Northeast Iowa Quilters' Guild

NEIQG is a member of Quilts of Valor

Sue Lynch is chair of our Quilts of Valor mission and if you would like to contact her direct about this project  see info below.
Email : sulynch09@gmail.com
Charity :  NEIQG Quilts of Valor
Address : 1427 S. 17th St, Prairie Du Chien, Wis.
Telephone : 608 306-0924
The group is looking for :  Fabric for tops and backing, names of veterans, patterns, help in putting quilts together. We also accept monetary donations for this project.

Download your Quilts of Valor Request form in a   PDF version    print and mail into Sue Lynch  

Download your Quilts of Valor Request form in Word Document version  If you have word you can type your information right in the document

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

 

To move this project forward here are some links and ideas for you to use to make your own Quilt of Valor!                                                       

 Quilts of Valor Main Web site

 LeAnn Weaver Has created over 30 mystery quilt patterns

 69x69 free quilts of Valor pattern  Bars and Stars  (not a simple pattern)
 12 inch Friendship star  QOV Stars and Stripes.doc
 anita's arrowhead 001.jpg  star alternate block.docx
   

The  information below is taken directly from the Quilts of Valor web site.


Bare Bones Table of Requirements


 

Do

DO  Not

Fabric

Use high quality 100% cotton quilting weight fabric appropriate for an adult.

Use sheets, thin, stiff, or scratchy fabric.

Pattern

Many free patterns are available on our website and on the web.

Make rag quilts.

Make a wholecloth QOV unless you are a professional quality quilter.

Size

 Top:  Recommended 60"x80"; Minimum 55"x65"

Backing 4 to 5 inches larger on all four sides.

Make quilt top less than minimum or more than maximum.

Binding

Use straight cut or bias double fold binding; join binding pieces with diagonal seams.  Apply neatly by hand or machine.

 

Fold over backing and use as binding or zig-zag binding in place.

Quilting

Machine or hand quilting in an appropriate design. ( free hand, pantograph, or computer guided patriotic or generic designs)

Balanced stitches of uniform size.  (5 - 7 stitches per inch if quilted by hand; 8 -12 stitches per inch if by machine)

Low-loft quality batting. (Cotton, 80/20, or poly from Pellon, Warm Company; Quilter's Dream; Hobbs)

Tie


Do only stitch in the ditch on a domestic machine or use giant meander

Use high-loft batting

Label

Must include Quilt of Valor; blank for name of recipient.  Should include names of piecer and quilter.

Do not include more than your first name and state.

Include advertising, political or religious messages.

Journal

 

Write a note to the recipient.

Do not include more than your first name,  and state

Include advertising, political or religious messages.

Washing

Wash your quilt after it is quilted and bound.

Use a Color Catcher in the machine

Use scented laundry products .

Send a quilt covered in pet hair.

Presentation Case

Make a coordinating pillowcase or bag in which to place your QOV.

Send your quilt without a presentation case.