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American heroism - eagle inspired

    For quite some time, Marianne has been on a mission to find that certain something that could serve as the focal point for a quilt she wanted to design for the nationwide Quilts of Valor program (see www.qovf.org for more information).

    It was an antique quilt on display at the International Quilt Study Center in Omaha, that finally offered the perfect inspiration. "It was covered with tons of eagles," said Marianne, "I just loved it." Marianne decided to incorporate a solo eagle motif into her final design. The quilt also features traditional designs, variable stars, etc., all set in fabulous shirting fabrics from Andover. She designed the quilt to finish at 64 x 80, a suitable size for offering comfort to a hospitalized wounded soldier.
  

 Marianne noted that before the quilt gets presented to a soldier, it will be featured on a future Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting public TV show, and also shown in a future issue of the Love of Quilting magazine.

Let us know if you have ever stumbled onto that perfect 'inspiration'.

stay warm,

Cinde, editorial assistant

 


Comments

gini wrote re: American heroism - eagle inspired
on Wednesday, 27 January 2010, 11:42 AM

what a beautiful quilt.  and yes i stumble over inspiration all the time.   the trick is following through.   the aha's for me, was after taking an english paper piecing class and realizing the little flowers we were making would be perfect borders for two ufo's languishing on the shelf.     gini

Katherine "Sue" McGarry wrote re: American heroism - eagle inspired
on Sunday, 31 January 2010, 9:29 PM

Wow- this is wonderful, My father older brother and I served in the Navy, my younger brother is still in the Army.

My father served fro 22 years, my older brother 4 myself 3 and my darling husband 20.  We are honored that you were inspired to make a quilt to honor the armed services.

jsprys5655@wowway.com wrote re: American heroism - eagle inspired
on Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 8:45 AM

i absolutely love the quilt...you have such talent.  My husband was in the navy and I'm sure he would be proud to have such a quilt.  I will certainly try this if a pattern is available.  Thank you

CJ Hines wrote re: American heroism - eagle inspired
on Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 1:20 PM

It's stunning!

jay-marie wrote re: American heroism - eagle inspired
on Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 3:51 PM

Marrianne I love this quilt it is stunning. I have your Stars and Stripes sampler book and it really inspires me as I love Americana. My husband and I were both in the Navy and we have a young friend in the Army going to Afghanistan soon. I am also on the other side of the pond so it proves how much we have in common.

Kelley wrote re: American heroism - eagle inspired
on Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 6:35 PM

wonderful... I love patrotic quilts

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