Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ROAD TRIP BOM!!! April's Block

This month we are headed to New Jersey!

Download this month's pattern HERE as a PDF!

We hope you enjoy our Road Trip as much as we do! If you have any questions or comments we'd love your feedback!

P.S. Find all the links about our Road Trip adventures HERE.   

Monday, April 6, 2015

Moda's Piece and Comfort Challenge

We are happy to have been a participating shop in Moda's Piece and Comfort Challenge.  Quilters were to use a Moda fabrics, with the majority being from their Because of the Brave or Red White and Free fabric collections.  Proceeds from these fabric sales benefit USA Cares, a program that supports military families.  

We are hanging the quilts in our shop and posting them online for YOU to vote on your favorite. Voting and display will be open from April 6th through the 18th.   The winning local quilt will be submitted to the Moda online contest.  Everyone really wins in this contest, as the finished quilts will go to deserving veterans of the quilters choice, whether a personal connection or through a national organization like Quilts of Valor.

We had four local quilters turn in quilts to StitchCraft for the challenge.  Their information and inspiration is featured below their quilt.  Leave a comment here on the blog, on our Facebook page or at the shop with your name favorite.

Grace O'Donnell
quilted by: Linda Wilson
name of quilt: Red, White and Free

I am inspired by all of the challenges faced by military families.  they work hard to make up for the missed events, the uncertainty of deployment, the challenges of not knowing where you will be moving to next.  I am a member of a
Quilt of Valor workshop and I sew to let service members and veterans know that they are appreciated for their service and sacrifice.  This quilt will be donated to the family of William VanHuss, my son in law and a member of the Air Force.

Karyn Dengler
quilted by: Linda Wilson
name of quilt:  Tribute

"To those who server, have served in the past, and to those that will serve in the future... Thank you!"

Kathy Louderback
quilted by: Linda Adamcik
name of quilt:  Remembrance

"My grandfather, father, husband and son have all been career military.  I also am a member of many military service organizations.  the fabric inspired me to honor all our military as 'stars'. "

Letty Covar
quilted by: Susan Freudenthal
name of quilt:  Chausette

" 'Chausette' was inspired by me dear husband Jim Kirkpatrick.  He was a proud soldier who was hit in Vietnam.  He was never quite the same.  We spent 3 years and 21 operations at Coatsville Vet hospital and Walter Reed Medical center.  Jim recovered from most of his physical injuries.  In the end, however, the long term effects of Agent Orange took him early.  He was never properly thanked for his valor.  So chausette is a small tribute to his service.  the hues and patterns of the Moda 'Because of the Brave' collection express what I feel when I think of Jim.  Cookie's Star pattern was the perfect format.