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"The Heart of America Quilt is dedicated to honor those affected by 9/11- in conjunction with educating children on current events, history and community service for a better world"

January, 2005

Volume 4, Number 1



"One day, the life we live, will be a history lesson to the children."






We are uniting our country and educating our children on working together to better their country and their world. Our success depends on:

  • Great people like YOU
  • Donations
  • A continued show of unity

Staying in Touch

I hope this Newsletter Finds you all well. Here in Maine, winter has set deep into all that is in its boarder. The ground is covered with glisting snow and the winter hush has set into the bones of all.

It is hard to believe that the new year is almost into its second month. Time seems to pass so fast. This year we have many exciting things planned. The quilt is undergoing a logging process. Each panel will be logged with pictures and story. That process will complete not only the history of the quilt, but a wonderful book on how the quilt became this wonderful show of unity. I look forward to keeping you posted on this long journey, and in working with those that will help make it all happen. For this process, the quilt will be on vacation untill 2006 at which time we are working to show the quilt in Washington D. C.

Tsunami hit hard and one of our associates in India has asked for our help. If you would like to help, the Heart of America Quilt has started a fund. All proceeds will be donated to those in need in India. Please visit our site to see all that the Sec. Gen. of the Indo American Unity center has done http://www.heartofamericaquilt.com/new_page_1.htm

We will spend most of this year raising funds for the care and upkeep of the quilt along with the funding it will take to make the DC event a great success. Our first fundraiser has been given to us by our advisor Don L. Rondeau. Mr. Rondeau has offered us a donation of $5 per book sold from our site. His book can be found on our website http://www.heartofamericaquilt.com/advisors.htm

We are also very fortunate to have a wonderful clown friend by the name of Nino that has offered to perform a circus with all proceeds to benefit the Heart of America Quilt. Hats off to Nino and a special thank you to our Clown hall of fame clown!

I have challenged our advisors to help with fundraising and I know they will all jump forth to make this a great year. We are working on a special challenge for all of you. We are going to challenge each of you to help raise funds with contests thought the year. Our first will be a school challenge and will be posted on our site beginning Feb. 14th. I hope you will visit the website at that time to see what this big secret challenge is and what it will take to win!

None of this is possible without the great help of each of you. Thank you for your dedication and support.


For more information about the 2004 NY and NM events, please visit www.HeartOfAmericaQuilt.com/events.htm

Heart of America Quilt Incorporated is a national non profit corporation under IRS code 501(c)3

The Directors of the Heart of America Quilt:

Susan Morissette, President

A very special thank you to directors-

Colonel K Steven Collier, US Army Retired

Tamera Selhaver, Survivor, G1 Pentagon

Jean Rosenbluth, Business Manager, Automotive Systems Analysis

Donations – Please Help!

The Heart of America Quilt is run by an all volunteer body. We need your donations to keep it going. We have created a great form of living history that needs donations for preservation and continuing the gift of unity. Every donation counts. $1, $5, $25. Please help us preserve all this hard work.


donations can be mailed to HoAQ, 7 First St., Winslow Maine 04901

Donations of miles and hotel points can be made by contacting admin@heartofamericaquilt.com

Please contact us for In Kind Donations. Every little bit helps. A ream of paper, stamps, fabric, office equipment. Please call if you have questions.




Here’s a few ways to help unite your community:


  1. Organize a public signing.
  2. Call your local town officials and ask them to sign a panel with your organization.

  4. Have an art contest and let the winner be the designer of your panel.
  5. Invite your neighbors to a gathering and all do a portion of the quilt.
  6. Collect food and clothes for your local shelter while you do a signing.
  7. Take a panel to the mall!
  8. Ask a local event if you can bring a panel and a table.
  9. Take a panel to work!













Heart of America Quilt Incorporated






We’re on the Web!

www. HeartofAmericaQuilt. com

Positions Available-We need YOU!

Positions Available-

Representative and volunteers- Washington D.C. area

Grant writers- Work done via internet. Able to do in any area. Works on percentage with direct supervision by President of organization.

International Affairs Director- We have been contacted by many organizations and schools from other countries. Needed is a volunteer able to organize their care. Will include direct contact with organizations and reporting to directors.

Volunteers- the heart of our organization, the very people that make it work! We need volunteers in all states to help organize educational programs and giving holidays.

Fundraisers- We need your help to raise the funds to make it all possible! The Heart of America Quilt is a small organization working to help teach the art of working together. We make Big impressions, but work on a very small budget. We need help raising funds to provide services and continue to spread our reach of the helping hand.


Future Plans

We have been requested in D.C. (2006) for the 5 year Anniversary If you live nearby and would like to help with your contribution of volunteering and donations, please email us.

Special Thank You

Thank you to all those that have given to the tsunami fund.


Special Kudos this month to our National Chief Security Advisor, Don L. Rondeau for release of his book!

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us. Heart of America Quilt Incorporated 7 First St. Winslow Maine 04901 is our mailing address. At this time there is no public visiting time. For email, please contact admin@HeartofAmericaQuilt.com and you can always visit our website at www.HeartofAmericaQuilt.com

Web Links:

Over the past two years we have met some of the kindest people in America! As always, unity and sharing with you about them is how we all keep doing the things that make this country so great! Check out these links for friends of the HoAQ:







Also check out our site for a few more!

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