Monday, January 11, 2010

A Quilt from Linda and Connie

This beautiful Quilt of Valor was sewn by Linda in Loveland. I met Linda at a quilt show at "The Ranch" back in august, and she went home and got started on a gazillion pillowcases.
And then this beautiful quilt came in the mail. It was Quilted by Connie in Longmont.
Thanks Ladies - It is gorgoeus!
Did you know that time goes way to fast these days? I swear I have blogged some interesting stuff since Wednesday, but apparently nothing interesting is really going on( or maybe it was just the stories in my head?) ....
We had a swim meet this weekend in Fort Collins. Thats about 1 hour 10 minutes away. So we had to get up really early Saturday and get over there. All 3 swam Saturday, only 2 swam Sunday. My oldest LOVES the distance events.... and those are always at the end of the day. So we shut the swim meet down. But he did awesome - he took time off like he was on fire. I loved it - I exercised vicariously thru them!


Nancy said...

The quilt is very attractive.

I know what you mean about nothing interesting happening. The days go by, but I am getting nothing accomplished. :o( Sigh!

ThankingOurTroops said...

Hi Alycia, I know what you mean. Hope you'll enter the 2010 Quilt Contest/Tour/Auction, a fund-raiser to provide more quilts for wounded soldiers. Here's the entry:

2010 Patriotic Quilt Contest to Benefit Soldiers

Theme: Patriotic, Stars and Stripes, Support our Troops or Biblically Inspired. See 220 quilt photos already touring on Schedule this ongoing $100 exhibit for your next show or patriotic event.
Deadline: March 31. Quilts will tour 18 months. Judged for prizes & Auctioned in Oct/Nov 2011.
No Entry Fees 100% auction & rental profits go to non-profits who make quilts for wounded soldiers.

Mail quilts with signed entry forms to 12101 N. MacArthur #137 Oklahoma City, OK 73162.

Finished quilt size is 22” x 22” with a 4” sleeve or 4” loops sewn along the upper back for displaying on rod, plus four tabs along the upper edge for pinning onto draped racks to protect quilt.

Please also attach securely along the bottom of your quilt (that can be folded back) an 18”wide by 5”high story label that includes the quilt title, your name, contact info if desired, Artist’s Statement with heart-warming story of what inspired you to make the quilt. You can type or photo transfer onto fabric, quilt it and coordinate it as part of your quilt art, or just type on thick paper and laminate or put in plastic covering and attach. Your story label can be a free advertising billboard for your quilt business, project or charity quilting group, soliciting business, volunteers or donations for your charity.

Please also email your Artist’s Statement/heart-warming story to

Categories for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons: Most Original, Best Handwork. Best Machine work, Best Contemporary, Best Traditional, Best Pictorial, Best Youth under 18, Best Youth under 12, Judges choice. Judges reserve right to switch categories. Prizes by corporate sponsors to be announced.

Entry Form (Please Print Legibly)



Phone_____________Quilt Title______________________________________Category___________

I understand Judy Howard will take every precaution in the care and handling of my quilt. I will not hold Judy or her associates responsible for any damage or loss due to unforeseen events. Quilts will be insured. Entry into the competition automatically grants copyright permission for the image of the quilt and/or all or part of the Artist’s Statement about the quilt to be used in articles, ads, promotions, catalogs, books, posters, cards, websites, CDs, event news coverage, television productions and/or multimedia productions for and about the God Bless America Touring Quilts. The quilt artist retains copyright to his/her quilt design. I consent that Judy Howard and/or media may edit my statement.

Winners, press releases, photos, calendar of exhibits, auction results, updates will be posted on, blogs, etc. Quilts will be auctioned with a $50 minimum bid in October/November 2011 with all profits from tours, books and auctions going to groups who make quilts for wounded soldiers and families of the fallen. I agree to donate my quilt for this purpose. One free Thanking Our Troops—God Bless America Touring Quilts book will be mailed for each quilt entered as our thanks to you for entering. Please include $5 shipping if you’re not donating quilt.
This is my original design (or attach permission to use pattern) and I will abide by above rules.

Printed Name______________________________Signed__________________________Date______

Paula, the quilter said...

I think I know both LInda and Connie. Well done, ladies.