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Voting Time! Remembering Veterans Quilts & Give-Away

Quilters' Show & Tell

It’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Remembering Veterans.

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 from the Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. An avid quilter, Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop’s reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation. Her husband Kevin joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff!

As a team, we continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And we will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!

Be sure to check out our extensive sale section, our up-to-date What’s New page and lust over future collections on our Coming Soon page!


The Fat Quarter Shop will be donating two $25 gift certificates. One will be awarded to the top quilter with the most points (community votes plus guest judge points) and the other randomly given away to someone leaving a comment below.


To enter the give-away: Visit the Fat Quarter Bundles page and leave a comment below answering “Which fat quarter bundle would you like to own?” You have until Monday, November 18, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. to enter.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Remembering Veterans Quilts:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 14
  • Total countries: 2
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 10

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

10 Minute Block - Michael Neal Jr 10 Minute Block – Michael Neal Jr
By: Kelly Kreft,
Colorado, USA

I know this isn’t fancy, but a lot of love went into making this. Michael served our country and he died shortly after returning home. His mom was a classmate of mine so I made this for her. It gives her comfort to curl up in this. God Bless our Veterans, Past, Present and Future. Never forgotten.

Quilt size: width: 62″" height: 74″"

A Hero's Quilt A Hero’s Quilt
By: Mama Spark,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Mama Spark’s World

A family friend was injured in Afghanistan. He was sent home for treatment. I asked friends to help me make blocks for a quilt for him. Many blocks were sent and a beautiful string quilt was made. I embroidered a purple heart label. More about Matt www.mamaspark.blogspot.com/2010/03/heros-party

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 90"

Americana Americana
By: LaRue Wilson,
Texas, USA

This quilt was made for and sent to my nephew who served two tours in Iraq between 2009 – 2012. I had been sending him cookies and bags of chips so, when the quilt arrived he was surprised and thrilled by it!

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 80"

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

These are all the military veterans in my husbands family. I made this for my Father-in-Law (center photo) and it was a great hit.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 65"

Memorial Quilt for JJ King Memorial Quilt for JJ King
By: Stitchinggrandma,
Delaware, USA
Blog: Stitchinggrandma Quilting and Sewing Projects

JJ Kings daddy was killed in the line of duty at Andrews AFB MD in February. I worked with his friends, and was honored to make a quilt to help a little boy “know” how proud his daddy was to serve in the USAF. Pattern- The Boxer, designed by Jeni Baker for Aurifil, March 2013 Block of the Month.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 75"

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

I purchased the paper foundation pieced pattern directly from the Dutch designer – my husband had been a member of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry and this was the perfect gift for his 75th birthday! He still had the shoulder flash from an old uniform and it added the perfect touch

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 22"

Patriot QOV Patriot QOV
By: Vicki W,
Virginia, USA
Blog: Field Trips in Fiber

All of the fabrics in this quilt are hand dyed. The palette that I used is one I designed specifically for making QOV quilts. In the link you can see a veteran’s quilt that I made from all of the leftover fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 63" height: 81"

Proud to Be an American (Shannon C) Proud to Be an American (Shannon C)
By: Shannon C,
Oklahoma, USA
Blog: I’m Working on a Project

My partner was a US Marine, so when I decided to make him a quilt, honoring that service was a logical choice. He requested the lone star pattern and I went from there. Each of the four designs in the setting squares, including the USMC seal, are hand appliqued.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 49"

Proud To Be An American (Thearica Burroughs & Kim Story) Proud To Be An American (Thearica Burroughs & Kim Story)
By: Thearica Burroughs & Kim Story (duo quilt),
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Pig Tales and Quilts

Kim made this quilt for a wounded soldier and I offered to quilt it. She chose the perfect fabrics and pattern design. I quilted fire crackers going off in the stars as though it was a 4th of July celebration. I quilted the chorus to Lee Greenwood’s song God Bless The USA in the inner border.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 84"

Remembering Dad Remembering Dad
By: Vandy,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Quilting with Vandy

When my dad passed I ended up with all of his patches and pins from his Pistol Sharp Shooting days in the Army. After 10 years I finally found a way to display them in a wall hanging. I even found 2 photos of him, his enlistment photo and 1 later when he was stationed in Germany.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"

Remembering Peace - Quilt of Valour Remembering Peace – Quilt of Valour
By: Susan Kalcsits,
Saskatchewan, Canada

The quilt was made in support of the Quilts of Valour program in Cda. I showed it at my Remembrance Day presentation supporting my son’s colleagues who were injured in the same tour of duty as his. It will be sent to the QOV coordinator to gift a deserving Afghan veteran.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 64"

scrappy lap quilt for vet scrappy lap quilt for vet
By: Claire Witherspoon,
California, USA

My local guild provides lap quilts to wheel chair bound veterans. What a great cause to make quilts for! I’ve donated about 9 in the past year. At 36″ by 48″ these quilts are a great way to use scraps, orphan blocks or left overs. visit my blog for more charitable ideas.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

Scrappy Swoon Along Scrappy Swoon Along
By: Kathy S.,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Kathy’s Quilting Blog

This quilt was made during the Scrappy Swoon QA at Hopeful Homemaker blog. I did it in red, white, and blue and made it as a Quilt of Valor dedicated to my dad, “Red”, who served in WWII. Veteran’s Day, 2013, I sent it to a childhood friend who has retired from the Navy and now lives in Brazil.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 72"

Ultimate Sacrifice Ultimate Sacrifice
By: Mary-Anne Buist,
Alberta, Canada

Made for my cousin in the USA who lost his life as the result of a tragedy after serving in Afghanistan. The quilt is a reproduction of the hands of my cousin and her two young sons holding his dog tags. Outline printed on linen, stitched, tarapunto and painted.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 9"

Vote Now

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

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday November 18, 2013 at 8:00 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
  • Winners announced next week

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to TWO 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.

Remembering Veterans

  • Remembering Peace - Quilt of Valour (31%, 57 Votes)
  • Ultimate Sacrifice (28%, 51 Votes)
  • Proud to Be an American (Shannon C) (23%, 42 Votes)
  • Remembering Dad (13%, 23 Votes)
  • Scrappy Swoon Along (12%, 22 Votes)
  • Family of Vets (9%, 17 Votes)
  • A Hero's Quilt (8%, 14 Votes)
  • Norm's Memories (7%, 12 Votes)
  • Patriot QOV (7%, 12 Votes)
  • 10 Minute Block - Michael Neal Jr (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Proud To Be An American (Thearica Burroughs & Kim Story) (6%, 11 Votes)
  • scrappy lap quilt for vet (4%, 8 Votes)
  • Memorial Quilt for JJ King (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Americana (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 182

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Thanksgiving Quilts. Any quilt size, including table runners, wall hangings, etc. and any quilting technique is acceptable. Unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. 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, November 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

Enter your quilt here!


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This post was published on November 15th, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: , .

55 Responses to “Voting Time! Remembering Veterans Quilts & Give-Away”

  1. kbo says:

    How fun would 5 Funky Monkeys be sew? A Barrel Full!!!!

  2. Debbie says:

    Fat Quarter Shop is always so generous. I like the Riley Blake small tone on tone dots.

  3. Allison D says:

    I really want Melissa Corry’s blogger bundle

  4. Mama Spark says:

    I would choose Bluebird Park or Don’t Let the Pigeon drive the bus!! I love BOTH of those FQ bundles!!! Thank you to the FQS!!!

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