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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Quilts of Valor

Please don't forget all of our injured military men and women returning from the War on Terror. As quilters,I think most of us tend to express our gratitude in the form of the art we love - quilting. If you haven't been involved and would like to, there's plenty of info on the Quilts of Valor website. Also, there's a mystery group. We aren't really that mysterious! :) Nancy Miller and I try to alternate doing mystery quilts for the Quilts of Valor project, although Nancy has done most of the work since I've been kinda snowed under. I'm hoping to help out more. Anyway, we just finished up one mystery and Nancy has another one starting in mid-June. That will be #6. I have #7 already drafted so we're pretty productive over there. If you'd like to join that group, you'd send an e-mail to: Here's the drawing of the Mystery #5 with borders added. The mystery didn't have the pieced borders but I love pieced borders and I like for the quilts I send to be a little larger than the minimum 50 x 60. This one is 66" x 86". I think that's a better size for a big man to snuggle under anyway. You are welcome to download the pattern and use it for whatever purpose you'd like. It's a pdf file and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which you may also download for free. For the real quilt, I used the Moda 76 Trombones line and the quilt turned out really pretty. Can't find the picture of the real quilt right now but I'll find it eventually. This Memorial Day weekend, my very special thanks to all who have given so much that we may remain free! Judy Laquidara


  • thanks for the free pattern-great looking quilt and the link to the mystery group. I really respect your dedication to the worthy cause of Quilts of Valor.

    By Blogger cher, at 5/27/2006 02:32:00 PM  

  • I once went to see the USS Enterprise come in (my X DH was a Marine). But anyway - what I wanted to say - they let father's who have not seen their newborn babies off first. That day 82 father's got off to see their babies for the first time. Military are away from their families for months at a time and are not really paid that much. Support is really appreciated.



    By Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy, at 5/27/2006 04:23:00 PM  

  • I need to finish up the last border on a QOV. Thanks for the reminder!

    There's just not enough we can do for the young men and women who are serving. I'm gonna print off this pattern, Judy, and pull fabric today! Thank you for all you do for the military. and for us!

    By Blogger Vicky, at 5/28/2006 06:03:00 AM  

  • Thanks for all you do - since my son was in Iraq, I especially appreciate the quilts of Valor!

    By Blogger Sharon, at 5/28/2006 07:53:00 AM  

  • I like that quilt, a lot, but I do't think I like mystery quilts!

    Something in me just likes to pick my fabrics for what kind of pattern they'll be in a quilt - and when I don't know what the final design is, I can't do that.

    By Blogger ForestJane, at 5/28/2006 01:31:00 PM  

  • Mom and I are getting together to clean out the stash and make some more QOVs. The chaplain at Walter Reed sent me a very beautiful letter for the last 5 I sent. Sure gave me incentive to do more. It is such a good cause.

    By Blogger Debra Spincic, at 6/04/2006 05:52:00 PM  

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