I made this quilt to honor my dad's contribution to aviation history (and to celebrate his 100th birthday!). He was a P-38 mechanic during WWII and later retired from United airlines. I consider him one of the smartest people I've ever met, as he has the ability to rebuild just about any engine - he even rebuilt an airplane in his garage for 'something to do'! I've listened to many, many stories and can only imagine some of the things he's seen during his lifetime. Words can not begin to describe how thankful I am to have him in my life, as he has always been THE one I could count on to be in my corner.