Love of Quilting July/August Fabric Giveaway–Contest is Closed

Love of Quilting July/August is on sale June 18th. This issue features a variety of quilts for all skill levels. Learn how to make a memory quilt, a patriotic quilt or a quilt of valor for a veteran, we show you how! Love of Quilting is available in many formats; print, digital, and print/digital subscription.

One Nation
Lovin’ Miss Ashley
Colonial Medallion
Candy Fireworks
Liberty’s Stars
Rock Island Campfires
Via Air Mail
Cool Blue
Jessica’s Rose Garden
Antique Broken Star free pattern download.
Writer’s Block
Anniversary Memories
To the Manor Grown .
Dance with Me free pattern download.

We are excited for you to see the projects in the July/August issue so as a thank you we are giving away a fat quarter bundle of Patriotic Prints. To enter the giveaway, please tell us which quilt inspires you to quilt for summer. Two lucky winners will be chosen at random. The contest will close at midnight on June 26th.

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our lucky winners!

Gail R. – I like three of the quilts listed the best. They are Lovin’ Miss Ashley, Via Air Mail and Cool Blue. I am partial to the color blue. The quilting group that I am in made a quilt of valor from one of your previous magazines.

Mary Ann L. – Via Air Mail really appeals to me. I love scrappy quilts and the challenges they present. The patriotic bundle will be perfect for this pattern.

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814 thoughts on “Love of Quilting July/August Fabric Giveaway–Contest is Closed

  1. Going to decorate my front porch in red white and blue….the cover quilt…would look really good draped over a chair. I love to sit out there on cool evenings and a comfy quilt would certainly help.

    1. I am inspired by the Liberty’s Stars: Star and Patchwork Quilt. As a new quilter I see this pattern as a challenge and look forward to making it using some 1930’s prints I have.

  2. The quilt on the cover speaks to me more than any has for quite awhile. I am certain that it would make a great Quilt of Valor. I have been wanting to do one for this cause for some time. I served with the Red Cross during Viet Nam and have strong alliances to these women and men. Thanks for your support as well.

    1. I will definitely make the One Nation Quilt for my grandson, who served
      a tour of duty in Iraq. I am so proud of him & have been planning on making him a quilt. I think this one would be perfect.

  3. The quilt on the front page Via Air Mail, I just look at it and think, I NEED one! I am going through my stash in my head and putting together what to use!
    Love it!

  4. I am looking forward to making “One Nation”. Our country has been through some very tough times- natural disasters, heroes lost in the line of duty, and the bombing of The Boston Marathon- and each and every time our citizens came together to help one another. The American spirit is alive and well and the beautiful play of bright reds and deep blues embodies that spirit.

  5. I thought for sure one of the red, white, and blue quilts would catch my eye – and they did. But the one that inspired me the most was Lovin Miss Ashley.

  6. I’m making Quilts of Valor all Summer, so far I’ve completed 1 and have 2 more tops made. I just love working with red,white,blue & gold. The men & women they go to certainly deserve them!

  7. My favorites are Via Air Mail and Antique Broken Star. I’ve been wanting to some quilts for the Quilts of Valor program, and this might just be the one to get me going!

  8. I think the Via Air Mail looks like something I could accomplish this summer. I have been wanting to do a Quilt of Valor quilt and donate it but haven’t had the chance yet. This summer will be the time!

  9. I like the little bit of whimsy that shows up in Candy Fireworks! This looks like a good issue to work my way thru since it was hard to decide which quilt is my favorite (I think I want to make 6 of the quilts.)

  10. Anything that has to do with quilting! I have only made one quilt so far and it was hand stitched and I want to make one on the sewing machine. I never miss a Fons and Porter’s TV Show.

  11. Am going to add ‘Via Air Mail’ to my patriotic patterns to make for Quilts of Valor. Would go together easily and makes a very attractive Quilt. Im inspired!!

  12. By far, my favorite quilt is ‘One Nation’! It really NEEDS to be made into LOTS of quilts as our Nation is so upset lately. I love the pattern too!

  13. Summer, to me, is full of red, white, and blue!! Love the One Nation quilt — definitely one to put on the “to do” list! Happy Summer, Folks! 🙂

  14. I like all of these quilts but the Writers Block, Come Dance with Me and To The Manor Grown are especially attractive to me. They are very fresh, crisp and light feeling.

  15. Via Air Mail is my choice for my oldest grandson and One Nation for his younger brother. Can hardly wait until my copy of the July/August issue arrives.

  16. So many beautiful quilts to choose from in this issue. I am inspired by Anniversary Memories, as both my parents have passed away, I believe would be a wonderful tribute quilt to make for each of my siblings, as well as my two children.

  17. I like the Cool Blue: Strip Set Blue Quilt – as a beginner, this looks like something I could do, and I think it would look awsome with the Patriotic Prints. . I will just have to get a few more fat bundle sets… how many would I need? 🙂

  18. “Via Airmail” seems like the perfect project for summer sewing and quilting.
    I like the fabric color selection used and the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win the bundle of fat quarter fabrics.

  19. One Nation is my choice because I love stars first but the design and setting is very striking in the red, white, and blue. A close second is Via Airmail.

  20. I love the daisys in the “Lovin Miss Ashley”, but I think I’d use the fabric for the “To the Manor Grown”…I like the simplicity of the look!

  21. I really like Long Island Campfires, but my favorite has to be Jessica’s Rose Garden because my first grandaughter is Jessica and she has been my rose from the moment she was born. Also I love everything that Toby Lischko designs!

  22. Love Cool Blue quilt.. I love the color of blue’s.. I can not wait until I get my July/August issue.. New quilter so looking for easy quilts to do right now..

  23. Cool Blue was my favorite. Of course I am partial to blues. I could also see it done in red, white and blue too. It would look good in reds, whites or any color one would prefer!

  24. They are all so pretty! I like the ‘One Nation’ with the reds, whites, and blues. What a wonderful gift for someone who has given so much for us. It would be perfect for my father and son.

  25. Via Air Mail for me! Just beginning to quilt and am a stamp collector.
    Going to look up the fabric mentioned in the article.
    Great quilts..all of them.

  26. I really like the Via AirMail quilt. It looks easy and fast to make but really is a
    stunning quilt ! Love the red/white and blue. And , yes, I would love to make
    one with the fabric bundle giveaway . Thanks so much for doing the giveaway !

  27. I like”To the Manor Grown” I really love the colors! This would be a great quilt to work on this summer, sewing with the cool colors would be a comforting experience.

  28. Who can pick just one? One Nations brings out the Americana lover in me and brings to mind the many memories of sitting beneath the starry sky on a warm summer night watching fireworks with my family; while, Liberty’s Stars and Jessica’s Rose Garden make my heart sing with their soft pastels and floral prints. This is going to be a great edition. Can’t wait to see it in my mailbox!

  29. Another awesome issue filled with beautiful quilts. I like the fact that Air Mail satisfies the Quilt of Valor guidelines. The Cool Blue would be interesting in patriotic materials.

  30. Rock Island – in some amazing wonderful summery batiks! I also looooove Anniversary Memories. I’ve got the printable fabric ready to make a family quilt but was trying to figure out how to start. Now I know – buy this month’s issue!

  31. Thank you for the Broken Stars Quilt pattern… I really love the antique section of the quilt mag….the patterns that inspire me the most right now in this issue are the liberty stars quilt…and the Loving Miss Ashley’s table runner…..stars and applique seem to go together a lot….again thanks and have a great quilting day….

  32. Definitely Via Air Mail! In memory of my Dad who was a mail carrier for 18 years & Navy Vet! Was known as whistling Joe! Passed in 2006! Love this quilt!

  33. I think Lovin’ Miss Ashley is so beautiful and I also have been wanting to do an all-blue quilt like Cool Blue. I’d love to do the Anniversary Memories as a grandmother’s quilt for myself too.

  34. You expect me to choose a favorite??? Although that’s nearly impossible – I have several that look really exciting – I guess if I have to pick one it would be One Nation.
    I love making stars and the red, white and blue combination cant’ be beat.

  35. Love the Liberty Stars!! Reminds me of summers at my great-grandmothers. I only have one (well-loved) quilt that she made…it is so faded, the colors look like the Liberty Stars fabrics!

  36. Anniversary Memories – I love to scrapbook, and this is a great way to share memories through pictures. I designed a quilt for our daughter before she deployed to Iraq using pictures. She said it was of great comfort to her as she was thousands of miles away from us. This quilt would be such a treasured gift to give.

  37. Just got my magazine in the mail today! Love the Anniversary Memory Quilt! Having made a few t-shirt memory quilts, this would be a little different spin.

  38. Has many times I try to entry fabric giveaway. I’m just not lucky to win I can see projects that I would love to make. I can see a quilt of Valor for a Vet that is injury in my county. The colors in a civil war fabric inspires me to make a Liberty Stars pattern.
    Thanks for the chance and opportunity to enter.

  39. Patriot fabric is just what I need to get a Quilt of Valor made..sometimes I need a push to get donation quilts done..but I do it even if I can’t afford to financially. Sew Peacefully

  40. Via Air Mail & Cool Blue are my favorites. We are in the process of moving to the Midwest, so these would be perfect for me to start once I get my sewing room set up.

  41. I would love to tackle Liberty’s Stars. It speaks to everything that is summer and patriotic. My Dad served in WWII and the Korean War…although he has passed, I still look for ways to celebrate all service men & women and to specifically honor my Dad!

  42. Just got my copy today!!! Kinda hard to choose which quilt to start first!!! But I’m thinkin’ One Nation or Via Air Mail!! What to do……what to do??!!!

  43. i love the Via Air Mail and the jessica’s rose garden. i love these two alot. would look nice when i m sitting watching tv or laying around looking at my fon’s & porter’s mag. all cover up.

  44. Wow….so many choices….I could not even choose only one. There were actually three of them that stood out to me. They are:
    One Nation (I have been collecting material that will work nicely with this one. The intended recipient is my daughter. She served in the USN.)
    Cool Blue
    To The Manor Garden

  45. Anniversary Memories. I love star blocks and I’ve been looking for something to do for my parent’s anniversary this year. I think I just found it!

  46. My neighbor who is always available to cat sit for us at anytime, is retired from the military and she would absolutely love the One Nation quilt. I just started quilting in February and will have to put this on my to do list.

  47. Via Airmail inspires me to continue to make Quilt Of Valor quilts. My local quilt guild is promoting QOV this year and I have been inspired to make quilts for some family members and friends that have served our country.

  48. I really like the quilt “Via Air Mail”. I like that it is based on older patterns of 9 patches and “Irish Chain” the combination will go together quickly and look fantastic. Really love that it is done in patiotic colors.

  49. Via Air Mail fights in nicely with my next project. I am creating a quilt that will display all the cloth patches collected over the years while serving in the military. There are military patches, country patches, event patches. It will be a challenge! The Via Air Mail design will work very well.

  50. I love most of these quilts but the one that catches my attention the most is One Nation, I have made one quilt of valor and am working on my second one. I can’t wait for my issue. I will be making One Nation and also thinking about making a memory quilt for my parents anniversary.

  51. Via Air Mail will be on my list. I am working on a Quilt of Valor now, and Via Air Mail will be next, using up some Americana stash with new favorites added. I will have plenty of down time in the summer to stitch up several patriotic quilts for the veterans on my list. I am a new quilter and will enjoy working with this pattern.

  52. I like Liberty’s Star. I love the flowers and the pastel colors. It doesn’t look that hard so maybe I can do it. Thanks for sharing with us.

  53. Really like the One Nation. I am wanting to make as many Red White and Blue quilts as I can this summer and display them outside on sunny days.

  54. I love the Lovin’ Miss Ashley table runner. I have not done much with applique, but this looks like a project that I could develop my skills with. Love the purples.

  55. its so hard to choose just one they are all so beautiful, to the manor grown really jumped out the most at me. they are all just beautiful, I do a lot of quilting on my home machine, hope one day to have a business if I ever get good enough.

  56. “Cool Blue” is definitely the quilt that will inspire me. I have been collecting different blues for awhile to use in just such a quilt. When my Momma passed away two years ago, we had looked at quilt patterns together. She said she’d “like that one”, a quilt in blues for her bed in the assisted living she was to go to. She never made it there but I will make that quilt in her honor some day. I love you Mom!

  57. I love Via Air Mail. What a great patriotic quilt to work on over the summer to give away to the Quilts of Valor program in the fall. Thanks for the inspiration, and the chance to win some fabric that would be perfect for this project.

  58. I liked the Rock Island campfire quilt the best. I like fabrics with a lot of color & especially like the angles with black accents in this design. I wish you had a kit for this one.

  59. Would look good any where – but would really look good on my porch, also have started making squares for the Quilts of Valor. Now just need to finish them and mail them of. LOL Always a project or many of them. Thanks

  60. Via Airmail caught my eye on the cover! A red, white and blue quilt would be perfect to make in the summer and it is not complicated. I enjoy seeing all the Quilts of Valor. What a great cause!

  61. I like via airmail. I am working on a quilt for my granddaughter she picked black, pink and white as her colors, so something muted caught my eye.

  62. I am inspired to quilt by One Nation because I am making a quilt for a friend that is being deployed to Afgahnistan in a few months. So I want to be able to send the quilt with her when she leaves!

  63. The one that first caught my eye is the cover quilt, but after looking at the other quilts in the magazine, I can’t make up my mind! I see at least 5 other quilts I want to make! When is the 18th?!

  64. I am in love with the “Lovin’ Miss Ashley” pattern. I need something to add color to our dining table in our camper, this would be perfect.

  65. Any quilt that is red, white and blue! My son is in the Army and those colors always reminds me of the great country we live in and the one he is so proudly serving!

  66. I want to make the anniversary quilt, but with a twist in that we are having a family reunion this weekend and I want to use photos to make a quilt memory.

  67. I love the stars, but Via Air Mail just gets me inspired–my décor inside and outside my home is patriotic and would be a perfect addition….

  68. I would love to make the quilt of valor that Marianne did with the stars at the top and the stripes coming down. That is beautiful to me and to some our country that we love it.

  69. I would love to make Cool Blue, to donate to Victoria’s Quilts Canada where quilts are given away quilts to cancer patients. Over 30,000 quilts given away and still going!

  70. I really like Writer’s Block. Love the white background makes the colors stand out so much more. Could do some very nice quilting on that white. thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric!

  71. Love, love, love the Via Air Mail quilt. Red, white and blue are my favorite. I think that is probably because my birthday was yesterday, June 14th, flag day.

  72. Love the Via Air Mail quilt. Red, white and blue are my favorite. I think it has something to do with my birthday being June 14th, flag day.

  73. I love the one on the cover and One Nation. I love anything RWB or patriotic! I feel like our nation is in such unrest and anything that draws us back to “One Nation Under God” is worth doing and worth doing well! Thank you!

  74. Three cheers for the Red, Whit and Blue! Just in time to whip up some fun for the forth of July! June 19th is a great day to win something nice…its also my birthday LOL.

  75. “Liberty’s Stars” is fabulous and can be made in patriotic colors, or anything. I would use some of my fall fabric collection for a winter version of this quilt. I am running short of patriotic fabrics right now, so can really use some! Thanks! 🙂

  76. Love One Nation! any patriotic I love. Our bedroom is in red/white/blue. My husband and son are both Veteran’s so tend to be a very patriotic family!

  77. I really love Via Air Mail. I remember loving to play with the air mail envelopes. There was just something about them that inspired me to want to travel, to experience the places they were sent to or from. The fabrics chosen for this quilt capture the essence of that feeling for me once again. Simply beautiful!

  78. Hi, Actually in the July/August Love of Quilting magazine has a quilt I am going to make. I have to run to the fabric store for a couple colors but I can’t wait. It is called Liberty’s Stars.

  79. I like the Cool Blue pattern. The pattern looks like it could work well with some fabrics I collected over the years but could never find a pattern that would showoff the prints.

  80. I just got my newest issue of Love of Quilting, but would love to win this fabric so I can make Mary’s new quilt, Emerald!!! Just saw it this AM on PBS and know I can do this!!! Haven’t had a chance yet to decide which quilt in the latest issue!

  81. I love the quilt on the cover and really would like to make it! I’m always looking for reds, whites, and blues with which to make quilts–this particular quilt “spoke” to me as if to say, “make me”!! 🙂

  82. I love red, white and blue fabric from the Civil War reproductions to all the quilts of valor. If I had the ability I would make ALL the quilts of valor and all the other red, white and blues to honor my parents who were in WWII.

  83. I love the Rock Island Campfires. My next quilt is for my son and I’m planning a string quilt in patriotic colors for him for his service in the National Guard and his time spent in Afghanistan. I’m also originally from the Rock Island, IL area so it really caught my eye because of the name!!

  84. Rock Island Campfire is the quilt I choose because it has so much movement, just like summer! Lots to do in summer and this quilt would be part of the planning! From picnics to evening breeze this is the quilt to have on the ready!

  85. The Quilt on the cover of your July/August issue caught my eye. I love to make Red, White & Blue Quilts. I made one for a Military convention as a raffle for there Wounded Warrior fund and they made a $1000 in profits from the raffle. I love scrappy quilts and I will make this one for me (well maybe). They never seem to stay someone else always needs or wants a quilt.

  86. I love the Quilt on the cover of your July/August issue. I like to make Red, White & Blue quilts. I made one for a military convention as a raffle for the Wounded Warriors fund and they made $1000 profit on it. I would like to make this quilt for me (well maybe).
    There always seems to be someone that needs or wants a quilt.

  87. Red white and blue is not only Patriotic, it is a memory of our Firecracker! To make a Quilt for my Grand Daughter (who now lives with me) my Daughter Yvonne born July 4, 1967 passed away Oct. 2010 after heart surgery.

  88. Oh my. I really like,and plan to make, seven of these quilts! They’re fabulous. I can’t decide which to start first but I’m leaning toward “Dance With Me” because it reminds me of jukebox days listening to songs in high school while my DH (then boyfriend) was in Vietnam.

  89. Via Air Mail. I absolutely love any red, white and blue combinations. I am a beginner status quilter. I am very happy that you include patterns for us beginners that look so wonderful completed.

  90. I would love to do the One Nation quilt for my grandson who just returned from Afghanistan. He’s been wanting one of the Quilts of Valor and I think it would be a perfect tribute to him. It will remind us why he chose to serve our great nation in these troubled times.

  91. I love the Anniversary Memories quilt. I love to scrapbook and I could blend my two hobbies together to create a lasting quilt, that could be passed down to my grandchildren 🙂

  92. I love anything red, white, and blue. I make Quilts of Valor and am so proud of everyone I’ve made. I come from long line of military starting with the Revolutionary War and all the way to the War in Afghanistan and every war in between.

  93. I really like One Nation. This is the pattern I am going to use for a quilt that I will be giving to my nephew who is leaving at the end of August for the United States Marines Corp. We are so proud of him.

  94. My favorite is One nation. I love stars; they are always interesting. I am a red, white and blue person in clothes and decorating. Suppose it is because my birthday is in July (same month as the USA).

  95. I just finished cutting all the pieces for my version of 3 Tours for my son who is currently serving in Afghanistan. I love it and can’t wait to give it to him for his homecoming.

  96. I love all of the red, white and blue quilts. It was hard to decide which quilt I would like to work on first but I’m thinking the Memories quilt would be an awesome one to start on and try to finish it by our family reunion the end of July. I could always use red white and blue fabrics in it. 🙂

  97. I’m really inspired by To The Manor Grown: adore the color scheme! I might just have to order the kit. I’m also intrigued by the antique broken star pattern….decisions, decisions.

  98. I like ONE NATION. I want to make this for my Grandson. His Dad is in the Army now 18 years 2 times to Iraq and 4 times to Korea were he is now. He will be home for good this August poss back surgery and both knee’s done. Military life is rough on the body. I so enjoy all your magazine’s and do some of the quilts. Linda

  99. I think that the “One Nation” quilt will be my inspiration for this summer. Americans have been through a lot of tribulations this year and the red, white, and blue will help remind us of our wonderful country.

  100. Writer’s Block is the one I’d really like to try for summer, it is really different from my usual style but the kind of style I’m really finding myself drawn to in the last couple years.

  101. To the Manor Grown i going to be my summer project times two.
    I just finished up a quilt for my eldest grandchild and was looking for a pattern to make her brother and her cousin their “big boy” quilts. They’re a month apart in age, so I can’t make one without doing for the other.
    I wanted a quilt pattern that would be appropriate for all ages and would work with a red/white/blue color pattern.

  102. I love Rock Island Campfires. Not only did the name catch my eye (I love to camp), I love the scraps! One of my goal this summer is to use up some of my scraps, and this is the perfect quilt for that! Thanks!

  103. I love all quilts patriotic, but the cover quilt has all my favorites, red/white/blue/stars and hearts. Would love to make this for me. 🙂

  104. I choose “cool blues” for my summer project quilt. It is a beautiful design and the color blue just happens to be my favorite color. This shade of blue reminds me of my fathers eyes. I love the traditional quilt designs, but have fun trying modern designs also.

  105. I love the “Via Airmail” quilt! The colors just draw me in and make me want to make it 🙂 I really like the 9 patch inside of a nine patch design. I’ll definitely be making this one!

  106. Liberty’s Stars, Jessica’s Rose Garden and Cool Blue, My favorites in that order:
    Liberty’s Stars reminds me of Grandmothers bedroom, soft colors, welcomes you in.
    Jessica’s Rose Garden, same feeling of olden days and visits to the old homestead.
    Cool Blue, always love anything blue and this one certainly is blue.

  107. Cool Blue was beautiful; blue is the primary color of the U.S. Coast Guard Uniforms, so it has a special place in my heart as I am a CG retiree. I love patriotic fabrics too, all things American Flag colors!

  108. Via Air Mail reminds me of the letters my parents exchanged during WW II. I love the pastoral colors of One Nation, I could see that one in my family room, I love the play with pinwheels.

  109. My youngest son has just spent 13 months in America, in both Maryland, DC and Arizona, as an intern in one of your Ohio State Uni Int’l Programs. He is now in England, UK continuing his learning whilst saving to come home to Australia for a visit in October/November. He loved working and travelling around the USA and on his day’s/weekends off he managed to visit 13/14 USA States (I believe at last count and a couple that he went back to twice). I would love to use the patriotic fabric bundle to make the Via Air Mail quilt for him to take with him when he continues on with his travels because the Via Air Mail represents his time in USA so well. Thank you

  110. LOVE your Via Air Mail quilt. It makes me want to dig through my stash for shades of three cheerful, summery colors. Looks simple and could use up some scraps I have saved up. Thanks for the motivation!

  111. I have to say you’ve out done yourself with all the stars. I love a quilt made with star patterns. I have also fell in love with the Lovin’ Miss Ashley table runner, but the one that I plan to start on is the Rock Island Campfires: String Pieced Quilt. I have been considering doing a string quilt and this one really has a nice arrangement. I want to use material that my kids are familiar with from their past, favorite clothes and such. I remember a quilt my mom had made that was fun to look at and remember this outfit or that one. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks for the inspiration!

  112. Dance with me. I’m going through an applique period. Good luck to all. Thanks for the free patterns. I probably should have picked one that has triangles as I recently was given the Fons and Porter half and quarter ruler and need to learn how to use it.

  113. I would like to quilt either the Colonial Medallion or the Anniversary Memories as my parents will be celebrating their 45th anniversary this summer and my dad stage IV lung cancer.

  114. This is the time of the year to think about those who have served us so well and I would love to make One Nation as a Quilt of Valor. So far all I have done is contribute blocks.

  115. I have a son who served in the army for 10 years. I love the patrotic theme. Painted my third bathroom red,white and blue. Just completed a army quilt for my husband for father’s day. He collects old army truck…

  116. How to choose? How to choose? I need to make a quilt for an August wedding, so, I think I will start with To the Manor Grown. I love One Nation , Liberty’s Stars, Via Air Mail too. They are now on my list of “quilts to do next”. Great issue. Thanks.

  117. I’ve been wanting to make a quilt or wall hanging with photos of my family members who have served in the military. The Anniversary Memories quilt would work perfectly for that purpose. I already have a lot of red, white and blue fabric and have scanned photos of all our military men from WWI to Iraq. All I need is a swift kick in the bottom to get me started.

  118. MISS ASHLEY pattern interests me -so I think I will try that one.
    Of course, there isn’t very many Fons & Porter patterns that I don’t like.

  119. Antique Broken Star is my favorite in this issue. I love star quilts and wall hangings. In my home they go up in May (before Memorial Day) and stay up through September (Labor Day.)

  120. I got your magazine in the mail this past weekend and spent a delightful hour or so reading it (I read once when it arrives and then in great detail over the following weeks). Although it is not featured as a patriotic quilt, I loved Writer’s Block. You could definitely red, white, and blue the border, and find some nice stars or “waves of red” for the large pieces. I’ve been wanting to try applique and this quilt inspired me.
    Thanks for a great magazine!

  121. I really like Jessica’s Garden.I love florals(have loads of floral fabrics) and am always looking for patterns that really show them off.This pattern is perfect for that.

  122. I’m most inspired by Lovin’ Miss Ashley. I’ve been working on my garden again, because it was an overgrown mess that I didn’t love anymore. I am hoping to get it back to something I am proud to have, and Lovin’ Miss Ashley would cheer me up while I’m working my way back into the good graces of the hummingbirds and butterflies.

  123. I really like One Nation and Liberty’s Stars. Stars are my #1 favorite block, and I really like Patriotic colors. I’m trying to finish my Patriotic Sampler blocks soon.

  124. My favorite is the Antique Broken Star. Those styles of stars have always been my favorite, but I have never attempted one. The pattern I would like to make would be the To the Manor Grown. They are all lovely!

  125. I just subscribed to your blog postings, although I’ve been watching your show for more than 12 years at least!
    I ♥♥♥ the Via Air Mail Quilt shown…it has all the elements that I love & I’ve been gathering red/white & blue fabrics for quite some time, with a patriotic quilt in mind. This one is perfect!
    Thanks for making this contest available for everyone to enter.

  126. Via Air Mail really appeals to me. I love scrappy quilts and the challenges they present. The patriotic bundle will be perfect for this pattern.

  127. Hard to pick just one to quilt but fell in love with “Lovin’ Miss Ashley”. I am thinking of making it into a twin quilt for one of my granddaughters. Thank you,

  128. I have another nephew entering the United States Navy this year. I would love to make these quilts for my “sailors” when they return home to our mountain state.

  129. Anniversary Memories is my inspiration. My parents have been married for over 50 years and a memories quilt is something all of us can contribute to. Each of us kids can add something from what we feel was a special moment.

  130. I would really like to win the fabric as my Mother just passed away and the via air mail would be a perfect tribute to her! She never missed a chance to show her american spirit!

  131. I love them all, but in the summer I especially like red, white and blue. I really like the via air mail. It has the right combination of red, white and blue.

  132. Without a doubt, my choice would be “Anniversary Memories”. In May, 2014, we celebrate our 40th anniversary, and I was admiring that quilt in my edition of the magazine – I want to make one for us! I make many quilts, but never have made one for me….so I think its about time I did! Thank you for the great patterns and a great magazine….I enjoy every one.

  133. I love the “One Nation” quilt. We are a Gold Star Family and I want to make a patriotic quilt for each of the Marines that served with my step-son.

  134. I have been collecting patriotic prints in anticipation to create an heirloom quilt for our family. I haven’t yet decided on the pattern but have been considering “In Honor of…” as a thank you gift for a family member who has spent many years in the service and recently retired.

    In viewing the selections listed above, the quilt that inspires me the most for summer quilting is the Rock Island Campfire. The colors and design jump out, allowing me to gravitate towards enjoying the warmth it will provide. It is a perfect quilt for my youngest daughter who is now a sophmore in college.

  135. I want to make the quilt “Via Air Mail” for many reasons. In memory of my father who was a WWII veteran and flew with the Hells Angels group. He began working for the US Post Office and then served as Postmaster in our home town retiring from the US Post Office. This quilt will serve his memory in a very unique and personal way.

  136. “Via Air Mail” reminds me of spending the 4th of July under the trees in the half-acre front lawn of a friend’s family farm, a cornucopia of picnic foods laid out on folding tables, and homemade ice cream from a freezer hand-cranked by half-a-dozen adolescent arms. Cow pond catfish caught with bent-pin hooks on cotten string dangled from cane poles. Green apples eaten straight from the tree. Jar flies are thrumming in the trees overhead, dust plumes up from pickup trucks as they grind by on the gravel county road, and laughter. Yes, lots of laughter.

    I’m a middle-aged guy now, and I’m picking up the family craft tradition where my grandmother & great-grandmother left off. I would add a solid red and solid white to the fat quarter, and call it “Ridgetop, Tennessee, circa 1966”.

  137. I love “Via Air Mail”, but then as both the child of military parents and retired military myself I love red, white and blue – and shades of green!

  138. “In Honor of …” is my choice. As others mentioned, I too have been collecting patriotic prints to create something very special. As the mother of a U.S. Army Veteran (Afghanistan), as I sew every stitch, not only will I be honoring my son for his service, I will also be honoring the men and women who have and are serving our Country, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Thank you.

  139. “Three Tours” from the March/April 2012 issue is one of my favorites. I was able to see this quilt at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, FL last year and it was exquisite.

  140. I love red, white and blue quilts. My favorite color is red and I always have a small quilt over me at night when I watch TV. What would be more perfect than a patriotic quilt? Liberty Stars is my favorite!

  141. The Quilt Via Air Mail brought back such great memories of when that is how we communicated to our loved ones all over the world. I remember the envelopes with the red, white and blue symbol so vividly and this quilt brings it home for me. Thank you for bringing that memory back for me and can’t wait to make the quilt for myself.

  142. My wonderful father-in-law is one of the few remaining Atomic WWII veterans, and I plan to start a Quilts of Valor quilt for him this summer. Out of these choices, I like “One Nation” as it is a traditional look that I think he would really like. I am still looking for the perfect pattern and perfect material, because he is so worth it!

  143. I am inspired by the One Nation quilt. The red, white and blue is so beautiful! I want to make a Quilt of Valor for my husband who served during the Vietnam era and did not come home to an appreciative public. It wad a hurtful time for men who served then. I think my husband will be thrilled to recieve a quilt to honor his service.

  144. I have been pouring over the Via Air Mail pattern ever since the magazine arrived. It is beautiful! I’d love to do a quilt, but may settle for a table runner just two blocks wide.

  145. Hi,

    I think I’d make the quilt that’s on the cover. I have so many fabrics and fabric scraps in red, white and blue. That’s patriotic for the USA, but also for Holland, as the Dutch flag is in red, white and blue too. And I think it’s a very pleasant looking quilt, the one on the cover…



  146. I love every quilt in this issue, but I was especially struck by Rock Island Campfires. I have a week of vacation coming up and I have the supplies all ready to go to sew this quilt while I’m off work! It will be perfect to wrap up in on my porch during a cool summer evening!

  147. The Via Air Mail Quilt! I love the soft reds and blues, and it looks like it would be easy to pull together.

    I have made a few quilts from Love of Quilting – love the magazine and the inspirations.

  148. Always decorate with red white and blue for the month of July. Have several quilts wall hangings and table runners from F&P patterns, what inspires me the most this time is Dance with Me done in patriotic colors! Wouldn’t that be great!

  149. I like the Writer’s block pattern because it is so versatile. I once used many blue items from my four son’s clothing to make the blocks with white and red squares added in. I then took patches from my old Army uniforms and stitched them on to the center most squares. The quilt showed a mother’s love of her children and her country.
    Thank you to all who have shared their family members so we all may live in freedom.

  150. Cool Blue definitely caught my eye. I simply love the color blue and this is one quilt that I want to make. Patriotic quilts are fun to make and they help celebrate the 4th of July by being proudly displayed – on your porch or even as a table topper or even just to be wrapped in love. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

  151. I really like the Air Mail quilt. I am a board member of the F.A.I.T.H. Military Support Group (Families And Individuals Thanking Heroes) and we send by Air Mail 125 care packages a month to our troops. Since 2006 we have shipped over 10,000 care packages. We usually auction or raffle a quilt every October to help raise funds for postage and care package items. This particular pattern just exemplifies what we do and it would be a big hit with our fundraising this fall.

  152. I love the American Independence; can’t wait to WIN the fabric to make it!! I have quilted several Quilt of Valor quilt tops; a fantastic project!!! THANK YOU

  153. I’m fond of “One Nation” and “Liberty Star”. I’m a sucker for any pattern that has a star in it. My 16 year old daughter and I are going to be making Quilts of Valor this year. We have been collecting Red, White and Blue fabrics whenever and whereever we find them on sale for this purpose.

  154. My quilting group has been making Quilts of Valor, and have already made 22 QOV’s for the WWII, Korean and Viet Nam veterans in one church since February of this year. Seventeen of them will be presented this next Sunday, June 30. We are a fairly new group, few in number and this has been our first big project.

    My next QOV quilt will be Via Air Mail which is my favorite so far. It would be wonderful to win a fat quarter bundle for this project.

  155. I love the pattern “Via Air Mail”. I can see it done in the prints from the fat quarter bundle offered to the winners as well as just about any colors or prints. It appears to be a very versatile pattern with lots of opportunities to use so many different fabrics. I am sure I will use this pattern over and over. In fact I have my first quilt cut out already to start using this pattern.

  156. I am a brand new quilter, just starting this summer. I am currently working on my 4th quilt. Can’t get enough and I have so many ideas I have picked up. I really like the cool blue quilt. It just seems so relaxing.

  157. I like three of the quilts listed the best. They are Lovin’ Miss Ashley, Via Air Mail and Cool Blue. I am partial to the color blue. The quilting group that I am in made a quilt of valor from one of your previous magazines.

  158. I am currently working on Quilts of Valor. The last quilt I designed I used the saw tooth star in it. I really enjoyed and plan to use it more often now I know how to make the stars!!

  159. Liberty Stars is a fav or mine! I just love the small patchwork blocks with the star blocks. Who doesn’t love stars! Kind of reminds me of the sparklers we played with when we were kids. Happy 4th Americans!

  160. I like Via Air Mail – easily adaptable for QOVF fabrics – all my friends give me miscellaneous sized squares that I incorporate into quilts. Thanks for helping promote this great program!

  161. It’s a tough tie between One Nation and Via Air Mail. Just received my issue and love the variety and quantity of patriotic inspired quilts! My nephew, a USAF pilot, will be the recipient

  162. I think I might make up a Lovin’ Miss Ashley table runner for summer or for Fall in sunflower colors! Thanks for the op to win this great patriotic fabric. I could sure find a use for it.

  163. I love Rock Island Campfires, especially the colors pictured in the crib quilt version.
    But I would be torn between that and Liberty’s Stars–if I had the time to start a quilt.

  164. I have a ton of patriotic fabrics that have been donated for Quilt of Valor. Via Air Mail looks like a perfect candidate for my stash. I try to do at least one QOV a month.

  165. Decisions, decisions…”To the Manor Grown” caught my eye for the title (we used to watch “To the Manor Born” which was a great Britcom), but the design kept my attention so if I were to pick on quilt to get my summer sewing started it would be this one.

  166. Love patriotic quilts so it is a real toss up between One Nation and Via Air Mail. Would love to make both of them as I love red, White and Blue! Thanks for the chance to win some great FQ’S.

  167. I love the stars, pinwheels and hearts in One Nation as well as the patriotic colors among the creams and ivories. There is a special couple I would like to make this quilt for someday. Thanks for the chance to win!

  168. I want to make a patriotic wall hanging for this summer and One Nation: Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Quilt looks to be just the look I’m hoping to go for!

  169. For me it’s Jessica’s Rose Garden. But there are so many wonderful ideas. I plan to make the in blue 0n blue and cream too for one of my sister’s birthdays. Currently working on flag pillow and table runner. It’s so exciting to quilt, look at fabric and be able to share via the internet.

  170. My quilt guild “Quilting Stars of Ohio” just issued us a challenge.
    We are to make a red, white, and blue quilt for next July, 2014 to give to a veteran at that meeting.
    I would love to win a package of fabric to make “Via Air Mail” for that veteran.

  171. All of the quilts are inspirational, but nothing says summertime to me like “One Nation,” its bright red, white, and blue stars reminding me of the 4th of July. My quilting is directed exclusively to Quilts of Valor. Our local QOV group is currently working on quilts for Ft. Leavenworth, KS, soldiers returning from deployment, and it would be great to incorporate this fat quarter bundle into some of those quilts!!!!

  172. I love the Lovin Miss Ashley quilt. It reminds me of younger days spent with my grandma’s or aunties. They would always spend lots of time planting their flower and “house harvest” gardens and then we’d see the results all summer and into the fall. Then would come the harvest. There’s nothing like home grown flowers and fruits and vegetabgles. COme fall we’d harvest them and do the canning. It was a lot of work, but we had a lot of fun too. I think I’ll have to make one for myself, usually I make the ones I see and give them away or donate them. Might have to be different this time. Thanks!

  173. To the Manor Grown, First of all, the pattern is made with my favorite color, aqua blue and also the design is so unique. I will have to make this one after I complete some of my other unfinished projects. Does anyone else have lots of projects going? Please enter me in your contest, as I would love to win the patriotic fabrics. I am also making quilts for quilt of valor, and this fabric would be wonderful. Thank you.

  174. I like the Liberty’s Stars and One Nation quilts. I have a few people I would like to make QOV quilts for. It is amazing and sad to see how many of our service people go unrecognized. The fabric set would be perfect for either quilt.

  175. Anniversary Memories: Each year on the week-end closest to the 4th of July my family will gather together. It is a tradition started by our grandparents over 100 years ago. They had come as a young couple to America from Sicily & while they brought many of their traditions with them, they celebrated their now home & rights of citizenship by having all of the family- their children, spouses, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, cousins & so on gather together. We ate & celebrated what it is to be American! they have left us, as has many of our elders- we have but 2 left, but all of the families, all of the cousins will still gather, we will share, we will look at pictures & remember why we celebrate. So Anniversary Memories- is perfect for me- as I can incorporated the celebration, the pictures, the memories into a family heirloom!

  176. One Nation is my favorite….and one I will be making….not only is it striking but I feel that we as a country need to get back to being “One Nation” , not a broken divided nation. God Bless America, the land that I love.

  177. Colonial Medallion reminds of the long history of our military men and women have worked to preserve our independence. Thank you to all our military members for the sacrifices they and their families make to preserve our rights.

  178. I get overwhelmed with the beauty of all the quilts. If I wasn’t bogged down with many quilt tops that need to be quilted, I would order several of the quilt patterns and quilts.

  179. I too love the Via Air Mail, both for the color combo and the fact it seems rookie friendly. Thanks for the patterns, the great magazine and the chance to win fabric. Pris Mc

  180. I love “One Nation”. I am really into the red, white and blue and anything patriotic. I also Love, love the “Loving Miss Ashley”. What a wonderful table runner that would make for my daughter Ashley and my table as well. And then there is the “Anniversary Memories”, what a wonderful idea to share the 30 years of marriage we celebrate this year. These would surely start out my summer and finish my winter projects this year. Thanks so much for sharing these patterns with us all.

  181. I really like the diversity of the quilt design. I like the soft pinks and pastels as a color way and I can also see this in a bold and beautiful red, white and blue.

  182. There are so many great patterns in this issue! I think my first choice to make would have to be Jessica’s Rose Garden. It is just a beautiful quilt! I’m sure I will be making at least one of the patriotic quilts for my son & DIL too.

  183. Love the Via Air Mail quilt! I feel cozy just looking at it, and reading its description. I can picture my grandchildren curled up underneath it, giggling as the grown-ups prepare cocoa and popcorn. Yep! Want to start it immediately 😉 Thanks for sharing and caring. Love your magazine!

  184. The quilt I just fell in love with is “Via Air Mail: Red White and Blue Patriotic Quilt” and this is the quilt I just want to make. This prize would go a long way towards this goal.

  185. Rock Island Campfire is rockin’ my imagination! The fat quarter bundle of patriotic prints give away would be perfect to pair with the small amounts of the many patriotic prints I have left from a quilt I made a few years ago. String quilts are inspiring for me as I am able to use so many scraps that I wouldn’t generally put together. Thanks for inspiring the quilting world!

  186. I was inspired by Dance with Me. It reminded me of a way I could make a quilt of two of my daughter’s painting which have large circles on them.

  187. I’m planning on working on Via Air Mail as a Quilt of Valor. I love the way it creates secondary patterns. The QoV I am just finishing up was kind of complicated, with lots of bias piecing. It will be relaxing to do one where I don’t have to worry about stretching my blocks out of square!

  188. I am so torn between “Lovin’ Miss Ashley” and “To the Manor Grown” that I guess I’ll have to make them both. I think I’m obsessed. Thanks for the inspiration.

  189. Rock Island Campfires, Writer’s Block, and Dance with Me. I’ve been looking for a pattern to make a quilt from the fabrics I’ve used over the years for various quilts for family and friends and Rock Island Campfires is the absolute perfect pattern for this project. Writer’s Block is so fun and carefree that I can’t wait to use my pastel colored fabrics, and Dance with Me is just pure fun all the way around. Thanks so much for all the great inspirations, patterns, tips and communication!