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Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee uses quilting as a mechanism to cope with his post-traumatic stress disorder and to honor others by working with Quilts of Valor. He's made a total of 50 quilts (including a phenomenal Iwo Jima Flag quilt) and awarded his 35th Quilt of Valor this week.
 
He's also a long-distance trucker and does his quilting on the road in his 2019 Volvo VNL 760 with a full-sized ironing board and a sewing machine that fits on a seat.
 
We found two separate articles about this amazing man.
 
 
 
(photo: Andrew Lee)
 

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#25 CONNIE Forth 2019-11-11 11:02
I would like to invite this young man and his quilts to exhibit at the WV Quilt Festival some time ...any year he chooses. Our website is WVQuilters.org. We have a FB page also.
#24 Suzann 2019-11-11 09:12
Beautiful work !
#23 Sheree peters 2019-11-11 08:43
Thank you for your service my husband is retired and I am a quilter I love your quilt amazing creativity
#22 DEBORAH T 2019-11-05 13:24
You found your calling! Would love to see more of your quilts.
#21 Hoff 2019-08-07 10:40
Thank you for your time of service to our country. I was touched by your Iwo Jima quilt and pray you continue to beget peace through your quilting as well as your giving to others. Pax.
#20 EditorAnne 2019-08-06 23:57
Great story! I'd love to see pics of his quilting setup in his truck.
#19 Patricia Crum 2019-08-06 17:06
AMAZING!!!
#18 melegchristine 2019-08-05 16:11
That quilt is amazing! Iwonder how many people today have even heard of Iwo Jima? You are an amazing person, I am so thankful for a person like you to represent American Service Personnel and don't tell me you don't , you do!!!
#17 bopciaof5 2019-08-05 14:09
Memories of the Iwo Jima station at the gate to Quantico, Va where our family spent many happy years.
Semper Fi!!
#16 J Teague 2019-08-05 12:59
This man is a patriot and a man of great generosity and productivity. Thank you for your service and your inspiration, Mr. Lee. Bravo!
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