I have been quilting since 1999 and have decided to keep an online journal of my quilts. In this way, I can document their history and preserve their memory for my family and future generations. Most of my quilts are made as gifts; and with few exceptions, I have taken pictures of my quilts with their recipient. I have also made many charity quilts for Project Linus, Wrapped in Hope and Quilts for Kids.

Please join me for my quilt parade!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Quilt #223: Patriotic Quilt of Valor Top


Rita’s Quilt of Valor

In March 2010, I visited with my friend Mary and her quilting group, The Atherton Quilters.  I had so much fun that day and everyone was so friendly that I joined the group! Here they are with the Quilts of Valor they made at their January retreat:


The Quilts of Valor were taken to Sew Vac in Long Beach where they’ll be quilted by a volunteer longarm quilter and finished into a beautiful quilt for a veteran or service member.

Even though I wasn’t part of the group for their January retreat, I wanted to make my own QOV.  Here is my version, which I’ll be sending off to Sew Vac:


Every Thursday afternoon, volunteers meet at the store to cut, sew and press QOVs.  During Disney’s 2010 “Give A Day, Get A Disney Day” program, volunteers received one free admission ticket to Disneyland.  How awesome was that!  Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and free Disney tickets are no longer available.  But Sew Vac continues its good work!

July 2010


Alycia said...

Beautiful Quilts!

Cathy said...

I love the idea to give the quilts to our military men and women. They deserve everything we can do for them for their service.

Patriotic Quilt Pattern