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Vote Now: Remembering Veterans Quilt Contest

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This is our 100th quilt contest!! Can you believe it? Thank you to everyone that enters and votes each week. All of the submissions are truly inspirational and every week I’m so pleased you’ve chosen to share your creations here.

It’s voting time!! The theme for this week’s quilt contest is Remembering Veterans. You can vote for FOUR favourites this weekend.

The quilter with the most votes received over the weekend, will win a package of goodies from Dewberry Lane which includes a patriotic themed applique pattern from Eat Cake Graphics called For the Brave, a 6-pack of Kimono silk threads and Applique sharps needles.

Savings for all: For the month of November, you can use the coupon code “VET20” and receive 20% off any paper patterns or books. Visit Dewberry Lane today!

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday – Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
  • Winner announced Monday!

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all. You can also click the link to the slider version to review the quilts in the large format and then return to this page to vote.
  • Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. You can select up to FOUR quilts this week.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the quilts. Press the vote button.

** Note: If you don’t see the square buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted, or that the voting period has ended, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 27
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 16

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

A little red, white and blue A little red, white and blue
By: Mary in MO,
Missouri, USA
Blog: oldentimes

Patriotic wall hanging in my kitchen. It reminds me of my dad, hubby, uncles, brothers, friends, cousins, nieces and nephews who chose to serve our country. An honorable honor roll, and each day it reminds me to pray for them all.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

A Soldier's Star A Soldier’s Star
By: Deonn Stott,
Utah, USA
Blog: Quiltscapes

Symbolic of my son’s service with his combat engineer military unit in Afghanistan, this quilt design won 2nd place in AccuQuilt’s 2011 Barn Quilt Design contest.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Aaron's Cam Quilt. Aaron’s Cam Quilt.
By: Del Soden,

Doesn’t need to be included in the voting.
Simple strip pieced QAYG onto khaki polar fleace, taken to Iraq in 2004 by my youngest son who served with Australian Army.
No photo of the quilt. It was very plain. Recycled army shirts.
Medals are his and my dad’s.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 96"

American Stars and Cabins American Stars and Cabins
By: Linda Kau,
Oregon, USA

Stars made as part of Moda’s “Just One Star” challenge were interspersed with scrappy log cabin blocks. I played with the design until I found a layout that I liked. The quilting was done byNancy Rowland, Palmer, AK. This Quilt of Valor was awarded at Ft. Richardson, AK

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 78"

Big Bertha Big Bertha
By: Bridgette Stein aka – Giddy,
Texas, USA

‘Big Bertha’ is a memorial quilt that is hung from the ceiling of a very special bus. It’s called Serving Project (www.servingproject.org) and it’s customized to transport disabled veterans to long distance medical appointments and other needs. She is to honor our heros with what they’ve earned!

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 210"

Danny's Flag Danny’s Flag
By: Sharyn,
Virginia, USA

The quilt was created for a little boy whose day was going to Afghanistan.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 45"

By: Helen McNaught,
Blog: AuntyHennys

I made this quilt to donate to my father’s RSL club, in memory of my Dad. The Poppy fabrics were so beautiful, I know Dad would have loved the quilt. I printed the poem “In Flanders’ Fields” on the back of the quilt.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

In memory of dad In memory of dad
By: Mary Farley,
Massachusetts, USA

This quilt was made for my brother who loves the flag. My dad was a WWII veteran and it was made in memory of him. The pattern was from a magazine and just so unique I had to make it.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 35"

Liberty Ridge Liberty Ridge
By: Peggy Aront,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Stitchin with Peg

I come from a long line of military men and have always felt a feeling of pride for our nation’s military.

I fly a flag outside my house every day and this one is in my kitchen on the wall behind the table we eat at every day!

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 62"

My First Design My First Design
By: Marlene Oddie,
Washington, USA
Blog: KISSed Quilts

Shortly after 9/11/01 I joined a quilting class. I made this from their scrap bin on the first day.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 17.5"

New Zealand's Gallipoli Campaign 1915 New Zealand’s Gallipoli Campaign 1915
By: Erilyn McMillan,
New Zealand
Blog: Sberrymum

This belongs in a series of New Zealand military history quilts I am making. Gallipoli is the first major area of conflict New Zealanders’ fought in, and lost many lives. I have tried to tell the story with hand-stitching, photos, quilting lines and strong imagery.

Quilt size: width: 23.5" height: 41"

Nick's Swirling Stars Nick’s Swirling Stars
By: Jennifer Newberg,
Indiana, USA
Blog: Quilting Mom’s Blog

I made this quilt for my nephew in celebration of his service in and safe return from Iraq. I had a great time trying many different layouts for the log cabin blocks and even did a poll on my blog to make the final choice.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

On Eagles Wings On Eagles Wings
By: Donna Westerkamp,
Illinois, USA
Blog: donnawesterkamp@blogspot.com

This quilt is a whole cloth. I designed and longarmed it, for a charity for the veterans. This was the only picture I have of the quilt. This was in remberance of my father.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

Patriotic Patriotic
By: Lori,
Michigan, USA

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 55"

Poppies Poppies
By: Penelope Globe,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Harmony Hopes

The poppies were painted with fabric paints and appliqued on the hand dyed background. The background is hand quilted which you cannot see in the photo. The flowers were flat, hence the pointillism on the blooms. As Canadians, we have much to remember!

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 36"

Proud To Be An American Proud To Be An American
By: Kim Story and Thearica Burroughs for a combat wounded soldier!,
Alabama, USA
Blog: Pig Tales and Quilts

Kim made the top and T quilted it. Borders read {And I’m proud to be an American,where at least I know I’m free,And I won’t forget the men who died who gave that right to me.And I’ll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.Cause there ain’t no doubt, I love this land!God bless the USA

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 88"

Quilt of Valor for Tom Quilt of Valor for Tom
By: Lynette,
Florida, USA
Blog: What a Hoot Quilts

I was one of probably 3 ladies who worked on this Quilt of Valor at our guild, which was awarded to Tom Morton in honor of his service in Vietnam and continuing struggles with issues related to his loss of legs from stepping on a land mine. Thank you Tom and all service members!!

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

By: Mary Lynn,
Ontario, Canada

My first QOV, a red and white ‘half Log Cabin’, made by me and quilted by Karine, a QOV long-arm volunteer in Ottawa, with an all over maple leaf pattern. It was donated to the QOV program and given to a returning veteran from Afghanistan, who was injured during his tour of duty.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 90"

Remembrance (Debbie) Remembrance (Debbie)
By: Debbie,
South Carolina, USA
Blog: Stitchin’ Therapy

I used a watercolor for the background. The poppies are machine appliqued with thread painted accents. Poppies standing tall in the sunshine reminds us all of our valiant hero veterans.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"

Remembrance (Ruth Oblinski) Remembrance (Ruth Oblinski)
By: Ruth Oblinski,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Sewlmate Sister

This was the second quilt I was made for The Canadian Comfort and Remembrance Project! Each quilt is given to the family of a fallen soldier. Remembrance Day is such an important day here in Canada and I enjoyed making this quilt for a great cause.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 72"

Service Rendered Service Rendered
By: Elizabeth,
Utah, USA
Blog: Such a Sew and Sew

I made this for my husband who served in the Navy for 6 years. I used his old t-shirts, sweatshirts, a turtleneck & the leg of a pair of sweatpants in the blocks. I used the work shirts he wore on board the ship for sashing, in the center, where I put his insignias & patches & the label on the back.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 74"

Spiderweb Quilt of Valor Spiderweb Quilt of Valor
By: Cheryl Parker,
Illinois, USA
Blog: Cheryl’s Teapots 2 Quilting

I made this quilt for a friend who was returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan last Spring. I sew for my local chapter of Quilts of Valor, Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 65"

Stars and Stripes Allover Stars and Stripes Allover
By: Darlene Gerber,
Ohio, USA
Blog: I Quilt Scarlet and Gray

My quilt is inspired by a quilt called Stars Galore by Sally Murray which is published in the Quilts on American Barns book by Eleanor Burns. This is my first patriotic quilt, it is also the first quilt I designed in EQ7. The two veterans in my family are now deceased. My Uncle and Grandfather.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 72"

Veteran Star Veteran Star
By: Patty Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

I have made about 75 of these individual stars and they hang in our church for Veterans Day service and for several other Patriotic holidays. There is also a section for those killed in combat which is denoted with a black ribbon.

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 13"

Veterans Star with Pinup Girls Veterans Star with Pinup Girls
By: Kristen,
Virginia, USA
Blog: Ten Quilts

I began this quilt years ago but the top sat for a long time. Last year I began reconnecting with a cousin whose husband was finishing his fourth tour of duty and realized how much they ALL sacrificed for us. I finished the quilt and gave it to them as a thank you. Quilted by Star City Stitchery.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 88"

Wedding Guest Book Wedding Guest Book
By: WaggonsWest,
Missouri, USA
Blog: t’was brillig and

This quilt was made as the guest book for my niece at her wedding to her active duty fiance. I’m not sure it qualifies but, when I saw that there weren’t many quilts submitted, I wanted to make sure our veterans knew there were a lot of us out here who recognize and value their service.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 66"

Women of Grace & Charm Block for my Mom Women of Grace & Charm Block for my Mom
By: Phyllis Carlyle,
Missouri, USA

Mom was an officer in the Navy during WWII. 8 years ago, the Kansas City Star did a BOM on “Women of Grace & Charm” honoring 12 women WWII vets. She was the Oct. feature, and I made her quilt block adding her photos from Washington DC and the one they used. She’s 88 now & this hangs in her apt.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 20"

Remembering Veterans

  • Remembrance (Debbie) (19%, 146 Votes)
  • American Stars and Cabins (17%, 137 Votes)
  • Women of Grace & Charm Block for my Mom (17%, 130 Votes)
  • Service Rendered (14%, 113 Votes)
  • Nick's Swirling Stars (14%, 109 Votes)
  • Big Bertha (11%, 87 Votes)
  • Remembrance (Ruth Oblinski) (11%, 87 Votes)
  • Liberty Ridge (10%, 76 Votes)
  • RED and WHITE LOG CABIN QOV (10%, 75 Votes)
  • Poppies (8%, 65 Votes)
  • Proud To Be An American (7%, 54 Votes)
  • New Zealand's Gallipoli Campaign 1915 (7%, 51 Votes)
  • In memory of dad (6%, 50 Votes)
  • Veterans Star with Pinup Girls (6%, 45 Votes)
  • Quilt of Valor for Tom (6%, 44 Votes)
  • IN FLANDERS' FIELDS (5%, 37 Votes)
  • A Soldier's Star (4%, 31 Votes)
  • My First Design (3%, 26 Votes)
  • A little red, white and blue (3%, 25 Votes)
  • Veteran Star (3%, 25 Votes)
  • Stars and Stripes Allover (2%, 19 Votes)
  • Danny's Flag (2%, 19 Votes)
  • Patriotic (2%, 15 Votes)
  • On Eagles Wings (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Wedding Guest Book (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Aaron's Cam Quilt. (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Spiderweb Quilt of Valor (1%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 783

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4 Responses to “Vote Now: Remembering Veterans Quilt Contest”

  1. Joyce Hawkes says:

    Very nice

  2. Heather Chaulk says:

    I just love Big Bertha and all the work of love that has been put into it!!! What a wonderful gift of love…. <3 [[hugs]]

  3. kevin killough sr says:

    i love what my wife and her friend are doing.

  4. […] to everyone who entered last week’s Remembering Veterans quilt contest. Thanks also to everyone that took the time to vote. Our sponsor, Dewberry Lane, […]

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