AMB Mystery BOM Quilt Block 7- Growing Season: Quilts of Valor Foundation

A child of a New York area Coast Guard service member waves the American Flag while marching in New York City's Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, 2013. The Parade honors all eras and branches of military service, with special recognition given this year to the history of American Women in Uniform. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Robert Harclerode)

A child of a New York area Coast Guard service member waves the American Flag while marching in New York City’s Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, 2013. The Parade honors all eras and branches of military service, with special recognition given this year to the history of American Women in Uniform. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Robert Harclerode)

In honor of our nation’s veterans, we’ve dedicated this Mystery Block challenge in part to the Quilts of Valor foundation. Founder Catherine Roberts began QOV while her son was deployed in Iraq in 2003. She dreamed one night of a soldier deep in despair who receives comfort from a quilt, and immediately went to work turning that dream into reality. She organized volunteers to piece and quilt. They shared her vision that quilts made for veterans should not be shoddy “charity quilts” but beautiful gifts of thanks and comfort. As of September this year, 145,572 service members and veterans have received quilts!
To support this wonderful cause, we designed a version of the Mystery Quilt that will meet QOV size guidelines. We will post the finishing instructions for this version, which you can make in any colors you choose, at the end of the challenge next February. We hope some of our quilters will choose to donate their quilts! Even if you’d like to hold onto your Mystery Block quilt or donate it to another cause, please consider the QOV mission for your next charitable quilting project! Please visit the QOV website to find out the specifics of donating your quilt, including the required label designating it a Quilt of Valor.

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 7 blocks in the links below:

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 7 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .

 

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