There is a quilt group in my area that makes and donates
quilts to our local Veterans Hospital.
They have sewing days once a month and a number of
the members choose to work on these quilts then.
I was told that last year they donated 120 quilts to the VA hospital.
This is not a huge group of people making these quilts.
One thing that makes it easier to receive so many quilts for donation
is that a few of the members will quilt the quilt tops at no charge.
The group purchases batting and backing, so all one has to do
is supply the top to them. It will be returned quilted and ready for binding.
I gave this batik top that I had made a while ago to a member of the
group and it was quilted for me. I got it back, sewed the binding on
and am ready to return it to the group.
Since I am meeting this member to return the quilt,
why not have another one to give to be quilted?
I've had this French General jelly roll in my stash
for who knows how long,
so I thought it would make a nice quilt for a Veteran.
The only stipulation is that the quilt be 48x60",
so I added a row of 2 1/2" squares to the top and bottom to make it long enough.
This will be returned to me to be bound and maybe I'll have another
quilt ready for quilting.
Making quilts for our Veterans is a very small thank you for the
sacrifices they make to all of us.