I've mentioned the Mystery Quilt that I've developed for my quilt club, Country School Quilters. We make these quilts for our local veteran's hospital and they are all delivered on Christmas Eve to veteran's that are hospitalized over the holidays. We, and a few other groups, make as many as we can but never have enough for everyone. The recipients are veterans from all wars. Last year there was even one there from WWII! The veterans are so appreciative of these quilts and we received some really lovely notes from them.
I know that a lot of my readers have checked out the mystery quilt information so I wanted to offer some encouragement to any of you who might want to make a veteran's version or QOV version. We discussed this at our meeting last night and while we would love to receive any finished quilts that you might make, we will also accept tops and backs and we will provide the batting and get them finished.
If you want to make a QOV version you can contact Alycia and she will happily accept tops or finished quilts. If you don't know Alycia please check out her blog. She does great work with Quilts of Valor.
The mystery clues start Monday and you can get all of the fabric requirements and background information here. Clues will be published once a month. The veteran's version will complete in September and the QOV in October.
If you think you might join in please leave a comment here so Alycia and I can get a feel for how may quilts/tops that we might receive.
As an added incentive, every quilt or top received and made from the mystery pattern will be entered in a drawing for a Stash Pack! Finished quilts will get 2 entries. Tops will get 1. If you are making a QOV you will send the tops/quilts to Alycia and she will keep a list for me for the drawing.
I hope you might consider it. Both are great causes.