Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quilting the Quilt of Valor w/Updates

The Mission of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation:  "To cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war, with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor®".

Originally posted on November 1, 2012:

So...finally got up the courage to just go for it and quilt it out.  I knew I'd thought about quilting this Quilt of Valor quilt top far longer than I typically do, just didn't want to make any huge mistakes with this one.  And I think I succeeded on that front.  Here are a few of the quilted blocks and borders:

Utilized one of Sally Terry's 'Terry Twist' quilting motifs in each corner square instead of CCs and I think it suits this quilt better.

McTavish quilting utilized throughout each embroidery block and it's corresponding sashing

Lady Liberty is always one of my favorites

...coming off the frame...

I'm sooo thrilled at how well it turned out...Whew!  I was really nervous about quilting this one and really relieved to be binding it!  Still waiting for a QOV label to be delivered, and will finish up the carrying case tomorrow/later this afternoon.  I'll post an update when all is finished.

For now, I'm off for some shut-eye.

UPDATE September 3, 2014:  This Quilt of Valor was originally created with my WW II Veteran and dear father-in-law 'Dick' in mind.  Sadly, it was not completed until after his passing. This Quilt of Valor is now a 'Tribute Quilt' in honor of his life and his service and sacrifice for our country at Iwo Jima, as well as the life of my Uncle Danny - a Vietnam Veteran, and my cousin, IRAQ Veteran, Charles - who served and fell in IRAQ.  Dedication ceremonial plans are being finalized and will be included here when they are complete...Thank YOU!

Follow this link for Quilt of Valor II


UPDATE 2014:
Miss Betty and I have been longarm quilting Quilts of Valor since 2010.  In 2012 we became official longam quilting Volunteers through the National Quilts of Valor Foundation longarm quilting service.  In 2014, several opportunities arose with Quilts of Valor, including starting the first Clark County 4-H Quilts of Valor Special Interest Group, establishing our East Central Illinois Quilts of Valor Group and accepting the position of East Central Illinois QOV State Coordinator.  Needless to say, it's been a busy and productive few years with Quilts of Valor, resulting in LOTS of QOVs for our deserving Service Members and Veterans.  

BIG Thank YOU goes to each and every one who helped make this possible for our East Central IL area Veterans and Service Members.

Questions?  Please contact: 

Deb Lindley/East Central Illinois QOV State Coordinator
Quilts of Valor® Foundation
217.264.2051 (Direct)  

"Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor..."

The Quilts of Valor® Foundation is a non-profit established and operated in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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WW II Army Air Force Veterans - Thank YOU!

Help us cover our Service Members and Veterans with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.  Tax-deductible Donations for our East Central IL QOV Group may be made online by following this Quilts of Valor link:
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