Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kids Quilting Club Quilt of Valor

A few months ago I was asked to speak at an online quilting club.  It was ( and still is) a quilting club for kids, taught by Ms Amy. She is awesome.

I made a few You tube videos of my long-arm machine, and talked a little about the quilts that I make. They soon figured out that I made Quilts of Valor, and I ended up telling them a TON about QOV!!  The kids were super great, very attentive, and so polite!!

At their next meeting they convinced Ms Amy that they could take on making a Quilt of Valor as a group..... and so.... THEY DID!!

 Here it is. Ms. Amy and her daughter ( right) brought to a local quilt shop so we could get it to Ft Carson. Her daughter helped her put it together... and now she is working on her very first quilt by herself!!

 A few Close ups - I just loved all the variety of fabrics.  One of the Moms' of a kid wrote a poem - and they included it on the quilt. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
 Don't you love the star??


Ms. Amy, her daughter and her sister decided they wanted to finish the whole quilt. They rented time on a long-arm and quilted it themselves. They had such a great time!! And they did a fabulous job!


This will also be a Quilt of Valor - I was just so excited that I got the top completely finished before the end of the century!! We went to the Veterans Memorial and took a few pictures... it was fun!

14 comments:

Tami C said...

The quilt the kids did is just wonderful! It was so nice of you to take the time to teach them all about the QOVs. It sounds like Ms. Amy is a wonderful teacher. The poem and stars are great as well. I'm sure the soldier that gets this quilt will really cherish it!

Needles, Fabric, Chisels, and Wood…Life is GOOD! said...

Excellent! I know it will be appreciated by someone who has earned this bit of recognition.

Barob Book Blog said...

Three cheers to Ms. Amy, her daughter and the quilting group of kids. Keep up the great work kids. Your quilt is beautiful and will be great comfort to a healing warrior.

Judy said...

What a wonderful quilt the kids made - and they made memories for themselves that will last forever. Way to go, Miss Amy!

Julie Crooks said...

Absolutely beautiful! QOV should use that poem...the authors need to copyright it. ;-) Thanks for sharing! Kudos to all involved!

Sherrill said...

WOW, those are some beauties! And I LOVE the poem. I wonder if the author would mind me swiping (borrowing) it to use on some of our QOV's?

Liz Davis said...

Totally awesome! I absolutely love it! Great job kids! (And Ms Amy)!!!!

LindaB said...

Is there a link to your youtube video? I think that would be fun to view? Good Job that you are doing Alycia and such dedicated quilters.

Kate said...

What a totally awesome quilt by the kids. Your strings quilt looks great, wonderful backdrop in that photo.

phxquilt said...

What a great extension of your original 5th graders program! The quilt is wonderful and will be treasured by someone special.

Jan said...

What a wonderful QOV quilt. They did a fantastic job! Someone special will receive a special quilt!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Beyond awesome! You've been busy with those strings girl!

Rosa said...

Spectacular!!

Beth said...

oh my...the poem brought a tear to my eye! I bet they had a great time making it too.