Progress is made in the UFO Category! One of my UFO’s is to publish my UFO list on the blog as a method for accountability! But that’s for another posting. 😉 (P.S. For those not familiar with a quilter’s life, UFO is the “affectionate” abbreviation for Unfinished Object.) Today, I’m unveiling my two-color Red & White Drunkard’s Path quilt.
QUILTS OF VALOR
Any of you who see our demonstrations at shows know that I have a plethora of Drunkard’s Path units. Most of these I donate to a wonderful organization, Quilts of Valor, where they are transformed into quilts for our country’s wounded soldiers.
A suggested label for QOV quilts: This quilt was made for you out of appreciation, admiration and respect for your service to our country. With heroes such as yourself, America will continue to be the best in the world. We salute you and hope this quilt brings you comfort and cheer when you need it.
“They also serve, who only stand and wait.” QOV has national and local volunteers. Please Google or Bing “Quilts of Valor” and choose the best way to make your very personalized contribution, whether it is piecing, quilting, administering or donating to this incredible organization. (I just took a detour to see where that came from: Quotation from the great English poet John Milton (1608-74). After going blind, Milton wrote the poem “On His Blindness”. In the sonnet’s last line, he reflects that even with his disability he has a place in the world, and thus the universal message is that each of us has a unique place and way to serve.)
But I digress.
Who hasn’t always wanted a red & white quilt? This one was inspired by a similar quilt seen at the Dallas Quilt Show about three years ago. It was quilted by the famous north Texas quilter, Richard Larson, who made the white fabric look like whipped cream. Beautiful. And this was the first time I took the time to add piping to the edges before binding…in fact, a DOUBLE piping of red and white. Thanks, Susan Cleveland for your inspiration and tool for cutting the Piping Hot bindings, and thanks Luanne Leeson for your patient instruction and extra pair of hands in applying the binding.