Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Blast From The Past

This is our Stars and Bars quilt in both of it's transformations.  The top picture is the with the star bunting that came out with our Bar Harbor fabric collection.  The bottom picture is with the bunting that came out with our Nantucket collection.

Guess what?  A kind follower of this blog, Jean, found a piece of this eagle bunting in her fabric stash when she was moving.  She actually found more than one.  She is keeping one and making the above quilt and sent the other piece along to me.  Which means it is being offered to you.

With the gift of this eagle bunting I am able to make ONE KIT for this quilt.  One last one.  Believe me, if we had more of this eagle bunting we could have sold these kits for quite awhile.

But, it's not for sale.  It's our gift to one lucky commenter on this blog.  Just make a comment to this post before Saturday February 14th at midnight to be eligible.  Just tell us who you would make this quilt for.  It seems only right since it's a gift from Jean, and a gift from us - it should be a gift to someone special to you.

Thanks everyone.

Laurie

106 comments:

Susan Kane said...

This past summer I made a quilt for a returning Marine from Afghanistan. He will probably go again. It is of greens and blues, very man oriented in patterns. 4 layer cake. In the desert, one longs for the green and blue.

Jennifer | Gable House and Co. said...

I just wanted to say; That is really cool! It makes the finished quilt looks so unique!

Tammy said...

I would make this quilt for my Aunt Jean. She's a retired Marine and her husband who was also a retired marine that served in Vietnam just passed away. I would make it for her as a small token of thanks for both of their service.

PynsandNeedles said...

I would make this quilt for my 87 year old dad who is a retired disabled Army veteran from the Korean War.

MarshaB said...

I would make it for the quilts of honor program. Thanks for your generosity.

Elaine said...

It would be made and donated to the Quilts of Valor program. Thanks to you and Jean for this opportunity!

edie said...

WOW! That is gorgeous, and what a wonder gift. I would make the quilt for my husband, my Mr. Wonderful, who is a retired paratrooper.

Sue said...

Love this fabric ! Thank you

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I'd probably make it for my DH.

Vicky said...

I would make it for my brother, a veteran and the most patriotic person I know.

Linda said...

Hello,who neat is this giveaway!!!
Thank You+I'd give it to my veteran husband.

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

Deb said...

I would make the quilt for my dad who is a Korean War veteran. He would love it!

Nancy E said...

I would make for my son. It would be very special to him.

debra said...

I would make the quilt for my younger son who is a captain in the air force who is a fighter pilot. As i am writing this he is deployed, do not no where since he is top secret. I would love to win this but to any family who is a vet or uon active duty it would be a nice addition to their family thanks for the chance to win

Joan and Kevin said...

I would make it for my dad! He was in the Army.
Thanks!

Mary said...

I would make it for my sister. She loves red, white and blue. thank you for the chance to win!

Mary

Julia Plunkett said...

Without a doubt I'd make this for my brother who served in the Air Force for twenty years. My sister and I have been making Quilts of Valor for our brothers and this would be a great one to do together. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Kim Lainson said...

I would make this for my cousin who serves in the US Navy. Thank You

Trudy Moye said...

I would make for my son-in-law , my favorite army guy!

Gayle said...

I would make it for a neighbor who is in the Air Force and has served twice in Afganistan - he'd love it!

Lindy said...

My Dad.........
He was a paratrooper during the "forgotten war" (Korean War) as he always says.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

What a sweet idea. Iove your pattern.

Bev said...

I would make this quilt for my grandson's graduation, as an "independence" quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

Fran said...

For my grandson...who LOVES flags!!
I LOVE being inspired by Laurie & Polly...Thank You!!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

It would be hard to decide who would get the quilt I would make from this! Maybe I'd make it a gift to my lake house.

Anonymous said...

My husband is a retired vet and he would love this. In our home it is all about patriotic and red, white and blue.

Anita said...

Very cool! I would use it for a quilt of honor, similar to QOV but we're local. I love it! Thanks for sharing :)

Mary said...

I would make it for a young neighbor boy who just returned from Afghanistan, much to his mother's relief.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Don't count this as an entry, because honestly I don't think I could give it away...but I just wanted to suggest a reprint? Moda has done that with a few collections and a reprint of a few prints for an Americana/Quilts of Valor kit would seem very marketable?

DebrafromMD said...

I would make this for my nephew for recently retired from the Navy.

Caro said...

I would make it as a QOV for my friend's son who is a vet.

Barb said...

My step-son is a Navy vet, and I haven't made him a quilt yet!! This would be perfect for him :)

Anonymous said...

I love that bunting! I would make a quilt for my parents who have a cottage and decorate every summer with Americana for the Fourth of July. Thank you so much for your beautiful fabric and inspiration.
Beth F.

Lori said...

That's so generous and what a great piece of fabric! I'd make this quilt for my beloved husband. I've only made him ONE quilt (20+ years of quilting) and I think he's due for another one. I know he would love it.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I'd make this for my favorite vet! It sure would be a great gift if I could get it done by Veteran's Day.

suz said...

I have often looked at this quilt and wanted to make it. My son's oldest friend, whom I've known since he was in kindergarten and is like a second son to me, has made the Army his career. He's done several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I'd like to make this for him.

rebecca said...

It is always nice to hear of generous people. Sharing the banner for the top is an awesome gesture. I would make it for me. I would proudly display it during the appropriate Holidays to celebrate being a proud American!

On another note, thank you for the incredible display of quilts at our Guild!

Susan Smith said...

I would make this quilt for my husband. I've never made him his own quilt and I've always wanted to do a patriotic quilt for him to honor his years of serving as a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America.

Liz McMahon said...

How cool and how generous! I'd definitely make it for my son-in-law, he moved to Australia 4 years ago to marry our youngest daughter and as much as I know he loves his adopted country he does miss his home in Minneapolis...all except the snow he tells me!!

Alta said...

I would make it for my daughter who is in the Army.

Buckeye Quilter said...

I would make it for my SIL who's birthday is July 4th!

Thanks.
Connie

Pam P said...

That eagle bunting is so great - I've never seen it! So nice of Jean (and you, Laurie) to share it. I would love to know that one of our Veterans received this from a loved one.

Kigwit said...

I love the eagle bunting-it reminds me of an eagle my parent's had in our home when I was growing up.

I currently know three different service members that are suffering from varying degrees of PTSD. I would make the quilt and give it to one of them. PTSD is going to be a growing mental health issue due to 10 years of war. The men and women who suffer look fine on the outside but they are really suffering on the inside-and so too are their families.

Anonymous said...

I would make a quilt for my husband who served in the Navy on an air craft carrier during the Viet Nam war.

Sherrill said...

I have always loved that quilt and organized the members of my guild to make many of those stars during Moda's "Just One Star" campaign! After having made several QOV's and HOB's with the intention of making many more, I would probably make the quilt for myself as I keep saying I need a patriotic quilt and never have gotten around to it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Lee said...

How fabulous! I would make a quilt for my Father in law who served as a paratrooper in WWII! thank you for the chance!

dortha said...

I would make it for my brother. He retired two or three years ago with thirty years oin the Air Force. He served tours of duty in Kuwait when there was trouble , Iraq, and Afganistan. He was in the EOD. I am so proud of him.

Heather said...

I'd make it for my honey, Sgt Mantz, USMC, of course!

Anonymous said...

I would make it for my son-in-law and daughter, who are at Ft. Bragg, NC. They are expecting their first child this summer. You always have the greatest giveaways!!

Vikki T said...

I'd make this quilt for Fr Donn H, who served as an Air Force chaplain in Afghanistan and then returned to Wisconsin to once again become our parish priest

katyquilts said...

I would make a Quilt of Valor. I have made 23 so far and have one in the works so this would be used in QOV #25.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

sew4given AT aol DOT com

shelley said...

I would gift it to my friend, Kathy. She has been quilting with her sister and they have been donating their quilts to Quilt of Valor. When we are out shopping together, she heads to the red, white, and blue! It would be such a treat!

helen said...

This is such a wonderful quilt to honour those who serve in your country well done all the quilters who give

Cathy Burk said...

I would make this quilt for my cousin who served two tours in Vietnam in the Marine Corps. Those veterans received few "thank yous" when they returned home.

Virlinda Day said...

I would make a Quilt of Valor quilt for our guild to give to a deserving veteran. I made this quilt a few years ago using the star bunting. It's one of my favorite quilts.

Sue said...

I think I would make the quilt for my husband. He's retired from the army and I've donated every patriotic quilt I've ever finished. It's his turn, now!

Anonymous said...

I would make it for my son Benjamin who loves the stars and stripes and eagles. He would sooo love this. Becky in Texas

52knit4 said...

My daughters boyfriend is currently deployed in Japan and is about to go to Korea. My daughter (18years old nursing student) quilts to calm herself while studying for exams...I have a feeling that they will end up together and how cool would that be to have it in their future together. Thanks for the perfect giveaway.....I have been admiring those kits for a while now, but with 5 teenagers (2 in college) money is pretty tight..

Karen in Breezy Point said...

That is so generous--a QOV for sure as all of our veterans are special!

Cynthia Meredith said...

I'd make it for my daughter in honor of her father who served in Vietnam and died in the month of February and died seventeen years ago.

Lisa said...

For my cousin, retired Army Airborne, to commemorate his service and comfort him as he still struggles with war related injury.

Mego said...

I've made this quilt a couple of times. I LOVE it! I would make it for QOV for an injured soldier. Thanks for the chance!

Jackie at Adirondack Urban said...

If I am lucky enough to win this quilt kit, I would make the quilt for my brother-in-law, Mike. He's in the Army and has served in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as Korea and England.

Lisa said...

I would make this quilt for my husband. He retired from the military and would like the patriotic theme. It would look great on his "I love me" wall (the wall that has his military memorabilia).

scottylover said...

I would make this for my brother. He is an eagle scout as is his son. I think it would be a fitting quilt for him!

And it was so sweet of Jean to share this with you too! A special thank you to her!

Sandy A

QuiltNRN said...

I love the bunting, fabric and pattern! I would make this quilt for my son-in-law,, Marcos , a Marine Corporal. At 22', he has done one tour of duty in Afganistan and will be deployed again in the near future. Marcos is committed to his country, his family and God. I am very proud of him.

QuilterPattiO said...

I work with military and I think it would be fitting for one of them. What a surprise when they receive such a beautiful quilt.

Peggy Aront said...

Laurie,
What a nice gesture of your blog reader!

If I were to win, I'd make a quilt for a friend who's husband was just promoted to Colonel in the Air Force.
She has a son that just went into the military as well so these two men are doing a wonderful thing for our country and should be honored!
Peggy in NJ

Fran├žoise said...

I'm a belgian housewife/mum. My oldest daughter and I are crazy about all things American. And she is starting to make her dream come true by going to California for the whole month of July.
The Belgian motto (I don't know the correct word) is 'l'union fait la force' (that's french, typical belgian) so that means 'e pluribus unum'.

deb said...

this needs to be made and given to one of the many vet organizations for our soldiers.
deb

Quilter Kim said...

I have always talked about making a Quilt for Valor and this would be just the perfect one to make and donate to appreciate the service to our country that these men/women make.

Katie said...

I would give the kit to my friend Cindy. She has way more time to quilt than me now that she is retired. She has many family members that have served and are currently serving our country. She has a heart of gold and I know the quilt would find its rightful place with her.

missmarys said...

I have always wanted to make this for a young man that I taught in 8th grade religious education classes, Captain Rich Pleteau. He has done 2 tours to Afghanistan, served in Korea recently during all the sabre rattling was going on, and is stationed in Texas waiting for his next assignment. Rich is my daughters age. We have always kept in touch especially when he was in harms way. We gave him a heros welcome when he came home a year ago and I made dozens of cookies for the big event. He has always wanted to serve. I did not know at the time about your quilt. I found out about it after the national event. It was too late then to get a kit. I love the way it looks. I'd have to make it a little long because Rich is very tall. Thanks for the offer ladies.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

I would make a "4th of July" quilt for my guild to raffle at our quilt show this year. Proceeds from our show go to three charities in the area and this year one of them is for retired veterans. What a better purpose? Thanks for the opportunity!

Kathryn said...

I'm finishing up one Quilt of Valor, and am ready to start on another. My brother-in-law is a retired Army general, and has never received one.

Anonymous said...

Lauri, Polly, and Jean - thank you for the great giveaway - I would have the quilt made and then pass it on to my kids. Thanks again, Simply, Deb Himes

Lonna said...

I would make this quilt for my nephew, Todd, who served in Afghanistan as an Army medic. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Kim Q said...

I would make it for Pop. He's 87, proud of his WWII service, and is declining with Alzheimer's. He has so much trouble remembering things, but he doesn't forget his service in the US Navy or his pride in his country. He has a flagpole in the front yard where he flies the flag. He absolutely loves the eagle emblem and all it stands for.

lovetostitch said...

I am active with my Quilts of Valor group in our guild. If I were to win this, I would donate it to one of our brave men or women.

Trudy Moye said...

I would make this for my son-in-law who has served 3 tours already.

Karen said...

I make quilts for the vets at the Palo alto, ca. Vet hospital.
Thank you for the chance to receive the fabric.

TwoCatsForMe said...

I would make this quilt for my Dad. He was born on Flag Day (June 14, 1932). He served in both Korea and Vietnam and retired from the Army after putting in almost 25 years. For his 80th birthday, I had a flag flown over the US Capitol on Flag Day in his honor. Unfortunately, my parents had a catastrophic house fire in January of 2013 and the 80th birthday flag was destroyed. I think my Dad would be really proud to have another "flag" to display.

TheLazyQuilter said...

Lovely quilt. I would make this one for my Uncle who served in Vietnam and was never quite the same afterwards.

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Sue Bennett said...

Thank you for this giveaway. I would make this quilt for a returning solider. Love the eagle bunting.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jean for this lovely gift. And thank you Laurie for the opportunity to make this beautiful quilt for my brother-in-law who is a recent retired Captain of the Navy of 25 years. He entered the Navy right out of college. He was away from my sister and his family through many days of deployment and saw much in the past 25 years. After reading many comments I realize I barely have the right to ask of such wonderful gift. Thank you, and God Bless all our servicemen and women. plt.

dpagel52 said...

I would make this quilt for my Uncle Art. He was in the Army in the 1940's along with his other 2 brothers who were in the Air Force.I've made quilts for the other 2 brothers, now it's his turn. They are all in their 80's. God Bless all who are serving in our Armed Forces. Thanks for the great giveaway!

kathy said...

I've always wanted to make this quilt for my Marine son and this bunting would make it perfect!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Susan w said...

I think the local VFW could raffle off this quilt and use the money on any veteran that needs some financial help right now. The VFW is very active in our community and always is helping people/veterans in many ways. Their scholarship program is the best !

Twyla said...

My son-in-law who served in Iraq and four of his best friends were killed as he was the gunner that awful day about eight years ago. It would be in their memory they were all so young.

SandyG said...

Laurie and Jean, it is so very nice of you both to give this fabric away and put together enough to make such a prized quilt. Thank you! So many deserving recipients out there, best wishes to all the deserving men and women. I would love to make this for my son who has just deployed for 12 months, he has left behind his wife and three boys, he is in his 13th year with the Army. It would be a great project to count down the time until he returns home. xo SandyG

Nancyz said...

I would make it for my husband! Thank you for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I would make this quilt for the young man (9yo)who I sponsor. He lives in India. Thank you.

Mary Jane said...

My husband is a WWII veterern and will be celebrating his 89th birthday this June, this would be a wonderful gift to make for him.

barnyardbabies said...

I would love to make this quilt for my husband. Being born on the fourth of July, This Yankee Doodle loves all things Americana.

barnyardbabies said...

I would love to make this quilt for my husband, who was born on the fourth of July. Being a Yankee Doodle, he loves all things Americana.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win and a big thanks to Jean! I would make this and give to my veteran husband who loves Americana things.

Michelle said...

I would make this quilt for my husband, Eric. He is Active Duty Air Force. He was just promoted to Colonel so now he wears the Eagle rank. He just asked me to make a quilt for his office and this would be perfect. Thanks for your generosity and for that of Jean!

phegland said...

I would make it for my uncle. He is a veteran of the Korean war era.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I would really want to keep it for myself.

However, I would give it to my sister who has a patriotic room.

Thanks for the chance to win.
Charlotte S.

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