Hello and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, my friends!
My favorite part of Christmas is having my family and friends around me. My favorite Christmas tradition is our annual Christmas Tree Gathering ... getting together as a family and finding our tree, bringing it home and decorating together.
Today I am gathering online with other quilters and sharing the fun at the Quilter's Christmas Party that is happening over at Sew Cal Gal's Blog. There are some great prizes to be had from the generous sponsors of this quilty holiday happening.
There is also a drive to benefit a great cause. Find this button ...
... on Sew Cal Gal's Blog. Learn more about this cause to pause and consider as to why we should donating by reading this post about the Operation Homefront Drive.
To donate click on the Operation Homefront button on the right of her blog page and remember to add "Sew Cal Gal" in the comments.
I hope you will open your hearts to gift the families our servicemen and women this holiday season and let them know that ...
Over the years I have made many blocks for several Quilts of Valor initiatives and every block I have stitched with thanks and gratitude for the sacrifices made everyday by our military families.
Q&N Quilt of Valor
On my quilty home away from home on the web, The Quilt and Needle,
we have a special section where
in the Q&N Quilts of Valor Initiative threads.Above is a photo of our most recent quilt. For more photos, including one of the recipient and his family read through the thread. In keeping with the QOV Foundation's mission "to cover all service members and veterans touched by war with quilts," the members of of the Q&N have quietly been making blocks and quilts since 2009. Members may nominate any friend or family member to receive a quilt. Many of these quilts have been made by uni-block drives and others have been designed specifically for the recipient. New members to the Q&N are always welcome.
Throughout the day today I will be posting more and welcome you to my
and I will be visiting other participant's blogs.
Come join the party!