AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Putting It All Together

blog_finalNow that all 9 blocks of the Our Land American Made Brand Mystery BOM Quilt have been revealed, it’s time to put them all together!

When we launched the AMB Mystery BOM series last spring, we gave suggestions for 2 unique color schemes using American Made Brand solid fabrics for piecing the blocks.  As Clothworks & American Made Brand are proud supporters of 2 charities, Quilts of Valor and Quilts for Kids, Inc., we thought the AMB Mystery Quilt was a perfect opportunity to make a quilt for each charity.

For finishing instructions for the Quilts for Kids quilt, follow this link.

For finishing instructions for the Quilts of Valor quilt, follow this link.

For inspiration, take a look at these finished quilts below:

Quilts for Kids quilt by Nancy Lacey

‘Our Land’- Quilts for Kids version quilt pieced by Nancy Lacey of Quilts for Kids, Inc.

 

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‘Our Land’- Quilts of Valor version pieced by Gayle Noyes & quilted by Loretta Orsborne

We’d love to see how you finish your AMB Mystery Quilts.  Please share your pics of finished quilts on Instagram with the tag #AMBMystery or email info at Clothworks dot com.

Find all 9 blocks of the Our Land Mystery BOM below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

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.

 

 

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 .

 

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt- Kit Guides

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We’ve set off on the first week of our journey to discover ‘Our Land’– the American Made Brand Mystery Block of the Month Quilt.  So far, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback and some questions.  Several shops have expressed an interest in promoting the American Made Brand Mystery BOM in their stores as a quilt-a-long.  To aid you in planning out what AMB solid cottons are needed for each of the charity quilt versions of the AMB Mystery Quilt, we’ve created some handy-dandy kit guides.

Download the kit matrix for the Quilts for Kids version here.

Download the kit matric for the Quilts of Valor version here.

Also, for those of you who do not use Instagram, but would like to participate in the quilt-a-long for the AMB Mystery Quilt, please post your images in the comments section of the blog post for that Block of the Month.

Thank you for your interest, support, and wonderful feedback!  We look forward to seeing your beautiful blocks!

 

Quilts in the Queue Quilt Along with AMB Solids

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Our friend Heather of the blog Quilts in the Queue is hosting a Quilt Along for a good cause.  This year, Heather is heading up the quilt drive, 100 Quilts for Kids 2014, a quilt drive with a simple mission- make a child’s quilt and donate it to a charity that serves children’s needs.  Before giving your quilt away, snap a photo to share with others and a chance to win a prize.

In conjunction with this year’s 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive, Heather has designed a really nifty quilt in which she will feature in a Quilt Along on her blog.  With her modern aesthetic, as well as keeping in mind the target audience for the quilt design, Heather designed a pieced quilt with a simple chevron motif, using none other than…. American Made Brand solids!

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In Heather’s quilt design, entitled the Waves Quilt Along (check out that nifty button she made pictured above), she incorporates vivid blue shades found in the vast selection of AMB solids into each chevron row, giving the quilt a bold & graphic look that’s equally pleasing to the eyes.  Not only do the American Made Brand solids function well in Heather’s quilt design,  but with what seems like the ever-increasing amount of production & manufacturing going offshore these days, Heather was very adamant about using a fabric that’s grown & produced right here in the U.S.of A!  And Clothworks couldn’t be more pleased to support her cause by donating some American Made Brand solids, produced exclusively here in the USA, from ‘Farm to Fabric’.  Sounds like a great match, right?!

Today marks the first day of Heather’s Quilt Along, so please do head over to her blog, Quilts in the Queue, if you’d like to follow along.   Also check out her blog to find out more information about participating in the 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive.

Quilts in the Queue

Heather’s so crafty, she’s even made a handy-dandy button (see above) to post on your site in support of 100 Quilts for Kids, as well!

And speaking of AMB….be sure to check out our post on the Farm to Fabric Challenge and giveaway- here at this link!  You still have time to enter both!!