Hand-painted USMC Emblem

Hello, I wanted to share a hand-painted USMC emblem (painted on cotton fabric) that I just finished this July 4th weekend.   It will be used in a quilt that will be given to a US Marine. I used special transparent fabric dyes that leave the fabric soft so that I can quilt through it easily enough. Also, I recently finished a quilt top for a USMC vet and just wanted to share a photo. I greatly enjoy reading your newsletter and just received your fabulous catalog in the mail! God bless you for putting out your fine products and this newsletter too! read more

Art Work & Tattoo

Sgt. Grit,

I am the mother of two fine men who both have the honor of being called United States Marines! My oldest son, Cpl. Jonathan Rolfes, served from 2003 to 2008. Jonathan fought with 1st Recon. in Iraq for three deployments. His claim to fame is on the internet following a mishap with a Camel Spider! You can actually see his bite/wound at: http://www.camelspiders.net/camel-spider-bite.htm. My other son, LCpl. David Rolfes, joined the Marine Corps in 2008; just months after his brother got home! David is currently on his first deployment over seas in Afghanistan. He is serving with 1/6 2nd Marine Div., H&S Co., Motor-T Platoon. Before leaving to Afghanistan, David went out and got himself a new tattoo. The tattoo is an image of a soldiers hands in prayer while holding his precious rosary. I wanted to share with you the shadowbox picture frame that I painted; using the image of my son, the United States Flag, and his tattoo. I am very proud of both of my sons. read more

Top’s Snow Removal Device, USMC Model #1 for Newsletter

FELLOW MARIINES,

I HAD TO PURCHASE A NEW SNOW SHOVEL THE OTHER DAY, SINCE MY OLD ONE CAME UP MISSING. I WENT TO MY LOCAL HARDWARE TO FIND JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CREATION. THERE STOOD BEFORE MY MARINE CORPS EYES, A DRESS BLUE SHOVEL, WAITING TO BE FURTHER CREATED. ALL I HAD TO DO WAS ADD AN NCO STRIPE AND TWO GOLD MARINE CORPS EMBLEMS FACING INBOARD, OF COURSE. MY WIFE AND NEIGHBORS THINK I AM OVER THE EDGE, BUT HOW CAN YOU HAVE TOO MANY MARINE CORPS POSSESIONS??? SO IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A MARINE CORPS SHOVEL, GO GET THE BLUE ONE AND GET TO WORK. IT LOOKS ALMOST TO GOOD TO USE. I HAVE IT SITTING IN MY LIVING ROOM. read more

USMC Seal Pumpkin

For the past 3 years that my some has been in the Marines. My husband has carved a pumpkin for him. We managed 292 pumpkin this past Halloween, and every year the Marine Corps pumpkin has been a huge hit. When we tell people it is to honor my son, Bryan & all the other Marines for their brave service, they tell us how great those men & women are. My husband is still trying to find a NAVY stencil for our daughter-in-law. Here's a pic of the pumpkin… before it was lit and after. Thank you all Marines & service personnel, stay blessed. read more

Honor Quilt made for USMC Vietnam Veteran

Hello Sgt. Grit,

I wanted to share some photos of an Honor Quilt that I made for USMC Major Woodrow Franklin (Retired).

His family decided to surprise him with the quilt while he was at a regular Police Reserves monthly meeting. The Chief was in on the surprise presentation and we all had a wonderful time honoring Woody for his service to his country, faithfulness to his family and selfless hours devoted to serving his community! read more

Marine Corps Quilt

Hi ?

You said to email you the pictures of the Marines quilt I was making for my son?s (Chris L. Heady) birthday Oct.26th and it will also be for Veterans Day as well- I am so proud of his service in the Desert Storm conflict- His wife could not find his patches and they were on his shorts so I ordered 4 new ones to put in the outside corners of this quilt and they have not arrived- once it is finished, I will send you pictures of the completed one- read more