Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, Prairie Star Quilt Shop 10 AM .........

Tuesday, August sewing day for our troops at Prairie Star Quilt Shop, Batavia.  Heads up...we have company coming. Lisa, the Yellow Ribbon Program Specialist from Great Lakes Naval Base, will be by. Nice seeing you today, Vicki Sasso.  Will tell you, we didn't leave any too early though.  Caught rain and hail just west of DeKalb.  but won't ruin the memories from a great family weekend!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thank you Evin B for your sacrifice and service to our country

Can't tell you enough the nicest people I have met on this journey!!  Had the honor and privilege to award Lance Corporal Evin B, Marine 2nd Marine Division, his Quilt of Valor.  He made sure his service dog was in the picture!  What a story--such heroism.  Thank you Evin for your sacrifice and service and to all other citizens who do so much for our veterans...and I saw a whole bunch of motorcyclists who do.  Veterans aiding their own.

July's Sew in at Sewing Etc., Headed now to Countryside

2016 Opportunity Quilt.  A little Christmas! Pieced and quilted by Donna N


A little late, but here are the pics from our Tuesday's sew in at Sewing Etc. We sure did a whole lot of backings that day as well! AND as of Friday I'm out of the sling AND I can (well, I did) drive! Also, if you would like to join me in Countryside this afternoon, we are awarding a very special Veteran his QOV at a fundraiser held in his honor at the Harley Davidson dealership. Oh and look at next year's Opportunity quilt.  We did a Christmas it!  Thank you Donna N

Monday, July 20, 2015

Busy weekend!

Thank you to all who helped at the show, especially Sandra Schwartz Andrews (and Chuck and Gary). AND thanks to all who stopped by the booth as well. Headed to Countryside on Saturday for a fundraiser for a special Veteran. Of course we have our monthly sew in at Sewing Etc. on Tuesday...10 AM!!!!

Thank you Susan B for awarding 3 QOVs this weekend.  Thank you Chuck P,  Larry G, and Barron B for your service.  There was also an awarding of a QOV at Linda's Z's--Thank you Paul J for your service.

Note:  If you ever get a chance to attend one of Gary Senese's, Rocking for the Troops, I highly recommend it.  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Elgin-s Sew n Tell and Upcoming Happenings

Here are pics from Elgin's QOV Sew-In.

 The Batavia Quilt and Textile annual show is being held at the Batavia park District's historic Eastside Community Center, 14 N Van Buren St.  For more information and full show schedule, visit

SEW-IN Reminder Notice:   Tuesday, July 21, Sewing Etc., Yorkville.  See you there at 10 AM!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sew in reminder notices

Shirley, from the Elgin group reports....we need to change our Quilt of Valor sewing day to Tuesday, July 14th.  Christ the Lord is having a rummage sale and they will be setting up during the week of the 20th.  I hope this will not inconvenience you and you will be able to make it.  We will be proceeding on our plans that we talked about last month.  See you at 10:00 am on the 14th, bring a sack lunch and your stuff.

And Kim  also reports a change...Sunday, July 19 is the next sew in date at Linda Zs, in Arlington Heights .  Noon till 4 pm.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Another great sew-in...

It never ceases to amaze me. 20+ people showed up today, we measure 25+ tops and cut backings for a few. Thank you Cheryl for getting me there (and ALL that I bring with). Thank you Edith Hubbard family. Oh and most importantly, thank you to our Veteran. She was a nurse in WWII. Here are pictures...enjoy! We have the best sew-n share!!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Sew In Tuesday....HAPPY FOURTH!!!

Sew in reminder notice!  Prairie Shop Quilt Store, Batavia, 10 AM -?  Looking forward to being there.  If you are finishing up a project, bring it along.   We have a few new ideas,.. We need sewing machines!   Have a fun and safe Fouth!  Fly the flag!!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Busy week

Tuesday, had the privilege of awarding long-time friends their long over-due QOV's. Len and Steve, Army, Dessert Storm. Thank you Lenny and Steve for your service...actually, Steve still serves our community working at the APD!

And people welcomed Vincent K, Marine home. Very nice celebration to be a part of. Oh, and found out his grandfather, was a WWII Veteran. So, just happened to have a QOV in the car! Thank you gentlemen for your service.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Addy awards

Addy awarded her brother and his friend a QOV.  As they say, it's all in the smiles (and tears)

Sew In Reminder Notice

The Moose Lodge, 2250 w. Route 38, 1st Thursday of each month. The front door will be open by 10:00 am to anyone who wants to join.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A very busy Tuesday

 LOLQOVV was quite busy yesterday!  Jane dropped off several tops brought in at the sew in that went on at Sewing Etc.  Shirley sent pictures of tops brought in of their Take 5 pattern. And had a few ladies here cutting and kitting block kits.  I hope to get the pictures up on both here and on the blog.  I'm mostly staying connected with my iPad and very little time on the computer for obvious reasons, but I'll give it a try.  There is more cutting and kitting to do if you're able, let me know.  I also need your pictures of ladies and gents working.  I'm guilty of not getting pics of the crew at my house either.  We have until end of July so my son can gather and do his magic to music.