First we start with this dear sweet soldier - She was so tickled to receive her Quilt of Valor! When I work with groups I try really hard to let them choose the quilt that speaks to them - and it is so fun to watch. There will be a few quilts out and I swear!!! Each one of them calls to a specific soldier - and this one called her name! She was SO tickled!
What you may not know is that Dawna designs pantos - so she used her Panto Sashay on this one - perfect!
You know how every quilt tells a story? So! My friend Linda is a Breast Cancer survivor. She wanted to make a quilt to give to another Breast Cancer patient. We worked on a quilt together. The recipient of the Quilt... turns out to be an AVID piecer. Putting blocks into tops was too difficult. She called me and asked if we could use her blocks.
OVER 600 6 inch blocks people!!!! So - Deb took a huge stack of them - and these are the quilts that she made from them! This one was quilted by Dawna too - and it is one of her pantos - but I forgot to ask the name....
Last Wednesday I took these quilts to show Betty - who made all the blocks. To say she was tickled was an understatement!! Turns out her husband is a WWII Veteran - and received a Quilt of Valor after his Honor Flight.... and get this!! FROM OUR GROUP.... too crazy right???
This next quilt was pieced and quilted by Sue S in Colorado. This was a shop hop quilt from a few years ago.... A bonus!! Her UFO is all finished - and a soldier ( or navy or marine or airforce) will adore it.
Which brings me to my next thought - if you have unfinished quilts - tops that range in size from 55 x 65 to 72 x 90.... and you want them finished??? There are many state coordinators who are needing some help right now fulfilling their requests. You can find the coordinators for your state here:
http://www.qovf.org/content/regional-coordinator-overall-view.html - Don't have a coordinator? Email me - I'll be glad to help!!
And next up we have a gorgeous quilt made by Kathy and quilted by Dawna! I have to tell you - i LOVE the color combo on this one!!
Janet Lee of Machine Quilting Exposition is hosting a block drive - that will benefit Colorado too - it can be found here:
Quilts of Valor is hosting a 2014 Block drive - the patterns and info can be found here:
http://www.qovf.org/Pdf_Files/HearthHome_BlockPatternB.pdf This will benefit all state coordinators.
and lastly - I know Kevin is doing a block drive... I just couldn't help myself ..the blocks just looked cool:
I know - he was wanting to make 3 quilts... but, um, I think he may be making more.... Check it out ;-)
To thank you - leave a comment.... any comment - tell me what you are up too - tell me what you are involved in... tell me anything!!! And I will enter you in a drawing for a free Quilt Pattern -
It will be this one: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/cheery---os/86636?ext=craftlet-pattern