Announcing Quilted In Honor!

Announcing Quilted In Honor!

Quilted In Honor (QIH), led by Island Batik, is a fund raising initiative for Operation Homefront, one of the top military fund raising organizations, and is intended to harness the collective power of the quilting industry to give back to the ones that need it most. Individually, each organization could donate something, but if we all worked together to support this outstanding organization – what could we really achieve?

Quilted In Honor Press Conference, Portland Quilt Market 2013
Left to Right Caleb Willis (President and CEO, Island Batik),  Adam Jennings (Medically Retired, US Marine Corps),
Eleanor Burns (Quilt In A Day)
Photo by Erin Sampson

The overarching goal of the initiative is for the quilting industry to come together as a whole to support our returning veterans and their families. Operation Homefront was chosen to be the beneficiary of the Quilted In Honor project because of their programs, their top rank among military charities in the United States, and because of the need they have expressed for quilts and quilted projects. It’s a perfect partnership for the quilting industry and one that aligns both our industry focus and our grass roots infrastructure to drive as much involvement as possible.



The Quilted In Honor initiative features a collection of retail products led by a unique batik line from Island Batik. Program partners have developed complementary products, available for purchase alongside the vibrant fabric line, giving you a complete package containing everything you need for all of your Quilted In Honor projects. A portion of sales from all of the products will be donated to Operation Homefront.

Fabric from Island Batik

Thread from Aurifil

Batting by Legacy™ by Pellon®

Embroidery Packages from OESD

Downloadable Patterns from

Quilted In Honor – Eco Tote from C&T Publishing

Free Patterns from Top Quilters


Donate a Quilt

The Quilted In Honor initiative exists not only to raise funds for military families in need, but to connect veterans, wounded warriors, and military families with actual quilts! Using some or all of the products above, you can make a quilt for a loved one, a person in your community, or for someone you have never met! Operation Homefront has a network across the country ready to accept and distribute quilts. Click here to learn more about making and donating quilts.

Visit the Traveling Exhibit

See over 50 designer quilts that have been made in support of the Quilted In Honor initiative in the Quilted In Honor traveling exhibit. The exhibit features quilts from celebrity designers including Alex Anderson, Eleanor Burns, Carol Doak, Pat Sloan, Ricky Tims, Angela Walters, Rob Appell, and many more.

“And the Flag Was Still There” by Rob Appell

The exhibit is making many stops on its tour. Visit the exhibit page to see if it will be at a show close to you, or on display at a show you are planning to attend.

Participate in Challenges

The Quilted In Honor initiative has organized a variety of challenges in which all quilters will have the opportunity to participate. Each challenge will benefit Operation Homefont and provide winners with prize packages filled with goodies from program Partners and Sponsors.  Click here to learn more about and enter open challenges!

Win a Quilt

You Can Win and So Can Your Favorite Quilt Store!

Help military families directly by donation. With each $5.00 donation you are entered in the Quilted In Honor Free Draw for PJ Anderson’s “Stars of Glory” quilt! Plus, if you fill in the name of your favorite quilt store on the entry form, they’ll have a chance to win a workshop with Eleanor Burns!

“Stars of Glory” was pieced and graciously donated by celebrity designer PJ Anderson in honor of the service men and women in her own life.

“It is with great pride and humility that I donate this quilt to Operation Homefront to raise money for the soldiers and their families in times of great need.”

The stunning quilt is a Quilted In Honor exhibit highlight that cannot be missed. When the exhibit tour is over, the quilt will be awarded to one winner and the workshop to one winning store!

All donations gathered by this initiative go directly to United States military families in need through the charitable organization, Operation Homefront.

Visit your local quilt shop to find Quilted In Honor products and learn more about the program!

Quilted In Honor Partners and Sponsors


Animas Quilts
C&T Publishing
From Marti Michell
Keepsake Quilting
Landauer Publishing
Legacy™ by Pellon®
Nine Patch Media
Pam Bono Designs
Pat Sloan & Company
Quilt in a Day
Rob Appell Designs
Sarah Vedeler Designs
Stitched Buy by Sandi Blackwell


All American Crafts, Inc.
American Patchwork and Quilting Radio
American Quilt Retailer
American Quilter’s Society
BERNINA of America
C&T Publishing
Electric Quilt
Fiber Art Now
Fons & Porter
Interweave Publishing
Island Quilter
Martingale and Company
McCall’s Quilting
Patchwork Plus Quilt Store
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Quilter’s Newsletter
Quilts Inc.
Road to California
The Joyful Quilter
The Quilt Show



3 thoughts on “Announcing Quilted In Honor!”

  1. Mary Ellen Tardiff says:

    Can hardly wait to see the quilts in person in upper NY! Yeah to Susan at Joyful Quilter for bringing this show to us!!

  2. Deb Granger says:

    Can’t wait for Des Moines to see all the quilts. Mine is almost done


  3. G says:

    Sound exciting program! I wonder if there is a job opportunity to help out with this traveling exhibition? Let me know via email! Other question I have, I designed my own quilt of same theme/category. I wonder if I could show it in NY where I live along your exhibition show?

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