On the heels of last week’s patriotic themed blog and as a nod to the upcoming Memorial Day remembrance, we are proud to share with you the Quilts of Valor Challenge of 2016!
We were thrilled when HQMS approached us to sponsor this wonderful opportunity. QT is proud to show our appreciation for the Quilts of Valor organization and more importantly, for the “service members and veterans touched by war”.
This year’s challenge featured the Be Strong Be Brave fabric collection by Home Front Girl™ for QT. The quilts will be donated to the Quilts of Valor Foundation and there are $800 in cash awards for the winners!
Quilts are being showcased at this week’s Home Machine & Sewing Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. This show is a “premier consumer exhibition and educational conference for all machine quilters, embroiderers and those love to sew!” Sounds informative & fun!
Here are images of the entries; 23 quilts were made, that means 23 quilts will be donated! What an incredible gift and show of support by these talented quilters!
And special shout out the winners in the different categories! Shown below.
Honorable Mention: Waving Freedom
Judge’s Choice: Try to Be Square
Judge’s Choice: Brave Hero
3rd Place: Thank You Quilt of Valor
2nd Place: Salute
1st Place: All Star Hero
Thank you to the HQMS for coordinating and showcasing these beautiful quilts, to Quilts of Valor for their special contributions to our service people and a huge thank you to all the participants who dedicated so much time and talent to this worthy cause. We are inspired by your generosity and we cannot wait to see more of these quilts in the future!
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.~Lao Tzu