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Quilts of Valor

A group for quilters who have donated quilts to Quilts of Valor or would like to.

Website: http://www.qovf.org
Location: United States
Members: 76
Latest Activity: Aug 30

Quilts of Valor's mission

A Quilt of Valor is a wartime quilt made to honor our War Wounded. It is a tangible way to say: "Thank you for your service, sacrifce and valor" for our country"

Quilts of Valor's mission is to cover all our war wounded (all those who have stood in harm's way) with quilts of valor.

Catherine Roberts, the founder of Quilts of Valor, recently let us know that "more than 1,200 troops will be returning this June and our challenge is to get 1,200 quilts to camp LeJeune for these warriors. If these men and women can brave the conditions of Afghanistan, then we can rise to the occasion of getting a few quilts for them!"

Connecting Threads is helping by donating 50 yards of American Heritage fabric to Quilts of Valor for backing, and donating 11 quilts that our staff has sewn. We'd love to hear what you're doing or what you've done to support this worthy cause.

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Started by Angela. Last reply by Geralyn Aug 30. 21 Replies


Started by Jo Ann Anderson. Last reply by Debby Phillips Apr 30, 2009. 1 Reply

Nice thank yous!

Started by Angela Apr 17, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Carolyn Hall on July 22, 2014 at 11:27am

Barbara - you are welcome.  I have so many boxes of scraps, I am always trying to find ways to use them up!

Comment by Barbara S/IL on July 22, 2014 at 10:54am

Carolyn that is a beautiful QOV!! Thanks for sharing the info on how you made it. Our group has boxes of scraps to use up.

Comment by Carolyn Hall on July 22, 2014 at 7:21am

Marjorie - you are welcome!  I will take a close-up photo of the stitching the longarmer did on the white fabric within the panel.  It looks like bubbles or cobblestones, and it made the letters puff up a bit.  She also did some beautiful stitching on the corner star blocks. 

Comment by Marjorie on July 22, 2014 at 7:14am

Carolyn Thanks for the information about the quilt. I will keep you posted as to how I do with it.  Hugs.

Comment by Carolyn Hall on July 22, 2014 at 7:11am

Marjorie - the "USA" is made with 2 1/2 inch squares.  The patchwork squares are 4 1/2 inches.  I did a 2 inch border in navy blue, then a 2 1/2" border in red around the panel.  When I decided to use the 4 1/2" squares, I had to shave off a smidge of the border so it would fit.  All those squares and my stash is still overflowing!

Comment by Marjorie on July 22, 2014 at 6:58am

Carolyn I love your quilt. What size squares did you use as I have a lot too.

I keep working on using up my scraps and stash and it doesn't seem to go down very fast.

Thanks for sharing the quilt.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on July 22, 2014 at 6:56am
Thanks Marjorie, I will look!
Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on July 22, 2014 at 6:55am
Carolyn..all I can say us WOW!!!..that is amazing!
Comment by Carolyn Hall on July 22, 2014 at 6:41am

Just got this one back from the longarmer.  I made the "USA" center panel last year, and couldn't decide what to do with it.  I finally decided to just make it a scrappy patchwork, to try to put a dent in my stash.  No dents yet...

Comment by Carolyn Hall on July 22, 2014 at 6:00am

Thanks, Kathy!  I thought I would take a break from my usual scrap quilts and make something different.  I just had two scrap QOVs to come back from the longarmer so I will be posting them soon.  And yes, I STILL have a mountain of scraps left!


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