Monday, February 8, 2016

How are all your blocks coming along for the Star-Spangled Banner Quilt project, to benefit the Preserve the Pensions fund? Remember we'd like to have received all of the blocks by February 20th!

Once you've completed your block/s and the steps below, we will send you the address to mail your blocks to.
    •  a) your experience as a quilter, b) information about your 1812 pensioner, include name and service unit etc., or why this project is important to you (if you haven't found an 1812 pensioner in your research yet) and C) why you decided to participate in this quilt project.
  • Submit a photo of yourself holding your completed quilt square
  • Deadline: All blocks, submission forms and photographs must be received BYFebruary 20, 2016. The address to mail the completed blocks to will be sent once the submission form is received.
Remember, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Blocks and more blocks!

Cath Trindle 
We've received some more photos of Genea-quilters and their blocks for the Star-Spangled Banner quilt. This is really going to be a beautiful quilt, with such a wonderful variety of block styles, yet all echoing the same beautiful colors.

Remember we are trying to have all blocks to our quilt finisher by the last week in February! You'll need to be sure to fill out the Google form, and email us a photo of you with your block/s, to Once those tasks are complete, we'll give you the address to send your blocks to.

Thank you for your participation! We're looking forward to seeing your stories of War of 1812 Patriots too!

~ tami

Raylene Junkins

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

I came across this blog post from a couple years ago, that lists several places online to buy fabric. Definitely worth checking out if you need to buy some specific fabric  (like say, for a Star-Spangled Banner Quilt Block)  :)

Where are your favorite places to buy fabric online?


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Our first block photo has arrived!

I hope everyone is as excited as I am now, after seeing the fabrics and the center panel! This is really going to be a beautiful quilt. I'm really looking forward to all of your War of 1812 ancestor and research stories, and I think the commemorative book will be inspirational! (Everyone who participates will get a copy of the book in PDF form.)

A few things to remember as you work on your quilt blocks - Every block submission will also need to include the Google form and a photo, preferably digital, of you holding your completed quilt block.  And while the deadline for finishing the quilt blocks isn't until late February 2016, we've received the first photo from Lorraine Kish, of the two blocks that she's already completed. Aren't they beautiful!!!

Please check the posts on this blog or the Facebook page if you have questions, or feel free to email us at

And please share our quilt flyer as often as you can! Email us if you need or want a PDF copy in either full or halfpage size.  Anyone can participate in this Star-Spangled Banner Quilt project by either by making a quilt block, submitting ancestor research stories, or by contributing financially through our PayPal account.  All monetary donations will be given directly to the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions fund at the end of the project, to further their work of digitizing those wonderful pension files!


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