Jul 5, 2021

Happy Birthday, America!

With Gratitude to All of the Quilts of Valor Quilters Everywhere for their Beautiful Quilts and Google Photos!

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Members from the SC Quilts of Valor Foundation covered the State House in their patriotic masterpieces on Sunday. 
A Quilt of Valor is a lifetime achievement award and a 'thank you' for military service from the foundation. 
According to the group, veterans often consider a Quilt of Valor one of the highest honor they can receive."

As we celebrate our beautiful holiday weekend with family and friends, I am so grateful for being able to live in this beautiful land.

Whether I am in my childhood home in Alaska, or my married with children family home in Oregon, I am so blessed to be in beautiful places with people that I love.

This weekend we all gather together once again, to celebrate the joys that abound, in spite of any ,and all challenges.  And no other occasion brings out the red, white, and blue, like this one!

Free Patriotic Quilt Patterns

 There is no doubt in my mind that she searched out the stair steps of the the red, white, and blue rays as she crossed. I could never keep her off of any of my patriotic quilts :-)

And as I once again, offer my big collection of patriotic quilting and sewing patterns. Please remember that these links are my own. And my writings and wording and my stories are my own!!!

I've shared my patriotic sewing in the past, but a few fun photos once again. My singles are never quite as much fun as my multiples. You can see just how carried away I get ;-)

Happy 4th of July to everyone, everywhere!!!

Michele Bilyeu Creates *With Heart and Hands*: My Quilting, Sewing, and Crafting Tutorial Link Lists: By Themes

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, with small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort quilts for a variety of charitable programs.
And best of all, sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join her and make and donate quilts to charitable causes. 

Help us change the world, one little quilt, art quilt, and prayer flag at a time!

PS to all administrators of other sites:
Those sites that have copied my wording, my comments and all of my patterns onto their own Quilts of Valor sites in Southern California and other places, please link to my blog instead of copying all of my words straight off of my blog. 

When you use my words, and my first person narrative, it's as if you are pretending to be me, in order to get search engines to go to your website instead of mine... and that's not ok and actually a reportable offense. Sorry, I have left comments and nothing has changed in many months now!! Please link instead of copying straight onto your blogs! These are my words, my stories.

And if you see any of these sites or others, please leave a comment that they should not be cutting and pasting, but only linking.. ... nicely, of course. ;-)  Happy 4th of July, thank you for your good deeds and service to Veterans, but please read my emails and comments and play nicely!


Unknown said...

Happy 4th July to you too!! :)

julieQ said...

Happy fourth!! And thank you for your comments at the end, about these words being yours...that is so true and I find my posts all over the place on the net!! I love all the links on your site, and have used many of the patterns you have so generously provided and linked too.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Happy 4th Michele
Hope your holiday is safe and you have a great day.

Cher said...

sometimes leaving a comment is extra work! so...lovely to see your photos and read your thoughts. I hope life continues to be filled with blessings for you and your family. Enjoying playing in my garden over these 3 days of being home. life is good!

Quiltdivajulie said...

For all the wonderful good in the blogging world, there are still some who just can't seem to play fair. So sad. That said, I'm a firm believer in 'what goes around comes around' so just keep doing what you do so well . . . we KNOW they are your words!