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A Heartwarming Experience

A little over a year ago I registered as a long arm quilter with the Quilts of Valor Foundation to complete one quilt per month. Each month I get paired with someone who has completed a top and they send me the top and backing in the mail. I supply the batting, complete the top with an all-over star design, and then mail the quilt back. Since I have been volunteering I have quilted 12 tops from Iowa and Nebraska. At the beginning of May I was paired with Mrs. Gregory, the FCS teacher from Waverly High School, to complete a top that was created by her Fashion Design class. As a retired teacher I am always excited to see students involved with Quilts of Valor. So many lessons can be learned f

Another Year of Memorable Row By Rows

Row By Row 2017 Part One Now that I have finished my Row By Row 2016 quilt it is time to get started on the Rows from 2017. Free patterns are given at participating shops with an option to purchase a kit with fabric and embellishments. I learned from my experience with the 2016 Rows that it is much easier to work from a kit so that is what I purchased for the 2017 Rows. The goal behind the Row By Row concept is to collect eight rows, stitch them into a quilt, and then be the first to return it to one of the shops in order to receive a prize. Since both my 2016 and 2017 Rows will be completed in 2018 I am out of luck for any prize! However, I will have two fun quilts that document our travels

 

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