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This week I cut up 6.5 yards of fabric and started making blocks for my first Quilts of Valor UK quilt.  The pattern is like the HeartStrings group Happy Blocks, but for grown ups.  I had 8 fat quarters and three 5-inch charm squares of the novelty prints and 2.5 yards each of the background prints.  The quilter at this blog used two alternating fabrics as the borders for her (more…)

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I have found the Quilts of Valor group for the UK, thanks to information from one of the American QOV coordinators, and I have now joined them as a volunteer.  I am going to make quilt tops and pillowcases.

Contact details for the UK coordinator can be found on the main Quilts of Valor website, along the lefthand side of the Home page.  Or you can contact me, and I can give you the email address.

I am so excited about the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile and uplifting project.  I am an American, and I was very happy to have made a few things for the American group.  With the UK group, I will now be able to show my appreciation to service personnel in the country where I presently make my home with my wonderful family.

If you live in the UK and have been thinking about doing some volunteer quilting work for a worthy cause, please think about joining Quilts of Valor – UK.

My first project?  Well, I have these beautiful Makower coordinates just languishing in my stash….

makower-fabric-qov

Happy Sewing!  🙂

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