Stars and Stripes Quilt for QOV

Hey, kids!

Listen, as many of you know I taped a Quilts of Valor special for Iowa Public Television at the very generous invitation of Quilt-Goddess, Marianne Fons, along with patchwork-divas,  Alex Anderson and Eleanor Burns.

The special has been airing on public television stations around the United States now and I keep getting requests for the Stars and Stripes quilt pattern I designed!   Well, what an honor that you all seem to like it BUT I don’t sell a pattern for it!

You see, I donated that pattern to Iowa Public Television.  If you make a pledge to support Iowa Public Television (something I feel very strongly about) you will get the DVD and the all of the patterns for the quilts featured in the Quilts of Valor special.

But there’s more —  if you can wait a couple of months, my Stars and Stripes pattern will be featured in an upcoming LOVE OF QUILTING magazine (available in August, I think.)  So make sure you pick up  a copy!

In the meantime, why not check out the Quilts of Valor link to find out about the foundation and how you can help support our veterans (something else I feel very strongly about.)

IMPORTANT:  If you would like to see the Quilts of Valor special on your local Public Television station, simply call and/or write to your local station and talk with the production executive  and ask them to please air the special from Iowa Public Television.  Find your local station’s number and address  at:   xoxom

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21 Comments on “Stars and Stripes Quilt for QOV”

  1. June 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

    Mark, your’s is the most challenging. Love it


  2. anita f
    June 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM #

    I loved the show. I love your quilt and want to make it for a special veteran. You are so inspiring. Thanks for that. I get my daily poke in the head from you. You inspire me with your daily musings on Facebook about art, dishes, fabric, color… I love your style. You are a keeper.


  3. susannamontana
    June 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM #

    Love your clever pattern–I make quilts for Fort Harrison in Helena Montana–VA hospital—I’ll get the mag–


  4. Candi Gordon
    June 6, 2012 at 5:12 PM #

    Hi Mark. I ordered the DVD from IPTV and loved it. Of course, I got the pattern for all the quilts on the show. Still can’t wait for your pattern to show up in Fons & Porter Love of Quilting. Matter of fact today was my birthday so I went out and bought a bunch of fabric for my QOV quilts. It made it made it a wonderful birthday. Well, I also got to spend the day with my daughter and grand baby and spending a quiet evenin with my hubby. PERFECT!!!!


    • June 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM #

      Happiest of Birthdays to you, fellow-Gemini cupcake! Many happy returns! xoxom


  5. June 6, 2012 at 9:35 PM #

    Just watched the Quilts of Valor show. It was great watching the “rookies” make such beautiful and meaningful quilts. I am constantly amazed at how a combination of blocks can create clever quilt designs. Thank you so much for being involved with this project.


  6. Jan Harkness
    June 7, 2012 at 3:15 PM #

    I watched the Quilts of Valor show today and it was so moving to listen to the veterans who received their quilts and how much they meant to them. I am inspired to make more of these quilts asap. It was a fun show! The Rookies did fabulous jobs, and the coaches were great! Your quilt was my favorite and I’m anxiously awaiting for the August issue of Love of Quilting. I have a very special Vietnam veteran I would like to make this quilt for. Thank you and Marianne Fons for making the pattern available to us!


  7. Susan
    June 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM #

    I am totally in love with your Quilts of Valor quilt design and am picking up a template today at my local shop in New Jersey. I am so excited to make this gorgeous quilt and give it to a service person. Thank you for your wonderful creativity!


  8. Jennifer
    June 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM #

    My son is a new officer in the USArmy and am making him your stars and stripes quilt for his Ranger school Graduation (and more for qov). Thanks


  9. Sharon Leach
    June 16, 2012 at 8:43 AM #

    Just wondering if that was the July-August Fons & Porter. I just purchased it for the pattern and it is not there. Very dissapointed. Or will it be in a September-October issue?


    • June 16, 2012 at 9:19 AM #

      I think it’s the September-October issue that hits the stands in August, from what I’m told. Sorry about the confusion! xoxom


  10. July 4, 2012 at 2:52 PM #

    I’m watching the Quilts Of Valor show right now with tears in my eyes. What a great job you all did teaching the rookies. I’ve been making QOV’s for a couple of years and I love seeing the presentations of the quilts. Thanks for supporting the great QOV program. I love all of the patterns and look forward to the magazine coming out.


    • July 6, 2012 at 5:38 AM #

      Wow, Marilyn, that means a lot to me. Thank you for writing. It was my pleasure and an honor to be a part of that show! xoxom


  11. Julia Needham
    July 14, 2012 at 4:38 PM #

    i just got a sneek preview of the sept/oct fons & porters but i didnt see the quilt pattern! Help ! Will it be there? My dad is korean and Vietnam vet and is sick and i want to make this for him before he passes away.


    • July 15, 2012 at 3:58 AM #

      All I know is what I was told . . . I wish I could help you. You know, why don’t you contact Fons & Porter and I’ll do the same? Their editorial staff would know for sure. Thanks for the head’s up. xooxm


  12. Angelia F. Wright Gordon
    August 12, 2012 at 10:12 AM #

    The pattern is on pgs. 24-30 in the Sept/Oct. Issue. I have in myhands now. I subscribe tothis wonerful mag.and tape every show. What I want to know is what fabric line you used. Love it!!! I have an old soldier that I plan on making this for that I love dearly.


  13. Dianne
    August 24, 2012 at 7:24 AM #

    i was watching the episode where u made this quilt and i could not believe my eyes it went together so fast and it looks so hard. i am going to attempt this for my husband who did 4yrs in the army, thank goodness it was peace time. but i still think he deserves to be honored. love the upbeat personility u bring to quilting. nice to show my husband a man can quilt.


  14. Patricia Parson
    October 16, 2012 at 4:04 AM #

    I have found all the fabric you used in your QOV quilt except the cream fabric. Could you tell me the name of the design? Thank you.


  15. March 5, 2016 at 10:08 AM #

    It is now 2016 and I want to say to you that your Quilt of Valour for Iowa Public Television is my all time most favorite Quilt of Valour.
    I just finished watching ” Quilt of Valour II”.
    It was great. I cried during the segment of your POW. God bless him and all the prisoners of war of all wars, and those still MIA.
    So glad your doing well.
    Phyllis Smith


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