Thursday, March 18, 2010

Let's tie one on... FOR THE TROOPS!

This is a great way to show your love for your country and in turn for our troops.

National Quilt Day is March 20th! The National Quilt Association has designed this free pattern for your group or guild as you celebrate National Quilting Day. Don't forget the tradition to use up what you have on hand. So with this in mind, gather up your scraps, grab all those funky yellows, bits of brown and pieces of anything. Use what you have, even if it means making a purple tree with yellow bows! Be creative!

Here are ways to give your quilt:
* VA hospitals — they would make great lap quilts.

* If a military base is nearby, contact the social services there to see where to give the quilts.

* The quilt would be a great gift to the family of a soldier serving overseas. A child might like one on the bedroom wall while waiting for Mommy or Daddy to come home.

* Contact local churches to see who in the congregation might be serving in the war zone and give a quilt to the family through the church. Or give it to the church to hang in their parish hall to remind everyone they have a member serving overseas.

To download this pattern click on "The National Quilt Association" above.

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