Thursday, May 27, 2010

Home of the Brave

It has been several days since I've gotten a chance to sew but I thought this Memorial weekend would be appropriate to make a few blocks for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. Please check out the link and show your support for our fallen heroes by helping out your state project.

"The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." ~ Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States of America

The photos below were from the Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild quilt show. To date they have made 175 quilts to present to local military who are coming home from active service overseas. Wow! What a great guild!! I was considerably impressed.

This was my absolute favorite display at the quilt show.

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to hug a Vet!!


  1. Those are some great quilts! I'm sure the vets will appreciate them...

  2. What a wonderful array of gorgeous, patriotic quilts! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Fantastic. Thanks for this weekend.

  4. A few weeks ago, I read about your visit to the quilt shop, Something to Crow About. Since we were planning a trip to Oregon, I made a note of the address. What a neat shop and the salesclerk was really friendly. I found some fabric and a pattern. I tried to refrain from buying too much since we would be stopping at other shops on our trip. Have you ever stopped at Ladies of Liberty in Independence? A small shop but with a great selection of C. War repros. Thanks for sharing - I enjoy your blog.
    Charlotte S - no blog

  5. Thanks for reminding me about the cut and ready to sew blocks I have saved for HOB quilts. I will sew a bunch on Monday.

  6. oh I just love patriotic quilts...thanks for sharing those pictures especially this weekend , perfect post!
    just makes me smile.
    I have wanted to make a quilt to donate to them for a while
    love your blocks
    have a wonderful weekend.

  7. WOW...Beautiful quilts. I am just finishing up a Quilt of Valor. I have LOVED making it...just sorry someone had to be injured in order to receive it.

  8. Amazing display of quilts! And the perfect weekend to display them.

  9. So many lovely quilt, love the display.

  10. Your blocks look great! That's been one busy guild - their quilts look wonderful.

  11. What an impressive display of patriotic quilts! They couldn't go to better recipients either...
    My family is all military from WWII through Bosnia - so lots of hugs to go around!
    And a big salute to such a caring Quilt Guild.

  12. HOB and QOV are two of my passions and have been involved with providing quilts for both for some time now. In fact, I've gotten my church quilt group involved. Can't think of a worthier cause!

  13. Wow, That's impressive. Glad the sun was shinning on them .

  14. oh wow!~love this project!
    Such a great show~look at all those gorgeous quilts! XO


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