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Thread: International Patriotic Challenge

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    Senior Member works4me's Avatar
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    International Patriotic Challenge

    My fellow Canadian QuiltE and I would like to issue a patriotic challenge. Since Canada Day and Independence Day fall so close to one another we thought it would be fun to issue a challenge to everyone to complete a quilt or other craft item in a patriotic theme. I have a Maple leaf quilt to do and QuiltE has a Mountie so we are all set.

    Of course, if you do not live in North America, we dont want to leave you out. Wed love to see what you have for patriotic items on which to work and we can learn a little about your days of independence or incorporation or freedom.

    Try something new, mug rugs, table runner, pot holders. Me, I'm trying corner triangles. Mine will be a car quilt for any car shows we do, either in Canada or in the US, on July 1.

    Show us your country spirit. But do it before July 1, 2012. - That is Canada's 145th birthday. I know we are babies in the world. How old is your country?

    This is my the very beginnings of my project. I have adapted the pattern to include a cross stitched maple leaf as the centre square.Name:  Canada Day 2012.JPG
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    Come one, Come all .... We'll have a ball!!!

    As Works4Me mentioned ... we want to see and hear the patriotism from our Quilter Friends in ALL countries, worldwide.

    And as many "threads" tend to become, chatting is encouraged on this one! We can all learn more about each other's part of the world, our customs and our cultures.

    So please do tell, and show us your "threads", in the Before, During and After stages, as you work your way thru a new Patriotic Project!

    (typed in true Canadian Flag Red!)


    P.S. I'll post a pic of the Mountie and all is parts soon!
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    Count me in! I am in the process of designing a patriotic quilt for a client & this just gave me the incentive to get it done!

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    Sounds interesting. I have to put my thinking cap on.
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    Does it count if I use a quick and easy pattern? I found this one and can't wait to get going on it. I am using Moda's Prairie Paisley II collection. Will need more than a jelly roll, though, for all I want to do, so am waiting for more fabric to arrive. Can't say it will all be done by July, but ?????




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    And Crown Thy Good with Brotherhood Quilt

    Sounds like a fun project and now you two have got me wanting to start another.
    Here is a picture of an 80" square patriotic quilt I just finished. The center of the quilt started with the printed Eagle & Prairie Star panel from the American Valor collection and I pieced the remaining 4 prairie stars and the stripes and bear paws around that. JulieDeGrave, a very talented LAQ, quilted the quilt. I'll probably be posting it later this week when I get a chance to download more pictures. You all should see the amazing work Julie did on the eagle, which doesn't show up here.
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    Glad you all want to join us. I'm looking forward to seeing what people come up with.

    thomp116, sure it counts. That looks like a cool pattern. As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't even have to be a quilted item (am I allowed to say that on this forum? lol) We just want people to show their country colours and spirit. We will all encourage you to get it done in time.

    BuzzinBumble - no fair. You are too far ahead of us. lol The quilt looks amazing. Hope you DO decide to join us and do another item.

    My little British car club is trying to get a car show going for the local Canada Day celebrations. Someone else tried last year and it was a bust so it is our turn. I plan to show up in my red and white MINI with my new Canada Day quilt. The last few years we have been in the US for Canada Day so it will be nice to be on home soil for the celebration this year. So, I REALLY have to get my quilt done.
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    I've already been planning a patriotic quilt to use as a fund raiser for our American Legion Auxiliary. I recently made a patriotic tote bag and gave it to them to use as a fund raiser for our Girls State project this summer. Our unit is sending 42 girls to Girls State at $300 each. So you can count me in.

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    Good to have you on board fmhall2 and nice to see it as a fundraiser.
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    works4me, Motor on in that Mini! Are you going to let the Mini dealership know? That might get some folks to come. Good luck with your quilt. The area you live in is lovely! My husband was raised in the greater BC area and we visit now and then, but it's too far to drive in a Mini, so can't join the fun!

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