Sunday, February 22, 2015

Quilts of Valor . . . contest for a cause . . .


My friend Christie is throwing her hat in the ring for Quilts of Valor.  If you want to participate, I am happy to collect any blocks you make and deliver them to her shop and enter you in her contest.  Lisa


Christie's Quilting Boutique

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Quilts of Valor !
THE CONTEST FOR A CAUSE !!!!
Christie's Quilting Boutique
We have decided to join Quilts of Valor !
http://www.qovf.org
"The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. "
Wendy Russell of the Patchwork Square will be joining us and allowing us to use free patterns from her fabulous website !
Please use this link to visit her site and see the large variety of squares offered.
This link brings you to squares that finish at 12"
http://patchworksquare.com/index.php
THE CONTEST FOR A CAUSE:
We will be collecting 12" finished blocks in Red, Whites & Blues
(cream color is also acceptable)
Each block received is one entry and will be hung in the store, as well as, posted on our Facebook page. Here you and your friends can vote/ like for a winner who will receive a gift certificate to Christie’s Quilting Boutique:
1st place $100.00 gift certificate
2nd place $ 50.00 gift certificate
3rd place a $25.00 gift certificate
Submit as many blocks as you wish.
Each submitted block counts as a vote.
Example: 10 submitted blocks equals 10 votes. All instore/online votes will be accumulated for all quilter’s submissions. In store or online.
Blocks are accepted from now until May 10th and the winner of the gift certificate will be chosen May 13th
Our Quilts of Valor State Coordinator and local press will be joining us May 16th, so SAVE THE DATE, as we stitch all the quilt blocks together to make what I hope will be several quilts.
If you are not local and would like to participate please send your 12" finished blocks to: Please message me if you are sending a block please make sure the block has your name, address, & email address.
Christie's Quilting Boutique
176 Main St
Norwalk, CT 06851
The shop will welcome any donated Red White & Blue Fabrics to use for backings, binding, as well as, batting to finish the quilts.
The finished quilts will be quilted on the longarm here at Christie’s Quilt Boutique and distributed to Veterans! If you know a Veteran that you would like to be added to our list please email me.

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