Wounded warriors quilts. A project for Daves quilters????

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

I just saw this on CNN...Just really inspired me, Im looking for projects anyway. It looks like its been on a few times since the 20th, so some might have seen it.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/12/20/gif.soldiers.quilts/index.html

Totally off the subject of the video. Gardenglory MUST have one of those ironing set - ups she is using at the beginning of the video.

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Marietta, OH(Zone 6a)

Pam, this is really neat! Love the quilt shown, noticed alot of the fabric is familiar to what I've seen around here in the shops. The ironing setup is a silicone 'hot pad' for irons, isn't it? I've seen the smaller thinner ones to hold an iron, but not one this thick... will have to do some looking on the net... Are you planning on making an entire quilt to send or looking for people to contribute to one?

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

Pam, qwilter has been making quilts for the "quilts of valor" program ...similar to this...getting red, white, and blue blocks, in many of the swaps...

If you want to put them together...I am sure everyone would be willing to send you some blocks.....Don't they just want the tops for this program???? have groups that put them together??? yes???

where as quilts of valor you can send tops, or completed quilts ..I believe....???

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

QOV has piecers & quilters. So folks send me their quilts & backing & I supply the batting & do the quilting. Then send them back to the quilter who finishes the quilt and sends it off to a donation POC. Lots of coordination.

I have indeed been using my RWB swap blocks for tops.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

Gosh, I dont know how I missed those swaps/that info. That would be perfect for me right now. I would even send batting.
I hate to sound so cluleless, but could someone maybe link me or tell me where I would go to find out the size info and particulars.

thanks thunder for the info

Wichita, KS(Zone 6a)

I'd be willing to donate my longarm quilting services as long as a meander pattern is ok. I'm still working on learning anything more challenging than that.

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

here is the quilts of valor link: http://www.qovf.org/

De Soto, MO

I have a niece in Afganistan. It's her 2 deployment. Her first was Irac. USS Air Force. They gave her a light weight like sheet blanket. The temp has been running between 0 and 20 degree in Afganistan. Don't know if you know this, but when they were sent to Afganistan, there were nowhere to put these kids. Some are in tents with these sheet blankets.
I am so glad someone has been so kind as to send quilts. I keep working at getting one done to send, but sickness keeps catching me. (Lung Cancer treatments).

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

Here is a link to some awesome quilt patters designed for Quilts of Valor:
http://www.persimmonquilts.com/QOVMysteryHomePg.html

On top of being great patterns, they are also done in a Mystery Quilt format. So, unless you cheat & look at the finished pics, you never know what you are going to end up with.

And most give fabric reqs, and directions, for "scrappy" along with yardage.

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

For anyone thinking of doing some Patriotic quilts, for any organization, JoAnn's has all cottons 40% off (some 50%). I found quite a few patriotic prints that I'll be using for these charity quilts.

Also, I offer free long arm quilting for any quilts being sent to these organizations. If you are interested, just contact me through dmail.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

Excellent, ill take a look, as I wanted to work on some of these. I will have to take advantage of your quilting help tho.
I have even saved scraps I would normally throw away, this past week. With the haiti situation, I figured there just might be someone, somewhere who can use them. All those little orphans, and old people from the nursing homes just sitting in their beds, with no walls and rubble all around.
If ANYTHING good comes out of this, I hope that it IS all the money ppl have been sending all these years...actually gets to the people from hence forth. yada yada.

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

There are just so many organizations out there that welcome these quilted gifts. From nursing homes to the soldiers. I also save all my useable size pieces to make the scrap quilts. Some of the ones I posted last week will be donated. Keeps my scrap pile down and does some good for someone less fortunate.

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

I just "ditto" all the statements above. I save scraps but find myself saving things I would normally has thrown out before. Surprising how they can be used after all.

Wichita, KS(Zone 6a)

I'm wondering if there's something we can do for the Haiti orphans that will soon be arriving in the USA. There's so much destruction right now that sending anything directly to Haiti would be impossible, but maybe later on this year? Quake Quilts maybe?

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

I like that idea Sondra--children size would be perfect.

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

I know there is an organization that just brough over a lot of orphans.
I need to contact my friend who runs a charitable org out of haiti. I'm sure he must have some good POCs.

just start sewing now.........................

Wichita, KS(Zone 6a)

I have more older child and preteen fabrics than I do baby stuff so I'll start on some for older kids. I do have the long arm for quilting if needed. I'm sure I can make something out of what I have in the scrap tub.

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Are we talking just blankets, quilts or simple dresses and shirts also?

Wichita, KS(Zone 6a)

I'm sticking with quilts for now. The Red Cross will most likely have donation drives for clothing soon.

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

for those of you doing the quilts of valor / wounded warrior projects ....thought you might like these

http://www.whittlesfabrics.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi?cart_id=6736549.22500.s0&lastmenu=&product=MPatriot

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