Quilts of Valor – an Inspiration

What an inspirational story!

In their own words: When the Quilts of Valor Foundation was founded in 2003, its mission was to cover our nation’s military touched by war—that is, to cover them with quilts and honor their service. A volunteer team donate their time and materials to make a quilt collaboratively. Since its beginning, this all-volunteer organization with close to 8,000 members nationwide has awarded more than 200,000 Quilts of Valor. This book explains the history of military quilts since our nation’s beginning, and features a Quilt of Valor to represent each of our 50 states. Also included are 16 quilt patterns to choose from, to inspire you to make your own Quilt of Valor. The organization’s Under Our Wings project, which brings young people into Quilts of Valor and encourages them to learn to sew, is featured, too.

Quilters are truly amazing! Pat yourselves on the back – and order a copy for everyone one of those volunteers who participate!

Little Red Hen has entered our Coop!

We are thrilled to announce that Checker now carries The Little Red Hen patterns and books.  I love the eclectic feel of their products – a little bit of this, a little bit of that – and it is all fun!

Just in time for holiday season, why not add Christmas in the Coop and Snowmen in the Coop to your holiday display?

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Miniatures are hot!  Why not create a vignette of books, patterns, rulers, and other tools that will inspire and guarantee success.

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With the popularity of Quilts of Valor, this patriotic book should be front and center right along all of that red, white and blue fabric.  It doesn’t have to be a “patriotic” line.  Bring new life to the red, white, blue and gold fabric that is already sitting on your shelves.

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Or, entice your customers into the Little Red Hen family with a book that is a top seller year round!

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This is just a taste of what they have to offer.  Visit our website to see the entire collection!

Our Favorite Veteran Honored

The Quilts of Valor program celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this year.  To date, they have given 85,000 quilts to deserving servicemen and that number continues to grow by approximately 1,000 per month!  Rob Krieger, the President of Checker, served in Viet Nam.  A highlight of Spring Market was when Marianne Fons and Ebony Love surprised him with a Quilts of Valor quilt!

Marianne Fons pieced the top and Ebony Love quilted it…..

Marianne works closely with the Quilts of Valor program.  Ebony Love machine quilts at least one quilt a month as her donation to the program – including this one!

Every quilt has a label.

This is an entirely volunteer effort that was begun by a mother to honor her son and his fellow servicemen.  If you would like to learn more about the program or volunteer, please visit their website:  //www.qovf.org/index.html