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Vote Now: Honouring Veterans Quilt Contest


It’s voting time for this week’s Honouring Veterans quilts and other fabric items contest. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pencil to make note of your faves. You can vote for TWO favourites this weekend.

Our sponsor, Calico Mermaid, have donated a gorgeous quilt kit for this week’s winner.


If you’ve entered an item in the contest, be sure to read the updated rules and guidelines page on inviting others to vote for your submission.

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

  • Voting is open Friday – Monday, November 12th 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
  • 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 TWO favourites this week.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. 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: 17
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 8

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

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

Second place winning design in AccuQuilt’s 2011 Barn Quilt Design contest, this quilt was inspired by my son, then serving with his Army combat engineer unit in Afghanistan. Their mission: Route Clearance – sweeping for mines, making roads safe for travel. Thank heaven for his safe return.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 64"

America, here I come! America, here I come!
By: Lappe-Grete,
Blog: Lappe-Grete

My eldest son decided to study in America, and then I decided he had to have an “American” quilt -looking like the flag, on his wall. He also decided to stay in America after the studies, and now he is working “over there.”

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 38"

American Flag Quilt American Flag Quilt
By: Heather Spence,
Washington, USA
Blog: Heather Spence Designs

American Flag rag quilt that I made in honor of my grandmother who was in the Navy. She passed away at the VA in Prescott Arizona. The quilt went there as a thank you for the great care they gave her and a way of letting those in their care know they are not fogotten. Pattern by Carol Maddox

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 52"

blue star service banner window quilt blue star service banner window quilt
By: landscapelady,
Vermont, USA
Blog: landscapelady

this is meant to hang in a window with the star facing out and inside is the “back” that has two panels with wolves and other winter animals. a blue star service banner is hung in the window of families that have a loved one in the armed forces that it deployed. go to my blog to see the back

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 31"

Family of Vets Family of Vets
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

This was made for my Father-in-law and includes his photo in the center and three of his children and one son-in-law that are military vets. My husband is on top and is retired Army!

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Freedom Eagle Freedom Eagle
By: Sherry Bobak,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Peanut’s Patchwork

I made this mini quilt for the Altzheimers Quilt Innitiative in honor of my father, Raymond Barna, to help raise money for Altzheimer’s research. He served in the Navy and I was very proud of him. This quilt was machine appliqued and quilted from a pattern by Sindy Rodenmayer of Fat Cat Patterns.

Quilt size: width: 9.5" height: 10.3"

Keys to Freedom Keys to Freedom
By: Cleo,
Washington, USA

I made this quilt for my oldest son and his wife as both are in the Navy. It was adapted from a pattern called “Keyholes”. Our military keep the keys to our freedom.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 72"

Marine Star Marine Star
By: Debbie Allred,
California, USA
Blog: Traveling Quilter

Wedding gift for a couple where the groom was a Marine. Marine Star block makes up the center of the wallhanging. Marine themed fabric for the border, with pieced stars in the corners. Collaboration between friend Kaye S. (guest at the wedding) and myself. My original design.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Patriotic Flags Patriotic Flags
By: SewCalGal,
California, USA
Blog: SewCalGal

A friend who is a Veteran, that served during WWII also loves boating and nautical flags, as well as red, white & blue. I decided to make a special Patriotic Quilt for him. Many of the flags have flaps (to blow in the wind) and I had friends sign a space underneath those flags. He was delighted!

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 72"

Proud Colors Proud Colors
By: Julie L,
Washington, USA

This is a wall hanging I created using fabrics I found in my friend’s stash and used AnglePlay(R) templates to get those points. My friend is not a veteran herself but holds veterans in the highest regard and is very proud of their service for our country. She displays this at her home.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Rail Fence Rail Fence
By: Carol Cricenti,
New Hampshire, USA

I made this quilt for a soldier I adopted almost 7 years ago. We have gone through 3 deployments together. His last deployment he was wounded and came home early. I made this quilt or him as he loves to hunt. I thought it might give him some comfort during his recovery

Quilt size: width: 61" height: 74"

Remember Remember
By: Quilt Rat,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: The Quilt Rat

This is a quilted postcard that was sent to me by a friend. It has always been a favourite. The greeting on it says simply “Remember”

If this should win enough votes, the prize will go to her.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Remember Me Remember Me
By: Debbie Collins,
Ontario, Canada

I created this quilt because of two veterans who lived in the retirement home where I worked. Their stories inspired this quilt of the battlefield and the friends they left behind.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 45"

Remembrance Day Poppy Mug Rug Remembrance Day Poppy Mug Rug
By: The Patchsmith,
United Kingdom
Blog: The Patchsmith

I created this mug rug in support of the Poppy Appeal using my Flower Patch Mug Rug pattern. The Poppy Appeal runs each year to support service personnel and their families who have been injured or killed. For every Flower Patch pattern sold throughout November I will make a donation to the appeal.

Quilt size: width: 9" height: 5.5"

Semper Fi - Always a Marine Semper Fi – Always a Marine
By: Roberta Upton,
North Carolina, USA

This quilt was made for Cpl. Joshua Kerns of Virginia. His mother is a FB friend. He is a wounded veteran-Afghanistan conflict. The pattern was part of a mystery quilt event. It is called “Stepping Stones” designed by Shannon Maciejewski. It has the Marine Corp emblem in the black blocks.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 75"

Shooting Stars Shooting Stars
By: MaxNTopeka,
Kansas, USA

This quilt was made in 2011 for donation to the Citizens SAM project, for military personnel being flown home on hospital planes. This was the last quilt I was able to hand quilt.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 66"

Thank You Thank You
By: Susan Ryan,
Washington, USA

This is 1 of 9 quilts given to servicemen returning from Afghanistan. Blocks were donated from USA & UK quilters, put together and quilted by USA & AU quilters in FL and given to the service members in person. Each label has the names of those who donated/worked on the quilt and recipient’s name.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 70"

Honouring Veterans

  • Semper Fi - Always a Marine (28%, 122 Votes)
  • Thank You (19%, 84 Votes)
  • Remember Me (18%, 81 Votes)
  • Family of Vets (16%, 71 Votes)
  • American Flag Quilt (12%, 55 Votes)
  • America, here I come! (9%, 41 Votes)
  • Patriotic Flags (8%, 37 Votes)
  • A Soldier's Star (8%, 35 Votes)
  • Proud Colors (8%, 34 Votes)
  • Remember (6%, 27 Votes)
  • Rail Fence (5%, 24 Votes)
  • Freedom Eagle (5%, 22 Votes)
  • Marine Star (5%, 22 Votes)
  • Shooting Stars (4%, 18 Votes)
  • Keys to Freedom (3%, 13 Votes)
  • Remembrance Day Poppy Mug Rug (2%, 8 Votes)
  • blue star service banner window quilt (2%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 443

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

There won’t be a contest next week; however, the next contest will be Thanksgiving/Gratitude. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, table runners, etc. of any size that are completely finished, i.e. quilted and bound.

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, November 26, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).

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This post was published on November 9th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: .

10 Responses to “Vote Now: Honouring Veterans Quilt Contest”

  1. Lenora O'Berry says:

    The quilt is absolutely beautiful. Great job, Roberta.

  2. Linda T. says:

    I would like to vote for the Semper Fi quilt. Good job, Roberta

  3. Merrianne Furlong says:

    Voting for Semper Fi quilt
    Thanks Roberta!

  4. Sissy says:

    Wow! Voting was hard. they are all beautiful and creative. The “Remember Me” quilt got an immediate reaction (tears).

  5. Jackie Adams says:

    Voting for the SEMPER FI quilt. Way to go Roberta, It’s so

  6. Peggy says:

    Both my ex and one of my sons were Marines and they always say “Semper Fi” and “Once a Marine, Always a Marine” so, of course Roberta’s got my vote.

  7. Richard says:

    I am the Husband of the Calico Mermaid. Thank you for this contest and the honoring of our Veterans and Active Duty men and women. I am a Cold War NAVY Veteran and am proud to sponsor this contest.
    Thank You

  8. Suede says:



    Voting: Semper Fi Quilt

  9. Jean says:

    My vote goes to the Semper Fi Quilt!! Great job!

  10. Peggy says:

    Congratulations Roberta. A beauitiful quilt.

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