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
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!
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:
- 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
By: Kelly Kreft,
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
By: Mama Spark,
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"
By: LaRue Wilson,
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
By: Patricia Moffitt,
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
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"
By: Kaaren Biggs,
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"
By: Vicki W,
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)
By: Shannon C,
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)
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"
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
By: Susan Kalcsits,
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
By: Claire Witherspoon,
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
By: Kathy S.,
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"
By: Mary-Anne Buist,
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"
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 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
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).
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