The Red Cross one featured first (down below) was pieced together during WWI, by a New York Westchester/Newburgh chapter of enterprising young quilters. Squares had a variety of messages -- but this one caught my eye: (Pardon the blur of a badly zoomed photo)
I am sorry I made you cry.
If that doesn't get you ...
Maybe the baby blanket will?
How about the message from a mother, for a child's marital bed? (um? ew?!)
Or the ingenuity of a quilter who embroidered over flour sacks to piece together into a stunning quilt?
So stunning. So amazing. So inspiring. And we only saw part of her entire collection? Goodness.