My No Bake Applique “potholder” quilt is wearing white after Labor Day! She is sporting a third place ribbon and I couldn’t be happier. My friend “Potholder” Pam Weeks (NEQM) took this photo for me. Woohoo!
(I can't seem to orient it right side up)
Have been doing mostly Sloooooow hand stitching lately, but I did manage to put together two more tops over the weekend for our veterans. This one is made from blocks that were shared by Dar of (Dar's Patchwork Garden) and used with her gracious permission (actually encouraged by Dar - thanks!). I made this one less scrappy than I normally would have, but am making some more scrappy red, white and blue ones for the next go round.
This one is made from blocks from our members.
We have a few places that we send them. One is a homeless shelter for veterans in Maine. Somehow I just can’t say “homeless” and “veteran” in the same sentence without feeling shock and sadness. How can this be?
Our homeless veterans reflect the sad state of our nation's priorities, I'm afraid. Your quilts will provide some with a measure of comfort in knowing they have not been entirely forgotten. On a much happier note, congratulations on the ribbon - looking mighty fine on your quilt!ReplyDelete
A huge congratulations on your ribbons. How exciting and very deserving. It sounds as though you've been busy making special quilts for those who need them.ReplyDelete
A most heartfelt congratulations to you on your well-deserved win!!ReplyDelete
That is the perfect kind of white to be wearing after Labor Day! Congratulation! What a special recognition for your marvelous work. Your quilts for the veterans will bring warmth and comfort to those who need it most.ReplyDelete
We have a lot of homeless veteran's in this area. Different groups help them in a variety of ways. A couple times when I worked at the local VA clinic, we donated backpacks full of things like a can opener, underwear, soap, etc. Just one example.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your ribbon win. That kind of white after Labor Day is perfectly ok. Also, I love your layout for the QOV block quilt. It's nice to see another layout of these blocks. Thanks for helping cover our veterans.ReplyDelete
congrats on your ribbon wendy! always deserved as you are a master quilter indeed...and homelessness is truly a blight on america....ReplyDelete
Well done Wendy, a well deserved prize, that quilt is a masterpiece.ReplyDelete
I do agree with you, it is a disgrace that our veterans (In UK too) are homeless due to trauma, relationship breakup and mental health issues. A gift of a quilt, made with love, is sure to lift the spirits of someone who finds themself in this situation.
Congratulations for your ribbon !ReplyDelete
It's well deserved Wendy :) enjoy !
Congratulations on your ribbon! Great job! The quilts you made for veterans will certainly bring some joy and comfort. They deserve it.ReplyDelete
Wow congratulations! So exciting - what an honor! woop woop.ReplyDelete
I've never entered as I can never figure out the entry categories.
wonderful service quilts too - it is heartbreaking.
Congratulations on your ribbon Wendy! It is a beautiful quilt, so happy your work was recognized.ReplyDelete
Many, many congrats on your well deserved win Wendy! I can't wait to see it again in person in a few days!ReplyDelete
YEAH!! More ribbons. You can never have too many ribbons. I'm sure your quilt is gorgeous, as always!ReplyDelete
And I love your quilts for the veterans. They're fabulous!
Well deserved! CongratsReplyDelete
Congratulations on the well deserved ribbons - a thrill I'm sure! Lovely comfort quilts for veterans - no better cause.ReplyDelete
I got home last night from Houston where I saw your quilt!!! It's wonderful and now I'm tempted to try my hand at the potholder technique. There's always lots of competition at Festival so congratulations on your ribbon. I was tickled to think I've been following your blog and actually got to see your work up close!ReplyDelete
WOW! Congratulations on your ribbon...that is HUUUUGE, as Bernie would say, and so damn cool! I wish I had followed my whim and just gone to the show so I could have seen your quilt again. HIP, HIP, HOORAY!ReplyDelete
I saw your quilt in Houston and was thrilled to see it in real life up close and personal! Congratulations!ReplyDelete