Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Quilts of Valor 2014

Good Wednesday Morning!!  That three day weekend really threw me off!! How about you?  Did you do anything exciting?  Us?.... Cross country races, VFW Breakfast, and fishing!!! You have to throw some fishing in to make it a weekend!!

Last week was one of the National Quilt of Valor Conferences. Ours was in Henderson, NV. You all know what? it is HOT there!!  But we all came back inspired, and excited about all of the things that will be doing. And of course, all the awesome stories we already see!!

I hope that today's Quilt show inspires you, and that you think about making a Quilt of Valor. We have so many state coordinators and we all want to cover our Veterans ;-)

I had the privilege of meeting one of the Amelia Island Quilters ( from Florida!!) Over in Fort Collins!! We met at a quilt shop naturally!!

This is one of the creations she had - It was pieced by Gail N and quilted by Mary B

I just LOVE this quilting!!!

This one was pieced by Michal P - I don't remember seeing a quilter on the label ...

This one was from Fernandina Beach

And the last beauty she had was from Dell D.  I love all the random, but not really random blocks in this quilt!!

The next two quilts were given to me at a guild meeting. If you all know me, I get a little scatterbrained with so many people in one room  . So they were given to me by Jan.  I am going to assume that she pieced and quilted them!!
 Pretty nifty quilts right?

This quilt was started by Jackie S in California. I believe she meant it to be a back to another quilt... but you all - the blocks were so cool. So Ms Joan here in CO took it, and added borders and some Friendship blocks ( they were signed by the American Legion members) and TA DAAAA..... A great Quilt of Valor
 Ms Joan did the quilting AND the binding!! Impressive right?

This lovely quilt was pieced by Linda W in Greeley. Linda is such a sweet heart! She helps at our sew days, and loves teaching the new quilters. She is so gentle in teaching them the 1/4 inch seams!!!

It was quilted by Alycia ( oops thats me!)

 I always like to show a few smiles. You know that these quilts really touch the heart. We have a bare bones presentation that we like to make before awarding these quilts. It is always fun to customize it to the recipient. Love to see them smile!!
This Veteran sent us his picture to use!! i LOVE it! He got to choose from a few quilts and this is the one he chose. He went home and made his granddaughter take a picture to send to me. Isn't that sweet?
Last quilt for today... this is one of the Allegiance Mystery Quilts (pattern on free pattern page) It is made and quilted by Connie H - my go to girl!!  She is a fabulous quilter, and wonderful friend... plus she never sleeps!!

Hope you enjoyed today's show and saw soemthing that just tickled your fancy!!  Enjoy!!


Terri said...

Again a lovely bunch. I love the she smile. At first I wondered about her hair. (Bumped it up to see she is standing in front of a second smaller tree.)Lol
So you gave me a smile, too.

phxquilt said...

Another wonderful show! I like the smiles.

Vicki said...

Again such beautiful quilts! I especially love the WELCOME HOME which was in one of the borders!! An extra special added touch for the quilt recipient. Keep up your amazing work!

Magoo47 said...

I, too, think the WELCOME HOME adds a special touch. They're all lovely quilts but I especially liked seeing the Allegiance Mystery Quilt - great to see how different color combinations come out. And the Smiles - I always come to see the Smiles:))

Sherrill said...

Loved em all but the cool quilt by Linda in Greeley (and quilted by you!) really calls to me. Gonna hafta see if I can figure out how to recreate it. Do you recall what size the blocks were? 12" I assume. Thanks for another great show!

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a gorgeous line up of fabulous quilts! Thanks so much for sharing, Alycia!

Kate said...

The QOV quilts are always such fun to see and so are the smiles.