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Friday, September 20, 2013

Island Batik Launches the Quilted In Honor Program

Quilted In Honor (QIH) is a fundraising initiative to benefit  Operation Homefront (OH), a non-profit that helps enlisted military and their families in times of emergency and needs not supported by the government.  QIH was launched by  Island Batik, with the idea that, by working together, the quilting industry could come together and make a positive impact on the lives of military families in need.  Island Batik has a line of patriotic fabrics where a percentage of sales will be donated to OH.  And, they have partnered with others in the quilting business who are also designating a percentage of their sales to benefit OH.  

There are many ways you too may want to help!


Click here for more info on how quilters can get involved.

Here is a video interview with Eleanor Burns, that shares her perspective on this program with you:

When you purchase any Quilted In Honor product you know that a you are essentially donation a portion of what you buy to Operation Homefront.  

quilted in honor retail products
While more products are being added to this program, here are some of those sources:
Many of these products are now available at your local quilt shop and/or favorite online quilting shops!  And, if  you don't find them let your favorite shop know you are interested in seeing them available in their shop!

Island Batik and their partners have also arranged for a contest where you could win:

a beautiful quilt made by PJ Anderson's STARS OF GLORY quiltPJ-and-Eleanor

There are also many
Free Patterns from Top Quilters

note:  Deadline for these drawings have not yet been set, but will most likely be scheduled to be held at a large quilt show in the future.  
SewCalGal will update this post and help increase awareness of this deadline, once it has been announced.

And, Kelly Jackson of I Have A Notion has made special arrangements where 90% of your purchase of a Quilted in Honor Aurifil thread collection (40 wt or 50 wt) will be donated to Operation Homefront! 

aurifil quilted in honor collection

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