Sunday, December 2, 2012

First Annual New Year's Day QOV Sit & Sew

The Destination Coordinator for Quilts of Valor Foundation has a brilliant idea for New Year's Day that I thought I would share.

For the past three years she has taken the time in December to cut out a Quilt of Valor top that she sits down and completes on New Year's Day. This year she is inviting everyone to join her!

Here's how it works:

1. Pick a pattern that meets the minimum requirement for a Quilt of Valor. Make sure it is one you feel you can complete in one day. Select and cut your fabric in December.

2. On January 1st, sit down and sew your top together. Post your progress that day on Yahoo Chat, Facebook, the QOV blog, your own blog etc...

3. When you are finished, request a longarmer, or if you have one have it quilted by a volunteer longarmer in your area.

4. After your quilt is finished (bound, washed, labeled, presentation case made) request a destination. Put NYD S&S in the comments field of the destination form. You will receive information on where to send your quilt and you will be entered into a drawing for prizes (to be announced).

5. A winner will be selected for every 13 NYD S&S quilts made completed by March 13, 2013 for which a destination is selected.

6. Please remember that our overseas contacts request red, white and blue, non-gender specific quilts, so please keep that in mind when selecting patterns and fabrics.

7. Also, spread the word! Invite your friends, family, and guild members to participate!

I hope a lot of people will join us kicking off the New Year by making aQuilt of Valor to honor our nation's heroes!

If you have any questions or if you are going to join in please leave a comment on this post!

Have an amazing day!