A Heart of Gold

Often times, it seems like our media and newscasters tend to focus on the negative when it comes to teenagers.   Because of this, I welcome the opportunity to acknowledge teens who are doing positive things, as they are often times overshadowed.

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet a special young lady, Emalee Fischer, who is a new freshman at Boise State University this year.  Emalee has almost completed her Girl Scout Gold Project.  I was told by Emalee’s mother, Anne, that the Girl Scout Gold Project is equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Scout award.

Emalee has been working in association with the Red Cross and designed and made two quilts that will be given to wounded veterans who are returning from the war.

What is remarkable is that she not only came up with her own designs for the quilts, she also chose the fabrics for both quilts, pieced them together and quilted them.  As you can see below, she did a remarkable job.

Turquoise Triangle Quilt
Turquoise Triangle Quilt

 

Green and Black Quilt
Green and Black Quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was pleased to help Emalee make a label for the back of each of her quilts.  She chose a coordinating print to stitch each label on, as seen below:

Label for turquoise quilt

Label for turquoise quilt

Label for green quilt

Label for green quilt

 

 

The content on each label reads:

Emalee Fischer – Gold Scout Award – I want to thank:

* The service people for their time, loyalty and bravery

* Pat Price and the ladies of Burke, Virginia Quilting Guild

* Carol Randell Walker – For her help and being a good friend

* My sponsor, Virginia Walton, for her support and input

And a special thanks to my troop leader, my mentor, and my friend, Chris Walton;  without her, this project would not have happened.

Emalee Fischer, Quilter Extraordinaire

Emalee Fischer, Quilter Extraordinaire

And, before I finish this post, I’d like to introduce you to this young lady, Emalee Fischer…  and congratulate her on a job very well done!  Congratulations, Emalee, you are an inspiration!

Jane

 

 

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One Response to A Heart of Gold

  1. Ginabeth young says:

    I think it is wonderful that Emalee made these quilts. It shows perservence, creativity and charity. Many adults do not finish quilts and she finished, including labels, two quilts.

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