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Monday, September 5, 2011

U.S. Air Force 50th Anniversary Quilt

Good morning,

Happy Labor Day to those of us in the USA.  Today's post is about a labor of love, that's for sure!

This U.S. Air Force 50th Anniversary Quilt is displayed at the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio.
Of course, I immediately thought of my quilt friends when I saw it.
The quilt is so huge...

...that I had to take pictures of it pieces to show it to you.




 Th quilt is at least two stories tall and is displayed in the lobby of the museum.

It is so beautiful the way the fabric of so many parts of the US Air Force were brought together in this quilt.  It's another "must see" if you get anywhere near Dayton, Ohio.

Lois


24 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Definitely a labor of love. Thank you for sharing this awesome quilt. Enjoy your day, Lois.

Mama-Bug said...

Truly an amazing piece of art. It's quite beautiful.

Nedra said...

What an amazing tribute quilt!
And Happy Labor Day to you too Lois.

Wanda..... said...

Lovely!

EG Wow said...

Amazing! So much work went into that quilt!

TexWisGirl said...

wow. huge and extremely detailed!

Life 101 said...

What a neat quilt. I love quilts. We have some that my wife's grandmother gave to us and several that Jilda's mom made. They are very special to us.
I've never been to that museum, but when we get up to Ohio, I'd like to have a look.
Happy Labor Day

Janie2 said...

Your quilt is art for sure. However the top photo of the two dogs in water! That is the most incrediable photo I have ever seen of dogs in water. This should be made into a poster and on your wall. Very nice.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful work and lots of hours spent on them.

Lois said...

That is truly a magnificent quilt! I just love all the detail.

Beth said...

A magnificent quilt, Lois. How was it constructed? By one person, or many hands doing the different quilt blocks? It is so beautifully displayed, as well. Thank you for sharing.

Beth

VP said...

Unusual (at least for us) and quite moving: this is a work of art and love.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This work is absolutely amazing!!! I have a brother, my oldest brother who was in the Air Force for nearly 20 years.

This quilt is truly a work of art!! I can only imagine the work detail that took place for each and every piece.

I just had to shut things down today on my genealogy work....it'll be there tomorrow. So, thought I'd drop by and give y'all a big Texas Howdy-do!!!

Diana said...

Wow! That's huge.
Love Di ♥

Rose said...

I did not even take a camera when we went there.

Don't you wonder how long it took to put that quilt together? And wonder who all made the blocks...

Leontien said...

Oh my gosh it is HUGE!! and very very pretty and greatly made!!

Thank you for sharing all these spots with us, so i can show (hopefully) my mother and father in-law!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my post from Thursday!
Leontien

Honey at 2805 said...

This is a beautiful quilt and a wonderful tribute!

I appreciate you concern for my niece and her family. As of tonight the fire is still uncontained.

Brooke said...

Wow. Stunning!

I am intrigued by your hubby's recipe for fish cakes and am anxious to give them a try.

Peter said...

An amazing piece of work, great photos of it.

Bob Bushell said...

How many hours do they work at creativity.

Deere Driver said...

I love these types of quilts. OK. I love all quilts!

Chintan said...

thank you for sharing, i would have never known about this :)

Happy Days said...

Oh!!! It's Beautiful!! and here I am whinning about my little 4 x 6 quilt...look how perfect it is...oh my! Thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt!!!...debbie

Elaine said...

Beautiful!