Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quilts of Valor Sew-In

We had a wonderful time at our Sew-In on Nov 11 for Quilts of Valor. Everyone who came made several blocks and we have enough blocks to make about 4 quilt tops. Janet Graham has volunteered to put all the blocks together and so far she has completed two tops. Below is one of the tops. It is currently hanging in our hallway. We appreciate all who came to our first ever Sew-In for the troops. These quilts are to honor our very special service men and women who have given so much to our country. These quilts are not going onto a battlefield.

We have decided to become a site for making blocks for the Quilts of Valor. I will continue to donate fabric for our Sew-In. Janet will be working on the paperwork to designate us as a site.

We would like to hear from you as to when the best time for you to volunteer to come and make blocks for these quilts. We are considering making it an educational event, focusing on a new block for you to learn and make for the troops. These blocks need to be made with love and care. Speed is not our goal! These are honor quilts and we would like to make them with pride and appreciation of our troops. Thanks again to all who gave of their time and sewing skills. We very much appreciate your support.