Quilts of Valor

qov-logoSusan Eaton is our QOV committee chair again for 2019.

Fabric donations and presentation cases/pillow cases are needed and always welcome in colors of red, blue, white and gold as well as completed quilt tops.
A QOV should be large enough to cover an average-sized adult, with an ideal size approximately 60″ x 80.”  Finished size should be no smaller than 55″ x 65″ and no larger than 72″ x 90.”

If you have family members or friends who are military veterans whom you would like to honor with a Quilt of Valor, please contact Susan Eaton. (Contact information available in the Members Only section of the Scrapbasket website.)

 

  • January 2019       
    It’s time for the Quilts of Valor 2019 Block Drive.  This year it is the floating Ohio Star in 2 colors.  The star is white and the background is to be a red or blue solid or a patriotic print.  The block should measure 12.5″ and will finish 12″.  We will start making the blocks Jan.15th and all blocks will be due April 16.
    The pattern for the star can be found at QOV website  qovf.org.  I will print off a few hard copies of the pattern to have at the meeting for members who do not have access to a computer or printer.
    I have also made a few kits that you are welcome to use.  Please feel free to use your own fabric.  I have also made a poster board to show you how to make the block.  These items can be found on the pew in the narthex.
    We did a fantastic job on last year’s block.  I look forward to seeing what we will do this year.————————————————–
  • September 2018
    Here’s hoping that you are finding a little time to sew for QOV.  Susan Eaton currently has a kit that someone or a group could volunteer to put together. She also hopes you get a chance to visit the QOV website (QOVF.org).  It’s really interesting.  At the age of 88, Betty Gore, one of many “Rosie the Riveters” who worked as a code breaker during WWII, was recently presented with a Quilt of Valor.  Read her story  published in QOV “Threads” on the newsletter.A reminder:  A QOV should be large enough to cover an average-sized adult, with an idealsize approximately 60″ x 80.”  Finished size should be no smaller than 55″ x 65″ and no larger than 72″ x 90.”
  • July 2018
    Thank you for all the wonderful Quilts of Valor you have made.  Each one is so striking and unusual.  They will definitely bring smiles to our soldiers.
    I also wanted to let you know that all the quilts you have turned in have been paired with backing, batting,and binding and have been sent to Kay Miller.
    For the remainder of the year just keep working on QOV by yourself or with a friend.  In November, as a little thank you, we will have some drawings for prizes for those who made and worked on QOV.  Then in January we will once again participate in the quilt  blocks for the national QOV program.
    I still have one kit that needs to be sewn together.  If you would like to work on it, give me a call and I’ll bring it to guild.
    Thank you for your support.
  • June 2018
    Thanks to all Scrapbasket Quilters who participated in the 2018 Block Drive. You made 65 star blocks. I sent them to the national coordinator who will distribute them to different guilds to be sewn into quilts. You did a great job!
  • April 2018
    Thank you for participating in the 2018 Block Drive.  Just a reminder that the star blocks you have been making are due at the Scrapbasket meeting April 17.   I will be mailing them to the Block Drive Coordinator later in the week.For the remainder of the year, work on a Quilt of Valor.  Do this by yourself, with a friend, or a beelet.  Just have fun.  Remember, I have batting and backing if you choose to finish your quilt.  I will also bring a basket of fabric to each meeting for you to use.  I also have a kit that is ready to be sewn together.Gift certificates will be drawn at the November meeting.  Thank you for your support.
  • March 2018
    Keep making the blocks for the Quilts of Valor 2018 Block Drive.  They are due at the April meeting.  I will send them to National where they will be made into quilts. Put your thinking caps on and get ready for what we will be doing until November.I ran into Kay Miller (co-ordinator of QOV of Southern Indiana) at the Bloomington quilt show.  She praised Scrapbasket for our support and for all the lovely quilts we have sent in the past. She said she was still in need of quilts.  So that’s what we are going to do for the rest of the year.  They can be tops or finished quilts.Recommended Sizes:

    • Ideal size, 60″ X 80″
    • No smaller than 55″ X 65″
    • No larger than 72″ X 90″

    I suggest you go to qovf.org.  They have patterns and all sorts of valuable information.

    Make a quilt yourself, with a friend or two or three, or a beelet.  Have fun.  To add a little incentive to the fun, in November there will be three gift certificates given away in November for the following categories:

    • Top only
    • Completed quilt
    • Someone who quilts a top.

    I will have some kits and fabric available, as well as backing and batting.

    So, for now get your creative mojo on, and make a red, white, and blue quilt.  There are no rules except to honor our soldiers with quilts.

  • January 2018
    We start the new year by participating in the Quilts of Valor 2018 Block Drive. Everything you need to know about making the Friendship Star can be found in the link below.  All blocks are due at the April meeting.  Susan Eaton will mail them or you can mail your own.  You can bring finished blocks in each month or save them all for April.  You can use your own fabric, or pick up a kit that Susan has assembled.  And you can make as many as you like. Have fun, and think of all the soldiers and sailors you’ll be honoring.

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