Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Judy Howard, Owner since 1976 of   Buckboard Antique Quilts (405-751-3885)   250 quality vintage quilts at affordable prices:
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Celebrating America in Quilts

By Judy Howard

“How do I love America? Let me quilt the ways” is the theme of the 'God Bless America 22” Touring Quilts' that are criss-crossing America for 4 years!  All profits from the accompanying book 'Thanking Our Troops—God Bless America Touring Quilts' and $100/week-end rental fee going to non-profit groups like Quilts of Valor, Marine Quilts, Quilts for Injured Soldiers, Kid Comfort Quilts, Home of the Brave Quilts, or local quilt guilds and churches who provide quilts for wounded troops and families of the fallen.

These pictorial or traditional quilts capture the essence of “America the Beautiful” by paying tribute to our American Heroes, Troops, and depicting “Liberty and Justice for All,” or expressing flag-waving loyalty to our “One Nation Under God.”

We now have over 200 quilts made by people across the nation from a 6 year old boy to 91 year great-great grandma. We’re still taking entries. You don’t have to be a quilter and it’s the perfect way to teach patriotism to your children and grandchildren, as a family project or in classrooms and Boy Scout or brownie groups. These 22” art pieces can be painted, fusible fabric collages, embroidered, cross stitched, or memorialize your ancestors who defended our freedom in past wars by scanning vintage photos and printing on photo transfer paper—anything goes. Quilt photos, entry and rental forms and calendar of future exhibits are on the website.

'Thanking Our Troop—God Bless America Touring Quilts' contains heart-warming stories of the 200 Patriotic Quilts that are touring the US for 4 years with all profits from the books and $100 exhibit fees going to non-profit groups who make quilts for wounded troops and the families of the fallen.

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