Sunday, September 9, 2012

Quilts of Valor

I spent all of Saturday shopping with my mom-- groceries in the morning and then fabric in the afternoon. We dodged some pretty serious storms to get to the border of Lancaster and Lebanon for Burkholder Fabrics' annual sale.

Mom is a quilter and a Family and Consumer Science Teacher (read: Home Ec). I'm not a quilter or a FACS teacher, but I enjoy giving second opinions on patterns and colors, so we had a fun two hours scouting rows and rows full of fabric bolts to find just the right material for Mom's projects for the next year.

And, even in the least likeliest of places (as it always has a habit of doing, at least in the past two years of my life)... the military popped up.

This year, Mom's program is taking on a new service project called Quilts of Valor. QOV is non-profit that connects quilters and their homemade quilts with wounded, recuperating service members. Coincidentally, Burkholder's is a supporter of the program and sells coordinated, patriotic fabric rolls. 

Take a look at the QOV website. The quilts are astounding-- true works of art. And, if you're a quilter, think about joining the project!


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