03 November 2011

Alycia Needs Quilts!

I recently went to a Mystery Quilt class at my local quilt shop. The quilt is currently on the design wall and just needs to be sewn together and then quilted. I was not sure what to do with this quilt once it was done but then I read Alycia's call for help. This quilt, which will finish at 55x82, falls within the guidelines of the Quilts of Valor requirements. It is a win-win solution for both my Mystery Quilt, which I will show when it is done, and for Alycia.

You know about the Quilts of Valor program, right? Do you read Alycia's blog? Alycia supports the Warriors in Transition Battalion at Fort Carson Mountain Post in Colorado. This unit houses 775 wounded soldiers and there are always soldiers in transition. Alycia's quilt pantry is OUT OF QUILTS! Say it ain't so!

So here is my request; please go to Alycia's blog and learn about the program and consider making a quilt. Alycia has a quilt pattern that she has designed and Mary Johnson has several on her site that work well for QOV quilts. If you do make and send a quilt to Alycia before December 31, go to JudyL's blog and leave a comment to be included in the drawing for the incentives. Judy will be giving away one of her quilts plus a $50.00 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. Vicki Welsh has also generously donated 2 yards of her fabulous hand dyed fabric.

There are certain guidelines and requirements for a Quilt of Valor:
  1. Minimum size of 55x65 and a Maximum size of 72x90
  2. 100% cotton materials and flannel is okay to use
  3. Must be long arm quilted or domestic machine quilted; no tied quilts
  4. Must have a pillowcase/presentation case (Alycia currently has a lot of these but check with her)
  5. Quilt should be washed in cold water with unscented detergents and unscented dryer sheets.


  1. Thanks for posting this. I have two Quilts of Valor in progress. I was just going to donate them to the national organization, but I'd prefer to send them to a more local destination. This is perfect! I live in CO and my husband was stationed at Ft. Carson for 2+ years when he was in the Army.

  2. Thanks for the reminders, Paula. At this very moment, I have printed out Alicia's address, and earlier got a box to hold 2 quilts that I've held on for toooo long. Even though they were destined for QOV, I had problems actually giving them up! 8-)) Someone will enjoy them better than my dark quilt closet. I'm going to take a photo and then fold them up in the box.

  3. Elaine Adair, Linda the Quiltn' Library Lady, Pat at Bell Creek Quilts, Vicki at Field trips in Fiber--we're all working on quilts for Alycia's QOV project. Isn't it great to see!