Quilts of Valor

You don’t have to hang around here very long to know that I am a big supporter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. I firmly believe that we are to give honor to whom honor is due and those that serve in our nation’s military are most deserving. I believe that showing honor can touch someone’s spirit in a way that nothing else can. It shows appreciation and acknowledgement of service, but it also celebrates their value and worth as a person. I believe it can soften the hardest of hearts and create an opening for healing.

This Saturday, I was able to attend a sewing day with the Stitching Sisters QOV group that I joined a few months back. I have been long arming for them since December but this as the first time I was able to meet them all face to face and sew together. I had so much fun! Kindred spirits they are!  I was given these awesome pins! Thanks, Terri!

It probably comes as no surprise that I got very little actual sewing done. I was too busy talking! But this is the project I brought to work on. 

I finally decided how to use this panel!  Here is my design in EQ7. 

On Saturday, I added the first blue border and made a pitiful handful of blocks. 

 The piecing shouldn’t take long. This quilt will be all about the quilting.  But I have a QOV in the frame to finish first. 

This is the panto I am using on it.  

If you would like to learn more about  Quilts of Valor and how you can help honor the men and women of our nation’s military visit the QOVF site.

Linking up with Free Motion By the River.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Quilts of Valor

  1. Terri says:

    Love the panel, any idea where you purchased it? Where is your 3D block, lol

  2. Anja says:

    Well said. Keep up the great work you are doing.

  3. Libby in TN says:

    I enjoyed seeing what you are working on. Especially love the border fabric on the quilt on your frame. Panels are so much fun because they work up quickly.

  4. ~Deb says:

    What gorgeous Quilts of Valor, LOVE that panto – may have to give that one a shot on one of my next QOVs!

    Well Done, Miss Katy… carry one…;-)

  5. Beautiful Panto!!! Love the design for your project!

  6. Cécile says:

    Lovely post Katy…My husband works in the French Air force as a pilot and it was very touching for me….thank you ! 🙂

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