Quilts of Valor and Community Service

2021-'22 Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor Workshop for BVPM Guild members

Next QOV workshop for BVPM Guild members is scheduled for the January Saturday Sew, January 8, 2022 at the 1st United Methodist Church, New Brighton.  More info to follow.

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.


QOV 2021 Block of the year is the 8-pt Floating Star seen below along with instructions. There will be cut block packages available at every BVPM Guild meeting for members to pick up and return completed the following month. These will be used to assemble QOV tops.

                                                                                                                                 QOB Block Instructions:

                                                                                                                                 When you pick up a                                                                                                                                                                                              block at a meeting, 

                                                                                                                                                                                        please assemble it                                                                                                                                                                                                and return it at the                                                                                                                                                                                              next meeting.                                                                                                                

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.


                 QOV 2021 Block Instructions

 If you picked up a kit to finish at the Sept.

 meeting, please return it at the next meeting.



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:

Quilt as you Go Placemat Tutorial

Self Binding Placement - XUPER SIMPLE

Scrappy Quilted Placemat

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