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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Charity Quilt Drives Led by Men and Bloom Project March Link Up

Quilt made by Kevin the Quilter
Just this week it has come to my attention of two dynamo charity men quilters who are leading the way to make a difference by making charity quilts. Please let me introduce you to them if you haven't already met them in blogosphere.

Kevin is hosting a Quilt of Valor Block Drive.
He needs our help.


QOV Block Drive ~ Hosted by Kevin the QuilterBy making very simple blocks. Look how a simple pattern in just the right color combination sings! Easily you can whip a few of these up in less than one hour. Will you consider making 5 blocks? Quilts of Valor are a great way to honor the men and women who sacrifice their lives for the freedom that we all enjoy?  If you don't have time to make 5 blocks consider sewing up however many you can pull together. 

Kevin has all the details on his blog. Click on his name above or on the button. Help to spread the word. Feel free to grab the button! Thanks so much! I will be making my 5 blocks soon so stay tuned as I will post a picture of them. First I have to make a fabric run since I don't have the colors in my stash.

Now let me introduce you to to:

I  have known Paul for about 5 years now. We have not met in person but jointly we had belong to another online quilting group that was hosted by another social media website now defunct.  Currently this group has their own facebook group named Passionate Quilters which was created to complete  UFO and NewFo Challenge. Now it thrives as a means of quilting friends sticking together, growing and sharing our passion for quilting. Anyways, during those years Paul has made a ton of charity quilts or led the way to make them either for cancer patients or hospice patients.  

 Currently, he is now participating in the 2014 Project UFO and NewFo that I refer to as the Bloom Project hosted by me. For the Bloom Project he has listed as a goal to make 30 charity quilts in 2014. He is on his way having  finished 6 so far this year. He chose to make quilts in the Jelly Roll Race style since he owns 50- 60 yards of strip stash. Excuse me while I go shopping in his stash! 

The finished quilts will definitely please. He looks for fabric that will grab the patient's attention.  Hardly can they be bored with the selection of fabrics he chooses that are vibrant in color and design.

Quilt made by Paul Burega at A Dad who dyes fabric and quilts.
 Please take a moment to read how he mass produces his charity quilts. Go here. 

Quilt made by Paul Burega at a Dad who dyes fabric and makes quilts.


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  1. Joanie! Thank you so much for everything you have done to help me spread the word about the block drive! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! And, thanks for introducing me to your friend Paul! He does such great work!

  2. My blocks are done. I just have to get them in the mail now.


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