Andrew Lee is an award-winning quilter and combat veteran known as CombatQuilter. He is a 3 time combat veteran with 19 years of combined military service. (10 years active duty and 9 years in the TN National Guard. Andrew’s many convoys, missions, and events while deployed to Iraq have resulted in him having PTSD.
After trying many coping mechanisms (prescribed drugs, drinking, and video games) all had left him emotionally detached and unsatisfied in life. After a random comment about taking a couple’s quilting class one day by his wife Kristy, his life would change forever.
Andrew has created multiple Quilts of Valor and has presented them to fellow veterans all over the country. The Mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
A quilt titled, “Iwo Jima” is one of Lee’s largest projects. The 110-inch-square quilt includes 12,100 squares, and took him a year to complete.