It doesn’t take much time. It doesn’t take much fabric. It’s only 2 seams per block. To Celebrate National Quilting Day, could you take an hour on Saturday, March 15th, and make 5?
What am I talking about? This week I heard about a Block Drive being hosted by Kevin the Quilter. He started it March 2nd and will run through June 1st. Click on his button for more information about colors, size, fabric and where to mail the finished blocks.
To briefly summarize, Kevin wants to make 3 Quilts of Valor to be presented during his talk in July. Each quilt requires 30 blocks. He is asking for quilters to make 5 blocks 12-1/2” Square, using his directions, and send them to him by 6/1/2014. He and some friends will take the blocks, piece them together, add backing & batting and make quilts. Any additional quilts made will be donated to and distributed by Quilts of Valor Eastern Missouri. For more information regarding the Quilts of Valor program, click here.
Here is a picture of the sample quilt he made entitled
“Pathway of Valor.”
Visit Kevin’s page for instructions & a brief tutorial for creating your 5 blocks. You only have to make the blocks. And, if you want, you can make more than 5!
Quilters are generous, loving people and I know you would do this for love. But, to make it fun, there are prizes available. For each set of 5 blocks you submit, you will be entered for the prize drawings. Prize drawing is open to US residents, only.
If all my quilting friends would make just 5, imagine how many quilts would get made! Just dig into your stash and sew! If you do make and send some blocks, I’d love for you to come back here and make a comment letting me know.