Wednesday, June 19, 2013

6/19 Quilt of Valor Show

Good Morning All!!! I hope you are ready for some great Quilty Inspiration today!  I forget that I sometimes have new visitors - Welcome!!! So thought I would tell you a little bit about this No Soldier Forgotten Quilt of Valor project!

I have been with Quilts of Valor since 2005, ( shew!) Our first major project was making these Quilts with the kids in our fifth grade, and delivering them to the injured soldiers at Fort Carson, our Army Post. Since then it has taken on a life of its own, and we have covered soldiers in our state, through various locations, as well as Military at Landstuhl, Afghanistan and Iraq.
 Two of the first quilts we finished.

I love questions - as I know what it is that we do, but I forget that others do not. And of course, I love to talk - go figure ;-)

Our very first QOV recipient

The first two Quilts in today's show come from Deb P. in Colorado - these were quilted by Dawna Sanders.
I forgot to ask her what quilting designs she used, but Dawna designs Panto's and they are lovely!

The Colors in this one are fabulous! I just love blues and greens together. It's very soothing. Again pieced by Deb and quilted by Dawna.

 The back!! Isn't that cool - she pieced it from all the leftovers!! Clever!
The HeartString Quilters are an amazing group of quilters. I am proud to be in there group. But Holy Cow - some of them are SO prolific. Mollie is the head task master - and we love her. This is one of the quilts they sent to me.

 The back - Mollie has a pattern For this. ... Love it!

Since I am in my plaid phase at the moment, I think my heart stopped when I pulled this one out of the box... seriously....  Is it not Scrumptious???

 Again -  A cool back. Plus you can see the quilting better on it.

Another Yummy String quilt -

 And a string quilt with sashing - Love it. All four of these quilts were quilted by Mollie, one each was made by Ann, Paula, Tish and Mollie - but I am not sure who made which?

The Next quilt was made by Jill S at - But I wanted to show you her label first - I love it!! How cool is that - that this quilt is made in honor of other Veterans?
 Here is the quilt - it is from Judy's New Years Day Sit and Sew. The pattern is Here

Thank you all for your support - and your quilts!! These are wonderful and will be so loved!! Have a wonderful week!


Jan Kitchen said...

Lovely quilts! Such dedication to your cause!

Thank you from the mom of a QOV recipient.

Rhonda said...

Each person who will receive these quilts will truly treasure them. Well done to the makers and to the "poster" for sharing!!

Ann said...

I'm the piecer of the plaid homespun HeartStrings quilt that Mollie quilted and sent. I'm sure that you will find it the perfect home!

Lynn Douglass said...

Thanks for the great show! I love plaids, too, and I have an entire tub full of them! I may have to do a string quilt!

Terri said...

Good idea, I have lots of Veterans to honor. My Great Great Grandpa was in the Civil War. He's the one from Ireland. Then another Grandpa, my Hubby and 2 sons... I guess I should get quilting!

Mary Johnson said...

Just in case anyone wants to know ... The plaids were by Ann as she commented, the sashed strings by Paula, the other RWB by Tish, and the Bricks were mine. I actually designed that one in RWB with Quilts of Valor in mind and there's a lovely version by Rebecca on the website along with instructions.

Kate said...

Another set of gorgeous quilts going to really good homes. Thanks for sharing.