Friday, July 6, 2012

Freebie Friday: Pat's Patriotic Present

Hello Bear Thread Designs friends, it's Friday and that means its time for "Freebie Friday"!! What a wonderful treat we have for you this week.
On July 1, we introduced out first Artist Investigation featuring Pat Sloan! On top of taking time to sit down with me, she also offered to share her Quilt of Valor, which she made using her line of fabrics, named Tribute from P&B Textiles. The quilt title is "Valor". It's finished size is: 54" x 66". (You can visit here to see Pat's post about the quilt.)
Not only is it an amazing quilt, but the Quilts of Valor Foundation, is an organization dedicated to helping wounded Soldiers feel more comfortable during their recovery period by giving them quilt as a sign of gratitude and greatfulness for the sacrifices they and their families have made to protect America.
If you would like to make a quilt for Quilts of Valor, some suggestions they have are:

  • The most popular colors are Red, White and Blue. Patriotic themes are loved and most often requested.
  • Although 10% of our military are women, when given a choice, most of them choose patriotic colors or designs as well. advised that not all recipients want Red, White, Blue, patriotic.
  • What NONE of the recipients want are fabrics which are inappropriate...such as juvenile fabrics intended for children. What will happen if you choose to go this way is that your quilt may sit on a shelf gathering dust.
You can learn more about QOVF by visiting their website.

And now, for the pattern for Valor, by Pat Sloan:

I hope you have a great time stitching this amazing quilt by Pat Sloan, and don't forget to check out her website to find out what other fun projects she has!


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