Monday, June 18, 2012

Quilts of Valor


Today I finished a top for Quilt of Valor, it was 95 degrees outside...a very good afternoon to sit at the sewing machine!   I love this pattern, it is called Summer Breeze and you can find it in Kim Brackett's Scrap-Basket Surprises.  This is the second time I have made this pattern, the first was done in pastels. 

If you are interested in learning more about Quilts of Valor, you can check out the website.  Also, some Public Broadcasting television stations are airing a 2 hour special about the quilts and the people that make them as well as the recipients.  It is heartwarming, so I hope you will be able to view it.

I belong to a local QOV quilting bee, we meet again this coming Saturday.  It is a very prolific group of ladies!  If you would like to help out, we are always in need of fabric.  So if you are cleaning out your stash and have some fabric, 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric or a UFO quilt top that you think would make a nice quilt to give to a soldier or veteren, contact me, and we will be glad to take it off your hands.  Maybe there is a group close to you?  At any rate, it is a worthy cause!

Hope you are staying cool on these hot summer days...
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10 comments:

Carol said...

What a great quilt Sharon!

Janet O. said...

Great cause, Sharon. So many good places to put our efforts.

Vivian said...

That pattern translates beautifully into this quilt with red/white/blue fabrics. It's going to be appreciated.
How nice to hear about your QOV group. It's my favorite place to send quilts. We don't have a local group, but we have a nearby "drop off" site where they'll accept anything from finished blocks to finished tops to finished quilts. I try to get there often with two or three. Every single one is so important.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderful cause Sharon! There was a show on the QOV about two months ago here in Des Moines...wonderful cause!

X, Carolyn

Cheryl said...

Great cause! I have made one quilt, but you have reminded me it would not hurt to make another.

Mimi and Tilly said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I love your blog design too, it's bright and has a warm feel to it. Lovely. ♥

MARCIE said...

Love this patriotic quilt! Your others are also great! What a cute table topper. Fun stuff!

Angie said...

It's beautiful!

Kathie said...

what a great cause....and love your quilt
good for you being involved with this quilt bee.
I will remember next time I am cleaning out my closets.
Kathie

Lesley said...

Wow! I just had a wonderful look at your quilts on your blog...simply amazing! What a wonderful cause and how generous of you. I have become a follower ...I want to see more!