Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The House Quilt Project

I learned of a truly worthy art quilt program last week - the House Quilt Project. I have vowed to create one myself but didn't want to hold up on letting others know about the project by waiting till I had created my own quilt.

The project was started by Jamie Fingal, a California art quilter. In Jamie's words:
I work with individual quilters to coordinate the making of patriotic house quilts for the walls of rooms for individuals in the Wounded Warrior Battalion and Habitat for Humanity .
The House Quilt Project was established in June of 2010, to assist Furnishing Hope, a group that works with designers to create interior rooms and entire houses to help those in need. So far in 2012, Jamie has collected 9 quilts that will hang in homes for the Wounded Warrior Battalion worked on by Furnishing Hope.

Sample House Quilt
The requirements to contribute are simple.  Create a 16"x20" quilt with a house and a patriotic flag. You can find more details on the House Quilt Project website.

Hope that you will considering contributing a piece!

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