Veterans Day – Quilts of Honor

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio AND it’s Veterans Day!

Last Thursday, my quilt guild hosted a luncheon to honor 63 Veterans in our local area.  For the past year, my guild worked diligently to make 21 Quilts of Honor and we presented them to 21 grateful Veterans at this lovely luncheon ceremony.

It was very humbling to have FOUR World War II Veterans join us and this quilt sums up what many of us were thinking.  Home of FreeThe quilt below was presented to a Vietnam Veteran who was a Prisoner of War (POW) for over two years.  He is a recipient of two purple hearts, a bronze star, a silver star and many other military honors he is reluctant to mention.  CharlieThis wall hanging was even more beautiful in person. Eagle One of our guild members even did a bit of hand quilting for a special, personal touch.  Quilted StarI really like these stars on point…this design may be a July 4th quilt in the making!    Stars on PointIt was fun to see how each guild member put their creative stamp on each quilt.  Patriotic phrasesThe quilting below resembles wood grain because the recipient used to do woodworking as a hobby…what a nice, personal touch!Single Star

It is a privilege to honor our Veterans today.

Veterans DAy 2019

Photo Courtesy of va.gov

Patriot Inspiration

Thank you to the Veterans of the United States Military for your service to our country!

My quilt guild held a two day retreat this past weekend.  Since it was Veteran’s Day Weekend, I decided to finish tacking down the binding on my American Flag Quilt.

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The flag in the quilt is actually a panel by Timeless Treasures Fabrics that I purchased at Red Rooster Quilts in Dublin, Ohio.  Red Rooster designed the quilt by adding a wide inner border of off white fabric and a wide outer border of Timeless Treasures blue & white stars.  The quilt is finished with a red binding.

I fell in love with the fabrics in this quilt because they all have a “weathered barn” look which can hide a multitude of wear and tear.  Hopefully this quilt will see more wear and less tear!

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My quilter, Ms. SJ, used a stars & loops design to add another patriotic dimension to my fast and easy masterpiece.

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This quilt is now on my couch where it will provide patriotic inspiration all year round!