Embroidered Quilt of Valor

This Quilt of Valor was brought to me for quilting, and it is a wonderful study in design.  Often, our local chapter of Quilts of Valor receives boxes of fabric scraps and orphan blocks.  The supplies moved from one storage space to another, and the group had just found a nice space for monthly quilting …

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Quilt of Valor – Stars on Point

We are not yet back to doing Quilt of Valor presentations, but the construction of quilts goes on.  At some point, we'll need a closet full to cover the backlog of veterans in line for a Quilt of Valor.  So, we continue to sew, piece and quilt, in i-sew-lation.  This one was pieced by Didi …

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A Quilt of Valor with Frankenbacking

This quilt came off the longarm about a week ago.  It is a Quilt of Valor, and was a bit more of a challenge at the beginning, as the backing had several problems. This is what I call Frankenbacking.  There are four vertical seams and two horizontal ones.  The friend that gave it to me …

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Sewing “To The Nines” for Quilts of Valor

Our sewing day for Quilts of Valor was a fun day of hard work by a small group of very motivated sewing enthusiasts.  We set up the night before, with the door prizes displayed, refreshment table set with nice decorations, patriotic quilts on the walls, wool batting sample gifts for participants set out, and information …

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Quilts Of Valor Sew Day is Tomorrow

Checking the mail this week has been fun, with wonderful blocks arriving for the National Sew Day.  Tomorrow, From My Carolina Home is hosting a Quilts of Valor Sew-In at Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville, NC, an all day event to make blocks and tops for Quilts of Valor.  We'll have refreshments, and hourly door …

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Taking a Quilting Class

Whether you are a quilter, sewist, home cook or amateur gardener, do you like taking classes?  I certainly do!  I always learn something new, and I get to have a whole day of sewing with friends, and meeting new friends.  Even better when it is taught by friends!  This quilting class was actually a bit …

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A Live Blog Event is Coming for Quilts of Valor!!

Save the date, Saturday February 1, for a first time LIVE blog event, with lots of ways for you to participate whether you are local to Western NC or live elsewhere.  From My Carolina Home is hosting a Quilts of Valor Sew-In at Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville, NC, an all day event to make …

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Working on a Quilt of Valor

It is Veteran's Day weekend, time to honor our living veterans and thank them for their service.  One of the ways I do this is by participating in the Quilts of Valor organization.  In October, I went to a retreat and got a little farther on my Quilt of Valor that I started last February.  …

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A Quilt of Valor Presentation

Sometimes the stars align, and you get to do something incredibly special for a friend.  This happened last week, when I had the great honor of presenting a Quilt of Valor to a longtime quilting friend.  Bonnie Hartel was an Army Nurse during the Vietmam era, and served our country with pride and dignity.  I …

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Sampler Quilt of Valor

With another QOV presentation coming up in July, I thought it would be a good time to pull out some orphan blocks that were sent to me.  I know some of these came from dear reader friend Melanie T.  I think some also came from another reader, but I cannot remember who - Phyllis D, …

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