You can make a patriotic quilt and it will be donated to a quilt veteran. It's a great cause for sure. I had the chance of listening to a lady from Utah speak on the subject. She volunteers her Long Arm and her time to put together quilts for donation.
I've started making Wonky Stars to put together a quilt top. So far so good. I've wanted to do Wonky Stars for ages and I got an awesome book that I am loving and it gives a great tutorial on Wonky Stars.
I got mine through Amazon, which can I just say, Amazon is amazing. 2 day shipping? Seriously? How do they do it? It's awesome.