There are so many fascinating people we meet at Quilt Market. The owners of shops who buy fabric from The Blank Quilting Corp. come visit the booth and often share their stories of business, employees, ideas and the trends in the market in general. These type of conversations are typical, stimulating and really bring the fabric vendors together with shop owners to get us all on the same page.
But never have I experienced a situation like this one, where our fabric made someone cry.So while I showing all the new fabric lines, and dazzling this customer (let’s call her “S”), that sells fabric in Illinois, we came upon the American Honor line, designed by Tana Mueller of Western Denim & Dirt for The Blank Quilting Corp.
All of a sudden, I look up and this lovely young lady is starting to tear up and cry. I was totally baffled. Never had I seen a person cry about fabric.
After consoling “S” for a little, she calmed down and proceeded to tell my brother and I that this line truly touched her heart more than we could imagine. It really hit home. “S” told us that she and all her siblings (9 in total) were present and former military personnel. This one particular design really hit home for her. I am not going in to details describing the design because I can’t do it justice, but basically it was the image of a special formation of the gear of a fallen soldier (See below on the left). Wow! How powerful! Kudos to Tana for really getting the message across loud and clear. And that is my touching story.
With that, I would just like to say thank you to “S” and her family and to all those brave hearts that protect the amazing freedoms that we enjoy in America. Thank you for all you do from the bottom of my heart. That is just a little something for all my readers to think about this coming Memorial Day weekend and everyday. I know I will and I will make sure my kids are thinking about it too.
Lastly, I am going to call customer “S” later today and advise her that my family, on behalf of the Jaftex Companies, would like to make a $1000 donation in honor of soldier “S” to any military related charity of her choice. God bless you “S”, your family and all those who have lost their lives protecting this great country! God bless AMERICA, land of the free and home of the brave!
Amen To That,
Salute Our Soldiers Scott
PS…If soldier “S” allows me to reveal who she is, I will do that in the future. Moreover, I will also advise all my readers and social media followers the charity that soldier “S” selects in case you too want to honor soldier “S” and all the soldiers out there.