Friday, September 30, 2016

Latest Patriotic/Military Mystery has just Launched! w/Updates...

We've participated in the past and Alycia, our fearless Leader and wonderful Patriotic/Military Mystery creator, runs a wonderful Mystery.  We just didn't know IF we'd have time this busy Fall/harvest time of the year!  But after reading our first Mystery Clue, which includes patriotic scrappy fabrics as an option...We're IN!!

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: 

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:

Just received these beautifully illustrated, historically rich books through - 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
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


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