Patriotic Quilt Exhibit Can be Seen Online – You Can Make One to Help Our Troops

This exhibit of   22″  square quilts has been to Iraq for our troops to see and it travels to quilt shows.  Money from the books and auction of the quilts will benefit US wounded warriors.  Currently 220 of the quilts are touring.

You can make one of these quilts.  They tour for eighteen months and then are auctioned.  All moneys go to our wounded service men and women.

See the quilts: http://heavenlypatchwork.com/patriotic_quilt_exhibits_and_programs.htm

You can go to this site for the 2010 Patriotic Quilt Entry Form, if you want to be a part of this:  http://heavenlypatchwork.com/Download%20Entry%20Form.pdf

Kathryn Brooks, Norman, Ok

Check comment 1, which has current info about the 2010 quilts.

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  1. This is the updated Quilt Contest Entry Form: Please note the correct address is 12101 N. MacArthur#137, Oklahoma City, OK 73162 and deadline is March 31. Corporate prizes will be announced later. Thanks for entering. Judy

    2010 Patriotic Quilt Contest to Benefit Soldiers

    Theme: Patriotic, Stars and Stripes, Support our Troops or Biblically Inspired. See 220 quilt photos already touring on http://www.HeavenlyPatchwork.com under Patriotic Exhibit. Schedule this ongoing $100 exhibit for your next show or patriotic event. BuckboardQuilts@cox.net.
    Deadline: March 31. Quilts will tour 18 months. Judged for prizes & Auctioned in Oct/Nov 2011.
    No Entry Fees 100% auction & rental profits go to non-profits who make quilts for wounded soldiers.

    Mail quilts with signed entry forms to 12101 N. MacArthur #137 Oklahoma City, OK 73162.

    Finished quilt size is 22” x 22” with a 4” sleeve or 4” loops sewn along the upper back for displaying on rod, plus four tabs along the upper edge for pinning onto draped racks to protect quilt.

    Please also attach securely along the bottom of your quilt (that can be folded back) an 18”wide by 5”high story label that includes the quilt title, your name, contact info if desired, Artist’s Statement with heart-warming story of what inspired you to make the quilt. You can type or photo transfer onto fabric, quilt it and coordinate it as part of your quilt art, or just type on thick paper and laminate or put in plastic covering and attach. Your story label can be a free advertising billboard for your quilt business, project or charity quilting group, soliciting business, volunteers or donations for your charity.

    Please also email your Artist’s Statement/heart-warming story to BuckboardQuilts@cox.net.

    Categories for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons: Most Original, Best Handwork. Best Machine work, Best Contemporary, Best Traditional, Best Pictorial, Best Youth under 18, Best Youth under 12, Judges choice. Judges reserve right to switch categories. Prizes by corporate sponsors to be announced.

    Entry Form (Please Print Legibly)

    Name____________________________Address___________________________________________

    City____________________State__Zip_______Email______________________________________

    Phone_____________Quilt Title______________________________________Category___________

    I understand Judy Howard will take every precaution in the care and handling of my quilt. I will not hold Judy or her associates responsible for any damage or loss due to unforeseen events. Quilts will be insured. Entry into the competition automatically grants copyright permission for the image of the quilt and/or all or part of the Artist’s Statement about the quilt to be used in articles, ads, promotions, catalogs, books, posters, cards, websites, CDs, event news coverage, television productions and/or multimedia productions for and about the God Bless America Touring Quilts. The quilt artist retains copyright to his/her quilt design. I consent that Judy Howard and/or media may edit my statement.

    Winners, press releases, photos, calendar of exhibits, auction results, updates will be posted on http://www.HeavenlyPatchwork.com, blogs, etc. Quilts will be auctioned with a $50 minimum bid in October/November 2011 with all profits from tours, books and auctions going to groups who make quilts for wounded soldiers and families of the fallen. I agree to donate my quilt for this purpose. One free Thanking Our Troops—God Bless America Touring Quilts book will be mailed for each quilt entered as our thanks to you for entering. Please include $5 shipping if you’re not donating quilt.
    This is my original design (or attach permission to use pattern) and I will abide by above rules.

    Printed Name______________________________Signed__________________________Date______

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  2. Here’s the Calendar of “Thanking Our Troops–God Bless America Touring Quilts” Exhibits

    January 8 & 9, 2010, 9 AM to 5 PM, the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild proudly features the God Bless America Quilt Exhibit in their show FLORIDA CELEBRATES QUILTS 2010 “QUILTING: THE ORIGINAL GREEN” at the LEE CIVIC CENTER, 11831 BAYSHORE ROAD
    FORT MYERS, FLORIDA. $7.00 http://www.swfqg.com Nancy Jones sarahobbs@aol.com

    January 13-16, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 pm, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Saturday.
    The Quilting, Stitches and Craft Expos proudly presents the God Bless America Patriotic Quilt Exhibit at their QSC Expo at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK. Quilt artists and Judy Howard, author of “Thanking Our Troops—God Bless America Touring Quilts” will curate the exhibt and sign books.www.qscexpos.com

    January 22-24, 2010,The Quilts Limited Gallery and Arts Center proudly present the God Bless America Touring Quilts at their Patriotic Quilt Show/Freedom Festival at the Quilts Limited Gallery at 7 Camino Otero, Tubac, AZ, 520-398-9001, Trish Ambrose

    February 10 Lexington Hi School hosts Judy Howard in two programs, “Under the Covers with Granny Reveals Oklahoma Secrets and God Bless America Touring Quilts.
    March 4-6 Indiana Heritage Quilts Show, Bloomington, IND

    February 12 6:00 –8:00 p.m. The Friends of the Library proudly exhibit the God Bless America Touring Quilts at their Chocolate Festival at the Mustang Community Center. Details pending

    March 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m., The Spinning Spools Quilt Guild proudly exhibits the “Thanking Our Troops–God Bless America Touring Quilts” and a special quilt trunk show program titled “Centennial Stitches–Oklahoma History in Quilts” by Judy Howard, owner of BuckboardQuilts.com and author of four award-winning books available on http://www.HeavenlyPatchwork.com. The free quilt show and program will be at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1451 East 45th St, Shawnee, OK.

    March 10, noon, Judy Howard will present her “Under the Cover with Granny” quilt trunk show program, and exhibit the God Bless America Touring Quilts at the Checotah Public Library, 626 W. Gentry, Checotah, OK

    March 13-14, 2010, The Pride of Prairie Quilt Guild proudly features the God Bless America Touring Quilts at their Quilt Show. Plainfield, ILL, dolly_co@yahoo.com

    March 18-21, 2010, 9:00-5:00 Thursday-Saturday and 10:00-4:00 on Sunday. The Once Upon a Quilt Guild proudly features Buckboard Quilts’ God Bless America Quilt Exhibit during their Quilt Show by the Sea at the War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Lisa Stevens, ovaq@bellsouth.net, http://www.onceuponaquilt.com

    April 8-10 The VDTA proudly exhibits the God Bless America Touring Quilts. Details to be announced.

    April 10, 9-3. Judy Howard and quilt artists will sign books and display God Bless America Touring Quilts at Heartland New Day Bookfest at the Edmond First Nazarene Church, 3001 S. Boulevard, Edmond.

    April 10, 2010, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Stashbuilder Quilt Guild presents the God Bless America Quilt Exhibit at their Quilts of Love Show at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA, $1. QuiltRoomNOR@cox.net, 225-673-9847

    April 17, 10am-4pm, The Senior Citizen’s Center proudly exhibit the God Bless America Touring Quilts at their Spring Quilt Show, 20257 Daugherty Rd, Long Beach, MS, Jean Tincher, 228-586-0407, $1

    April 17-18, 10-5 Saturday, 11-4 Sunday, The Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore presents the God Bless America Touring Quilts in their Plum Crazy Over Quilting Show at the Toms River Elk Lodge #1875, 600 Washington St, Toms River, NJ 08753, $7, children under 12 free. http://www.BeachPlumQuilters.org, lvSchnitzer @Comcast.net

    April 23-24, 2010, Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Odessa Quilt Group proudly features Buckboard Quilts’ God Bless America Exhibit at their Odessa Quilt Show held in the Odessa High School Gym at 2nd Street & 4th Avenue, Odessa, WA. 509-982-2825

    May 15, 2010, 11 am-4 pm the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 353 proudly exhibits Buckboard Quilt’s God Bless America Patriotic Quilt Exhibit at their ” Armed Forces Day Celebration” which includes children’s face painting, ball tournament, etc, entertainment by local bands, Seniors’ Bake Sale and Silent Auction and Taco Dinner $7 or $4 for children. Boy Scouts will fold flags for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to wear near their hearts in their pockets. Mustang Town Center, Banquet Hall, 1201 N. Mustang Road, Mustang, OK, 405-376-5157

    May 29- 10-4:15 Saturday, 1-4, Sunday, 9-1 Monday. The 45th Division Infantry Museum at 2145 N. E. 36th Street in Oklahoma City (just east of Martin Luther King Blvd) proudly exhibits the God Bless America Touring Quilts. Memorial Day Ceremony Monday at 10 am highlights include a helicopter flyover, massing of the colors, patriotic music, and distinguished guest speakers. Quilt Artists will sign Thanking Our Troops books from 9-1 on Memorial Day

    June 24-26, 9:00 am-7:30 pm and 8:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday,. The Quilting, Stitches and Craft Expos proudly presents the God Bless America Patriotic Quilt Exhibit at their Expo at the Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 East 2nd St, Reno, NV

    June 24-26 The VDTA proudly exhibits the God Bless America Touring Quilts. Details to be announced.

    August 21-25, Judy Howard and The Hugs Project will display God Bless America Touring Quilts and sign books at the VFW Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Details to be announced. VFW.org.

    September 9-11, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 pm, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Quilting, Stitches and Craft Expos proudly presents the God Bless America Patriotic Quilt Exhibit at their Expo at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH

    September 25-26, 2010, 9-5 Saturday and 9-4 Sunday, The Country Patchwork Quilt Guild proudly exhibits the God Bless America Touring Quilts during their 23rd annual Quilt Show, at YMCA, 740 East Yerby, Marshall, MO. http://www.CountryPatchworkQuilters.com, Donna@CountryPatchworkQuilters.com

    October 9-10, 10 am-6 pm Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Sunday, The Red River Quilt Guild proudly exhibits the God Bless America Touring Quilts at their “Quilting in the Falls” Show at the MPEC in Wichita Falls, TX,. $5 http://www.RRQG.net, LesliePenrose@hotmail.com, 740-782-3340

    November 11-13, Veterans Day Fort Bragg/Pope AFB Ann Flaherty Fayetteville, NC

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