Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sew In Reminder notice!!!

Sewing Etc., Tuesday, April 21 is our next sew-in.... If you have a pattern, I'm bringing along some RWB's for cutting. We'll have a couple GO cutters and dies there for your cutting "pleasure". Also have some bundling to do...we'll be busy!! See you around 10 AM.
Rita  ***no rest for the wicked!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 25......Save the date and/or tell a friend

Sew Generously, 3341 W Main St., St. Charles is hosting a Quilts of Valor Day, Saturday, April 25. at 10 AM. Followed by an informative speech on how the quilts are distributed and how one can get involved, from 11 - 3 PM you can stop in to make a block or two for a string quilt Sew Generously will be putting together.  Join us for a cup of coffee, some treats and a little time to learn about a worthwhile cause.  Bring along any red white and blue fabric you have in your stash that you are willing to donate.  (Prefer not to have florals as many of the recipients are men)  All "Because of the Brave" quilt fabric will be on sale!  If you want to make a quilt of your own or just know someone who would appreciate a quilt made of this fabric, this is a great time to stock up!  Please call 630-444-1504 to let them know if you will be attending the 10:am presentation or staying to sew a block.

Elgin April Sew In

Elgin reports they were very busy on  Tuesday.  Here are some pics:

Monday, April 13, 2015


Well, we have our first show of the year under our belt!  I want to thank all who helped at the booth, setting up and taking down!!  I've told you before, you sure make my job easier and easier.  This was the first year I didn't have to work all 3 days!!  HMMM, let's see what next year has in store!!!!

I believe we have enough blocks for 1+ quilt top.  Now if someone wants to volunteer to press, trim and put these blocks together, let me know!  We also have star blocks ranging in size 11.5 - 12.5.  I have lots of ideas for those...but I like to see the creative juices flowing!

Our next QOV Sew-in is next Tuesday, Yorkville...Sewing Etc.

Our next booth---we have two dates for the Farmers Market at the Transportation Center in Aurora.

Then comes the Batavia Quilt & Textile Show...July 17-19.  Now that is Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  I can't do both Saturday AND Sunday, so want to earn money for your sew-in area, let me know.

So, again, thank you for what you do for our veterans.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sewing Expo

Day one at the Sewing Expo in Schaumburg not bad at all for a "slow" day! You know you find a whole lot of people find time for a patriotic booth!!  Loved watching the kids making blocks!

Now, the story of GETTING to the show is another story! Yikes to those who make that travel to work every morning. Amanda Davis, Patty Harrer, hope you're feeling better. Thank you Debby Frane, Marilyn Swinkin Lichtenstein and Cheryl. Today with the grands and back to the show tomorrow.

Those who stopped by the show looking for a sew-in location...thank you for your interest in QOV.  The locations are located on the right side of this blog.  Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April sew in....Prairie Shop Quilt

Here is our sew-and tell from yesterday!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sew In ... Batavia ...tomorrow, April 7

It's  been quite a busy week here.  Got home last Monday.  QOV related...sorting and folding fabric, dispersing such so we can get our garage back!  But hope everyone had a Great Easter weekend.

We gather again tomorrow for a sew-in at Prairie Shop Quilts, Batavia.   We are getting down to our last strips.  We have "chunks" of yardage, so start looking for a pattern you would like to work on, figure out how much yardage you will need (be sure to adjust pattern accordingly and if you need help, let me know).  I'm thinking by May or June, you'll let me know what you need and I'll bring yardage in, you can get the fabric, cut out the pattern and make up your kit!  In the meantime, I still have stars, I have strips (2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 1/2")...if you find a pattern to use those, again, let me know.  Also, if you have scraps from a project, if they are small, considering cutting them into 5 1/2", 4 1/2", 3 1/2", or 2 1/2" squares to be used on future projects.  That would help considerably.

We have a booth at the Sewing and Quilt Expo, Schaumburg this weekend.  Thank you to those who are helping at the booth.

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New location: QOV Sew - In Thursday, April 2nd

Quilts of valor sew in at St. Charles Moose Family center:
2250 W. Route 38
St. Charles IL
Lodge open at 10:00am-open to all sewers!!

2003 Gammill Classic Plus 26-10

I'm listing a for sale.  Claudia is selling her longarm machine.  12 foot table, sit or stand pivotal access frame, original track system, Edgerider wheels, stitch regulator, Florecent light fixture, Dual Control Handles, Two station needle position, Horizontal and vertical channel locks, built in bobbin winder, double capacity bobbin, Stylaser laser light, top and bottom laser mounts, horizontal small spool holder.  You can contact Claudia 630-907-1714 for the list of more accessories.

March catching up

We're back!!!
I'm posting some pictures.  Susan Wing awarded 4 QOV's at a Latino fraternity scholarship dinner.  Thank you Chris T., Byron C., Salvator A. and Emilio P for your service.  

AND here are a couple pictures taken at this month's Yorkville Sew-IN

Monday, March 23, 2015

SEW IN coming to St Charles...April

GOOD news!  We have a group wanting to start up a monthly sew in in St Charles at the Moose Lodge, 2250 w. Route 38, 1st Thursday of each month beginning April 2nd. The front door will be open by 10:00 am to anyone who wants to help make quilt tops.  There are a bunch of new ladies who have never made a quilt before and they are asking for some help in getting this great project off the ground!  I'm looking for anyone who would be interested in helping.  Please Email me.

We return Monday...also have some sorting and folding to do, not to mention a show to prepare for!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thank You

As you know, we thrive on donations.  We received a few boxes from Liz last week...thank you, Liz.  Last night Joe dropped off a rather huge load of fabric!  Thank you, Joe.  And thank you to all who drop off fabric donations.  We really appreciate it.