Last night was the monthly meeting of the Mid-Del Stitchin' Sisters Quilt Guild. Our program was presented by Judy Howard the Owner of Buckboard Quilts, and is the award-winning author of 'Heavenly Patchwork—Quilt Stories Stitched with Love', 'Heavenly Patchwork II—Quilt Stories to Warm Your Heart', 'Centennial Stitches—Oklahoma History in Quilts', and 'Thanking Our Troops—God Bless America Touring Quilts'
Her presentation was fascinating as usual showing many beautiful antique quilts with wonderful histories. As she ended her program, she talked about "the Home of the Brave" project that provides quilts to the families of fallen soldiers. Here is the link to the national page http://www.homeofthebravequilts.com/ . If you are interested in helping make the quilts, our guild will be participating. Starting next month, you can bring your finished blocks to our meeting (The 2nd Tues of each month at the Douglas Boulevard United Methodist Church, Just South of the intersection of Reno and Douglas Boulevard, in Midwest City, OK.) They ask that you use Civil war type fabric, the muted blues and browns and reds and off whites or muslin. The quilts are based on the Civil War bed roll. the OK coordinator will be at the Winter Quilt show in Okc accepting blocks and quilt tops and showing completed tops and quilts and talking about the project. Here is the pattern for the quilt. Oklahoma is about 70 quilts behind! http://www.homeofthebravequilts.com/resources/QuiltInstructions.pdf.