Posts tagged: "patrotic quilts"

  1. Memorial Day: honor them with a Quilt of Valor

    Posted by on May 21, 2015

    When I was growing up, the last Monday in May was called Decoration Day. It was established in 1868 as a day to honor those who died in the Civil War by decorating their graves with flowers. It wasn’t until 1971 that Memorial Day was declared a national holiday, and by then its scope had […]

  2. July 4 + fabric or yarn = pure bliss!

    Posted by on July 4, 2014

    Happy Fourth of July to all of our crafty buds! Today we’re out of the office, enjoying the holiday—which might mean stitching away on our machines, needles, or hooks. That’s what a day off is really for, right? If you, too, want to celebrate sweet freedom with a quilt, knit, or crochet project, check out […]

  3. Celebrate the stars and stripes with patriotic quilts

    Posted by on July 3, 2014

    While they’re perfect for Independece Day, you can also use the patriotic quilt patterns in Bound for Glory and Patriotic Little Quilts to commemorate holidays and events throughout the year, such as: • 4th of July • Presidents’ Day • Memorial Day • Veterans Day • Flag Day • Gifts for armed-services members • Projects […]

  4. Happening now: re-creating the star-spangled banner

    Posted by on September 2, 2013

    Many of you know Mimi Dietrich as a nationally renowned teacher and the best-selling author of numerous quilt books. She comes by all the accolades honestly—they all stem from her delight, enthusiasm, and passion for appliqué. When Mimi heard about a one-of-a-kind appliqué challenge in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, she jumped at the chance […]

  5. Veterans need your quilts: join Quilted in Honor

    Posted by on August 29, 2013

    Right: “Hometown Afternoon” from Red, White, and Sometimes Blue. Quilters are a bighearted bunch. When we learn about people who have sacrificed or suffered, we talk to each other. We organize. And using the skills we’ve honed, we find a way to help. It’s the compassion and generosity of quilters that led to the creation […]

  6. Happy 4th of July! + patriotic quilt beauties

    Posted by on July 4, 2013

    Today we’re taking a break to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. But first, we’d like to commemorate one of the most beautiful things about Fourth of July festivities. Nope, not the fireworks—the dramatic and dazzling red, white, and blue quilts! Below you’ll find a collection of some of our favorite patriotic quilts designed […]