Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quilts of Valor

I just stumbled upon a home for my new quilting skills.

Quilts of Valor
They give quilts to service men and women who have been mentally and physically affected by their service, in a negative way. This goes for current and past service people!
I know I could *never* and I mean NEVER be in the armed forces. So I am truly grateful for those who can and do join up. This program gives me an opportunity to say Thank You.

I am so excited to start working on my first quilt!! Actually..just my first block.
I've joined the online quilting bee   (see widget to the right) that will take just blocks and then put them together to make whole quilts if you haven't got the time (or...skills?) to make a whole one.
I just love this!!

My brother is in the Army stationed in Korea. He is an Apache Helicopter pilot and has done two tours in Iraq. I originally wanted to find a patriotic quilt pattern and fabric to make him a quilt (which I will stilll be doing), but then I stumbled on Quilts of Valor. What an awesome national service project.

Go check it out!!


  1. Jansie - thank you for posting this, it has been a while since I have been to the QOV site. I use to send them blocks and then I started sending wheelchair guilts to our local VA Hospital and forgot about them. I know now where all my red string blocks will go - a much more useful place.

  2. What a wonderful project! I love that you will participate in this.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog about the Origami bags. It wasn't so bad afterall. Ugh. Why didn't they tell us that in the first place. Good luck with yours, I am sure they will turn out great. See you around!