Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Quilts of Valor 2014 and Block drive blocks

Wow!!! Blocks are already arriving in my mailbox!!! That is so AWESOME:

Pat in Fife Lake MI

Norece in TN - thats 45 blocks there!
 And - Oh My Goodness!!!  One of the prizes - this is a Fat 8th pack from Vicki Welsh!!  IT IS GORGEOUS!!! You will swoon .....

So - are you ready for some Quilty Goodness this week? I am so in the mood to snuggle up and quilt - must be that time of year!!

 First - the smiles always make it worth it right?  it seems that this year the smiles have just been brighter - and the love is always felt!

So - Our first quilt today comes from Elsie and Quilted by Lois K in Broomfield ( ish) Lois is so awesome - and Elsie - she is a piecing machne!!

It is called Colorado Autumn - pretty fitting I think!

This is another Elsie and Lois Combo - it is called Hot Sauce. There might be a hot sauce bottle or two in there! Surprise!

This is the 3rd pairing of Elsie and Lois for this show - this quilt is called Starry Skies. It is really beautiful. The picture doesn't do the colors justice,

The fourth and last quilt from the dynamic duo of Lois and Elsie - it called Sapphires and Rubies.

I love that they have named their quilts - do you do that? Sometimes I do - and sometimes they get real fancy names like - the orange quilt.

Machine Quilters Exposition did a Block drive and Colorado was the recipient of a lot of them. They had a great turn out and so generously shared with Quilts of Valor groups - this is one of the Modern Quilts made with those blocks.   it was quilted by Connie in Loveland

This yummy quilt (below) is flannel and was pieced by Deb P, and quilted by Dawna in Thornton

This gorgeous patriotic quilt was pieced by Sheryl K and quilted by Bonnie in fl. They made a wonderful team!

The last quilt in today's show was pieced by the University of Northern Colorado's Softball Team, and quilted by Me. ( Alycia just in case you forgot already Tee hee hee)

All three of these guys were so tickled to be nominated to receive a Quilt of Valor. quilters - our quilts made their day. They sat and chit chatted and were just so happy to be thought of, and to be honored this way. It was really cute!

So that is today's show - be sure to check out the block drive:

I have also written it up as a pdf pattern on Craftsy :



Pat R said...

Once again...what a beautiful quilt show! I love the see all the different...and colorful...quilts you get in!! Good job!!

Jasmine said...

They are all beautiful quilts. It is so nice to see their smiles.

Kaja said...

Wow, people have been doing some great work, and for a great cause. Those guys look pretty happy in their quilts.

The Quilting Elf said...

Fantastic show today! Thank you so much for taking the time to keep the inspiration flowing ... you and your group are awesome. The smiles make it all worthwhile.
Kathy T. in Tampa
CT Quilters QOV Group

Kate said...

More great quilts for some really great people.