This is my friend Pam, her brother is part of the VA TECH massacre investigation. She wanted to make a quilt for him, then as we got closer to finishing the top, she decided it belonged to the Salem VA State Troopers. I contacted my friends at Justquilting yahoo group for help on embroidering the names of the 32 victims, WE ARE VA TECH and 04-16-07. Muriel from PA, Sandy Jo from WI, Salliejean from IL and Shirley from AL did the names. Trink and Bev helped with the applique, Pam with the ribbon border, and Joanne with the binding. It was stippled quilted in rainbow thread by my long arm quilter Glen Cook at www.sewmanytreasures.net It was presented to the Salem Troopers by their Col. Flaherty. It was well received and we were told that they were very touched and honored to receive this gift.
We were once charged to pick a name and remember that person so no one is forgotten. I have been charged with four names, of those who my son knew. May the Witnesses Find Peace in their Duty.