Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sew In Reminder Notice. .. Arlington Heights

Starting January 25, 2015, the monthly sew-in at Linda Z's, Arlington Heights will be Noon - 4 PM, 4th Sundays of the month.  Thank you, Kim Tapp for stepping up to lead this group!  Heard from a few of you interested in either evening or weekend.  Here is your chance.  Come on over and see what it's all about.  I know our Veterans really appreciate it.
Rita

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Yorkville Sew-In!!!

Well, I say we about filled the room!  My memory doesn't tell me how many were there..but we had 4 newbies!!  We cut and we sewed.  Here are some pictures of quilts and quilt tops that came in today.









We made our plans for the 2nd Annual QOV Sewing Day, February 7th. If you're able to come to any of our locations, love to have you.  Can't stay for the whole day...come in the morning or afternoon for a few hours! The pattern we are using at this location can be found at:  http://www.jellyrollfabric.net/Patterns_ep_41-1.html  called Bento Box

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thank you John for your sacrifice, bravery and service!


Deb S presented the QOV to John B in Waukegan Saturday, Jan 17, at his home with some of his family present.  His wife had arranged it so he didn't know about it, but some of the family did.  He suffers from Traumatic Brain injury due to an IED explosion--medically retired from the Marines.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Clarifying...QOV Membership, February 7 Sewing Day,

Clarification time,,,, I will stop using the word "register"   IF you want to sign up for membership to QOVFoundation, and you want group...Land of Lincoln QOV, that is, I have to sign you up.  It is set up for State Coordinators to do this.  It is $5 and you can get that to me.  Otherwise you pay the $20 for individual membership.  NOTE, if you have any questions, pls Private Message or email me.

Now the February 7 sew in..that is different and know QOV membership is NOT necessary for you to join us on that day.  Locally, we would like you to let us know which of our 6 locations you plan on attending so we have enough kits/fabric with us.  To do that,  on Our Illinois Quilts of Valor Facebook page, go up to Events, and post.  People who are not on Facebook, just either leave a comment here, or email me.  Our location leaders can pull the names for our locations.  Also, if you would like to get in on the all-day drawings for prizes, sign up at the QOVF,org website.  Again, any questions, call, email, or PM me. Last year they had a longarm that they "prized" someone!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Yorkville Sew-In/Cut-In Reminder Notice

Tuesday, January 20...Sewing Etc., Yorkville....this month I have kits and I'm bringing a bucket of fabric that needs cutting.  So, again, you have choices!!  If you're cutting with me, bring along ruler, rotary cutter and small mat if you have one.  OH, and if you have an AccuGo cutter..we'll get it done in no time!
Rita

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Another January Presentation

Earlier this month, Susan awarded QOV's to some well deserving veterans.  She wrote:  would like to extend my most sincere thanks for allowing me to meet with your wonderful group & present the Quilts of Valor. It was an honor & privilege to hear their  stories & to be in their presences today.
Many thanks to the gentleman who served as the photographer & that being said, here are the pics.



Thank you, Gentlemen for your Bravery, Sacrifice and Service.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Elgin reporting in...




Kyle was in Iraq and Afghanistan for THREE deployments. He was the one in the plane who said where to drop the bombs. Carol made the signs out in front of the church for each of them 

Thank you, Gentlemen, for your service!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January Batavia Sew In

Good size group.  As always, very productive!  Hey, when i go with a full car and come home with not so full of a car...THAT is good!!!  We had Kathy from Alaska visiting us.  Good story on how she met Jane in Alaska.  Ya just get attracted to the Red  White and Blue!!   Deb L, nice seeing you as well.  Sorry about the "zoned out" greeting you got.  I just can't believe how fast our sew-ins go and all that gets done.  You know I have a month of, "oh, I gotta remember this/that".  Thank you for understanding

Here is our show n tell!








14!!! tops (flimsys)











 






Sew-In Today

No word yet, so  I'm leaving for the shop.  Hope to see you there.  Be careful.  Safety comes first.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Veterans Breakfast-Montgomery, 2015

Back to the Veterans Breakfast in Montgomery to award 8 quilts.  These quilts were awarded to a couple WWII veterans, Korean and Vietnam Veterans.  Thank you Gentlemen for your bravery, sacrifice and service!



Happy New Year.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and made more pleasurable memories.  We have our first sew-in for the year on Tuesday at Prairie Shop Quilts in Batavia.  We meet from 10 - ??  Bring your sewing machine and quilting supplies and a dish to pass... and as you see above, the requests keep coming!

Friday, December 26, 2014

399 for 2014!

Milton R was awarded his QOV today. Thank you sir for your service. Big thanks to Joyce and Bob Jensen for representing Quilts of Valor. Note: #399 quilts awarded in 2014. Our honor and pleasure for sure!




Well, you know I have tech problems with pictures.   I did find a picture that was sent to me by Cheryl who made a presentation earlier this year!

Christmas/Hanukkah

 I did post my Christmas/Hanukkah wish on FB but guess I failed to post here.  Well, I hope you all had as great a Christmas and/or Hanukkah as I did.   They keep getting better and better.  New grandchild/first Christmas, family, friends...ah, yes, feeling very blessed!

Merry Christmas, and those who celebrated Hanukkah, I hope it was great. Thanks to all the volunteers who are on this mission of covering our veterans with the "thank you" quilts. Thanks for your gift of time, ..you just seem to always be there when we need that extra mile. The last sew-in we didn't have heat. What did we do sitting there sewing with our coats on... the subject of what our men and women must have gone through in the cold and heat came up. So,thank you and God bless our veterans!

Now, I'm on my way to meet Kim, our new leader at Linda Z's starting next month!