Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Timothy N

On February 14, Deb S awarded Timothy N his Quilt of Valor.  Thank you so much for your service, sir.

Not only am I having major difficulties with this computer, as soon as I find my camera, I will be able to post pictures!  Again, we had a very nice show n tell at our sew in Tuesday.

Monday, January 30, 2017

QOV National Sewing Day Reminder Notice February 4

Saturday, February 4th is QOV National Sewing Day.  It's a day locations throughout the country have set aside to sew "together" making thank you quilts for our Veterans.

Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor has two locations this year: 

St. Charles Moose Lodge, 2250 IL Rt 38, 10-4 pm.  If you are working on a project, go ahead and bring it along so when you complete, we have kits.  Bring along sewing machine, your quilting supplies, a small cutting mat and maybe an iron/mat.  The two kits we have will have some subcutting and being we are expecting a nice group, might have better access to cutting and pressing.  We are having potluck lunch. (NOTE:  we are expecting special visitors)   Also, bring along your power strip/extension cords.  Electricity is on the outer walls of the hall only.  I had mentioned my concern if everyone brought a crock pot.  Didn't say you cannot bring one, but was thinking if you did, you can keep it heating at your station until we set up for lunch?  I hope you have registered for the prizes the Foundation has.  NOTE:  I have had a few questions about membership.  You do not have to be a member of QOV to sew on National Sewing Day or any day, for that matter.  It does not cost you to sew a Quilt of Valor for a Veteran, just your time and thank you!

Sugar Grove Fire Department, 25 Municipal Drive, 9-4 pm.  This is hosted by the Common Threads Quilt Guild of Sugar Grove  Bring your sewing machine and notions if you plan to sew. Plenty of opportunity to cut and iron. Bring a lunch. Contact Betty Ivins at if you would like a kit prepared for you.

So, fill them bobbins and come to have a great time!  

Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Opportunity Quilt is posted!

check out our 2017 Opportunity Quilt.  We get lots of donations and as you know, lots of fabric we cannot use for our Veteran Quilts.  So, with the Christmas Fabric donation, Alberta G whipped up this quilt and Elvira was so kind to quilt it (Thank you so much ladies).  Won't it make a nice Christmas present for someone...we draw conveniently in November!  So, let me know how many tickets you want!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Notes on Montgomery sew in

Well, know that I tried to load pictures from yesterday's sew-in. Having camera "issues" again. Might be time to get new camera! But had a very busy day yesterday. Ladies piecing, cutting and bundling batting to tops to be readied for machine quilting...a lot done! Note that we will be meeting monthly now at the VFW (I will confirm with them). Because winter isn't over, check here or the blog for any cancellations due to weather, or any other reasons.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Booth at International Quilt Festival Donald E. Stephens Convention Center April 6-8, 2017

We are, again, invited to the show.  I need a few volunteers.  Help us out at the booth. I submit your names which gets you in and you also get to enjoy this show? Right now I need help in setting up and opening and closing on Thursday!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Montgomery, VFW Sew-in, January 17

Yep, that time Tuesday, we meet to continue our efforts to wrap each veteran with a Quilt of Valor.  Bring sewing machines, extension cord, quilting tools.  We'll have one ironing board that I know of and I have two irons.  I'm bringing along a roll of batting hoping a few will cut and  bundle.  See you next Tuesday.
btw, the kits are ready for Nat'l Sewing Day!  Thank you to the ladies who took home "homework"!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

Please bring your calendars with you tomorrow. We have an invite to have a booth at the International Quilt Show at the Rosemont, April 6-8th with set up date, Wednesday, April 5th. So, pending enough volunteers, I can fill out contract and to them by due date, January 13th.

So, for tomorrow, if you're completing a given kit, bring sewing machine. Otherwise rotary cutter, rulers, scissors (for batting bundles assembly), an iron/ironing board if possible, for making kits for Natl Sewing Day. Teamwork, gotta love it!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

January 3rd, 2017...Sewing/Cutting and "bundling" Day

at the Moose, St. Charles!
Hope your Christmas, Hanukkah was most enjoyable, and that you bring in the New Year all rested and ready to go! We will start at 9:30 and can go until ??? So, we need to prepare for our National Sewing Day.
IF you have a kit that you need to finish before getting a new kit (as I have 2 that I need to finish in order to get a new kit), you can go ahead and bring in your sewing machine and work on that/those.

Batting Station:  we have about a dozen tops needing batting, We tape our batting scraps, measure and make up the bundles to get to our machine quilters.  So, bring maybe a measuring tape, scissors and if you can bring in an iron/ironing board, please do.

Cutting Station:  Caron has come up with two patterns for Nat'l Sewing Day.  Plan is to cut and if time, make up the kits.  So, supplies needed are:  rotary cutter, rulers, scissors (or cutting machines if you wish) and if you have an extra mat and bed risers to raise the tables to save our backs???

I did say rest up, right.  OH, and we are expecting visiting guests.  So, 2017 is off to a good start I hope. 
PS.  Joyce is ready to take your plastic bags again.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Announcing QOVF Annual Sewing Day info...February 4, 2017

The date is set, we are getting kits ready now. Will you be joining us for the Annual Quilts of Valor Sew-in on February 4, Moose Lodge in St Charles? If you are like me now, I can't come to the monthly sew-ins so this is the LEAST I can do!! This is year 4 that I am involved and I am always amazed how much we achieve when we work together. Please RSVP so we know how many kits to plan. Last year we had 28 give or take. Can we top that? Oh, and if you can bring a little something for the food table that would be great!!! Bring a friend and even if they don't sew we can find something for them to do!!! Look forward to seeing you there!!  Caron Carlson

You can now start registering at the QOVF web page. They will be having drawings for prizes that day. We also have another location. Sugar Grove at the Firehouse. Elizabeth Ivins will lead the group. As soon as I get more details, I'll also set up an event so if kits and or fabric is needed, there will be enough.
Montgomery, I need to know if there is interest for the VFW so I can inquire if they can have us. Email me, call me, let me know. Otherwise you are welcome at the other locations.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Sew-in Reminder Notice

Sew day at the Moose, St. Charles, Tuesday, Dec 6. We will be starting at 9:30 and go until 2 PM, and it's bring an appetizer day! Don't forget your extension cords, sewing/quilting supplies. Also, for those who attend the sew-ins in Geneva at Aunt Sassy's, December's sew in is cancelled.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Montgomery Sew In

Another enjoyable day quilting with friends! Came home with tops and finished quilts...We had a special guest. Mr. David W was there to accept his Quilt.. Thank you for your service, Sir...always a plus. Thank you to all who showed up! Here is nor show n tell!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Montgomery Sew in Notice

On Tuesday, November 15, we have our 2nd QOV sew in at the VFW Hall in Montgomery. I'm hearing to expect more newbies!! That's great. If you are looking for a new project, I'll bring some of the kits I have left. NOTE?.when these are gone, we need to talk about having a kit day or??? I have some patriotic 2 1/2" strips if you want to bring along your favorite jelly roll pattern. If you have been following, we have awarded quite a few quilts with 3 more to go: one today at Freeport High, finish a Rotary Club Veteran members and a graduation at a Veterans Traffic Court in Maywood. We already have a list of upcoming events for 2017. So we need your sewing machines!! Along with your tools of course and extension cords. See you Tuesday at the VFW around 10 am. PS working on bringing in a special guest to award him his quilt.