Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Quilt of Valor Show - Sponsored by !!!

Welcome to Wednesday!!! We are glad to have you back!!

This Weeks Quilt of Valor show is Sponsored by Kim over at  Kim is a Fantastic Quilter, Teacher, Mentor - and Friend!  Her ultimate goal is to enable you with the tools to create your own masterpieces!!

Blocks came rolling in this week - and I still have a pile to go through - because I have to ohhh and ahh over them - it takes me a minute or two ;-)   ( SO!!! You will have to keep checking back!!)

This week so far:
Sharon E in CO (24)
Judy R in WA (49 RWB and 17 Blue and Yellow)
Raluca R in MD(30)
Steinfurth in VA (12)
Pat W in NH (6)
Jackie M in IN (59 RWB and 30 Blue Yellow)

And now a Word from our Sponsor:

I continue to be amazed, awed, and inspired by Alycia and her complete dedication to our nation's wounded servicemen and women. To me, it is an honor to be friends with someone like her and when she asked me to be a part of this block drive I couldn't say "Yes!" fast enough.

Making quilts for veterans is a project that is near and dear to my heart. My grandfather was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in the Battle of the Bulge and spent the rest of his life reminding us that freedom is never free but is, instead, paid for by the actions of a brave few. To honor those brave men and women with a quilt which shows my gratitude for their service seems the very least that I can do.

Last year, I was approached by the wonderful folks at Craftsy, who asked me to do a class with them. It was a no-brainer for me to incorporate the Quilts of Valor project into that class and Alycia immediately stepped up to the plate to design a quilt for the class that would be suitable for use as a Quilt of Valor. A large number of students from that class have generously made quilts using this pattern and have donated them to veterans, and I hope that you might consider doing the same. 

The free pattern can be found on Alycia's site at 

Please consider donating your finished quilt to a vet, either locally, through Alycia's site, or through the national QOV site.

If you'd like to learn how to quilt this quilt, you can sign up for the Craftsy class for half price (you're welcome!) by following this link

Thank you so much for your support of the brave men and women of our nation's military!

Plus - don't forget to check out Kimmys website and see her videos. I have learned so much from each one!!  AND!!!! By Sending in blocks you have a chance to win her Twirly Whirly Feather and DVD!!!

Now - There is a wonderful Program called  Check it out - I'll wait.

It is a fantastic therapy program that truly helps our veterans. They had a dinner - and at that dinner we got to honor 4 of the Veterans. Not only were they Quilt of Valor recipients, they are clients of CVCU.

IT!! WAS!!! AWESOME!!!  - The pictures, are through a cell phone, sorry. But you get the idea.
 Both Mr Nash and myself talked about Quilts of Valor, and then the best part - we wrapped each veteran!
 Maybe the best part was the smiles and the hugs!  But you all - I swear - these quilts have healing powers!!! These powers are all stitched up in quilty goodness.... they are there!!
After each Veteran was wrapped they paraded through the crowd. It was sweet.

Thank you all for your support in making this happen - and for honoring our Veterans this way -
Head over to  and give her a thank you too!!


Jan said...

QOV is such a wonderful thing that you and so many others do----kudos to you. So glad that you weren't in the floods. It's heartbreaking to see the devastation caused by water.

Mary K said...

Thank you so much for doing this. I look forward to seeing this every week. I look back now and think my Father must have had it and not been diagnosed. He was so strong against me going into the military.

Thanks for everything you do.

Kevin the Quilter said...

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! Great post! How many blocks are you up to now? Or is there going to be one big reveal in the end?

Julie Smith said...

Tears. Such a wonderful way to Honor these (all) Veterans. Thank you for your post.