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Weighted-Quilt Sew Day benefiting children with autism spectrum disorders. Done in conjunction with Families Helping Families. Watch here for more information!

Quilts of Valor Sew Day a Success!

On July 18, 2015 forty-two quilters from across the state met in Baton Rouge to stitch up a few patriotic quilts for Louisiana veterans and "pass a good time". By the end of the day the five quilt tops below were created. Once completed, all quilts will be donated to local veterans and military service members.

Pre-cut kits for sewing the assorted quilt blocks in Stars and Stripes were provided for the day's activities, along with lunch and door prizes, by River City Quilt Guild, The Wasted Women's Bee and The Giving Quilt, Inc., co-sponsors of the event.

Through a 2015 National Quilting Association grant, four QOV quilts were completed earlier this year and donated to special guest Roxanne Brown, Louisiana Quilts of Valor state coordinator, to award to Louisiana veterans. One of these quilts was awarded to an Air Force veteran volunteering at the Sew Day.


For more information about the Quilts of Valor Foundation go to www.QOVF.org.

Instructions for the sew day pattern, Stars and Stripes, can be found by clicking here.




The 2015 3rd Biennial Quilt Exhibit
The 2015 Giving Quilt Exhibit, held February 7 & 8 at Lamar Dixon Trade Mart, was our first 2-day show. Six hundred fifty-one quilts, preemie quilts and wheelchair lap quilts were exhibited and donated to 31 charitable organizations. The quilts were donated by quilters from across Louisiana and from Mississippi, Indiana, Iowa and California. 
              Thank you to all the quilters and volunteers for your generosity!

JUDGES CHOICE
The judges for the show were Maida Owens, Louisiana Folk Life
Program Director; Bill Bodiene, HandiQuilter Technician; and Donna Britt, WAFB News Personality.
  • First Place: "Use Any Fabric", donated by Sherry Herringshaw to Iris Domestic Violence Center.
  • Second Place: "Scrappy Disappearing 9-Patch", donated by Wasted Women to ALS Hopes & Dreams.
  • Third Place: "Charmingly Easy", donated by Wasted Women to Ronald McDonald House.
  • Honorable Mention: "Tumblers", donated by Effie Ducote to Braveheart.

VIEWERS CHOICE
Show attendees decided the Viewer's Choice Awards.
  • First Place: "Mariner's Compass", donated by Judy Holley to Quilts of Valor.
  • Second Place: "Vintage Lonestar", donated by Wasted Women to Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home.
  • Third Place: "Days of Yesteryear", donated by Wasted Women to Moosehaven.
  • Honorable Mention: "It's a Ducky Day", donated by Anonymous from Quilting Fans of LaPlace to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

Congratulations to Franks S. who won the stunning raffle quilt, "A Day in the Park", donated by Friends of the Giving Quilt and quilted by Charlene Harp.








Ragtime Fun!!

Jelly Roll 1600"!!

2011 Quilt Exhibit.