Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thank you, Al S for your service!

Just returned from Al's 90th  birthday party where we awarded him a QOV.  Al is a Navy Veteran of WWII. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Great Show now behind us

Our booth from a different angle
We have another successful  quilt show behind us.  Thank you Jane H, Jane P, Sandy A, Dorothy and  Marilyn S for helping out at the show.   Here is a picture of yet another helper.  Doug was there in his Innova Booth at the show and quilted one of our quilts for us.  Thank you, Doug!

And he sits back and watches it go!


   

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Batavia Quilt Show---last day

We  surprised Richard, a Vietnam Veteran with awarding him a QOV at the show yesterday.  Making a lot of contacts...longarmers, people interested in starting another group...just a lot of patriotic citizens wanting to thank a veteran!  I'm going to also have to remember to post that people can drop off their quilt tops/quilted quilts at our next show!  So come on out, do a little shopping, see some nice quilts and stop by our booth.
Rita

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

And a prayer request...

I want to tell you about my aunt...yes, our pillowcase maker for the past few years.   Last Tuesday I took my aunt out for a birthday lunch.  86 years young!  When she returned home, in getting out of her car, a gust of wind came along and knocked the car door to her back and knocked her down.  She has a crushed wrist.  She is scheduled for surgery this Friday morning, so keep her in your thoughts.

When she called me from the hospital, her words, not mine, were, you're going to have to find someone else to make pillowcases!
Rita

Notes of sew-ins and Batavia Quilt Show reminder

We had our first sew-ins this past week...all set for a couple new monthly sew-ins!  At Gentler Times  worked on blocks for MQX as we did at Linda Z's.  Now we get ready for Batavia's Quilt and Textile Show this weekend at the Eastside Community Center, 14 N Van Buren St.  Set up is Friday morning 9:30 AM with the show starting at 1 pm - 6 PM.  Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM.  For those who signed up to work, thank you.

I'd post pictures from yesterday's sew-in, but camera is giving me an error message.....grrrr
Rita

PS...ok, here they are:





Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sew In Reminders!

Yes, we have two sew-ins on Tuesday, July 15.  You read that yesterday we awarded 50 quilts (40 from LOLQOV and 10 from Huntley's Gazebo QOV Quilters) to the National Guard members who returned from Afghanistan last year.  Well, there are 130 members who returned.  I have never promised quilts before knowing we can do it but yes, I've promised to come back to cover the rest of the members.  So, we have work to do!!  And what timing:

We return to Sewing Etc., Yorkville, (Rt 47 and Cannonball Trail Rd) for our regular sew-in.  NOTE:  We now have the storefront next door with a much bigger area!  Jane has what you'll need if you're looking for a new project.  You'll need your sewing machine and quilting tools.

A new-to-us location in Arlington Heights begins its debut Tuesday at Linda Z's.  That address is:  1030 E Central Rd, Arlington Heights and their phone number is:  (847) 394-4622.  We begin at 9:30 and go until 3 (ish).  Again, sewing machines, and quilting tools.

Also, if you have old phone books looking for a place, can you start putting them aside for our string projects.  So, fill them bobbins and let's do it!
Rita

Saturday, July 12, 2014

QOV Presentation at Catigny








Today, accompanied with our Huntley Group, Gazebo QOV Quilters, we presented 50 quilts to a National Guard group at Catigny.   I tell you we are in great hands with our Military.  They didn't let a rain storm stop the event!  Here are a few pictures...more on FB:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Saturday, July 12, Presentation at Catigny, Warrenville, IL

Presentation at Catigny, is SATURDAY, July 12th.  The time is 10 AM.  Have almost 40 quilts to bring in, so meet you in the parking lot!
Rita

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Gentler Times---Sew In Reminder Notice

Next Friday, July 11 is the "birth" of another, hopefully, successful monthly sew-in for Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor!!   That is happening at Gentler Times and their address is:  476 S Rt 59 Ste 152 Naperville, IL 60540, phone # (630) 305-0102.  Thank you, Sandy Andrews for taking this one on.  This was one of our locations on that VERY snowy February day of the Nation-wide sew-in!  I am looking forward to pictures of many quilt tops for our heroes.  The store opens at 10!!   See you there.
Rita

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Batavia July Sew In

  We were fewer, but sure got a lot done! Sgt Jeff M was there to receive his QOV. Thank you for your service, sir.  Here is our show and tell.    NOTE:  Catigny, July 12, be there at 10 AM!

Marilyn put this one together.  and the next one.
Sharon doesn't disappoint with her scraps! 


                             Boyd's first




 Thank you, Jeff for your service.

Suzie working "Lucille"


                Martha working miracles with our "orphan blocks"

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sew In

So far I haven't heard of the shop having any problems.   So, sew-in is on!!  My hot dogs are cooked...picnic in Batavia!
Rita

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A word of caution.... and sew-in Reminder Notice..Tuesday, July 1st

ok, time has come. Just a reminder regarding our fabric and QOV tops. Our quilts are sometimes given to some Veterans who are in hospitals and or have serious injuries. Please be aware of pet dander AND if you smoke, please keep fabric away from those exposures. Our volunteer quilters also have this request. We are doing a great service to our Veterans, I am sure you don't want to expose them to yet another issue that would cause any discomfort. Thank you.

Let this be our reminder for our next sew in on Tuesday, July 1st.   Let's do another "picnic" in honor of the 4th of July.  I'll bring the hot dogs...someone can bring the buns and relish as we will be grilling  those the morning of and getting back into town the night before.   We have a presentation and the family has been invited to our potluck.

Marilyn is bringing another string idea.   SO, fill them bobbins!
See you on Tuesday!
Rita
PS...want to add:   back from guild meeting yeserday. What a surprise!!! QOV received 15 tops just from one bee!!! That has never happened before. Then had people coming up looking for tops to quilt! Ohh, gotta add...came home with at least another 10 tops all finished (well, almost...just have to add labels to some). Yup, surrounded by some very awesome people!!! Thank you, Thank you!!!