Susan 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.)
- April 2019
Just a reminder: White stars with red or blue backgrounds are due at this meeting April 16. Then we will be finished with them.
The next project will be to sew the stars together and add a border or two. I plan to make kits and hope you will continue to be generous with your time and help sew them together.
I will also have several pillowcase kits that can be assembled. Right now I am short on pillowcases.
I also hope to have a large quilt kit that a long armer might have time to quilt.
It takes a village to make QOV and Scrapbasket quilters are doing a smashing job. Thank you so much for your support.
- 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. The quilt below was made by Debbie Hood.
- Staycation March 2
- March meeting