Will Quilt to Support our Military!

$26,248 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 17 months
Hello, my name is Rob Appell and I am a quilt maker on a mission! I created this quilt, "and the Flag was still there," back in 2013 with a goal to auction the quilt and raise money for Operation Homefront . However, I think a bigger life is intended for this quilt. I have been blessed to show the quilt personally at many special events and it is incredible to see how people are touched by it. So, I've set out to find a way to still raise money for Operation Homefront, but in a way that can affect people's lives the way this quilt has mine. That is why I'm asking for your help. Please make a donation of any size and all money raised will go to Operation Homefront (aside from minimal GoFundMe fees). Once the goal has been met, the quilt will be back in my possession permanently, so that I can continue to tell its story and continue to raise awareness about the mission of Operation Homefront. Please feel free to dedicate your donation to a service member in the comments section, and please spread the word via social media.
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I am excited to report that we have reached our goal of $25,000 raised to purchase “and the Flag was still there” Quilt. It has been such an exciting and meaningful project, I feel so blessed for each and every person who I have been able to speak with along the way. The amazing support that has been expressed is truely overwhelming. I want to wash thank you to all from the bottom of my heart, Rob

Photos from this week while visiting the Marine Memorial at Harlingen, Texas where the original prototype is on display.
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Just Cleared $16,000 raised so far, just a bit more to go and we have done! Thanks again for sharing the word about this cool project to support our Veterans! Rob
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It has been a fantastic week for the fund raising efforts. I feel so blessed. The Missouri Star Quilt Co Academy brought in some very kind people who have now pushed us over the "half way there" mark. The stories of the lives that have been tied together with this quilt project are simply amazing, I can not thank you all enough for the love and support. I am truly touched by your generosity and have learned so much about the giving spirit in this journey. Thank you all.
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2017 is off to a good start for our fund raising and awareness efforts. Was blessed to share the quilt and the story at both the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild and The West Michigan Quilters' Guild this month. Thanks to those great ladies and gentlemen we have added a few hundred more dollars to the total. Please help me share the word so I may hit this goal.
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Orren Gaspard
17 months ago
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Thanks Rob. Donating in honor of my wife Margaret on our 35th wedding anniversary today. Hello from Texas!

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Annette Snyder
2 months ago

Very happy for you, Rob. I met you at the MSQC Academy in May. Such a beautiful tribute. You have inspired me to design a military tribute quilt of my own. Congratulations!!

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$26,248 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 17 months
Created September 12, 2016
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RT
$420
Rio Grande Quiters Guild in Weslaco, TX
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

It was such a special week with all of you in so many ways. To get to share the quilt and see the original prototype was such a milestone in this project. Thank you all for the fantastic donation, it is much appreciated, Rob

TP
$5,000
Two Very Special People
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

Came in from two Amazing people, can not thank you both enough. We did it!!!!

CR
$121
Camp Ocean Pine Quilters Retreat
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thanks again to the ladies and gentlemen that have supported me for so many years in so any ways. It was a blast to see you all again in Cambria. I appreciate the help with this project, we are getting so close! Rob

MC
$1,005
Missouri Star Quilt Co
2 months ago

Thanks for all of your work on this Rob!

PG
$355
Piece by Piece Quilters Guild
4 months ago (Offline Donation)

Huge thank you to the great ladies and gentlemen in Morgan Hill, California. Had a great time at the Piece by Piece Quilters guild, thanks for the support, Rob

CQ
$165
Canejo Valley Quilters
4 months ago (Offline Donation)

What a nice few days I was able to spend with the folks at the Canejo Valley Quilters in California. Many thanks for the nice donation and support for the quilt.

RC
$1,000
Rosie's Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop - San Diego , CA
4 months ago (Offline Donation)

Rosie and Vic, you are the best! A family business dedicated to blessing others! Love you guys, thank you for the fantastic donation! Rob

SG
$247
San Diego Quilt Show Guests
4 months ago (Offline Donation)

Had such a nice time displaying my quilts and telling my stories at the Annual San Diego Quilt Show. Thanks to all who were able to drop a little something in the jar, as you can see it adds up fast. Thanks, Rob

MB
$390
Missouri Star Birthday Bash
4 months ago (Offline Donation)

Money raised during the Trunk show at Missouri Star Quilt Company 9th Birthday - thanks to all who were able to attend.

Orren Gaspard
17 months ago
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Thanks Rob. Donating in honor of my wife Margaret on our 35th wedding anniversary today. Hello from Texas!

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Annette Snyder
2 months ago

Very happy for you, Rob. I met you at the MSQC Academy in May. Such a beautiful tribute. You have inspired me to design a military tribute quilt of my own. Congratulations!!

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