Currently, Pat Sloan, a nationally renown quilter, is doing a String Bean Challenge (made with strips, of course). Carolyn Z, who organized and manages a local Quilts of Valor chapter, the Roanoke Quilts of Valor Stitchers, took off with the String Bean Challenge and when the QOV group met in April, it was all about sewing up String Bean blocks. She had kits all prepared so the sewing went quickly. The Roanoke QOV Stitchers is not limited to Blue Ridge Quilters, but is open to whoever has a heart to be a part of celebrating those military veterans who have protected and defended the America we all know and love.
Here is one picture of some of the progress made during that meeting.
Cathy H attended this meeting and had cut some red and blue stars with Steam-A-Seam2 on the back using her AccuQuilt GO! and the star die. The stars were then ironed onto the blocks, which created a great look for these String Bean blocks. There was another QOV meeting at Fork Mountain Quilting in Rocky Mount on April 27th during an open sew day, where enough blocks were made and accumulated to make two entire quilts. Cathy H was also there literally cranking out red and blue stars on her AccuQuilt GO! Good job, ladies !!