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Feb 5 / Dani

Quilt of Valor

One of the things the SWVA Modern Quilt Guild wanted to do when we started our group was some charity quilts. I showed you some kids quilts that we have done, but one of the larger projects we have been working on it a Quilt of Valor. These quilts are given to injured members of the Armed Forces to thank them for their sacrifice and offer some comfort. Last week I finished up the binding and had a chance to take some pictures.

This quilt has star blocks made by Kathy, Whitney, Lindsay, Melinda, Lori and myself. A few months back we got together to piece the top using some light blue sashing fabric and red borders.

Once the top was together, I pieced a backing and added a label.

Lindsay quilted it on her long arm with a star and swirl pattern.

Once Lindsay had finished with it, I added a patriotic binding.

After a quick wash and dry, it is all ready to go. Once the guild has had a chance to check it out on Wednesday, I will apply to find a recipient. I really do hope that the person who receives it feels a little comfort, and knows that we are thinking of them.

Has anyone else out there been involved with the Quilt of Valor project? Or another quilting charity project?

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  1. missbedora / Feb 6 2012

    Wow, that turned out so well! What does the label say??

  2. Nikki / Feb 6 2012

    The quilt my stepmother made that you taught me to bind started off being a Quilt of Valor. Turns out that my sister knows some active duty guys. We “voted” and decided to give it to one of them as a thank you for all that they do.

  3. Mom / Feb 6 2012

    So amazing! I’m sure the recipient will appreciate all it stands for.

  4. Lindsay Széchényi / Feb 8 2012

    We did good 🙂

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