QT Quilts of Valor Challenge 2016!

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!

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And special shout out the winners in the different categories! Shown below.


Honorable Mention:  Waving Freedom

QT13 Waving Freedom
Jeena Lugo

QT13 A Waving Freedom

 



Judge’s Choice:  Try to Be Square

QT05 Try To Be Square
Connie Eagle

QT05 B Try To Be Square



Judge’s Choice:  Brave Hero

QT17 Brave Hero
Michele Noble

QT17 B Brave Hero



3rd Place: Thank You Quilt of Valor

QT16 Thank You Quilt of Valor
Marie Nelson

QT16 A Thank You Quilt of Valor



2nd Place:  Salute

QT02 Salute
Regina Bechard

QT02 A Salute



1st Place:  All Star Hero

QT12 All Star Hero
Kimberly Loar

QT12 A All Star Hero

QT12 B 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
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One thought on “QT Quilts of Valor Challenge 2016!

  1. so very humbled and proud that my “Be Strong, Be Brave, Be There” quilt collection could be a part of this. All of the quilts are beautiful. Heart Salute! -Gaby Juergens/ Creator and CEO Homefront Girl® Brand

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