Founded March 2009
To Honor the Service and Sacrifice of
PFC Joseph A. Miracle, Killed in Action July 5, 2007
MIRACLE QUILTS HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO:
Walter Reed Military medical Center, Washington, DC
Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland
United States Armed Forces Retirement Home Washington DC
Camp Leatherneck, Field Hospital, Afghanistan
V.A. Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
V.A. Hospital Saginaw, Michigan
Fisher House Landstuhl, Germany
Fisher House-Walter Reed at Forest Glen Annex, Silver Springs, Maryland
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Virginia
VFW National Home for Children, Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Wounded Warrior Center, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Miracle Quilts is group of quilters, sewers and hard working woman of all ages who come together once a month at Independence Village in Oxford. Their mission is to create patriotic quilts to
present to our wounded troops at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C,. for our Michigan VA hospitals and for our homeless vets and for Troops currently serving our great country!!
The quilters are honored to spend countless hours creating these quilts to present our troops for their service to our country.
The group meets on the second Saturday of the month or individuals can sew in at home.
Miracle Quilts was founded
by Carole Carroll in March 2009.
The volunteer sewers meet the second Saturday of every month at Independence Village, 701 Market Street, Oxford, Michigan. The hours are from 10am to 3pm.
The group also meets at the Oxford Public Library during the
week. The dates fluctuate due to the library’s schedule.
Persons interested in participating in Miracle Quilts should bring a sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, fabric and a project to work on. Patterns will be available for ideas for the lap size quilts. The quilts can be patriotic but are not necessarily. We suggest making the quilts a lap size.
Miracle Quilts has other projects to sew if they do not wish to make a quilt. We also make Walker Bags that can be attached to a walker so an individual carry around his/her personal items. We also make pillowcases and presentation bags for the quilts.
Jill Schoen brought in a treadle
machine to demonstrate and let people try their hand at the
pioneer of all sewing machines of today. One young man tried it
and when he completed his stitches, he remarked "What a rush!"
Visitors had the opportunity to sign a block with a special pen. They could write a message and put their name and city and state on the block. These blocks will be incorporated into a quilt at a later date.