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HoAQ Newsletter

March 2004

Volume 3, Number 1



"In the midst of fear, we stand back to back, we overcome by uniting"






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

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

Staying in Touch

I hope this note finds you all well. The snow here in Maine still lingers. Even a few flakes falling, but the hope of spring is near to sight. It brings me great pleasure to tell you that the Heart of America Quilt is now a 501(c)3, National non profit corporation. All donations made to the quilt are tax deductible. This will help so much in our fundraising efforts to show the quilt and to purchase fabric and maintain the fabric already designed. We have also begun our efforts to create an educational program to accompany the quilt. Teaching children about history, current events and community unity. We are all very excited to in this addition to the showings and look forward to your input and help.

We have lined up the location for the Showing in New York City. The location is perfect and we are working to raise the funding to secure the location and pay the deposit along with signing the contract. The New York Showing will bring on the need for us to raise funds like never before. We will need special insurance, we have to pay workers of the location and the list goes on. But I know this is the goal that has been in sight for a long time and we can do anything we try to do. All of us working together will get these kids’ signatures to New York City! I have to say, I thought it would be a simple drop in a city park. But there are more permits for more things then I ever knew existed! Still, I have faith we will do it!

We are also working on a wonderful educational program that will allow us to help teachers and other leaders, teach children about current events, History and of course, bringing their communities together to help those in need. I look forward to telling you more about this as it evolves.



Incorporation status

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, Co-Founder Colonel Steve Collier, US Army retired Tamera Selhaver, Survivor, G1 Pentagon Jean Rosenbluth, Business Manager, Automotive Systems Analysis

An advisors list is being compiled. For more information or to offer your services and advice, please email,


The website has a page with information on donating and donations can be mailed to HoAQ, 7 First St., Winslow Maine 04901

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.

Services needed- Help with website layout and design, additional legal services, Marketing, Public Relations, Fund Raising.






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.













Heart of America Quilt Incorporated





We’re on the Web!

www. HeartofAmericaQuilt. com

Positions Available-

With the New York Showing approaching fast, we are in need of many volunteers to help make it happen. All positions are on a volunteer basis. When requesting information, please include a brief description of qualifications and/or why you would like to be involved.

Positions Available for NY Showing-

Musical coordinator and Director- Traditional form of National Anthem, God Bless America and other music. Performers are encouraged to send recordings and list of performances.

Children’s Chorus-Just as it states! Recordings if available. No older than 18. Ability to perform for and audience.

Media Relations-Ability to work well with precision. Distribute and follow up to press releases, work with reporters to handle interviews, on site at event to work with HoAQ and media.

Assistant (can be done from any state) - Make follow up calls and help with planning. Organize and send invitations.

Volunteer leader- Help in organizing all volunteers to make sure all jobs are covered and assigned.

The people we meet…..



Future Plans

Virginia- Yes we head back to VA for a small fundraiser and social. The Directors of the quilt will be holding their annual directors meeting; the Advisors are invited to take part in a dinner that evening. The social will be held on Sat. March 27th at 3pm at our favorite YMCA! Everyone is invited. Bring a friend, have a snack and chit chat!

Heart of America Quilt Invites you to its March Social March 27th 2004 3pm-5pm Generously Hosted By YMCA Fairfax County Reston, Reston VA

Year in view by Susan Morissette

Surprise visitors and Revealing of New York Showing location for September 11th 2004

Admission is free Guests are Welcome Donations are accepted and tax deductible

The Heart of America Quilt is a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization

Special Thank You

Always so many to thank! A special thank you to all those that have worked so hard to help with the VA event. Thank you to those that have been so kind as to donate to make it happen.


Special Kudos this month to those that teach our children, protect our communities and our freedom.

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 and you can always visit our website at

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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