|Made by Randi Horsley of Chandler, Arizona|
for a Marine in the Wounded Warrior Batallion
I created these art quilts for the same reasons I create bed and lap quilts for my family, friends, and Quilts of Valor. A quilt is like a hug that makes one feel comforted; sometimes a random bright spot of color, sometimes a memory of something significant in one's life. Quilting is a tradition, and even when done on a machine, each item takes time and patience to create. I value my time highly, so the art quilts seem a fitting way to welcome home and honor a soldier in need of some cheer. I want to let them know my appreciation for what they have done (and am very cognizant someone I know may be in the same situation and need some day).