Monday, April 18, 2011

Just One Star

Moda fabrics is proud to be participating in a Quilts of Valor program co-ordinated by Marianne Fons. Moda's very own Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson have created a line of fabrics and kits benefiting this program available in stores April 2011. Invite someone you know that may not quilt to get involved.

Note from QOVF website: Just how much of an impact has the Quilts of Valor Foundation made? As of February, 2011 there have been over 37,000 quilts awarded to service members/veterans! So this project inspired us to take it a step further.

We invite you to join the Moda staff and designers in our newest Challenge…

The challenge is to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the Flag of Valor pattern by Minick and Simpson. The deadline for star blocks is May 1, 2011 so that we can meet our quilt deadline by Flag Day, June 14, 2011.

As the saying goes – “many hands make light work”. We need 1800 star blocks to reach our goal. Please take a few minutes to piece Just One Star block (click here for block pattern) using a medium red or blue and a cream background. Better yet, invite your small group or even your entire guild to make Just One Star block! Be sure to sign each block with your name and state!

Then we can truly say....the hands of a grateful nation comfort our soldiers! We will coordinate the donation of the 100 quilts thru the Semper Fi Fund, a cause that is near and dear to designers, Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson.

Thank you for your help!

Send untrimmed blocks to:

United Notions/Moda Fabrics
Attn: Just One Star Project
13800 Hutton
Dallas, TX 75234

Mark Dunn, Laurie Simpson, Polly Minick and Colonel James J. Minick USMC will be involved with the Semper Fi organization to donate the completed 100 quilts.

2 ways to be involved:

1. Make a quilt block (blocks) to support Moda and Semper Fi's efforts.

2. Complete quilt kits (shown below) are available from your favorite quilt store to benefit Quits of Valor .

We hope that everyone of you who can will join in with Moda to create a block or a quilt to assist in this amazing cause! Let's all use our creativity to bless those we owe our freedom to!!


Pam said...

Some quilting friends and I just mailed our blocks in today. Are they close to their goal? I haven't seen any updates yet.

donna said...

I made a block some time ago. But I have not heard anything.

Rise said...

I have this week to finish one - and my friend is making one, too! We'll mail them in time!!!

Meg said...

I wanted to share this link on my Facebook page, but dangit! The music made me not do it. As a military mom and a foreign service wife, I support the cause, but not the loud music blaring from my speakers! I ordered the quilt kit anyway.