Blogging brings many opportunities for helping with quilts for good causes. I just found one the other day and hurried to make my block. 1800 star blocks are needed for making 100 quilts from the Minick and Simpson “Flag of Valor” pattern. Moda is coordinating the effort to quilt, bind, and donate these 100 quilts in 100 days to American servicemen and Veterans through the Semper Fi Fund.You can read all about this project at Moda’s blog here.
Download the tutorial and instructions here, then send your finished block (untrimmed, the folks at Moda will take care of the trimming) to Moda at:
United Notions/Moda Fabrics
Attn: Just One Star Project
Dallas, TX 75234
Photo from Moda blog post
Have a wonderful day!
Sinta Renee says
Ohh—love it, I was going to do that and then forgot to print out the pattern! Thanks for the reminder. I love your star- it's simple and beautiful.
I saw this yesterday too! It's on my to-do list today. I love how simple and easy this is – Won't it be fun to see the quilts?? Thanks for the reminder 🙂
Thanks for the heads up Sherri. I'm going to do it today.
Lots of servicemen in my family…and my son leaves on Sunday for Army Basic Training. A wonderful cause. Thanks for the info and links.
Great idea Sherri! Thanks for spreading the word 🙂
Mama Pea says
Wow, very cool. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a worthwhile project…
Stray Stitches says
What a great cause and so easy to do. I will be making a star this week. Thanks for the info and the link.
I love this. I will go read more. I live in Korea and the American Spouses Club here has a quilting club that makes quilts of Valor…ver specific directions for those. Also the base we are at here in Seoul is host to the storks nest…all expecting mother's from the entire Korean pennisula come here for their deliveries and the club tries to always have a homemade quilt to give each new mother. It warms my heart.
Love this idea. I wonder if they'll take stars from Canada…?
Chocolate Cat says
What a great cause to be involved in.
Thanks for the link Sherri. I was not aware of this. I've passed it on to my quilt group and I would like to make some blocks!
Messy Karen says
very kind of you to pass this along to us. i have FB'd this hoping some old-school-military-brat-friends would like to get involved!!
I downloaded the star the other day. Actually, I'm going to make that quilt, so a few extra stars shouldn't be a big deal! The hardest part will be to put on real clothes to go buy a pigma pen!
Magnolia Bay Quilts says
What a great project! Thanks so much for sharing the link.
Thanks for sharing this. I made my block this morning and am blogging about it myself this afternoon. And I'm going to share the link for the pattern with some quilting friends this afternoon when we get together.
Helen in Switzerland says
What a great idea. It's so important they know that people care.
Been working on mine this afternoon. Five down, eight to go. 🙂 I know, it could be just one. But why not more?!
happy zombie says
I heart JOS so much – and I heart you so much, Sherri!!