Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Quilts of Valor 2014

Out in Haxtun Colorado there was a fall Festival. Marsha and her friend Elenna set up a booth about Quilts of Valor and even entered a quilt in the show!! it was fun to hear about all that went on - and Bless Marsha for the photos!! 

Didn't they do a great job?  I think there was quite a bit of interest generated... I have heard from some veterans that live in that area! Awesome!!
 This was the prize winning quilt. I do believe she is keeping that one -)

let me show you some more quilty inspirations!!
One of the ways Quilts of Valor hears about Veterans that have not recieved a Quilt is by individual Requests. These are made at . we hear about them, and then get to head out to make the presentation. Sometimes they take a while to arrange, some get to happen almost immediately. Here are photos of a few. 

Check out this yummy quilt - it was made by Cindy B. I got to meet Cindy when her son came home from his deployment. She is awesome - and funny!

Here is another quilt that she made - she made over 150 Quilts of Valor - impressive  ( and that was during her son's 9 month deployment)

Here is another that Cindy made. I believe these are all flannel - and they will be SO loved!! It's getting cold in this country!

This is a big flannel Quilt - it was pieced and quilted by Jeanette in Denver. It's really snuggly!

The next two quilts were pieced by quilters in the Columbine Quilt guild QOV bee - and Jeanette Quilted them. Her quilting time is a little limited right now - she has to watch her granddaughter. I think she might really enjoy that ( grin)  The little one is cute!

This is a prep photo - this is what my house looks like weekly. As quilts come in and are finished I lay them out in order over my couches and the boys and I do a photo shoot *giggle* and they have to put them back in the exact order they picked them up. so we can get all the pillowcases back to them.

You never knew I was that organized did you?  

Have a great week.... and here is a hint.... do you have some extra 2 1/2 inch patriotic strips hanging around? Do you want to be a part of a Quilt of Valor Quilt?  Get those strips out and sorted into Reds, Whites and Blues.... there might be something coming up that you want to do ;-)


Gypsy Quilter said...

Oh yes, I have 2-1/2"strips. Unfortunately they are buried in the bottom of the closet as the sewing room goes under major reorganization. Maybe next time!

Karen said...

Got boxes of them. Need new ideas for National Sew Day. Think you can help? wink wink

Anonymous said...

Love your shows. I look forward to them every week. Lots of inspiration seeing all the different patterns.
Keep up the great work.

Kate said...

More great quilts!