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Vote Now and Give-Away: Patriotic Quilts

Quilters' Show & Tell

It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is Patriotic Quilts.

This week’s guest judge is Karen from Faeries and Fibres. She’ll have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.

Give-Away: Quilters’ Cookbooks

Quilters' Cookbooks

For this week’s event, I’ll be giving away copies of the two Quilters’ Cookbooks that I put together from recipes submitted by quilters around the world. The top two quilters with the most votes (from the community plus guest judge) will each win a PDF copy of both cookbooks. I’ll also award both copies randomly to two individuals that leave a comment below.

To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: Have you started your Christmas quilts yet? If so, what are you making?

You have until Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Patriotic Quilts:

Please note: if you are viewing this post via email or your RSS reader, you’ll need to click through to the blog post to see the quilts and vote.

Vote Now

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

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 6:00 p.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 next week

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to THREE favourites this week.
  • Below, 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. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

Patriotic Quilts

  • Enduring Freedom (24%, 140 Votes)
  • Lady Liberty Dressed Up in Her Finest Red White and Blue (21%, 125 Votes)
  • Old Fashioned Red, White & Blue (21%, 121 Votes)
  • Stars and Stripes Kaleidoscope (16%, 93 Votes)
  • Long May She Wave (9%, 54 Votes)
  • Stars Galore (8%, 49 Votes)
  • Memorial Day Mistake (8%, 48 Votes)
  • US Flag (7%, 41 Votes)
  • Oh Canada - Strong and Free (7%, 41 Votes)
  • The True North (7%, 38 Votes)
  • American Stars (6%, 35 Votes)
  • Norm's Memories (5%, 29 Votes)
  • Long May She Weave (5%, 28 Votes)
  • Big Brothers / Little Sisters (5%, 28 Votes)
  • Lotus...National flower of India (4%, 24 Votes)
  • Log Cabin Star (4%, 22 Votes)
  • O Canada (4%, 22 Votes)
  • Old World Stars & Stripes (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Country Of origin (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Sisters 50th Birthday Quilt (3%, 16 Votes)
  • American Mustang: Proud, Iconic, Legendary. (3%, 16 Votes)
  • For Jeda (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Eagle door hanger (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Papa Vernies (2%, 11 Votes)
  • The Eagle Has Landed (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Patriotic Block Swap (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 583

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Summer Fun Quilts. Any quilt size is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. The theme can be represented in the quilt design, fabrics chosen, or even usage (i.e. picnic quilts). Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!

Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 8 a.m. (EDT).


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. Check available dates here.

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P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!

Posted: July 5th, 2013

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48 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Patriotic Quilts”

  1. Karen Hockwater says:

    I have started making tree skirts for the family and a few friends…I just love cookbooks also…besides collecting quilting books, I have a large collection of cookbooks…they are two of my favorite things to collect…

  2. Diana says:

    Love all the flavors of patriotism together!

  3. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’m making a throw quilt out of Christmas fabrics for one of my sisters. Thanks.

  4. Diane wood says:

    Loved the contest. One day I want to make a patriotic quilt for my father.

  5. Laura Harvey says:

    Have started to make small bags to have when I need that quick gift around the holidays. Have a few quilts ready to go to the quilter that may become Christmas presents, have to wait and see.

  6. Deb says:

    No, I haven’t started yet!!! But I have a Christmas quilt for myself on my list!

  7. No I have not started Christmas quilty things and the way things go…. it will be December before we know it. I have things from last year that did not get completed!

  8. DebV says:

    These are all beautiful. Very hard to choose only 3. I have started Christmas by making 2 paper pieced quilts following the Dr Who QAL that Whims & Fancies and Trillium Designs are co-hosting.

  9. Lise says:

    I have started a Christmas quilt for one of my twin grandson, the other will follow, so colorful :)

  10. Gunda says:

    omgggggggggggg did’t start anything for christmas yet…………I know there are only 5 months left *sigh*

  11. Teresa says:

    I haven’t started a new Christmas quilt yet, but I hope I can finish the one I started last year! It’s a nine-patch, my first quilt.

  12. Rina Mason says:

    I’m working on a t-shirt quilt as a surprise for my niece for Christmas and getting ready to make myself a Christmas Dresden quilt.

  13. Tammy Pettus says:

    No I have not started a Christmas quilt.

  14. Julie A. says:

    I have to just do the quilting on a bed quilt I made for my 96 yo grandma but that is it so far.

  15. Sandi says:

    I have started them because I have not finished what I started last year. LOL! I do Christmas all year round. :-)

  16. Marjorie Nath says:

    I’m a big time procrastinator when it comes to Christmas Quilts. Only can use for a couple of months, I don’t like the pressure of a deadline etc. Maybe I can find a mini quilt pattern for Christmas. I might be able to get something like that done in time for this years or maybe next year.

  17. Sara says:

    Oh, no have not even begun.

    Nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  18. Karin says:

    Oh my gosh yes, I’m so slow on my own stuff it takes me a couple of years to get a quilt done! I have made the grandkids’ summer clothes & pillow cases, but the quilts are just UFO’s right now..more U than F, for sure!

    I did get a couple of snowmen wallhangings made – I’m gonna trade the piecing for equal amount of quilting – win/win, wouldn’t you say?

  19. barbara woods says:

    got my fabric but looking for a pattern

  20. No. haven’t started any yet, I’ve got the fabric for a couple just can’t decide what pattern to use. Thank you for the great giveaways. :)

  21. Kath says:

    No no Christmas sewing, just finished a Patriotic flag for July.

  22. Hanke says:

    No Christmas quilt, lots of other quilting ;-)

  23. Carol says:

    I plan to start Christmas projects next week. I plan to make a spiral table runner and then some napkins for the Christmas placemats I made earlier this year.

  24. Heather says:

    I’ve gotten as far as buying one pattern and downloading two others. Also have a tree skirt pattern that I want to crochet.

  25. jane d says:

    I haven’t started anything yet–getting my craft/sewing room organized so I can find everything I need!

  26. Joy says:

    I have stitched 3 ornaments and contributed some card designs for World of Charity Stitching. I have ambitions of doing a large piece for my husband for Christmas, but I haven’t decided which one yet.

  27. Cathy C says:

    Was tough to pick out this time. I had to go through the pictures twice before I could make up my ming.

    Re: Christmas. I have 3 rail fence quilts I need to get cut out, I have the fabric all picked just haven’t had the time to cut. Plus working on a cross stitch table runner.

  28. Jan says:

    Love the patriotic quilts! I wish I’d make one myself!

  29. Joyce says:

    great quilts!

    working on friendship quilt for now

  30. Gale says:

    I started right after Christmas working on “Apple Crisp” using all the Christmas fabrics I had in my stash. This was a quilt from an October 2010 magazine designed by Jangaller. I have also made two “Bear Paw Christmas” quilts for myself and our daughters MIL. Love having quilty things to give as gifts.

  31. Pam says:

    I just finished two baby quilts and am working on a red. white, and blue quilt – a little late for Independence Day!

  32. Paule-Marie says:

    No, haven’t started anything at all for Christmas. We have been too busy packing moving and unpacking. Maybe next year.

  33. Jen says:

    Norm’s Memories with the paratrooper – I’d use all three votes on that one if I could! Lovely!!

    As for Christmas, I have fabric in hand but haven’t decided on a pattern yet. I am scouring the internet looking for inspiration!

  34. Brita says:

    Yes, I’ve made a Christmas quilt. It’s Christmas colors, but not theme specific, so it can be used year round. Just can’t decide who it will be given to!

  35. Erin says:

    When I look at The Old Fashioned: Red, White, and Blue, love just comes to mind, it looks like a lot of love and time went into creating such a beautiful quilt.

  36. sew surprising says:

    Does pulling out Christmas fabric count ;) The easy part is finding the fabric, hard part is deciding on a pattern :)

  37. Judy says:

    I have not started any Christmas quilts yet.

  38. Erica says:

    I LOVE Christmas, I try to make one every year, but alas I haven’t started this year’s one yet as we have been packing and moving!

  39. Vi says:

    Sorry to say…no way! I am in the midst of doing home improvement projects. Maybe starting in October.

  40. Judy Stone says:

    Whew, Christmas? NO!! I’m trying to catch up on my must-do summer projects!! Wish I was caught up as I would love to do a Christmas project (to cool me off!)

  41. Joni Keskey says:

    The creativity of the patriotic quilts is impressive.
    I’m working on 3 snowmen quilts, one for each of my daughters and myself. Started them last year. Hope to finish them in time for Xmas.

  42. Carline Anthony says:

    I still haven’t recovered from LAST Christmas. I need to finish things that I started, but there are so many projects to make, I can’t decide. I think I have senior ADHD. You’d think so too if you followed me around for a day. I am working on baby quilts now, then a nice throw for my daughter-in-love

  43. Sandra Visser says:

    Not making gifts this year. Spent too many weeks unable to do any work.

  44. Lori says:

    Have started fabric bowls. Think I need 24 of them….or 24sets. Will depend on time. I also have a wedding quilt to finish in the same time line. Plus keep up 2 bom. Busy times

  45. Rosalea Wright says:

    Want to get a diamond log cabin tree skirt finished before I start another Christmas project. I love all the patriotic quilts and have voted for three…but it was difficult to choose only three!

  46. Susan says:

    No, I haven’t started any Christmas projects.

  47. mariajose says:

    !!Preciosos quilts!

  48. LINDA says:


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