This past Saturday (Feb. 6) my local quilt shop, Loving Stitches, hosted a sew day for making Quilts of Valor. Susan and Kathleen planned an awesome event, from the decorations, to the name badges, to treats and chocolate, to door prizes. Fun was had by all! And, more importantly, progress was made on several quilts for deserving veterans!
I actually spent several morning hours at home rather than at the shop. I long armed this patriotic quilt foundation-pieced by another quilter. Then at the sew day I prepared and attached the binding.
Kathleen displayed a string pieced lattice quilt. And several of the ladies were working on strip-pieced quilts with stars.
One young woman brought her grandmother who displayed her second quilt top ever – a wonderful Bowtie design. We all remarked that the gray background made the patriotic colors pop. The next quilt, jointly made with her granddaughter, will be Ohio Star.
Sue worked diligently on a Disappearing Nine Patch with an unusual, yet effective, block configuration.
Our local Quilts of Valor chapter meets on 4th Sunday afternoons at Loving Stitches quilt shop in Fayetteville, NC. If you are involved in a QOV chapter, please comment below. Give your city, state and meeting information. You can learn more about Quilts of Valor at www.qovf.org.