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Quilts of Valor

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Quilts of Valor is a national effort to award quilts to our wounded and returning soldiers as a token of gratitude and appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

The idea originated in 2003 with Catherine Roberts, when her son Nathan was deployed in Iraq. So far, almost 70,000 Quilts of Valor have been made to honor and comfort returning veterans.

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A Visit to the International Quilt Festival, Houston

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By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Wow!  I just got back from an exhilarating, exhausting day at the 2012 International Quilt Festival in Houston, and it was an absolutely incredible experience.  I’m still feeling overwhelmed and visually over-stimulated after experiencing these world-class quilts up close and personal.  This is the first time I’ve attended the IQF, and I have to say that all the good things I’ve heard about it are true!

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Quiltcentric Fall Contest 2012

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 | 0 comments

Quiltcentric is sponsoring a contest in November and December for 2012.

All you have to do to enter is register as a user, comment on an article, or write and submit a quilting-related article.

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Anniversary Exhibit at San Jose Quilt Museum

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By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a new exhibition entitled Collecting Treasures:  Celebrating 25 Years, showcasing the diversity of works in the Museum’s permanent collection.

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