Fabric from Island Batik
The Quilted In Honor Fabric line, the most unique batik line in the industry: 45 vibrant fabrics designed by Island Batik’s Kathy Engle. The Quilted in Honor fabric line was created to inspire quilters, sewing enthusiasts, guilds and shops to rally around our troops and give back in an innovative way. The line is meant to inspire projects that tell the human side of what “serving our country” really means to soldiers and their families back home.
Visit your favorite local quilt shop to see the line in person. Or, plan your trip in advance by browsing fabrics on the Island Batik website. Learn more about the program on the official Quilted In Honor website, www.QuiltedInHonor.com. Join Island Batik on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for program updates and news!
Thread from Aurifil
With every quilter in mind, Aurifil strives to achieve perfection by consistently producing the highest quality thread. Made in Italy using the best Mako Egyptian Cotton with long stable fibers, Aurifil mercerized cotton thread performs extremely well in a variety of creative uses. The Aurifil Quilted In Honor large spool collections includes a 50wt (1422 yards on each spool) collection and a 40wt (1092 yards on each spool) collection. These threads are perfect for machine embroidery, piecing and quilting.
Batting by Legacy™ by Pellon®
Legacy™ by Pellon® has designated their 80/20 Natural Cotton Blend Batting as the official batting of the Quilted in Honor initiative. With 80% Cotton and 20% Polyester, the Natural Blend Batting is a soft, durable and substantial batting created for quilters who want cotton with the added benefit of wash-ability and good stitch definition. Legacy™ by Pellon® is proud to offer both 96" and 120" widths.
OESD is excited to be a part of the Quilted In Honor project and is offering an embroidery collection on CD featuring 30 of their best patriotic designs. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Homefront.
Downloadable Patterns from PatternSpot.com
PatternSpot.com is the premier online destination for quilters, sewers, and crafters to buy and sell downloadable sewing patterns. Shoppers have instant 24-hour online access to browsing and purchasing ePatterns from a wide variety of designers, project types, and pattern styles.
C&T Publishing has created a special designer page that groups all Quilted in Honor patterns on PatternSpot.com, making them easy to find! The Quilted In Honor PatternSpot page will launch on August 28, 2013 and will feature quilt patterns from: Alex Anderson, Bonnie Browning, Eleanor Burns, Jennifer Chiaverini, Carol Doak, Jacquie Gering, Alexandra Henry, Mary Hoover, Marti Michell, Sharon Pederson, Barbara Persing, Jackie Robinson, Pat Sloan, Ricky Tims, Annie Unrein, Sarah Vedeler, and Angela Walters.
Eco Tote from C&T Publishing
Join forces with C&T Publishing, Island Batik fabrics, and some of quilting's biggest names to help soldiers and their families recover from the effects of war. Proceeds form the sale of this striking new eco tote will be donated to the military charity Operation whose mission is to support veterans and their loved ones.
This bag features quilt designs that appeals to both modern and traditional quilters. It is made from 100% recycled polypropylene (plastic rater bottles!) and its features include reinforced stitching, shoulder-length handles, secure zipper, and a reinforced bottom panel for standing upright.
From left to right: Stars Forever by Alex Anderson (50 1/4" x 50 1/4"),
Spinwheels by Angela Walters (56 1/2" x 56 1/2"),
and Remember by Barbara Persing and Mary Hoover (48" x 42").
Patterns from Top Quilters
Quilted In Honor not only pulls together industry partners, but also a long list of celebrity designers who have contributed their time and talents to both a number of program events and developed projects and corresponding patterns that both support the Quilted In Honor program and pay tribute to their friends and family members who devoted their lives to service in the military. This list includes: Alex Anderson, PJ Anderson, Rob Appell, Sandi Blackwell, Bonnie Browning, Eleanor Burns, Cindy Carter, Jayme Crow, Carolyn Cullinan McCormick, Carol Doak, Jacquie Gering, Scott Hanson, Alexandra Henry, Mary Hoover, Doug Leko, Nancy Mahoney, Marti Michell, Kari Nichols, Sharon Pederson, Barbara Persing, Jackie Robinson, Luana Rubin, Pat Sloan, Ayn Taylor, Ricky Tims, Karon Trybom, Annie Unrein, Sarah Vedeler, Angela Walters, and Kay Wright-Handy.
The works of these designers culminate in a collection of patterns available to your ! Some of the patterns are free on the Quilted In Honor website, others create a donation to Operation Homefront on PatternSpot.com, and more are available from the designers themselves with a direct donation to Operation Homefront.