Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Gauntlet Was Thrown

Alycia has challenged quilters to make and donate twelve Quilts of Valor in 2012, and I have accepted her challenge. Since I have some quilt tops that have not been machine quilted, I am going to count them in my twelve in 2012.

If you don't sew, you can still help. Find a local group that makes Quilts of Valor and offer to work with them. Every quilter appreciates someone who will press seams and fabric - no sewing required. If you do sew but don't think you can make twelve quilts by yourself, then team with one or more quilters. Every quilt makes the world of difference to the soldier who receives it.

Won't you accept Alycia's challenge, too, and provide quilts to our wounded warriors.

Note: gMarie offered to make twelve red/white/blue blocks and send them to me. I accepted her offer. I will add fabric and turn her blocks into a Quilt of Valor top.

If you wish to participate in this challenge make one or more blocks, at least 12.5 inches unfinished in red/white/blue fabric, using one block pattern or a variety. Then contact me for mailing instructions. I will turn your blocks into a top for a Quilt of Valor.

Easy Blocks

Sources for free quilt block patterns:

Quilt Genie

Quilt Blocks Galore

Quilt Bus


  1. Good luck with meeting your goal. I know you can do it.

  2. I think it is perfect for you for this new year and guess what? You will do it.

  3. What a win-win challenge. I'm sure you'll succeed. Wish I could accept the challenge to get involved, but alas, my motto this year is to do what I'm already over-committed-to well and say no to everything else.

  4. Good luck with your challenge :) I know you'll make some pretty quilts, :)

  5. Good for you! I'm not joining in the challenge because QOV is just one of the groups I make and donates quilts to but I'm sure some will make their way to Alycia.

  6. Dang you! I hate quilting. I know - can I send your some blocks? Will you tell me what they look like? Stars or can they be log cabin blocks in red, white and blue? I'll make 12 blocks and send them to you. How's that? g

  7. Go Nancy!! Thanks for taking the challenge!!

  8. I will have to check my stash..maybe I can send you a few..we will see what happens:)


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