Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Quilts of Valor 2014

The dark has encroached on my morning and my evening now.... I always imagined that living in the country in the winter would be like Little House on the Prairie - and we would sit around the table and stitch.....

Little House on the Prairie forgot that fact that chores still need to be done!!  Except now it's dark... and some of those dark animals - they creep up on you when you least expect it... or disappear only to scare the everything out of you when they reappear. My dog gets a kick out of this.... she's black....

All that to say - that I enjoy being inside to photograph these wonderful Quilts of Valor!

This lovely String Quilt was Pieced and Quilted by Glenna B

This yummy Scrappy Quilt ( which is now on my bucket list - was pieced by Deb and Lynn, and Quilted by Dawna in Colorado.

The one below was Pieced and Quilted By Judy V in CO.

The next one ( below) was pieced by Kathy and quilted by Connie.
They are a famous Duo... I talk about them all the time ;-)

This is another one pieced and Quilted by Kathy and Connie.
If I remember right this is an eleanor burns pattern.  Don't hold me to it though!

Colorado Quilt Council is our State Wide Guild. They do a cool block thing - and you turn in blocks. Then names are drawn ( from the block makers)  and the winners get to choose where the finished quilt will go. Ellen entered blocks and was chosen - and she chose Quilts of Valor to be the recipient.

The charity can use the quilts as they see fit - gifting, auctioning, fundraising etc.  We chose to Wrap a Warrior!

The next four quilts are from the Arapahoe County Quilt Guild.  - They held a sew day and WOW!

Did these quilters work their fabric off!!!   They made quilts - and they made pillowcases....

And they just had a great time!!

They did a great job!!

I'll leave you with a few more smiling faces!!  That ought to make your day bright and cheery!!


Miss Carol said...

Every week more and more quits get put on my bucket list. I love all the scrappy ones today. I especially like the red, white & blue one. So many quilts, so little time.
Our dog is black too and I have started putting my flashing runners light on him so I can keep track of him!

Rockester said...

Thank you for sharing these weekly. I don't always comment but it is so heartwarming to see. Thank you!An of course thanks to all service members! Kathy Aho in MN

Vicki W said...

Love those happy smiles!

Terri said...

You've got me smiling! That's not easy here in WA. This must be the most overcast place on earth. Ugh! Thanks for the smiles.

Pat R said...

Another great quilt show....and....I LOVE those smiling faces!!

Kate said...

It's always so inspiring to see all the different patterns used for QOVs. There something for everyone. Though it doesn't help shorten my bucket list.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Quilts of valor such a worthwhile cause. Love the smiles

Yes it is easy to romanticize country living. . . but it is not reality

Kevin the Quilter said...

Those are some great scrappy QOVs! But whats even better are those Veterans smiling faces!