Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Quilts Of Valor

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.

Laurie

12 comments:

Logan said...

I hope our local quilt shop will participate!

Paula Ganyard said...

Those are pretty fabrics and that is a beautiful quilt.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is awesome. I will be making on of these for Quilts of Valor when the fabric is available.

desertskyquilts said...

Who is the local quilt shop supposed to contact in order to be on the participation list?

irishgirlsews said...

Great cause, I will definitely let my boss ( I work at the local quilt shop) know that we need to participate in this worthy cause.
Thanks
Wendy

Vicky said...

Such a worthy cause! I love that quilt and will certainly be making some!

Sandy said...

This is wonderful....I am making 3,
one for each of my son's deployment, in thanksigiving for his safe return. The first is now at the longarm ( she too is a volunteer) the second is in the cutting stage-with fabrics sent to me by several quitlers I have never even met! and now, the third design is solved...I love this pattern, fabric and the gift to the Marines. Thank you so much for your participation...I love the fabric. fondly, Sandy

Minick and Simpson said...

Desert Sky Quilts

The quilt shop can go to the Quilts of Valor website for more information. All it takes to participate is to have a quilt day in your shop in May to make a quilt. Each of the participating 9 fabric companies will have a fabric collection and a project sheet to make a simple lap size quilt. Thanks for asking.

Laurie

Sharon said...

I shall email this post to my local quilt shops. What a fabulous idea.

JEllen said...

We are pleased and honored to participate in this worthy cause and ready to go.

Miss Jean said...

From the bottom of this Navy mom's heart, I thank all of you who work on this very worthy cause. Our son is currently deployed and the out pouring of love and concern for all of our deployed service men and women is overwhelming!

Wendy P said...

Such great news about the donations from this going to the Injured Semper Fi fund, and also about all the new participants with QOV.

I was able to make and donate a quilt to QOV this year and I hope do so again next year.

Thanks for the post!

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