The Giving Quilt Challenge deadlines have been extended in an effort to collect even more giving quilts for military families in need across the country!
Giving Quilts are quilts that have pockets sewn into the blocks, sashing, or borders, where gift cards and cash can be placed. Every year, Operation Homefront, the Quilted In Honor beneficiary, tries to collect 2,500 quilts for their Giving Quilt campaign. These quilts are distributed throughout the country, hung in public places like bank lobbies, libraries and community centers, and members of the community are given the opportunity to fill the pockets with donations! The quilts are then given to local military families in need.
If you missed it, here is Eleanor Burns, sharing some Giving Quilt Challenge details!
This lovely quilt below, designed and made by Carol Doak and Sharon Pederson, is just one example of a giving quilt you can make and enter in the challenge, or simply make and donate to Operation Homefront. The pockets are built right into the blocks! You can download this pattern, along with other Quilted In Honor patterns, on PatternSpot.com.
The deadline for all submissions is March 28th. Find all challenge details here.