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PRAYERFUL LEADER (a George Washington Quilt)

PRAYERFUL LEADER (a George Washington Quilt)

Prayerful Leader (a George Washington Quilt) started with a single leftover print block from another quilt. I built out from that block by framing the center block with borders until it was the size I wanted for a large wall hanging. It can easily be adjusted to fit any size desired by simply shrinking or enlarging the border sizes. Super easy quilt to piece – I pieced it in a long day of sorting, cutting, and piecing. The center block…

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“LOVE AMERICA” QUILTS

“LOVE AMERICA” QUILTS

I am a proud American, and I love to quilt. Tomorrow is election day. I will share some patriotic quilts for the shear enjoyment of living in America. No, the USA is not perfect, but it is a wonderful place and my home. So here are some “Love America” quilts. Quilt Show 2014 These are some patriotic quilts I saw at the AQS quilt show in Paducah, KY in April 2014. And more quilts from that show. Crazy quilt blocks…

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VETERAN QUILTS FOR OUR PATRIOTS

VETERAN QUILTS FOR OUR PATRIOTS

Today is Memorial Day. We probably all know at least one person who has served this country either as active duty, reservists, or as a loving spouse. Have you considered making one or many veteran quilts for our patriots? If not, please take a moment to think what a quilt means to you – it’s a kind of warm hug, right? Our service members would love to have that “hug” as well. Ideas for places to take or send veteran…

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FREEDOM QUILT

FREEDOM QUILT

Do you buy cheater blocks on a whim, and then just not know what to do with them? I sure do. I seem to collect them up for awhile and then try to figure out a fun, unique way to use them. That is how Freedom quilt came about. I am very patriotic and tend to collect patriotic items and fabrics. When I pieced this quilt back in 1996 for my “AF brat” son, I decided the time had come…

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AMERICAN MELTING POT

AMERICAN MELTING POT

AMERICAN MELTING POT: No doubt you have done this too. Purchased some fabric because it really “spoke” to you, and then had to figure out a quilt to go with it. This is the story of the quilt that used this fabric of eagles and flags. I pieced the top during 2008. The blocks are a mix of left over shapes of fabric, so there are both “strings” and “crumbs”. I pieced this to scrap paper for stability, then when…

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