Moda fabrics is proud to be participating in a Quilts of Valor program co-ordinated by Marianne Fons. Moda's very own Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson have created a line of fabrics and kits benefiting this program available in stores April 2011. Invite someone you know that may not quilt to get involved.
Note from QOVF website
: Just how much of an impact has the Quilts of Valor Foundation made? As of February, 2011 there have been over 37,000 quilts awarded to service members/veterans.
“It’s not about politics, it’s about people.”
So this project inspired us to take it a step further.
We invite you to join the Moda staff and designers in our Challenge…
The challenge is to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the
The deadline for star blocks
is May 1, 2011 so that we can meet our quilt deadline
by Flag Day, June 14, 2011.
As the saying goes – “many hands make light work”.
We need 1800 star blocks to reach our goal.
Please take a few minutes to piece Just One Star block (click here for block pattern)
using a medium red or blue and a cream background. Better yet, invite your small group or even your entire guild to make Just One Star block. Sign each block with your name and state.
Then we can truly say....the hands of a grateful nation comfort our soldiers!
We will coordinate the donation of the 100 quilts thru the Semper Fi Fund
, a cause
that is near and dear to designers, Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson.
Thank you for your help!
Send untrimmed blocks to:
Attn: Just One Star Project
Dallas, TX 75234
Mark Dunn, Laurie Simpson, Polly Minick and Colonel James J. Minick USMC will be involved with the Semper Fi organization to donate the completed 100 quilts.
2 ways to be involved:
Make a quilt block (blocks) to support moda and Semper Fi's efforts.
Complete quilt kits (shown below) are available from your favorite
quilt store to benefit Quits of Valor .
"I am so excited about this project and think quilters everywhere are
going to jump into this." - POLLY MINICK
Labels: Laurie Simpson, Polly Minick, Quilts of Valor, semper Fi