Besides showing our fabric collection, Charlevoix at 2010 International Quilt Market, we showed our Quilts of Valor collection.
Quilts of Valor is a charity started by Catherine Roberts several years ago when her son was deployed to Iraq. Much like Polly; another mom who had a son deployed, Catherine wanted to do something to help wounded veterans and their families when they came back stateside. Quilts of Valor was born. It is a fine organization staffed by volunteers and their goal is to give each soldier and/or their family, a quilt to comfort them and to commemorate their service.
Quilts of Valor, has another ally now, Marianne Fons of Fons and Porter fame. She has joined with QOV to form Under Our Wings, a cooperative effort of quilters, quilt shop owners, and fabric companies to make quilts, and mentor beginning quilters to make quilts for this cause. Marianne asked Moda to help and Moda responded by asking Polly and I to join in also.
Moda is one of 9 fabric companies printing a limited edition of patriotic quilt fabrics to help in this endeavor. Moda has picked the 15 fabrics in our Bar Harbor collection that make this quilt.
This Quilts Of Valor Collection will be available in April and we are encouraging shops to have Quilt of Valor days in May to get these quilts made. Help us, help these soldiers and their families. Contact your local shop and urge them to participate.
All royalties from this fabric collection will be donated to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Free project sheets for the quilt will also be made available to groups participating in May.
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