Quilts of Valor and Community Service

2021-'22 Quilts of Valor

Producing Quilts of Valor is an ongoing process. Piecing blocks, tops, quilting tops, binding, labels, and washing completed quilts are tasks for which volunteers are needed!  Please contact Louise Grant if you are willing to do any task.

 

The Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) has announced the 2022 National Block.  This year's block is a floating Churn Dash. If you want to get a head start the directions are located at 

2022-Floating-Churn-Dash.pdf (qovf.org)   **Please note the instructions to save the smaller half-square triangle blocks left over from trimming the larger half-square triangle.** 

If you have cut block packages of the 2021 8-Pt Star block, please return completed blocks at the next Guild meeting.  We will be assembling tops with these blocks in the months to come.

Pick up QOV Block kits at Guild meetings and return completed blocks at the next meeting.

Come and help piece tops, backing or binding.  If you wish to come please contact Louise Grant when the next event is scheduled, via email. A list of working supplies will be provided in advance.

Continue to check back to find when it would be best to look into the nominating process for Veterans who deserve a QOV.

 

 

Community Service - Bonnie Reyes

Placemats to Show That Someone Cares

This year’s Community Service Project is to make quilted placemats for seniors in need that will be delivered by the local Meals on Wheels organization. The placemats can be as simple as two pieces of fabric and binding or pieced blocks. This is an ideal project for scraps, learning to quilt as you go, using up orphan blocks, or practicing free motion quilting. The placemats can be of any size, but a typical placemat is 12 inches by 18 inches.

Need some inspiration? Check out the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSOmmdPmoSY
Quilt as you Go Placemat Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjvYREGdVpY
Self Binding Placement - XUPER SIMPLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC87QhwBO-8
Scrappy Quilted Placemat

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