Wednesday, January 09, 2019

JL's Quilt of Valor

Way back in 2004 When I started Quilts of Valor in Colorado - we had a mission. It was sorta the same mission as we have today - only here - it was a little scary. at least for me

We were bringing in 700 Wounded Soldiers to our Military Post to start what would become 1 of 17 Warrior in Transition Battalions.   We had decided that we wanted a Quilt of Valor for each and every incoming soldier... and that was a huge feat.

In stepped Janet Lee ( and many others - but this post is about her!)  JL  Runs a fabulously famous Quilt show called MQX Quilt Festival.   It is Fabulous! Trust me - I have been!

When she heard what we were trying to do in Colorado she volunteered her voice - and her email lists to contact as many quilters as we could, and then! She started sending me Backing Fabric, and Batting, and Quilt tops - and THEN!  She offered to host a block drive for us... and thousands of Blocks started coming to her quilt show.  She then shipped them to us to assemble.

Anyways - She holds a very dear place in my heart  - as she has continued to support Quilts of Valor is Many Many Many ways.

Well a little bit ago - she said she would like to have  Quilts of Valor for a presentation she was making . did anyone want to help? and  I said  -  YES!  I would be so honored to make a QOV for her presentation.

And so!!







this is the one that I made for her! I had such fun !  I put it together and went right downstairs to quilt it. I did not want to lose my Momentum!!


It was quite an Honor to make a Quilt for someone to award that has been so very supportive - not only to me and my quilters but to QOV overall!



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12 comments:

Jo Stauffer said...

AIDs- a blessing word this time... Angels in Disguise, both you and Janet!!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What an awesome way to give back to someone who helped so much. I deeply appreciate how kind and giving the community can be.

Sandy said...

Wow, Alicia... I had no idea you were the one who started the QPV project. Right on!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

That's a great quilt. She is a very supportive person to the cause. I hope she loves her quilt.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Yes, Janet-Lee is a very special person. I started making QOVs after she posted that you were in need of quilts. Since, my first quilt,I have not stopped making them - just slowed down a little bit. You are also very special because you are doing so much for this wonderful cause. Thank you and thank you Janet-Lee. You both have given me a reason to continue making quilts and give them to this wonderful program (after all, how many quilts can one person use!).

Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt!! Would you be willing/able to share the sizes of the block pieces or give us a pattern so we could also make a beautiful quilt like yours for QoV?? Somehow I won some RWB charms and mini charms that I would like to use to make a QoV.

Pat Pearston said...

Wonderful story and beautiful quilt. Thank you! Every part of making a QOV makes you feel good.

Mary Ed Williams said...

Love the quilt. You guys are so supportive. I've found this to be true of all quilters. By any chance, is the pattern available?

Mary Williams
Pittsboro, NC

Karol said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt! Also all the star fabric. I love stars too.

Karol

Jo said...

I'm sure she will love her quilt. A very good thing to do. Well done...

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh! The spotty, dotty, starry, stripy goodness!!! Well done, Alycia.

Michele said...

The design is great and this is definitely a true story of "what goes around comes around. "