Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sale Sept 9-10, 8 AM - 3 P:M

One of our QOV friends, Caron Carlson, is having a Yard Sale soon and will include many many quilting and sewing items, and she has pledged a portion of the proceeds of those items to donate to Land of Lincoln QOV. Caron was a longarm quilter, pattern designer, national teacher and all-around fabric hoarder for many years and is de-stashing! Besides lots of household items she is offering-
*Fabric Yardages most $3 per yard
*“Pounders” One pound pkgs of coordinating fabric, no piece smaller than 1/8,
most pieces 1/4s and equivalent to 3.5 to 4 yards total (20+ of these) $10
*Patterns (probably close to 100) $1
*Books (dozens, and many new) $5
*Notions (rotary cutters, rulers, tools of all sorts)

If you are a newer quilter/sewer you shouldn’t miss this, or if you just love a bargain you’ll find them! Caron is trying to share some Quilty Love!
The details- September 9-10 8AM to 3PM (check for a rain date if it’s rainy all weekend) 1150 McKee St Batavia (legal parking on east side of driveway)Sunday by appointment for Quilters only!

Thank you Frank P for your service!

It was quite emotional when we awarded Mr. Frank P his Quilt of Valor this morning. What a story he shared. He is a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient in Vietnam. Thank you sir for your service.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Deb S was our spokesperson at last nights Honor Flight welcome home ceremony. She along with a few of her guild friends and some elected officials, awarded 20 Veterans (WWII and Korean). She noted: "it was a wonderful welcome home event. The general consensus from the Veteran's comments was that they had a once in a lifetime trip to Washington, DC". Thank you gentlemen for your service.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Binders, Binders!!!!!

Between now and Veterans Day, we have requests for 97 (NOT including those from Foundation). I have quilts ready for binding which would help us meet these. AND I know we will get last minute requests for Veterans Week once school begins. Even though I hate saying no (especially when we get a school request) those will be on standby. So, if you can help in binding, give me a call. Leslie is bringing more on Tuesday!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August Sew In Notes

Another sew-in for the record books...if one had time to keep such books! We didn't have our "counter" there, so can't tell you how many were there. We had a newbie!! Welcome, Diane. We had a visitor and we stuffed her car with quilts for the upcoming RWW and some for the Honor Flight in North Chicago both later this month. 13 flimsies and came home with 9 finished quilts. Mary and her crew were SO VERY busy bundling. A couple trips to Joanne' convenient!! Here is our show and tell. Had to take a picture of Lisa's car with the QOV's headed to our Veterans and Sandy's car with bundles headed to Douglas Chapman.

Monday, August 1, 2016

See you at the Moose tomorrow. 10 AM -???

We're meeting at the Moose in St Charles Tuesday, August 2nd, 10-.....Please bring along nice long scissors. We need to do some bundling....batting, backings with tops; and of course your sewing machines and quilting tools. Great Lakes personnel are planning to be there...picking up QOVs for the next RWW.

AND, Thursday, August 4 is the first QOV sew in at Aunt Sassys, 11 N First St., Geneva, 11-4

Like to keep you abreast of what's coming up.  Note:   These are upcoming requests...not to mention the outstanding requests we have from Foundation that must come first.  Takes time coordinating between parties.   * indicates committed.  Last two don't have exact count or date yet.  **committed but we need quilts to do entire.

RWW  August                              -45
Honor Guard N Chicago              -21
Roncalli HS Reunion                    -18 Vietnam Veterans
**Korean Veterans - October           -50
 Veterans week:
Freeport HS                                    -6
Rotary Club Naperville                  -12
*Vietnam Wall Oswego June           -12
Harvey, IL Homeless Veterans         ?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Coming soon..............

Beginning September 20, the VFW, 121 N River St., Montgomery, will be hosting monthly QOV Sew-ins from 10-3 PM. We will begin with bimonthly sew-ins on the 3rd TUESDAYS of the month until further notice. WANTED: iron(s), ironing board(s), cutting mat(s) and of course, men and women wanting to join us in creating quilts for our veterans. One does not need to know how to sew. We have various "opportunities" for you...pressing, cutting, we'll have room for bundling, measuring and making backings, to name a few.  So, bring your sewing machine and tools and sack lunch.   Thank you, Montgomery VFW!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Aunt Sassys, 11 N First St., Geneva

Beginning August 4, Aunt Sassy's, 11 N First St., Geneva, is hosting monthly QOV Sew-ins from 11-4 PM. Thereafter, they will be on the first Thursdays of the month. Leaders are Elizabeth Ivins and Fran Bernhjelm.

Thank you, Sir, for your service

Deb S and Cheryl M awarded Bob G his QOV She said
he asked me to thank all those involved in the QOV organization, in two states, to make this happen for him". Thank you sir for your service .

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Thank you, HERSHEL WOODROW, W, Marine, Korean War

Montgomery VFW Commander Robert Bailey and Batavia VFW Commander Joshua Joseph Pfeuffer awarded Herschel Woody Williams his Quilt of Valor on 7-16-2016. Woody is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served during WW 2 where is received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle of Iwo Jima. A true American Hero!
 Thank you, Sir, for your service!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sew in at the Moose

Another busy day for us in St. Charles. I quit counting the number of tops that got measured, and backings sewn and adhered, number of tops that went out for binding, and 12 completed quilts that came in! Not to mention the great potluck we had. And thank you Marilyn for "mentoring" some new QOV's?? Thank you also to those who volunteered to work the quilt show in a couple weeks. So, now here is our sew-n-share!

 I like what you have done with the panels.  Note:  I have more panels!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Fourth of July!!

Had the honor, with the help of Joe Toma, to award Mr. Dolan his QOV today. And with the help of Bob Jensen, we awarded Mr. Cinto his QOV. Thank you gentlemen for your service!

See you tomorrow!  Remember, it's our 4th of July potluck.