Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just one star...

Have you heard about the endeavor over on Moda's blog, Just One Star? The short version is that they want to make 100 quilts for Quilts of Valor in 100 days, and all it takes it each of us making just one star block. You can find the instructions for the block over here.

From their site:

We invite you to join the Moda staff and designers in our newest Challenge…

The challenge is to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the
Flag of Valor pattern by Minick and Simpson.
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:

United Notions/Moda Fabrics
Attn: Just One Star Project
13800 Hutton
Dallas, TX 75234

What it means to me?

My best friend is a vet. So is her dad. My grandfather was a WWII vet. It's not about politics for me, it's about people. I'm taking this project as an opportunity to do something in honor of them, and all our servicemen and women, past and present. The thought of making a whole quilt is overwhelming, and we all know I'm not much of a finisher. This allows me to do something, and contribute to a greater whole. As of February, 2011, Quilts of Valor has awarded over 37,000 quilts to servicemen/women and veterans.

I spent two hours last night cutting for a dozen blocks. I'll spend the next few nights (body willing--we'll see how tomorrow's pain-management session goes...) sewing them. Then it'll be back to business here!

1 comment:

Vesuviusmama said...

I can make a block! That's just what I need, a quick and easy project to make me feel like I'm accomplishing something AND having fun. Thanks for sharing the link.