Friday Funday: Free Quilts of Valor Quilt Patterns

“Patriotic” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Jean Ann Wright from Andover Fabrics

“Shooting Stars” from Quiltmaker

“Patriotic-Land of the Free” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Heidi Pridemore from Andover Fabrics


“Sew Scrappy” designed by Doug Leko from Quiltmaker

“Patriotic-On the Wings of Eagles” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Jean Ann Wright from Andover Fabrics

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    “American Quilter” May 2016 Issue

    I haven’t said this enough but I am truly honored to have my articles for some lesser-known charities in each American Quilter issue in 2016.  Overjoyed.  Blessed.  Humbled.  And not just my voice heard but the voices of all of those who represent the work that they do for others.

    In the May 2016 issue of American Quilter, I am the voice for our four legged critters.  Cats.  Dogs.  Pets.  They deserve love as they love us so unconditionally.  My reward?  A ton of wet slobbery moochies from our two family canines.  They deserve belly scratchies, for sure!



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      Friday Funday: LOVE Quilt Patterns

      “Pixelated Heart” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Blue Elephant Stitches from Robert Kaufman


      “Candy Hearts” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Gigi’s Thimble from Moda Bakeshop

      “I Heart Chevrons” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Nicole Daksiewicz from Modern Handcraft

      “Love in Chains” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Stella from Dear Stella

      “Simple Wishes” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Stephanie Palmer from Moda Bakeshop

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        One Quilter Can Make a Difference

        I have worked hard this year at trying to make one charity quilt in between other quilt projects I have created.  For instance, if I am working on a quilted gift for a loved one, I make that gift and then make a charity quilt, then make another quilt, etc. etc.

        My own quilting is about me, whether those quilts are made for others, made for my websites or made for a magazine.  I’ve designed them, I’ve chosen the fabric for them.  I’ve gifted them with love.

        My charity quilts are NOT about me.  They are about the charity that they go to.  They are no less loved than my own quilts but they are far more important, in the big scheme of all things quilted, than my personal quilt to-do lists.

        There are thousands of quilts given away through the charity I work with.  THOUSANDS.  My contribution is an extremely small part of that.

        Now, as one quilter, I can make a difference.  What would happen if a dozen, a hundred, a thousand quilters joined in to make charity quilts?  YOU can make a difference.  One quilt at a time.

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