Ontario Quilters Save Time Making Patriotic Gifts for Veterans
About quilt of valour
In Dufferin County, Ontario, a group of 12 or so women gather several Saturdays a month to piece together fabric works of art. They are the seamstresses of Quilts of Valour-Dufferin.
“It’s about stitching, gabbing and having a good time,” said Kim Beckner.
One of the group's leaders is July MacLeod. She says the blankets they make are for a special group of men and women.
"Right now our mission is to make a quilt for every World War II veteran in Dufferin County. Before they're all gone."
The quilts they design are patriotic and often are adorned with a red maple leaf like the one on the Canadian flag. Kim said they wanted to look for a fast, accurate method to cut out their intricate leaves.
“I don’t mind cutting out squares and triangles,” said Kim, “but detailed pieces are monotonous and time consuming.”
Being a quilter, it didn’t take Kim long to find a solution at Custom Shape Pros.
“You hear and see what other quilters are doing, and I wondered if I could get a die made. After searching around for special made dies, this was the best route to go,” she said.
Kim ordered a custom GO! die from Custom Shape Pros and an AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter. She and Judy say the custom die has sped up their applique process immensely.
Quilts of Valour - Dufferin
Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada
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AccuQuilt GO! Fabric-Cutting Die
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