Make it Monday : Quilts of Valor

Happy Monday and today I am featuring this great organization that makes quilts for Veterans. This was one of my first quilts as a New Quilter to honor my Uncles and Dad’s. service. And as we approach Veterans Day this week I hope you get inspired to join the program as an individual or as part of your quilt group Lisa

What is Quilts of Valor?

Our Mission: to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

Quilt Standards/ Information:
  • A Quilt of Valor does not have to be red, white and blue, but patriotic colors are very popular with recipients. Panels can provide a great focal point and bring in other colors. Think creatively with the recipient in mind.
  • Recommended size: is 60″ x 80″; minimum: 55″ x 65″; maximum: 72″ x 90″.
  • Use quality, adult-appropriate, 100% cotton, quilt-weight fabrics. Avoid juvenile prints and branch-specific fabric unless the recipient is known in advance, as this creates difficulty in identifying a recipient.
  • The Quilt consists of a top, batting, and backing. It must be machine or hand quilted. A tied quilt is not acceptable for a Quilt of Valor.
  • Wash quilt once completed so it is soft and so that any potential fabric dye bleeding issues are resolved. Use cold water, mild detergent and unscented products. A color catcher will capture fabric dyes in washer.
  • A Quilt of Valor may be awarded in a presentation case, though a presentation case is not required. QOVs must have a presentation case when going to overseas facilities, to continuing destinations, or if requested.  Information about making a presentation case is in the “QOV Construction Quick Reference Guide” in the Appendices section of the Policies &Procedures manual.
  • A presentation pillow case is optional, unless sending overseas.

2022 National Block Drive : Floating Churn Dash

12 ½-inch (12.5″) unfinished Floating Churn Dash fabric needs:
 Background:
(5) 4 ½” X 4 ½” squares
(4) 4 ½” X 2 ½” rectangles
 Color – blue or red:
(4) 4” x 4” squares
(4) 4 ½” X 2 ½” rectangles

Check the website for quilt block directions and how to mail into Quilts of Valor !

My quilt Clubs quilt:

As part of the local quilt club we made this wonderful quilt to send out.

Thanks for joining Me for Make it Monday ! I hope it inspires and motivate you to get involved….. Lisa

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