Like a quilt you'd make for a family member, it needs to well constructed, all-cotton fabric, and machine quilted (preferred).
We tend to favor the red. white, and blue theme, and also star blocks. The idea is to honor and also be patriotic.
Here are links to some patterns and blocks that you might enjoy making.
The half-square triangle block is fast and can be arranged to make all kinds of great quilt designs.
This group makes quilts for homeless and abuse shelters. When Gwen lived in Cincy, she created all these instructions. The twin size quilts are the perfect size for Quilts of Valor.