Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Quilts of Valour

I got the Quilts of Valour - Canada newsletter done this weekend, so that's one thing behind me. Don't misunderstand me, I love doing it, I just get a good sense of accomplishment when another issue is done and ready to go on the website.

The picture shown here is the 3rd QoV that I've made (you can see the others at Charity Quilts). My local guild has our bi-annual quilt show in October and I want to put a QoV quilt in the show with some brochures for the program so I'll be making another one as soon as I finish the customer quilt I'm doing now.

If I could afford it (time- and money-wise) I'd make these all year long, there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day or days in the week to get as much done as I'd like to. I love red and this is an excellent cause, so it's always time and money well spent. Plus it gives me a chance to be creative and make something new and nifty for people who will really appreciate it.

Anyone wanting to check out the QoV program can go to our website . There you'll find information on what we do, why we do it, how to get involved and who to contact. Past and present issues of the newsletter can be found there as well. Basically, we get quilts to wounded Canadian soldiers across the country. QoV doesn't necessarily make the quilts, tho many of us are quilters and do make them ourselves, but the purpose of the program isn't to make the quilts, it's to get them to the people that need them. I'm fortunate enough to be the BC representative so I get to take quilts to the base here in Vancouver.

There's a similar program in the U.S., their site can be found here.

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