Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Sunday, October 4, 2015

18 +1 (in the parking lot) QOV awarded

Suzie and I were at a booth at the Village Quilters Quilt Show in Libertyville this past weekend. QOV was their service project for the year. They put together 38 quilts and awarded 18 at an emotional program Saturday afternoon. What an inspiration! Some made for a special Veteran and was able to award him/her their quilt. We had a couple WWII Veterans, one being a Purple Heart recipient, Desert Storm, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans present. Ellen said it right...lot of love in that hall! Word has it they might do it again at their next show.  PS. Came home with 18 completed quilts! Thank you ladies!

Take this time to also remind you of the Sew-ins in Batavia and Elgin (see side of page for location and times.

Here are a few pictures from the show:

PSS..Also a huge thank you to the fabric donations this weekend!

See you Tuesday!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Welcome home, soldier!

Oswego and Yorkville welcomed home Lt. Matthew V (Army).   Matthew returned home two weeks ago.  Thank you for your service, Matthew.  Here are some pics.

Monday, September 21, 2015

QOV Request.....can you help? For October 3rd

We have a request for a QOV for a veteran from the Dessert Storm war for several deployments. ... The requester says: "But his service doesn’t stop there. He has also been Commander of our Wood Dale American Legion.
This man is a veteran, but his service to OTHER veterans, service men and women is profound.
We are having our installation of officers on 10/3 and were hopeful the quilt could be dedicated to him at that time.
If a couple of ladies from your organization could come, we’d love to have you join us for our installation dinner and ceremony."...." 5:00 PM Cocktails, 5:45 PM installation & presentation. Dinner follows program........The ladies that come to present the quilt are welcome to stay for the dinner. I’d be honored for them to sit with me!"
Let me know, thank you.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Eye candy from today's sew in

Two newbies today..  LOVE when that happens.  Here are pictures of what came in:

Monday, September 14, 2015


On Sunday, Sept 12th the Elgin LOLQOV participated in God's Work, Our Hands.  Members from Elgin ELCA Lutheran Churches worked on various projects.  We made Crazy Quilt signature blocks.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, Sew In Reminders

Looking forward to seeing you on this coming Tuesday, Sept. 15th.  Quilts of Valor meets at Christ The Lord Lutheran Church, Elgin from 10 to 2.  Bring a sack lunch.  We will be picking up where we left off on the "no-name quilt" that we started last month.  Thank you to Ginny and Audrey who are getting us back on track with it.  Naomi and Sharon have created two more kits as well, so there will be lots of 4 1/2 inch pieces to play with. 
Sunday afternoon Carol, Sharon and I will be at Zion Lutheran for an ELCA event of community service, making a Quilt of Valor.  We will be getting crazy, doing Crazy Quilt Blocks.  If you would like to help out, Zion is at 330 Griswold St., Elgin.  Bring scissors.  On Tuesday we will share the results of us getting crazy.
Ginny and Audrey are going on the trip to Missouri Quilt Company through "Sew Generously".  Can't wait to hear all about it.
Happy Quilting to honor our troops,
Patty and Shirley
Yorkville:  At Sewing Etc.  Just a reminder that this is Kathy's last day with us. She is moving to IN.  So, we thought we would bring in pot luck.  Also, I'd like you to consider a pattern for National Sewing Day, Feb 6.  Last year we did Bento Box. 
Sept 13 --booth at Rolling Thunder event, VFW, Montgomery
Oct 2-3 --booth at Village Quilters of Lake Bluff at the Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville, Illinois
November 11 week--- requests for quilts
Nov 13-14--RWW (request for quilts)
NOTE:  We have requests from Foundation that we are also working on (20)
See you Tuesday, Rita

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day

and I just want to note we have a new location to drop off quilts.  We've added Quilters Quest in Willowbrook.  Here are all the locations we have so far.   

Prairie Shop Quilts, 1911 W Wilson St., Batavia 630-406-0237

*Sewing, Etc., 2661 N Bridge St., Yorkville, IL 630-882-9328

*Sew Generously, 3341 W Main St., St. Charles, IL 630-444-1504

*Roberts, 2011 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL (just let them know it's for QOV) and be sure drop me a line letting me know you left one there.

*Quilters Quest, 7440 Woodward, Willowbrook, IL, 630-9692205.
Gentler Times Stitching, 476 S Rt 59, Naperville, 630-305-0102

NOTE:  Where ever you choose to drop a QOV off, drop me a message so I know where/when to pick up. Thank you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Today's Sew-In

I'm running out of words...amazing what we get done!  I'll share my conversation with my son.  "Mike, they loved your Buffalo chicken.  They want me to post the recipe".   Mike..".hahaha.. I don't have a recipe, I just throw things together!"  Mom--well, try and put something together :)  But he was glad you liked it.  And I'll post when he gets it to me.  There was someone else's recipe people were asking for.  Send it to me and I'll post.

Here is the "beauty" that came in today.  And I believe Deb left with LOTS of tops to bundle!!  No worries...we are going to have what we need by November.  I so believe in you!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Good Sunday Morning!

Thought I'd send out the reminder for our sew-in this Tuesday, September 1st.  What have we got to do you ask :)  Well, we have a request for bindings sewn on quilts so some of the ladies can just do the hand sewing.  We have tops needing backings (always) so that our St. Charles group can pick up and bundle them with batting. (NOTE:   please help the ladies working on this even if you bring in your own project to work on.  Some just need piecing pieces together to make backing and some need that 1/8" sewing all around the top)  And of course make more tops!  I've got a box of 2" and 2 1/2" RWB strips...I can bring along patterns if you'd wish to empty those boxes!!!   Let me know cause I don't bring it unless asked.  Listening to my doctor on weight restriction ;)

I want to also give a heads up idea of mine (and Kelly) for our Yorkville group (3rd Tuesday).  Kathy, the lady who comes and sews over by Kelly....well, you remember when she was off cause she was sick.   Came back last month and it was good to see her.  Well, she will be back  for our September sew-in but is moving to Indiana in October.  How about we send her off with a nice potluck!

See ya Tuesday.
PS...thought I'd give you the upcoming calendar and what's coming up.  If you have an interest of helping....let me know.  Happy to have you!
Sept 5---booth at the Aurora Farmers Market
Sept 12 --booth at Rolling Thunder event, VFW
Oct 2-3 --booth at Village Quilters of lake Bluff
November 11 week--- requests for quilts
Nov 13-14--RWW (request for quilts)
NOTE:  We have requests from Foundation that we are also working on (20)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thank you sir for your service!

Yesterday, Neal D, came through town and accepted his QOV from a friend, from his friend, Bob, who also received one a couple years ago.  Thank you gentlemen for your service.

ok, wish I knew how to fix!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yorkville Sew In

Really like the peg pattern
Pam took on the challenge of these donated blocks
Will share pictures from yesterday's sew-in. 

Take 5.  Great to see Kathy back!

Monday, August 17, 2015

RWW Philadelphia

Back from awarding 46 quilts to some recent returnees.  As I told you, Great Lakes has changed the region where they have these Returning Warrior Workshops and it now includes Pennsylvania.  You need to consider going to one of these.  You are invited.  If you are interested, let me know and I will send you the information where you register.   The video my son put together of pictures of our volunteers debuted and what nice touch!  It's like I brought you with me.   And a whole lot of thank yous to pass on to you!!  THANK YOU!!

Here are pictures from the Honor Banquet.  I know you like these so you can sometimes see who got your quilt.  But know, they too come up to me asking how they can thank you.  I send them here.

I also want to mention what else was going on this weekend.  You all know about Doug, the Innova dealer who is quilting our quilts at the shows he's been going to?  Well, he and Leslie (A HUGE thank you to Leslie for doing this) connected at the show in MI and he sent word he quilted 17 more this weekend!  Our machine quilters are amazing.  Out of their "business" hours, they take time to donate their time to quilt our quilts.  I had just been told we have another RWW in November.  Yep, that means the invites go out to 80 Veterans...that's 80 more quilts!   Not worried, we will get them done.  Thank you.  What a team we have.