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.

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Quilts of Valour - Dufferin

Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada

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Die-Cutting Machine
AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter

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AccuQuilt GO! Fabric-Cutting Die


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