Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shout Out for Patriotic House Quilts

I have been coordinating the making of house quilts on behalf of Furnishing Hope, a non profit organization that provides the interior decor/furniture for Habitat for Humanity in Orange County, as well as, for the Wounded Warrior Battalion from Orange County to San Diego.  To date, this project has created 55 house quilts for Furnishing Hope, since September of 2010. 

The Wounded Warrior program is an ongoing project where they furnish four homes a month, sometimes with only a weeks notice.  These are for wounded US Soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Here is their website

I am looking for more people to make house quilts for this organization, so they can have them ready to go at a moments notice.  The art quilts measure 12" wide by 16" high vertical format and each quilt must have a house and an American flag on it.  Two pop tops are sewn on the top back for easy hanging.  More information about placement and the label for the back are on under the "Criteria" tabs on the top tool bar. 

I will post every house quilt that I receive, on the blog, with a short note from you as to why it was important for you to get involved in the project.  Also, be sure to include your website or blog address for the side bar. 

I would be delighted if you would consider making a house quilt for this project, and make a difference in the life of a US wounded warrior.  

Since everyone appreciates deadlines, aim for these dates, on or before
December 5
December 16
or the first week in January 2012

Please leave me a comment, or e-mail if you are interested in participating.  Thank you so much!