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Capital Quilters Quilts for Veterans Challenge

Capital Quilters, while not an official Quilts of Valor chapter, has made and donated quilts for veterans in North Dakota for quite a few years.   In 2018 we donated 37 quilts and in 2016, 27 quilts.


We have sewn quilts that range from wheelchair size to our current project of twin size bed quilts which will be delivered at our November 2020 guild meeting.  They are given to patients/residents of the VA hospitals and care homes across North Dakota.

We chose to do our sewing projects this way because that distribution channel would guarantee we could honor North Dakota veterans and keep the quilts within our state. 


Our Quilts For Veterans service project is looking for a new coordinator as of November 7th, 2020.  Please contact Mary Dunn for more info - dunn.mary@yahoo.com.

Corrine Davidson – Volunteer Coordinator at the Veterans Home. She stated they have ample 30x60" wheelchair lap quilts and are now hoping to get 60x80” throws for the veteran’s beds. They are grateful for all the QOV they have received.


Most veterans are men... so some design/ fabric selection ideas: Red/White/Blue, Patriotic Patterns, Camouflage, Hunting, Fishing, Farming, Blues, Greens, and Golds.  Please refrain from using pinks/flowers.  


Thank you for your participation and support!  
 


Sew……

I would like to challenge the members of Capital Quilters to create quilts for veterans.  Wouldn’t it be great if each guild member would sew at least one quilt by the guild meeting on November 7, 2020 OR sew quilt blocks to make into a quilt on our service project day in 2020!  OR do BOTH! There will be 2 separate groups of prizes…

Quilt Challenge:


  • Sew a quilt top and your name is entered once (1)
  • Quilt and bind someone’s quilt top and your name is entered once (1)
  • Complete a quilt (top, quilt & bind) and your name is entered twice (2)


The more you sew, the more chances you have to win fabulous prizes that will be awarded at our November guild meeting on November 7, 2020. 

Capital Quilter's new Quilts For Veterans Coordinator,

Mary Dunn, has a couple of challenges for us this year!

2019 Quilt Block Drive          2020 Quilt Block Drive

(click for pattern & instructions)

  
For each quilt block you complete your name will be entered into a drawing.

The blocks will be sewn together and quilted by CQ members.  Quilts will be presented and prizes drawn at Capital Quilters guild meeting on November 7, 2020.