Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Quilters Are Amazing!

I've found over the years that quilters are generous, kind-hearted, giving and just an amazing group of people.  Recently, Kevin the Quilter hosted a block drive for QOV where he hoped to get enough blocks to make 3 quilts.  There was such an outpouring of support from across the country that he received enough blocks to make 189 quilts!  Don't worry.  Kevin doesn't have to make all those quilts himself.  He has a group of ladies that will be helping him.  He also received donations of backings, batting, bindings and presentations cases.

I've been busy with so many projects this spring, that I left it until the last minute to make my own blocks to contribute.  Fortunately, he picked such an easy block, it didn't take long to whip them up.

Rather than just sending in the blocks, I managed to find enough time to assemble 30 of them into a quilt top.  It would have been nice if I could have quilted it before mailing it, but I just couldn't pull it off.

You should see the stack of blocks he has waiting to find their way into quilts for QOV.  It's amazing!  As are the quilters who participated in this drive and especially Kevin for organizing it.  I'm glad to be part of such a great community of quilters.  And if you haven't stopped by Kevin's blog before, I'd encourage you to do so.  He's not only entertaining and down to earth, he has a great sense of color and visits the best quilt shops and shows in his travels!

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins” 
James 4:17 (NIV)


  1. What a beautiful post Dee! I am so glad to be a part of the same community! Your "Pathway of Valor" quilt is beautiful!

  2. I love the strong, bold colors and modern design. Keven had a terrific idea and you executed it well. These quilts might appeal to our younger recipients of QOV more than traditional prints. You did a great job! I don't have many solids, but I could probably find a FQ bundle and make a top (next January). Thanks for sharing!

  3. THat is a pretty quilt. any soldier would love it. I do not know Kevin, but he is a wonderful person to do this, as are the quilters and all the people that contributed blocks.