Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Yorkville Sew-in

Here are the pictures of the tops that came in yesterday.



Monday, May 16, 2016

More May reporting.

On Saturday, Chicago was the location for a Returning Warrior Workshop.  Thank you, Deb S, and Suzie W for assisting me in awarding 43 Veterans their quilt.  As always a very moving experience.










                          The Veterans bring along a significant other.  The  Veteran above brought his father, a Vietnam Veteran.  He awarded his father with his own QOV.








 Thank you gentleman and women for your service!

A busy month so far!

 Last week Marilyn sent in:   "QOV was given to John L yesterday. The quilt was made by the 5th graders at Old Post Elementary School in Oswego, Il". I've  made several attempts to load the picture with all the children and for some reason, can't.  I'm no expert at this. Better when the person with the original picture to post

Last Wednesday, Renee sent.  She awarded 9 quilts.  "It was a great honor to present quilts to WarDogs Making It Home veterans. Explaining what the Quilts of Valor Foundation is all about brought tears to my eyes, but no one seemed to mind. Instead, they thanked me for the moving presentation. The veterans were so very appreciative to receive the beautiful quilts and to be recognized for serving our country. On the lighter side, each time people applauded, their service dogs started barking. It brought smiles and laughs to what was otherwise a very serious event. Thank you QOVF volunteers for making a difference in these veterans lives."  Here are some pictures to share:










 Thank you for your service!!
Can't get the pictures, but Elgin group reported:  So we had a great presentation at Elgin Community college on Tuesday May 10, 2016. Eight ladies from our group were able to help honor six vets.

Elgin also reported:  On March 12 we presented 16 quilts to veterans from WWII to Vietnam. Here are a few of those pictures.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sew in Reminder Notice...Yorkville, Tuesday, May 17

We meet again this coming Tuesday, 10 AM - ??? at Sewing Etc., Yorkville

This is one busy month for LOLQOV.  So, I don't forget anything....
8 quilts going to Chicago to cover Veterans suffering from PTSD---have service dogs, May 12
Elgin group just awarded 6 Quilts
Aurora has their first ever Veterans Week and we are awarding 13 quilts
Aurora Memorial Parade, we are awarding approximately 6 quilts
This weekend Great Lakes is hosting a RWW where we are awarding 45 (latest count)

That = 78 Quilts!  So, come on out.  IF you're not bringing your sewing machine, bring along your rotary cutter as I always have scraps needing to be cut down!  IF you need a new project, let me know so I can have something for you.

Hope to get pictures posted.  Check in on our Facebook page.
Rita

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, Moose Lodge, Rt 38, 10 AM - ?????

Sew In Reminder Notice:

Tuesday, May 3 rd, Moose Lodge, Rt 38 (Across from Meyer).10 AM - ????, .we meet again to sew and cut making quilts for the troops!

IF you need a project,, let me know and I'll bring one along. IF you feel like cutting...the bin of scraps is full, so bring along your ruler or two, rotary cutter and a mat...though we do have a few of those around!

May has brought us a very busy QOV month. We are awarding 8 quilts to Veterans from the WarDogs Making It Home, Inc., Chicago; 11 at the Aurora Public Library during Veterans Week; and about 50 at RWW Chicago.  OH, and I forgot, Susan is awarding around 9 to some well deserving veterans as well.  See you Tuesday.
Rita

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Yorkville Sew-in Reminder Notice, Tuesday, April 19

Back to Yorkville, Tuesday, April 19.  IF you are in need of a project, please let me know so I can bring one along for you.  I'm trying to cut down on all the STUFF I pack into the car at each sew in. 
See you Tuesday---looking forward to it!
Rita

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Back stepping here

I just realized I didn't post pictures from our April, St. Charles Sew in.  Great Lakes were our guests that day.  They came out to video and take a couple interviews to be shown at their RWW Honors Banquets.  Here are the tops that came in...never too late for some eye candy!









 More of the tops from National QOV Sewing Day came in!