A while back, Codi and I were in Craft Warehouse when we spotted a display in the fabric department with red, white and blue fabrics and a sign that said “Quilts of Valor Pack.” We were intrigued, so we took some time to read the sign explaining what was going on.
Quilts of Valor is a foundation that was set up to provide quilts to veterans and currently serving service men and women. According to their website, they’ve awarded about 95,600 quilts in their 10-year history. Holy smokes! This organization is staffed completely by volunteers and relies on quilters to donate their time and talents to make all those quilts happen.
But back to the fabric store. We each bought a Quilts of Valor Pack and took them home to see what was inside and what we could make with them.
The bag contained three pieces of fabric, each 9 by 22”. I don’t know if you can see it in the photo below, but at least the red stripe was a fabric made specifically for Quilts of Valor.
I have a couple of books full of quilt blocks and I remembered a fantastic website I used when I was making more quilts called Quilters Cache, so between the two I was able to choose some designs I liked. I was hoping to make at least two blocks, but was able to squeeze in a third.
Sorry for the awful photo, but I was in a hurry to get the blocks back to Craft Warehouse so they could send them in!
Quilts of Valor is sponsoring a National Sew Day on February 1st. If you’re interested in donating your time, fabric and sewing skills, this would be a great day to join in. Not only is it a worthy cause, but if you register, you will be eligible for the prize drawings throughout the day, including a quilting machine. I might have to locate that other bag of fabric that’s still in this house somewhere and make more blocks!