Friday, September 11, 2009

quilts of valor

It was one of my goals this year to donate two quilts to the Quilts of Valor. One of my local quilt shops is a drop off site, which makes it easy to donate, and I think it's a great cause. Considering the fact that it is September already...well, I'm kind of running out of time. So I'm wondering if you would like to help. I am looking for 59 of you that would be willing to donate one block to the cause. I will assemble and finish the quilts, then donate them when they are completed.

If you are interested, please read the specifics carefully:

I am requesting that you make a maverick star block. There is a tutorial here.

I would like the blocks to be made from red, white and blue fabrics. (or red and white, or blue and white, or red and blue....you get the idea.) If you use white, it doesn't necessarily have to be the background color.

Please Please PLEASE make sure that the final block measures 12.5" unfinished. If the block is not 12.5", I reserve the right to alter the block or to omit the block all together. I'm not trying to be mean here, but I don't want to struggle to assemble the tops with various sizes of blocks. I've been there, done that and nearly pulled my hair out.

I would like the blocks to be mailed back to me by the end of September. I realize that is not a lot of time, but if you are like me, a deadline is good. And a short deadline is even better. :)

Anyone interested? Questions? If so, please leave me a comment which includes your email address. Thanks in advance!

144 comments:

Donna said...

I'd love to help out! And I work much better with short deadlines. :)

Donna
donnangowen@hotmail.com

Jewel said...

I would love to make a block too.

jewelsarmcandy@gmail.com

teaginny said...

I'd like to make one. email me teaginny at gmail.com

Michelle said...

I would love to donate. I feel the same about deadlines:)
cyannlee@gmail.com

LyndaG said...

happy to help - lyndag6185@aol.com

Goddess in Progress said...

Hey AmandaJean, that's an awesome idea. I'd be more than happy to chip in.
teenytinyquilts (at) gmail (dot) com

-Liz

Wendy said...

I'll do one!
raybung(at)acsalaska(dot)net

Toni said...

Love to help! I just happen to be working with red, white and blues right now in my ongoing effort at stash reduction. Toni
gtsbackacres@molalla.net

Evelyn said...

Oh, I'd love to join in! I was just thinking earlier today about wanting to try some wonky stars... :) evelyn.chambers@gmail.com

Dawn N. said...

I'd love to participate! What a great idea! email me at deirwin76 at yahoo.com

~Michelle~ said...

I'm interested! Michelle - michellefox@gmail.com

Nanci said...

This is perfect for me. I was just asking on Flickr the other day what everybody does with all these quilts we make and someone had suggested Quilts of Valor and I always intended to learn to make the Maverick star so this will be my first attempt. Thanks for starting this!

Shannon said...

Oh! I can do this, I can make one star piece, totally doable, and not at all overwhelming! What a wonderful and inspiring project.

Shannon
kandsbowerz @ hotmail.com

badlandsquilts said...

I'll do one block for you... I've been wondering about using some of these for another project so it would be just perfect to practice for a great cause!

karenspahn@comcast.net

Blue Is Bleu said...

I'd love to help out :)

blueisbleu@gmail.com

Allie said...

I would love to make a block...or two...or three.

mystrandz (at) gmail.com

Solidia said...

Count me in!

pinkchickdesigns@gmail.com

Rachel said...
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Donna said...

Count me in!
my email is: n0ahnut@yahoo.com

aseemlylife said...

I will make you a square. It will be my pleasure to do so.
marty

Debbie said...

For all you do for us, one wonky star is not too much to ask. I'll send one on its way soon.

Laura said...

Would love to help!

laurabsmith1@gmail.com

Susan said...

Count me in too. SMooreCT@gmail.com

Libby said...

AMANDAJEAN, I would love to do a block for you! It is a great cause and I once wrote you for help on a quilt that I was making and you were so sweet and nice to help me! BTW the quilt turned out great and I became the favorite Aunt! Thanks again, Libby dillard@numail.org

annette said...

Absolutely. Count me in. Annette
ajsamborski@yahoo.com

Paula said...

I would love to help you out. Email me at phenry71 at gmail.

Marie Ann said...

count me in. misshb@gmail.com

Kellie said...
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Jen said...

I would love to make one for you!! My email is jfletcher82@gmail.com.

berylthepearl said...

I would be happy to make one for you. I love your quilts!
bredf331@comcast.net

Kellie said...

ABSOLUTELY! I am IN! Thank you for including us! blueberriebuckle@gmail.com

Janice said...

I'd be honored! Janice_Mathis@comcast.net

Michelle said...

I'll do one!

michelledpetersen @ gmail.com

Carol said...

Being a part of a Quilt of Valor is especially meaningful to me today. Would like to make a block for the quilts. quiltinggranna@tx.rr.com

Sherri said...

I'd love to make a block as well!

Queen of Procrastination said...

Yes, I'd love to make one too. :)

Anita in Florida said...

I'd love to help out...I just recently followed that tutorial and it is a piece of cake.
homespunwb@yahoo.com

Jacque. said...

Me too!!! This will be my first attempt, also, but it's completely doable. Love to help out...I stalk your blog daily! ~grin~

Ashley said...

What a great idea! I'm definitely in!

Robin said...

I would love to be a part of this! my email is

cliffandrobinand2monsters@yahoo.com

Michaela said...

I'd love to help! michaelamckitrick@yahoo.com

kathleen said...

I've donated several QOV, and I'd love to help you! I'm in.

Sidney said...

I'm in!
slang@xmission.com

kathleen said...

oops - kcquiltr@gmail.com

Thanks,
Kathleen

Michaela said...

Quick question...I press my seams open because I think it makes my blocks neater. I know a lot of quilters don't do that, though. Do you have a preference?

Kitkat said...

Sign me up, I'd love to help!

DeeRoo said...

Yes Amandajean....I would love to make a wonky star!:)
pics4dolores@yahoo.com

beth said...

great idea! I'll send you one.
beth.shibley@earthlink.net

Jacqueline deRuyter said...

I think this is a great cause! Sign me up! jacquelinederuyter@gmail.com

Skipper said...

You bet.

skipper_coates@hotmail.com

Shawn said...

I would love to stitch and donate a block.

dollsfromtheloft@hotmail.com

Sherri said...

I'd love to help! Count me in!

sherri_vanzuidam@hotmail.com

Abby said...

I am in! I have scraps from a QOV our group made last year so I have plenty of red, white, and blue to choose from. :)

abbyreed3 @ yahoo.com

Emily P said...

Me! Me! I'd love to make one, too!

emily_jcp(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lori said...

I can make one too!


Jross15@rochester.rr.com

catkral said...

Yes! I will do it. This is going to be fun!


catkral@msn.com

Silka said...

I'd like to help.

Silka

silkaphyllis@gmail.com

Bonnie said...

I see that you already have 55 volunteers and that you need 59 blocks, so I will volunteer also to make a block (#56?).

Bonnie @ brsquilt@comcast.net

Francy said...

I would love to send one.

Francy

Arnden said...

I would love to help you with a block or two as well.

arnden at yahoo dot com

Sew It Up! said...

Count on me!! Email me cavjav@cox.net. :o)

Francy said...

I forgot to put my e mail addy.

francysfancystitches@ yahoo dot com

Shari said...

I'd love to contribute to this effort!

shari at vdgrijn dot com

Frieda said...

If you still need one I would love to make one for you. This is a great idea!
fzuerner at gmail dot com

Lynn said...
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jaybird said...

i don't have time to make a block.. but i have lots of red white and blue that you can use in the setting, borders, backing etc.. i'm gonna take pics & e/m them to you.

Lynn said...

Me too
lynn594@gmail.com

Loretta said...

I would do one as well...
grammaretta at yahoo dot com

aseemlylife said...

I previously left a message at 7:20
forgot to leave you my email
martyenniss@gmail.com

Will you email the address to send it?
Thanks

Aunt Spicy said...

If you expand beyond 59 please let me know, I'd love to participate. I made this block for the Brushfire project and loved it!

Aunt Spicy said...

opps...address is auntspicy at gmail dot com

Patricia said...

I think I'm too late... but I'd love to send you a block. I don't know if there's enough time to send the block from Brazil to the US... but I could manage to post it next Monday or Tuesday.
patricia.escanho@uol.com.br

tammiemarie said...

i think i missed out - let us know if you want more, and i'll send you one!

Katie said...

Count me in! I do best with deadlines! Katie - knitsalot@comcast.net

Erin O. said...

I can make one!

its3oclockinthemorning@yahoo.com

HobbyMommy said...

I'd love to make one if you go beyond the 59... let me know!

Melissa said...

I would also love to help with one if you go beyond 59- what a wonderful cause. mgdevenney@gmail.com

Angie said...

I'd be happy to help with a block or two, but it looks like you might have plenty of help? Let me know if you would like more.

angelamharris@aol.com

jeri said...

wow it looks like you got a great response. I'd love to make a block
jeribonser@yahoo.com

Angie said...

And, when you wrote your previous post on quilt shop fabric, I immediately thought of QOV. I had wanted to make a quilt for them a year or so ago, but was kind of turned off by the instructions on their site. It made me feel like my quilts weren't good enough for their charity. I could just start with one block, though!

nicole said...

i can do one

nicolemott@yahoo.com

Giddy for Paisley said...

Looks like you have lots of people, but if you have a back up list I would love to be on it :)

Julie said...

I would be willing to be a back-up as well.

straussming@yahoo.com

kelly lautenbach said...

I'd love to make one or two or more! :)
kelly@itkitstudio.com

Calico Road said...

OMG, mavrick stars are my FAV!! I'm in! You can email me at quayandco at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Am I too late? I am from Singapore and wish to join, may I? Let me know at keroropi@hotmail.com
Best wishes, Lily

connie said...

I would be happy to help if you go past 59. LET ME KNOW.

Denise said...

I'm throwing my name in the hat. Please let me know if you still need help. Thanks. queenofhearts.denise@gmail.com

Mom on the Move! said...

I'm on board - military wife stationed in Germany!

cavguyswife98@yahoo.com

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I'd really LOVE to help too Amanda. I love your site and have learned so much. I can't help but want to help back. You are amazing. Maybe with all these responses, you will be able to make two?
~a
annieofbluegables121@gmail.com

Mariló said...

I'd love to send you a block.
enenaro(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carol said...

I'd love to send a block...What a great idea!
goodhomequiltco@aol.com

Elicia said...

I would love to help too. lucheluch at gmail dot com

Deb said...

I am amazed at how everyone is pitching in ~ I'd like to volunteer, too! debgiro at wildblue dot net

Bethany said...

It looks like you have all the help you were looking for, but if you want more, I want to make one! My email address is notyetvegan(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

Mary Jo said...

Ill do one. Will you make two ? mjlarson@wisper-wireless.com

Kelli said...

I see that you have more than 56, but if you decide to put together two, count me in!

Wife of a veteran.

kelli_s1@yahoo.com

Asiyah said...

If you still need blocks, I'd be glad to make one. I love your blog and think the Quilts of Valor idea is fabulous.

My email address is asiyah[dot]kurtz[at]gmail[dot]com.

Stacy said...

If you still need blocks at this point, please let me know.

k1p2[at]sands-edge[dawt]com

Vicki said...

It looks like you almost have enough for two! If you still need more, I'd be honored to help.

dottyjanedesign@dtccom.net

Diane said...

Count me in if it's not too late! dmcl.lecompte@comcast.net

beth said...

do you want me to make another quilt with the extra blocks?
let me know. we have a quilts of valor group here too. beth.shibley@earthlink.net

Krista said...

I work for the Red Cross and have seen these quilts distributed. It's a great thing.

I'd like to help. krista.fleckenstein@gmail.com

NanaKaren said...

I'd be glad to make a block! Great idea, asking for help.

nanakaren62@gmail.com

Deb said...

I'd LOVE to help out with this! Count me in~
McDeb1(at)aol(dot)com

Betty said...

looks like you have plenty of blocks but I would like to help! please let me know!

bettysaz@gmail.com

Random Thoughts Tracy said...

I'd love to make one, I just made my son a quilt with red and blue starts! it would be perfect. mrstracymartin at gmail .com

tims_mom said...

If you still want help, let me know..

nbraford@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I will make one if you still want more.
Let me know.
cdlkuip@illicom.net

Clair said...

Looks like you have enough to make two quilts. Wow!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Looks like you might full-up already, but if you need more I'll get a block or two out to you.

bysarah said...

I will make a square.
sarah_sturtevant@hotmail.com

Needled Mom said...

At this rate you will have a ton of quilts. I'd love to help too.

Paula Carroll said...

Do you need backing fabric or batting? I'd love to donate if you need these things too.
pcarroll@embarqmail.com

Skipper said...

What about quilting? I know QOV has other volunteers who can do that, but I have access to a 20 ft. Long Arm machine and batting, and it might be fun to post pictures of the finished quilts?

jennicakes said...

I would love to help! jenn @ jennicakes.com.

Quilted Cupcake said...
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Quilted Cupcake said...

What a great idea. Happy to help. Just let me know. quiltedcupcake@gmail.com

Thanks!
Jean

Ania said...

I would love to help!
malanka02@yahoo.com

Ann said...

ann @ guestbookstore . com

blue.crab said...

Love to help.
blue.crab.quilting@gmail.com

BUMBLE BEANS said...

ha! do you want one from me??
;-) I just got home. I'm more than willing looks like you'll have TWO quilts done in no time!

carol said...

I'm not too good at those crazy stars so how about I send you two spools of your favorite thread so you can sew all these marvelous generous blocks together???

Hincha's said...

I would love to make a block too! Let me know if you need more blocks, I will make one and send it to you!

verlynne.hincha@hotmail.com

Kitkat said...

One day later....Oh yeah, my email: katcastaldi@sbcglobal.net

Nanci said...

Amanda,

Just realized I never left my e-mail address: nanci@moment.net

Caroline said...

Looks like you have plenty of volunteers, but count me in if you want to make a 3rd or 4th quilt! :)

caroline(dot)emay(at)gmail(dot)com

silversmith said...

fantastic call-to-help!! i make QOV's and ship them off to wounded sailors (no pun intended!) and am using my august block swaps to put together more quilts. i'm usually the only one making all of it, so the swaps have helped out.

it looks like i read my blogger roll a little later than most, but if you still need more blocks (even though you have 100+ responses already) i'd be glad to make one. just let me know.

Trisha said...

Same here, Amandajean. I have been wanting to donate a quilt to QOV too. I would love to make a block to send to you. You seem to have more than enough volunteers so let me know if you want my help anyways. :)

Andy said...

I'd love to help as well.
andyknowlton@gmail.com

Heather said...

Sounds like fun, and looks like you may get way more than 59 so I'll pass. I've got to get caught up on my 9-patch quilt along. :) Can't wait to see them when you are all done.

Janet said...

I'm in if you still want one or two!!!! Janet greencheek@nycap.rr.com

leslee said...

It looks like you have more than plenty, but I'd love to do one, too. Leslee
rlbyington@msn.com

Dani said...

It looks like you have plenty of blocks coming your way. If you want to do another quilt...or have a back up list...count me in. I would love to help.

From the wife of an active duty servicemember...Thank you for doing this. It is a GREAT cause.

Dani
danithaxton@yahoo.com

bearcreekquilter said...

Looks like you have lots of volunteers to piece blocks, So how about if I volunteer to quilt them on my longarm. Then you can do the binding and deliver them to your shop. Oh yes, I also have plenty of batting here to cover that part too.
You already have my email addy.

an encourager said...

Great idea calling out the troops for this united effort. I can make a block if you still need more...

lissa said...

How about I send some backings and batting.
Lissa
alexander.lissa@gmail.com

Lori in South Dakota said...

are you sure your nickname isn't Tia?? I'd be glad to make one!

Stacy said...
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Anita said...

Looks like you may already have enough. But if you still need another block, I'd love to do one!

Anonymous said...

where do we mail the squares?
Beryl

flossyblossy said...

I guess you probably have enough but if not let me know. I'm on a wonky star kick at the moment anyway.
brioni.greenberg@yahoo.co.uk

amandajean said...

beryl,

please send me an email and i will email you my address back to you.
thanks so much.

aj

Rebekah said...

if it's not too late...I'm in.

rebekah.craft@gmail.com