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Vote Now: Patriotism Quilts

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It’s voting time for this week’s Patriotism quilt contest. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pencil to make note of your faves. You can vote for FIVE favourites this weekend.

Our sponsor this week is Vicki Welsh who creates gorgeous hand dyed fabrics. She has donated a Stash Pack of hand dyed fabrics containing 10 fat eighths and a 10 yard pack of Mistyfuse for this week’s winner.

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

  • Voting is open Friday – Monday, July 9th at 8 a.m. (EDT)
  • 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 afternoon/evening

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 FIVE 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: 44
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 24

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

2008 Election Quilt 2008 Election Quilt
By: Mary,
Washington, USA
Blog: Quiltingrandma

I made this quilt for a Challenge in the last Election year 2008. Each state is listed on each of the Hatchet blocks. The color Blue/Democrat & Red/Republican. I Used white KONA for the background and added how many delgates each state had designated. I’ll add results for 2012 on Nov 6. GO USA

Quilt size: width: 46.5" height: 46.5"

4th of July 4th of July
By: Kathleen Dieter,
Tennessee, USA

I made this wall quilt for my mom to decorate her room in the Nurseing home. This quilt was fetured in the McCalls magazine July ,2012.Machine pieced and quilted, it was appliqued with stars and butttons were added. Austrian crystals were added for fun! It glows in natural light!

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 35"

4th of July topper 4th of July topper
By: Patsews,
Tennessee, USA

Rocket on the 4th. of July

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

4th of July Wall Hanging 4th of July Wall Hanging
By: Melissa,
Washington, USA
Blog: Sew BitterSweet Designs

I made this last year for a handmade gift exchange. My partner liked patriotic decor. The paper pieced star is from Quilters Cache, the rest is all me. Here is a link to the tutorial and blog post: http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/?p=105. I have enough fabric to make a second for my home.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 20"

America, Something to Crow About America, Something to Crow About
By: Penny Baxter,
Oregon, USA

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 56"

American All-Stars American All-Stars
By: Mary Kay Davis,
California, USA

Every year I try to create a quilt to celebrate 9/11 or just our country in general. This is one of those quilts.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 65"

American Made American Made
By: Jayardi,
Wisconsin, USA

These placemats are from a challenge I recently completed. The hostess provided the gorgeous R/W/B batik fat quarter. Both placemats were quilted with the Statue of Liberty.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 14.5"

Arizona's Centennial Arizona’s Centennial
By: Queenie Believe,
Arizona, USA
Blog: Always, Queenie Believe

My quilt celebrates Arizona’s 100th birthday with elements from the states flag, seal, motto (God enriches) and industries: cotton copper and cattle. Central to the quilt is the Arizona centennial challenge fabric. Original design, needle turned hand applique, machine pieced and quilted. Thank you!!

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Big Bertha Big Bertha
By: Bridgette Stein,
Texas, USA

This quilt was created specifically for the Serving Project Bus which has been custom made to transport disabled veterans in comfort and dignity. The center piece is the Purple Heart Medal and surrounding it is over 150 ribbons which represent various medals presented to veterans.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 210"

Blasting Fourth Blasting Fourth
By: Mary S.,
California, USA
Blog: Needled Mom

This was a pattern that I was sent a link to and it was made from various patriotic fabrics. It was quick and easy.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Canadiana Canadiana
By: Joni Cook,
Ontario, Canada

I’ve always admired American Patriotism and I saw a similar quilt made by an American Quilter who lived in Canada so I had to make my own version.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Celebrate! Celebrate!
By: Barb at Mountain Quiltworks,
Idaho, USA
Blog: Mountain Quiltworks

Featuring three large white stars against a patchwork background of blues bordered with red and white blocks, this table runner is a festive addition to my Fourth of July celebration!

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 39"

Charm Flag Charm Flag
By: Anne,
Arkansas, USA
Blog: Write Here

Pattern designer Carol Bader – McCall’s Quilting (May/June 2011, Vol.18,No.3)

Red and blue “star” fabrics used to make my folksy wall hanging. Our A/C was out 4 days, so I pieced it together on my Featherweight in our motorhome (cool air). Hand-quilted. Knife-edge finish. Displayed on front door.

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 14"

Crowning Glory Crowning Glory
By: Emily’s Mum,
United Kingdom
Blog: Quilty Doings

My table topper is my tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year. Using the small Union Jack focal border fabric & scraps from the stash, the pattern was based on a Bearpaw, but I saw if you inverted a triangle it looked more like a Crown. Really pleased with its simplicity but effectiveness.

Quilt size: width: 18.5" height: 18.5"

Dad's Patriotic Quilt Dad’s Patriotic Quilt
By: Renee,
Oregon, USA
Blog: monkeyandmutt

This quilt was made for my dad as a Christmas gift. I believe the pattern was from Quick Quilts to Make in a Weekend by Rosemary Wilkinson (a book I checked out of the library when I began quilting.) The bright patriotic fabrics seemed perfect for my retired military dad.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 68"

Flight Home Flight Home
By: Louise R,
Illinois, USA

I made this quilt for my best friend on her return from military deployment in Iraq in 2011. The eagle is a design by Linda Hibbert. My friend loves fireworks so I added them as a background.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 27"

For a Hero For a Hero
By: Sheryl W.,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Scraps from Sheryl

This quilt went to Quilts of Valor and is currently on a national tour with the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. After the tour, which promotes participation in QOV, it will go to a wounded warrior.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 78"

Fourth of July (Valerie Bahl) Fourth of July (Valerie Bahl)
By: Valerie Bahl,
Nevada, USA
Blog: Fiber Vibe

I designed a quilt for each month of the year. This one celebrates our 4th of July holiday. The picture is made using fused pieces, and the whole quilt is machine quilted.

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 35"

Fourth of July Wall Hanging Fourth of July Wall Hanging
By: Cookie,
Texas, USA
Blog: Cookie’s Creek

Made last year in celebration of the Fourth of July and for a special spot in my kitchen This wall hanging is a Jo Morton pattern called “Rallye ’round the Flag.” It is machine pieced and hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 30"

Fourth of July! ( Debbie Allred) Fourth of July! ( Debbie Allred)
By: Debbie Allred,
California, USA
Blog: Traveling Quilter

I made the fun quilt top at least 9 years ago. I decided it was high time I got it finished, and I did, on the Fourth of July! Cracker quilt blocks look like rockets, patriotic Fourth of July themed print. Simple quilting on a domestic machine. My original design, completed July 4, 2012

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 34"

God Shed God Shed
By: Simply Put Plus,
California, USA
Blog: Simply Put Plus

God Shed is my original design. The red and blue patriotic vine heart surrounds an embroidery saying “God shed his Grace on Thee”. I’ve added 4 paper pieced stars and the stripes to represent the American flag. Lastly a beautiful navy toile scalloped outer border adds the perfect frame.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"

Jaggy Thistle Jaggy Thistle
By: Rosalind Pollock,
United Kingdom
Blog: Down By The River

The thistle is the emblem of Scotland. The emblem at the bottom “Wha daur meddle wi’ me?” translates as “Who dares meddle with me?”. The thistle reputedly saved the Scots when invaders shouted out as they got stung by the thistle on their bare legs and feet.
I made it for my Scottish husband.

Quilt size: width: 29" height: 38"

Lady Liberty Lady Liberty
By: Laurie Ceesay,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Artsy Chick Quilts

Original design. Raw edged fused applique over pieced background. Embellished with star shaped buttons and glitter.

Quilt size: width: 27" height: 32.5"

Land of the Free Land of the Free
By: Victoria Plesa,
California, USA

This is one of my favorite quilts. I knew I had to make this quilt to show my support of all the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country. The background sky is all quilted as each piece is sewn down using monofillament thread. The kitty’s whiskers are thread painted and the collar is emb

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 27"

Land That I Love... Land That I Love…
By: Land That I Love…,
Utah, USA
Blog: Ruthie quilts! And quilts…

This mini quilt was made with a variety of mini blocks. It (and it’s 3 sisters) are going to be swapped with some ladies in my local guild… It is truly a “Mini” quilt with the flying geese measuring as little as 1/4 inch by 1/2 inch. I hope you enjoy my Patriotic quilt!

Quilt size: width: 6.5" height: 9"

Lest We Forget Lest We Forget
By: Sandy,
Iowa, USA
Blog: Stitches and Etc.

I made this wallhanging for my firefighter son soon after 9-11. When I saw this free pattern on the internet, I just knew I had to make it for him. It has been proudly displayed in his home every since and is a reminder to everyone who sees it that we will never forget the events of 9-11.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Liberty Liberty
By: Linda Eatherton,
Missouri, USA

This handquilted scrappy red, white and blue quilt is a wall hanging for our home. Michele Crawford designed the Liberty flag pattern. This is the second quilt that I have made using the pattern. The first quilt was donated to a Red Cross auction.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 39"

Margaret Griffiths Margaret Griffiths
By: Margaret Griffiths,
Virginia, USA
Blog: Margaret Griffiths

Made for the Quilts of Valor project. Friendship star pattern.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 90"

Maya - Traditional handmade applique ralli quilt Maya – Traditional handmade applique ralli quilt
By: Shakeela Dev,
Pakistan

This is a hand appliqued cotton ralli quilt. It is a completely hand stitched, hand quilted and back with hand block printed fabric. Ralli quilts the traditional quilts made in Pakistan and India.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 90"

My Tribute My Tribute
By: Sheryl,
Arizona, USA
Blog: The Desert Rat Chronicles

This was made from fabrics from my stash. The background was pieced, including the cross. The stars & red stripes were die-cut and raw-edge appliqued to the background.
My design is, of course, based on the USA flag, and I really enjoyed making this little quilt.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 14"

Nautical Wheels Nautical Wheels
By: Diane Lapacek,
Wisconsin, USA
Blog: Persimon Dreams

Created using a collection of nautical fabric and a ‘stack and whack’ method. The pinwheels of fabric this method creates is very reminiscent of the helm of a sailboat. Using triangular pieces of fabric she created a fabulous edge for this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 90"

Obama wins Obama wins
By: Doris Barnes,
Illinois, USA

I made this quilt in honor of Obama winning the election. I was very proud that we had our first black President of the United States. I marched for civil right back in the early sixty’s.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Patriotic Lone Star Patriotic Lone Star
By: Kelly Grace,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Kelly’s Kwilts

Used QuiltSmart Interfacing to create the Lone Star. I have 17′ ceilings and wanted something large to hang above the fire place.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Qatari Flag Qatari Flag
By: Evelyn,
Colorado, USA

This is a patchwork pattern and the exact amount of points as the real Qatari flag were incorporated. A friend who lives overseas designed the pattern.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 54"

Remembering Dresden Remembering Dresden
By: Michelle Chitty,
Florida, USA
Blog: Mrs. Sew & Sew

This is a quilted table runner I made for 2 reasons. First was to use Darlene Zimmerman’s Easy Dresden Ruler. I wanted to teach a class at guild sew day. Second our guild was placing flowers at church as a thank you for letting us meet there each month and we choose Memorial Day to place them.

Quilt size: width: 17.5" height: 58"

Salute to the Red, white and Blue Salute to the Red, white and Blue
By: Jean Sewing Machine,
Missouri, USA
Blog: SewWhat?

I’ve been quilting seriously since October, 2011. At that time, I said I would make a different bed quilt for myself every month. This is July’s quilt. It is the first big quilt I quilted on my new long arm machine, but my 30th quilt I’ve made.

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 91"

show the colors show the colors
By: grace thorne,
Maine, USA

found this in a very old quilt book a few years back and decided to use it as a door decoration during the patriotic season – flag day, july 4th – its machine pieced, hand applique and hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 20"

Soldiers Star Soldiers Star
By: Richard Healey,
Utah, USA
Blog: Richard and Tanya Quilts

Soldier’s Star is a quilt pattern from Deonn Stott I took a class from her at HMQS to make this quilt. The quilt pattern won 2nd place in the 2011 Barn Quilt Design Contest form AccuQuilt. The name is to give credit to armed forces every where for the hard work they do to protect us.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 58"

Stars Galore Stars Galore
By: Sally Murray,
Arizona, USA
Blog: Sally’s Quilts

Made after learning the Americana Star during Eleanor Burn’s Blcok Party. El challenged me to make a bed-sized quilt, so I did!

Quilt size: width: 83" height: 83"

Stripes and Stars Stripes and Stars
By: Eileen Hoheisel,
Minnesota, USA
Blog: Quilter in the Pines

This is a tabletopper I made years ago. I like to use it from Memorial Day to the 4th of July. This was sewed right sides together and turned, so there is no binding. I have no idea if I saw a pattern, or a quilt that I just copied, or if I designed it myself–too long ago!

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Summertime Mini Quilt Summertime Mini Quilt
By: Lynn,
Oregon, USA
Blog: Quiltn 4 Fun

I made this quilt for one of the swaps here at The Quilting Gallery. Of course BBQ’s and Independence Day Patriotism are my vision of summer so this serves a double purpose.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 24"

The Wave The Wave
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

I was looking for something patriotic that was outside the usual and found this pattern from The Sweet Tea Girls. It was my first attempt at curves and applique! Plus it was first time to free-motion quilt on a long arm. A lot of firsts!

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 68"

This side of the Pond This side of the Pond
By: Siobhan Furgurson,
Georgia, USA
Blog: Scraps and Threadtales

This may be the most difficult quilt I’ve ever made. Not because of the pattern but because my husband, retired air-force, only wanted three fabrics used in “his” quilt. Generally the more fabrics the better for me so it was a constant test of will not to slip in a few scraps.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 78"

Tumbler Flag Tumbler Flag
By: Janet Mikes,
Kentucky, USA

I like making patriotic wall hangings. I displayed it at my office and then my husband will display it at his office. They seem to renew everyone’s patriotism.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 20"


Patriotism

  • Flight Home (36%, 361 Votes)
  • Qatari Flag (23%, 224 Votes)
  • American All-Stars (19%, 187 Votes)
  • Salute to the Red, white and Blue (13%, 133 Votes)
  • Jaggy Thistle (12%, 124 Votes)
  • The Wave (10%, 104 Votes)
  • Lest We Forget (8%, 80 Votes)
  • Stars Galore (6%, 60 Votes)
  • Canadiana (5%, 52 Votes)
  • Lady Liberty (5%, 50 Votes)
  • Big Bertha (5%, 46 Votes)
  • Land of the Free (5%, 46 Votes)
  • This side of the Pond (5%, 45 Votes)
  • Nautical Wheels (4%, 43 Votes)
  • Soldiers Star (4%, 40 Votes)
  • Arizona's Centennial (4%, 38 Votes)
  • Fourth of July (Valerie Bahl) (4%, 37 Votes)
  • Liberty (4%, 35 Votes)
  • Remembering Dresden (3%, 34 Votes)
  • For a Hero (3%, 33 Votes)
  • God Shed (3%, 31 Votes)
  • America, Something to Crow About (3%, 30 Votes)
  • Tumbler Flag (3%, 29 Votes)
  • My Tribute (3%, 28 Votes)
  • Patriotic Lone Star (3%, 25 Votes)
  • 4th of July (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Land That I Love... (2%, 18 Votes)
  • 4th of July topper (2%, 17 Votes)
  • Blasting Fourth (2%, 17 Votes)
  • show the colors (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Maya - Traditional handmade applique ralli quilt (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Dad's Patriotic Quilt (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Summertime Mini Quilt (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Charm Flag (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Crowning Glory (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Stripes and Stars (1%, 10 Votes)
  • 4th of July Wall Hanging (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Celebrate! (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Margaret Griffiths (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Obama wins (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Fourth of July Wall Hanging (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Fourth of July! ( Debbie Allred) (0%, 4 Votes)
  • American Made (0%, 4 Votes)
  • 2008 Election Quilt (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 995

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

The theme for next week’s contest is Memory Quilts. These can be made with photos, used clothing or even quilts just made in memory of someone. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc. as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted).

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your quilt photo by next Friday, July 13, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, July 16, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).


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Beginner’s Quilt-Along

Block 5 of our Beginner’s Quilt-Along is now available. Pat Sloan named this blocked Count the Stars, more commonly known as the Friendship Star. This week’s lessons include several videos on rotary cutting and a couple of product recommendations to prevent your rulers from slipping.

View the Block 5 tutorial here.

Beginner-QAL-block 5

P.S. Missing out on the fun? You can join the quilt-along at any time. The blocks are easy, and you’ll catch up quickly. Check the Flickr group to see the blocks others have made. We have weekly prizes too!

Posted: July 6th, 2012

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8 Responses to “Vote Now: Patriotism Quilts”

  1. purplequilter says:

    Love the quilts.

  2. Sule Bekisoglu says:

    Her heart made itself known through her work :-)’
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,but the moments that take your breath away.lt looks gorgeous !
    Sule Bekisoglu

  3. Jenny Walton says:

    Great to see UK entry.

  4. Cirio Bruno says:

    Compliments. Very nice

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  6. Gina says:

    The VOTE button does nothing on an iPad!!!! This happens on many sites, buttons not working on iPad. I hope Apple or the site developers work this out soon.

  7. Cheryl says:

    Aha! Found it & voted! I hadn’t scrolled ALL the way to the bottom at first!! (silly me…) ;)

  8. […] to everyone who entered last week’sPatriotism quilts contest. There were so many beautiful quilts to see. Thanks also to our sponsor Vicki Welsh. […]

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