Monday, November 11, 2013

Quilted in Honor

Today is Veterans Day, a U.S. holiday that honors all military veterans. In Commonwealth countries, today is Remembrance Day.  We thought that readers in many countries might like these Quilted in Honor poppy quilts. Inspired by the World War I poem, In Flanders Fields, the red remembrance poppy has become one of the world's most recognized memorial symbols of soldiers who have died in conflict. 

Remember, 48 x 42", by Mary Hoover and Barbara Persing, pattern at C&T Publishing


The Remember Quilt pattern was created by designers Mary Hoover and Barbara Persing at 4th & 6th Designs.  This quilt also features the beautiful blue Island Batik Quilted in Honor fabrics.  All proceeds from the sale of the pattern benefit Quilted In Honor, a fund raising initiative for Operation Homefront.

close up, Remember by Mary Hoover and Barbara Persing


Mary Hoover and Barbara Persing are sisters and quilters best known for their designs made with strip-pieced backgrounds, as in this beautiful "Remember" quilt.  They also are authors of the highly rated book, StrataVarious Quilts  ("stratas" are made by piecing together strips, which are cut into squares or triangles to create quilts).  

Quilt of Remembrance, 77" square,  pattern by Pam Bono Designs, quilted by Mary Nordeng


Pam Bono has been designing quilt patterns for more than 30 years.  Her original Remembrance Poppy quilt pattern was officially recognized as Canada's Quilt Of Remembrance Day.  The batik "Quilt of Remembrance" shown above was designed by Pam and Robert specifically for the Quilted In Honor initiative.

close up, Quilt of Remembrance by Pam Bono Designs, quilted by Mary Nordeng


In this close up photo you can see the gorgeous feather quilting by Mary Nordeng, which adds extra dimension to the colorful poppies and the white areas of the quilt.

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2013 Houston International Quilt Festival.

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