Monday, February 11, 2013

Washington QOV efforts!!

Craft Warehouse and Just for Fun Quilting in Vancouver, WA, joined together in an effort to support Quilts of Valor and the wonderful service they provide to our soldiers!

Craft Warehouse put together a packet of fabric to use to sew a 9 ½” quilt block.  Blocks were then turned in to the store and collected until there were enough to surround 6 of the “Stonehenge Stars & Stripes” panels designed by Linda Ludovico for Northcott.

Volunteers donated their time to piece the tops together, using classroom space at Marcy Shindler’s shop, “Just for Fun Quilting”!  Marcy’s staff also donated their machine quilting skills to complete these quilts!  Other volunteers made presentation cases for these quilts, sewed bindings on, etc.

Many hands make for quick work and within a month, 6 quilts were ready to go to the QOVF!  Currently, they are on display at Craft Warehouse but by the end of the month they will be in the hands of a service member or veteran touched by war.

The need is great for more quilts so Craft Warehouse has extended the program and block packets are still available.  They sell for $3.99 and depending on what pattern you choose to use, you can make 1 or 2 blocks from a packet.

 Blocks can be turned in to the Craft Warehouse Quilt Shop in Vancouver where they will be collected and made into more quilts by volunteers!  Whether you make a complete quilt or just a block or two, every effort is appreciated!

Sumitted by:
Debbie Turner
SWWA/NWOR Regional 2 Coordinator

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great story of working together. Kudos to Craft Warehouse for dedicating the time and space to promote this effort.If there was one near me, I would certainly give them my business! That line of quilts hanging looks GREAT!