, bankers, city workers, auto repairmen, plumbers, etc, are suddenly gone from the community and you realize they were part of the National Guard. We are having a Christmas package event Saturday, packaging and mailing essentials and some niceties to every guardsman on duty to ensure they get a package for Christmas.

  108. Thanks for honoring those who serve in this way! My father served in the Navy in WWll at age 17…part of the greatest generation…my husband's aunt was a WAC in the Marines in WWll & my father-in-law was in the Army…my husband was in the Army & Army Reserves for 20 yrs..just went to a wedding of a Navy Seal – brave young men!
    ~Debbie

  109. My 17yo son is in the CAP, but considering the navy before long. My other 3 sons have not chosen yet.
    Those items are SO cool!

    Lucy~

  110. My husband has served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years… I served in the Navy for 6 years… my dad served in the Army in Korea for 2 years. Can't wait to see more of this book!

  111. My husband is Retired USAF, all the men in my family proudly served their country.. We also have two in the army, one navy and one USAF, these are daughters or their husbands

  112. My dad was in the Navy during WWII and my nephew currently serves in the Army. He is a sergeant in EOD and will be leaving for Afghanistan in January for his 3rd tour – the first was in Iraq and he's already served in Afghanistan but there is a huge need for EOD so back he goes again.

  113. I would probably join the Airforce. My mom grew up and AF brat and most of my family that served were in the AF. Thanks for the chance

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

  114. My husband served in the Navy, attached to the Marines most of his 22 year career. He had four tours in Viet Nam and two tours in Afghanistan. My father and step father were both in the Navy during WWII. My son was in the Air Force,my brother served in the Army and had one tour in Viet Nam. Numerous uncles served with various branches during WWII as well.

    I am so thankful to the veterans whose brave sacrifices make it possible for us to live in the best country in the world.

  115. My husband is serving New Zealand in our Air Force. I was talking to my sister just this week about finding sewing ideas for some old uniforms!

  116. I would love to win this book! So much of my family is or was in the military (father & father-in-law, grandfather, cousins, uncles). We also live in Dover, Delaware and have lots of friends who are military. I've already had people asking if I could make items for their family/friends with uniforms, so some guidance/inspiration would be great!

  117. I was in the Navy and so was my other half. Between the 2 of us we have 51 years service….. and lots of old uniforms. I have used some in bags and passport covers…. they are fire retardant too!!!!

  118. If I am not too late…
    Mom & Dad – Air force
    Uncle & Step dad – Navy
    Brother – Army active & Air Force reserve
    Husband's uncles and aunts – all branches

    geez bees 75 at gmail dot com

  119. My husband was in the Air Force during the Viet Nam Era. If I don't win this book – I'm going to buy it! My guild needs a copy for service projects!!

  120. My father in law served in the Army during WWII, fighting in the Pacific Islands. My hubby served four years in the Marine Corp spending the first 13 months of our marriage in Vietnam and now our 22 year old grandson that we raised from infancy is proudly serving in the Air Force. He enlisted for 6 years and plans to make a career of military service. Thanks for the great giveaway! Hugs…

  121. By boyfriend went to Afghanistan 2 years ago and I thank whoever is up there for keeping him alive !

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway !