Saturday, May 2, 2015

Cindy's QOV makes it to the BIG National Show - voting has started...Vote NOW!

Hey Everyone - just had to let you know, Cindy's Quilt of Valor Won 1st Place at the local level and has now moved on to the National MODA Piece & Comfort Online 2015 Quilt Show Competition:

Cindy Moreton's 1st Place QOV submitted by Quilters Desert Patchto the National MODA Piece & Comfort Online Quilt Show Competition -Vote NOW!

Cindy's Quilt of Valor coming off the frame

Close-up of one of the MODA fussy-cut fabrics - gorgeous!
Every single fabric in this Quilt of Valor was meticulously fussy-cut to showcase the amazing MODA Because of the Brave fabrics, even the sashings and borders!

The attention to detail is breath taking and the piecing is impeccable!
A short story Cindy shared with me when she contacted Miss Betty & I to see IF we would be interested in quilting her QOV for her:  While vacationing over this past winter in Arizona, Cindy created this stunning Quilt of Valor with MODA Because of the Brave fabrics she purchased at the Quilters Desert Patch Quilt Shop.  Once the quilt shop folks saw her QOV quilt top when she brought it in for additional border options, they asked her, or actually stated in a question, "You're definitely going to enter it in the MODA Piece & Comfort Challenge, aren't you?"

Cindy hadn't really thought about entering it but said IF she could find a quilter to quilt it, she would enter it if possible.  BUT, there were only a few weeks left prior to getting it quilted and entered.  She mentioned her dilemma to one of her good friends, Jackie W. and that's when yours truly got a phone call asking IF Miss Betty & I would be interested in quilting it, and the icing on the cake - it would be submitted to our East Central Illinois QOV Group to be awarded to an area Veteran.  Of course we said YES!

When we received it, there were less than two weeks to quilt, bind, label, prepare QOV documents and ship back in time for the MODA Piece & Comfort Competition at her local shop in Arizona, Quilters Desert Patch.  And to top it ALL off, Miss Betty II was still not functioning properly.  After multiple attempts at trying to fix Miss Betty II, we finally had to bite the bullet and let Miss Betty I, aka HQ16, quilt this gorgeous Quilt of Valor.  And since we didn't want to worry anyone, we haven't revealed this info until now ;-).

And to her quilting credit, Miss Betty I stepped up to the quilting plate and quilted her heart out:

Quilt of Valor 'dog tag' label w/piano key quilted border...Thanks, Miss Betty I!
Miss Betty II and I had planned much more elaborate quilting for this quilt.  But all-in-all, we think the final outcome resulted in the best quilting choices to enhance Cindy's remarkable fussy cutting and piecing, which showcases Moda's wonderful Because of the Brave fabrics, and especially to honor the final Quilt of Valor Award Recipient with a comforting and healing Quilt of Valor.

Miss Betty and I are unashamedly promoting and voting for Cindy Moreton's Quilt of Valor in this MODA Piece and Comfort Quilt Competition, and we are asking you to do the same, Please and Thank YOU!  There are a whole bunch of gorgeous QOVs in this competition - each and every one a Winner!

Good Luck to EVERYONE and especially to Cindy Moreton of Quilters Desert Patch...Thank YOU!

Go Vote NOW before you forget! 

To vote for Cindy Moreton's Quilt of Valor, search for the Quilters Desert Patch Quilt shop, click on their voting button next to their name, scroll down and click on the VOTE button and you're done...Thank YOU!

And just remember - You may vote EVERY DAY up and until the Competition closes!  Miss Betty & I will be happy to have you stop back by for a visit and to provide your daily voting link...;-)

To read and see more of this amazing Quilt of Valor, Please visit our sister blog at the following blog post:

Alrighty then - I'm off to cast my vote for Cindy Moreton's Quilt of Valor via Quilters Desert Patch Quilt Shop...


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