Fabric Scraps from recent Quilts of Valor - I think we have enough at least to get started, don't you?
|2 baskets stuffed FULL of patriotic fabric leftovers from recent QOVs|
Here's a pic of the last Patriotic/Military Mystery quilt. We added a Big RED border, since 'Miss Betty' & I enjoy quilting those nice, luscious borders ;-)
|A3/Field of Stars - one of our previous Patriotic/Military Mysteries|
that will soon be quilted into a gorgeous Quilt of Valor
For those wishing to participate in this latest Patriotic/Military Mystery of Alycia's, Please follow this direct link for ALL the Mystery FUN details: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MysteryQuilts4Military/info
Now that we've chosen our baskets of patriotic fabric scraps for our latest Patriotic/Military Mystery, it's time to get back to sewing our latest Veteran's Day Star block, courtesy of the Quilts of Valor Stars Facebook Group:
|Fabric Strips sewn together for our Veteran's Day Star block|
Here's a close-up of this stunning "Pride and Glory" eagle fabric by Dan Morris of RJR Fabrics.
|Pride and Glory Eagle fabric|
It's from my stash and it's dated 2014 - STILL stunning! We're giving serious consideration to using some of these star blocks in our QOV Panel Challenge that we're halfway through. We'll see how they come out, prior to making final decisions. And several will be sent on to Carol of the QOV Stars Group for their latest Veteran's Day block drive. Membership is OPEN to anyone.
We'll post pics and updates, once we get some Star blocks created!
UPDATE 10/1/2016 - Our first Patriotic Star Block/Disappearing 9-patch:
|Veteran's Day Star Block for the Quilts Of Valor Stars Group |
will make extra to include in our QOV Panel Challenge
To join in the Patriotic Stars FUN, please follow this direct web link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/167045153475870/
Just received these beautifully illustrated, historically rich books through amazon.com - written by our QOVF President of the Board of Directors, Sue Reich.
|Beautifully illustrated, historically engaging and enlightening|
If you have an interest in the rich histories behind quilts and quilting, I urge you to check these out - especially her latest book, "QUILTS Presidential And Patriotic", by Sue Reich. It is a stunningly refreshing piece of work steeped in our country's rich heritage; including how some of the latest trends in quilting, along with our ancestors' quilts, have each played integral roles in our country's history, especially during politically charged Presidential times - an engaging and enlightening read!
Time to finish those QOV Star Blocks...
Questions? Please Contact:
Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”