I feel like all I’ve done is work on quilts this week!
I finished 2 flowers this week. I’ve only got 6 left before I start putting my top together!
I had a big, busy Quilts of Valor week!
On Friday I got representatives from as many groups in the state as possible together to go through the free fabric available to nonprofits at a fabric warehouse in our state. We all left with bags and bags of fabric to use for QOVs. It was nice to be able to put faces together with email accounts.
On Saturday we had our second northeast Ohio sewing day. We have a big, sort of spur of the moment presentation coming up and we worked on getting tops together for that.
Stars were appliqued on 6 of the striped quilts and we made triangles and started putting together the 4 hour star quilt tops. I’m loving this pattern from quiltfrog.com.
We may need to change our event name. My mom was there from Pennsylvania and one quilter brought relatives from Michigan. Her granddaughter had sewn but never quilted before but now she can make half square triangles like a champ!
When I got home from the QOV event on Friday night this was waiting for me. I knew that I had to get it to someone I would see on Saturday night so I hurried up and got it bound and had my mother make a pillowcase for it. It will be presented soon.
This quilt came from a group in the Toledo area. It is going to a veteran in central Ohio.
Our Akron group donated this top made from anniversary blocks collected last year.
I have to get a backing made for that and get it sent off to a quilter.
I got two quilts back from a quilter yesterday. She surprised me by binding them and making pillowcases for them too!
I’ve gotten my mother involved too. She brought me her version of the 4 hour quilt top.
I think I have 3 more quilts coming back from quilters this week. That should temporarily take care of the backlog of individual requests we have here. There are other states that are swamped with requests and don’t have enough quilts to get to everyone. If you would like to help out, check out Quilts of Valor’s website.
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