Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just One Star

Moda is spear heading a drive to create 100 quilts, Just One Star, for the Semper Fi Fund. Several bloggers are holding giveaways to encourage people to participate. I've sent two star blocks of this morning and wanted to make sure you all know about it.
All you have to do is make 1 block from the pattern provided and mail it to Moda. Easy peasy.

Why you may ask is a Canadian getting involved in a program for American military personnel? Several reasons, one my husband is a proud American from a military region in North Carolina.
I know many wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of American servicemen and women.
And I think it's a good idea. One of the reasons I love quilting and quilts is because of the comfort they can bring.
You can support troops and honour their service, without agreeing with the politics of their mission.

I've also been inspired to look into making some for our Canadian service personnel. How about maple leaf blocks? Anyone interested?

12 comments:

Sue said...

They are lovely, Cara. And so good that many quilters are getting together to do this. It makes the soul happy to do this for ALL who fight to keep us free:)

Rene' said...

Great stars Cara. Thanks for spreading the word.

Little Creatable said...

My Hubs is Canadian I could totally do some maple leafs...AND for the ANZAC's I think we should do some suns...http://www.parramattarsl.com.au/rsl9/RS49.htm

Snoodles said...

Thanks for letting us know - I'll get to work!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(Dot)com

Barb said...

Thank you for doing this.....I made two as well...

Sherrill said...

We were presented this opportunity on our quilt cruise first of Feb. (Lissa was cruisin' w/ us). I was so excited, I encouraged my guild and collected 19 blocks last night. Can't wait to deliver them personally!!

KristyLou said...

Awesome! Thanks for supporting the troops. I am hoping to get some sent in.

glacia said...

That's lovely and good for you!

I did some very small quilting in university about $@#$# years ago so I want to get back into it.

I don't know if I'm good/fast enough to participate in this project. However, I'm planning to make an easy quilt for my friend in Japan. Maybe if it's still going on I can make an extra square.

KatieQ said...

I am planning to make a few stars and love your idea of a Canadian maple leaf block.

Wendy said...

I also made two stars ... and since you made stars for the Americans, I'll make Maple Leaves for you Canadians ... just send me pattern and I'll make and send back to you :) You're awesome Cara!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful project. I love the idea of a Maple leaf block!

Patti
pshanks(at)sasktel(dot)net

Linda said...

I'd love to do some maple leaf blocks. What size and colours do you want? Where do you want me to send them?
Lurking Linda