Just One Star

Moda fabrics is proud to be participating in a Quilts of Valor program co-ordinated by Marianne Fons. Moda’s very own Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson have created a line of fabrics and kits benefiting this program available in stores April 2011. Invite someone you know that may not quilt to get involved.

Note from QOVF website: Just how much of an impact has the Quilts of Valor Foundation made? As of February, 2011 there have been over 37,000 quilts awarded to service members/veterans.
“It’s not about politics, it’s about people.”

So this project inspired us to take it a step further.
We invite you to join the Moda staff and designers in our  Challenge…

The challenge is to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the
Flag of Valor pattern by Minick and Simpson.
The deadline for star blocks
is May 1, 2011 so that we can meet our quilt deadline
by Flag Day, June 14, 2011.
As the saying goes – “many hands make light work”.

We need 1800 star blocks to reach our goal.
Please take a few minutes to piece Just One Star block (click here for block pattern) using a medium red or blue and a cream background. Better yet, invite your small group or even your entire guild to make Just One Star block. Sign each block with your name and state.
Then we can truly say….the hands of a grateful nation comfort our soldiers!
We will coordinate the donation of the 100 quilts thru the Semper Fi Fund, a cause
that is near and dear to designers, Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson.
Thank you for your help!
Send untrimmed blocks to:
Attn: Just One Star Project
13800 Hutton
Dallas, TX 75234

Mark Dunn, Laurie Simpson, Polly Minick and Colonel James J. Minick USMC will be involved with the Semper Fi organization to donate the completed 100 quilts.

2 ways to be involved:
Make a quilt block (blocks) to support moda and Semper Fi’s efforts.
Complete quilt kits (shown below) are available from your favorite
quilt store to benefit Quits of Valor .
“I am so excited about this project and think quilters everywhere are
going to jump into this.” – POLLY MINICK


  1. Alicia says:

    Hi, Lissa! Happy month-o-March! I'll play along and I sent a link to your block to a couple of groups I'm in. Hope we can help y'all meet the challenge.

  2. Like Rachel, my hubby was in the "Corps" and is now 2nd in command of his Marine Corps League Unit. This project really speaks to my heart. I am having surgery tomorrow, but I am praying that I will be able to get a few blocks sent in before the deadline. A truly wonderful cause.

  3. my son just joined the USMC (so proud of him and thankful to all of our servicemen) and I've been wanting to begin working with this organization. This is a great way to start! Already cut out the fabric for blocks, shared about the program on my blog, and took copies to the quilt shop where people made more copies to pass on! Y'all might get more blocks than you need! Who's going to bind all those quilts? I'd love to help if y'all need another body!

  4. dortha says:

    Lisa, I have made one star block and plan to make more. I guess I went by the picture and my background is not a solid cream on the first one does that matter? It is a cream print from the American primer collection. Please let me know. Thank you.

  5. Kathy B says:

    Good COLD March morning to all.
    ND not bad only -1 this am but a snowy week awaits us.
    I have stars cut for 2 quilts. The kids class I teach will be making the first 24 and my family (mostly me, but they will sign them) will finish the rest. I was glad to find this post, I forgot to get the mailing info from you on the cruise. This is a great program. I have helped with QOV in our area. It seams so little to do for how much our soldiers have done but what their families have given up.

  6. MeganZ says:

    Awesome project! I made six of these blocks last night and will be sending them in – so quick and easy and just perfect for using up old fabrics.

  7. Auntie Pami says:

    Thank you Moda for this! Have pulled lots of FQ for Monday night Sit 'n Sew. Love QOV! I retired from the Navy and one of my duty stations was with the USMC recruiters. Love my guys! So, I'm happy to make more than just one block. PS my brother is a former Marine. Ooo-rah!

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