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Monday, August 9, 2010

Quilts of Valor Chapter Meeting

Quilters Crossing is proud to host one of the two chapters of North West Houston's, Quilts of Valor. Quilts of Valor ( click on these words to go directly to the QOV website) is an organization that makes and donates quilts to our wounded soldiers.
The second Tuesday of every month from 9:30 until 1:30 Quilts of Valor will be in our classroom making quilts.
Quilts must be a minimum of 55"x 65" and be less than the maximum 72"x 90". They must be made with quilt shop quality fabric and they can be of an Americana theme like the quilt above but do NOT have to be. There are some female soldiers, but most soldiers are male so please consider that when making color/fabric selections.
Quilts of Valor will accept donations of money, fabric, sewing, quilting, thread, batting and labor. If you want to help but do not quilt come and help with pressing, organizing, taking photos, cutting, folding etc... there is plenty to do for anyone of any quilting skill level.
The Quilts of Valor website (www.qovf.org/) has a wealth of information and even has some free quilt patterns to choose from.
Anyone is welcome to come and help, you can come once, twice or every month. We are happy to have you and your sewing machine! If you want to work from home and just bring your completed quilt tops or completed quilts that is fine too.
You may include a letter or journal with your quilt if you wish when you donate but this is not required.
As this is a new chapter of QOV we are really in need of fabric donations at this time. Please consider perusing your stash for any quilt shop quality fabrics you are willing to donate. As I said red, white and blue is always welcome but any fabric that isn't juvenile will do. Black and whites are super, outdoor themes, animals, etc... You can bring donations to the Quilters Crossing at any time not just during the QOV meeting.
Thank you so much and hopefully we'll see you tomorrow!

3 comments:

  1. I picked out fabric so I am ready to go for tomorrow!

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  2. Congratulations to your quilters for making wounded soldier quilts.

    "Thanking Our Troops--God Bless America Touring Quilts" book contains photos and the heart-warming stories of the 300 22" and larger patriotic quilts that are touring the nation. All profits from the books and $100 exhibit rental fees (free to military and veteran groups) goes to guilds like yours who make quilts for wounded troops and families of the fallen.

    I'll check your website for address to send you free books and future profits. See www.HeavenlyPatchwork.com for photos, calendar of exhibits, rental and 2010 Patriotic Quilt Contest Entry form to receive a free book and chance at $2500 in prizes.

    Please let us know if you'd like to reserve the exhibit for your next show. Thanks for your dedicated loyal work to benefit our troops. Blessings of appreciation, Judy Howard, www.BuckboardQuilts.com

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