Quilting Gallery Blog

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:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 26
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 13

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

American Mustang: Proud, Iconic, Legendary. American Mustang: Proud, Iconic, Legendary.
By: Judy MacLeod,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Painted Pony Quiltworks

For me, nothing is more patriotic than the American Mustang, who helped settle and build America. As a Canadian living in the US it was a great pleasure to be allowed to adopt and work with these magnificent animals. This is Jake, my husband’s Mustang represented in fabric. Not quite finished.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 10"

American Stars American Stars
By: Nanbon44,
Florida, USA

Patroitic theme CCS squares were stitched by World of Charity Stitching members. I used EQ 7, Accuquilt Cutter, standard and longarm sewing machines in the making of the American Stars quilt. The American Stars quilt was donated to a senior at a nursing home.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Big Brothers / Little Sisters Big Brothers / Little Sisters
By: Karen G.,
Illinois, USA

Made for our local chapter of Project Linus from ‘Incredible Quilts for Kids of all Ages’.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 60"

Country Of origin Country Of origin
By: SR,
Blog: Banyantreequilts

My quilt depicts india depicting the wonder of the world Tajmahal from India,national symbols of India , and the Indian flag.
Techniques are-Photo printing,thred painting, needle sketching,fabric painting and machine quilting and piecing.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Eagle door hanger Eagle door hanger
By: Loretta T,
Nebraska, USA

I entered a secret Santa exchange and needed something I could make in a hurry. I choose a patriotic design and decided to make a wall/door size. I wanted to use the stripe fabric to frame the center star and add the hand embroidery eagle as a centerpiece.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

Enduring Freedom Enduring Freedom
By: Valerie,
Texas, USA
Blog: Thread Tales from a Scrappy Quilter

The blocks were made over a period of years around 2004/05. Part of them were from an online pattern by Marcia Hahn @ The Quilter’s Cache. My husband was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 which prompted me to finally do something with the blocks. He loves his quilt and used it daily for a year!

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 84"

For Jeda For Jeda
By: Jen85755,
Arizona, USA

I quilted this for my grandparents, the most patriotic people I know. My grandfather is a WWII veteran, a group of proud Americans whose numbers diminish every day. He has Alzheimer’s and some days may not remember that I made the quilt for him, but it can still comfort him when I cannot.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 70"

Lady Liberty Dressed Up in Her Finest Red White and Blue Lady Liberty Dressed Up in Her Finest Red White and Blue
By: Bluesbroad,
Tennessee, USA

The theme of our guild challenge was: “Happiness Is…” This was my submission — I love paper piecing, I love this block, but most of all, I love the United States of America!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 43.5"

Log Cabin Star Log Cabin Star
By: Nancy Rogers,
Massachusetts, USA

This quilt was made for Quilts of Valor and was given to a young soldier in South Carolina who lost a leg in Iraq after being there only 6 months. It is a traditional log cabin block.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 82"

Long May She Wave Long May She Wave
By: Amy Johnson,
Georgia, USA

This is my second attempt at borgello quilting, I added the black and the border just to beef it up. All done at home on my standard machine.

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 37"

Long May She Weave Long May She Weave
By: Emily Breclaw,
Texas, USA
Blog: The Caffeinated Quilter

I designed this table top quilt with the Inklingo Periwinkle Octagon Collection and Electric Quilt. The pattern is available as a free tutorial on my blog. Even though the shapes are small, I had lots of fun hand-piecing this quilt and watching the stars spin.

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 13"

Lotus...National flower of India Lotus…National flower of India
By: Ranju Gandhi,

Art quilt
Velvet and cotton fabric with embellishments

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 18"

Memorial Day Mistake Memorial Day Mistake
By: Rita E in AZ,
Arizona, USA
Blog: Stitch Days

I cut the pieces to make Judy Laquidara’s 2010 Memorial Day Challenge main blocks but then I put them together wrong. I chose a different alternate block and a simple border to finish My Memorial Day Mistake. Judy’s blog is Patchwork Times – she posted a picture of the quilt on 05/30/2010.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"

Norm's Memories Norm’s Memories
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

My husband Norm joined the Canadian Army at the age of 15 and became a paratrooper with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. When I saw this pattern designed by a Dutch lady, I knew I had to make it for his 75th birthday! He was totally surprised and loves it!

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 20"

O Canada O Canada
By: Heather Pearson,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Books and Quilts

I finished this wall hanging with a day to spare. it is from a local shop hop and was designed by The Quilt Place in Shakespeare, Ontario. I used patterns by Leah Day to do an all over quilt design, I am thrilled to have it hanging in my home.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 28"

Oh Canada - Strong and Free Oh Canada – Strong and Free
By: Heather Seibel,
Alberta, Canada

Made from a pattern ‘Maple Leaf Reel’ by Upper Canada Quiltworks. Created to be donated to Quilts of Valour Canada. I forced myself to only use stash fabrics to accompany two of the Northcott Stonehenge
‘O Canada’ maple leaf fabrics, and loved the results.

Quilt size: width: 61" height: 61"

Old Fashioned Red, White & Blue Old Fashioned Red, White & Blue
By: Vicki Cook,
Connecticut, USA

All hand sewn paper pieced hexagons. The small ones in the flag are 3/4 inch & the larger are 1 1/2 inch. These are Marcus Bros fabrics mostly from the Mill Girls collection.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 72"

Old World Stars & Stripes Old World Stars & Stripes
By: Elita Sharpe,
Blog: A Pieceful Perspective

This baby quilt was made as a gift for an American friend who was moving to Singapore. She had recently had a new baby and I wanted him to have a little symbol of his heritage as they travelled the globe.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Papa Vernies Papa Vernies
By: Rita,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Ritamae’s Blog

My husbands stepdad was recently diagnosed with cancer and has moved to the VA hospital. I made him this to keep him warm and safe. Wish you could see the back I quilted it together stitching stars all over it. :)

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 65"

Patriotic Block Swap Patriotic Block Swap
By: Pamela Arbour,
Texas, USA

The blocks in this quilt were from a swap. I had the blocks for several years before I added the center square and the borders. This is one of my first FMQ and I quilted a meander design with stars. I finished it on July 3, 2011.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"

Sisters 50th Birthday Quilt Sisters 50th Birthday Quilt
By: Julianne,
California, USA
Blog: Quilting with calicos

My Sister Junette is a very patriotic person. She asked for this quilt a few years back and I finally finished it for her surprise 50th bday party at the VFW she belongs to. She really loves it and takes it everywhere…

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 54"

Stars and Stripes Kaleidoscope Stars and Stripes Kaleidoscope
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Indiana, USA
Blog: Debbie Lange Quilting

The stars for this quilt were made using one striped fabric and carefully cut diamond shapes along different sections of the fabric. When stitched together it forms a kaleidoscope. The fabric was used for the binding also. It is fun to display on our front door from Memorial Day to 4th of July.

Quilt size: width: 47" height: 47"

Stars Galore Stars Galore
By: Sally Murray,
Arizona, USA

My quilt design based on Quilt in a Day’s block
“Americana Star” from Quilt Blocks on American Barns. (It made it into the book!)

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 84"

The Eagle Has Landed The Eagle Has Landed
By: Sally Gould Wright,
California, USA
Blog: Sally Gould Wright Textile Artist

The machine applique eagle is from a kit by Karen Witt purchased at IQF Houston. I added my own small double sawtooth stars stars from a great class with Sally Collins.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 44"

The True North The True North
By: Gidget Lowther,
Saskatchewan, Canada
Blog: Button Box Quilts

I wanted to make a quilt with the canadian flag featured on it. I also added my cat who is my quilting buddy.

Quilt size: width: 64.0" height: 92.0"

US Flag US Flag
By: Tabatha Gray,
Maine, USA

I made this flag to hang in the office where I work. This was my first attempt at half square triangles and is made almost entirely of them! It was quilted it on my home machine.

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 30"

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

Loading ... Loading ...

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.

Contest Links

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

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someoneShare on StumbleUpon

Stay in touch ... Join my NEWSLETTER:

This post was published on July 5th, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: , .

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:


Comments are now closed for this blog post.
Need help? Contact me!