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I am proud to work with American Hero Quilts, a charity which presents quilts to wounded soldiers. American Hero Quilts (AHQ) works primarily with wounded soldiers at Madigan Army Hospital at Joint Base Lewis McChord, south of Seattle, WA. AHQ also sends quilts to Afghanistan to help keep wounded soldiers warm as they are transported out of the country for more medical treatment and recovery.

AHQ is now working with the Warriors in Transition program and they need 1,500 more quilts! 

AHQ has many quilt tops ready for quilting, but they need machine quilters! If you have a quilting machine, or can quilt on your home sewing machine, please contact American Hero Quilts at helpinghands@americanheroquilts.com for information on how you help.

I have quilted several quilts for AHQ and plan on picking up a few more to work on.

If you can’t quilt, you can make a monetary donation.

The American Hero Quilt website it http://www.americanheroquilts.com

On a personal note – I was married to a Vietnam Vet for 32 years and my Son-in-Law is a career soldier with over 20 years of service. I know how much AHQ’s would mean to them.

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Below are some photos of a quilt that I made, from start to finish, that I will be donating to AHQ.

I pieced this quilt top over Labor Day last year and quilted it a few weeks ago. It is a Disappearing 9 Patch pattern made from patriotic prints. When I put the 9 Patches together, the fabrics “moushed” together, so I added 1 inch (finished size) sashing and corner stones. Then, I found out that the quilt was just a little bit small, so I added the stars in the corners.

Click on any photo for a larger view.

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For the quilting, I did free hand Ribbon Stipple in the body of the quilt and I used the Longarm U, Curve & Point template for the border. You can see the quilting in the border in the photo below.

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Here is a photo of the quilting in the star block .

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One last photo of the back of the quilt. I love the texture the quilting gives!

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This was a fun project and I know my quilt will be going to a great cause. And will be loved and used by a wounded soldier!

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What do you do when you have some time and a lot of scrap fabric? You piece a scrappy quilt top. What do you do when you have a friend who is going through a rough time and you want to offer them some encouragement? You quilt the scrappy quilt top and give it to them as a gift.

That is exactly what I did with this quilt. I loved piecing it a while back and knew then, that it would be going to a good home someday. And today is the day. It is a combination Christmas and “everything is going to be all right” gift.

Here are the photos – click on them for a larger view.

I think there are scraps from nearly piece of  fabric in my stash – and then some!

A close up of the piecing and the quilting. Quilting is simple, free hand, ribbon stipple.

Another close up.  The blocks and the sashings were quilted indvidaully with Signature, Victorian varigated thread, and then I went back and quilted in the black fabric using Signature, Shadows varigated thread.

A look at the back. The fabric is kind of a tie dye with blue, black, beige and white. It is perfect for this quilt!

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