Quilts for our Wounded

Our wounded soldiers are transported from Iraq and Afghanistan on converted cargo planes which have minimal heat. We want to provide them handmade quilts for warmth and to show them we care. These quilts are also used in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of Combat Hospitals, as part of patient care. The colorful, soft quilts are a stark contrast to their surroundings and thin military blankets, with love and healing in every stitch.

Story from a mom:


My son is a Marine and was recently wounded in Afghanistan. He was given a beautiful quilt that not only kept him warm, but brightened up his hospital room. It will always be a keepsake in our family. Thanks again for caring for our wounded. I can't tell you how touched I was to see him covered with it when he came off the ambulance.

Tina R.

The following Quilt Guidelines were suggested by the medical community from Combat Support Hospitals:

Size: 4 ft by 6-1/2 ft (48 inches by 78 inches, to fit stretchers and gurneys)
Materials: 100% cotton fabric and batting; small blend (80/20) cotton/synthetic batting is acceptable
Design: patriotic colors/theme(no children's cartoons); can be “quick quilts” or more detailed, as desired; “tying”, machine-quilting, and hand-quilting are all acceptable

Optional: pillowcase (size 20” x 30”), coordinating fabric; adds a special touch and can be used as a package for the quilt.

Shipments can be made directly to:

Citizen SAM
7131 N. Knoxville Ave.
Suite C
Peoria, Illinois 61614

Please help us give a quilt to every critically wounded soldier - a rewarding opportunity to give a special gift to our injured troops. If you're not a quilter, donations are accepted and needed for shipping.

God Bless America, home of the free because of the brave!

If you have questions e-mail us at [email protected] with cc to Cynthia Morrison at [email protected] or select the following link: .

Click here to see the Kids Art Quilt as well as many other quilts created for our troop.

Click here to read a few testimonials.