Quilt of Valor Sew Day

10 02 2016

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.

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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.

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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.





7 responses

10 02 2016

All very nice. I have a neighbor that served in IRAQ two times and has some PTSD so I made him a quilt of valor! He really liked it. They deserve so much more.

10 02 2016
Jennifer Johnston

I should get involved!!

10 02 2016

The Columbia/Lexington, SC, chapter meets the third Thursday of every month at Pieces & Patches quilt shop. Volunteers are making QOV string quilts based on my stash busting string quilt class that I taught in November.

11 02 2016
Mary Ed Williams

What a fun day, Aby! Our QOV chapter in Chapel Hill is Stars of Hope and we meet every fourth Thursday at Thimble Pleasures quilt shop.
The quilts are all wonderful – kudos to Susan and Kathleen. They are amazing women.

11 02 2016
Heather Raymond

These are really beautiful and creative.

23 02 2016

Thank you for posting great pictures! I miss the group there, but I’m trying to get involved in QOV in my new area. These are gorgeous quilts!

13 04 2016
Patriotic “Bowtie” QOV | abyquilts

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