I'm mailing off these 5 tops this week to my old guild in Germany to be finished for the wounded soldiers/marines/airmen/ect that arrive at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center(LRMC). When I lived in Germany and was a member of the guild I made bunches of Quilts of Valor(QOV) but when we moved here to South Dakota I could not find a group to work with on them so I kind of let that project go. However, this past year has been more difficult for the base and for me. We have had 2 active duty suicides, 1 war death, one major war injury and one or two other active duty deaths. I knew one of the suicides and one of the others so its been wierd/hard to just go on like nothing happened. This has been my outlet. After I pieced these and 2 more I quilted a while back I decided i needed to find a way to get them to the men and women who needed them. So, I emailed back to my old guild and they will take these and finish them. Then they will go off to LRMC for those who need them. Patterns are from: an oline mystery, alicia's not so top secret#1, my head, Judy L's most recent quilt for an hour, and my head again. I've got 3 or 4 more tops started from my various sized scraps but this box is full and the others will have to wait a while before they get sent on.