On May 10th Sgt. Brian Dulle, a local Sheriff's Deputy, was killed in the line of duty. There is a benefit scheduled for June 11th to raise money for the family and for Maddie's Hope. Maddie's Hope is a non profit organization established in honor of Brian's daughter Maddie who was diagnosed with cancer at a very young age. We wanted to do something to help and what else would we do? Make a quilt! It's been a real team effort! I started piecing it Saturday, my mom (the store manager) is quilting it now and my grandma (the owner) is going to bind it Sunday. It's due Monday, so we're bringing it down to the wire. We hope that it will be a success at the fundraiser, the outpouring from the community for this benefit has been fantastic! Below is picture in the layout stage, I'll update it once the quilt is complete.
I wanted to post this to get the word out about the Dulle family and also to show what a great patriotic quilt it made. The pattern is very forgiving and easy to make. It would be absolutely perfect for Quilts of Valor. The pattern is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs, the fabric is Tribute by P&B. You can find both here. I can honestly say it felt wonderful to make this quilt for such a good cause. Make a quilt for a good cause, you'll be so glad you did!!!
Guess what!?! The benefit was a HUGE success! Guess who ended up with the highest bid on the quilt? Fabric Shack :o) If you pop into the store, you'll see it hanging here. We're going to hang it for a while and then donate it to the Quilts of Valor project. Thanks for all the great comments!