Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Sew-in Reminder Notice

Sew day at the Moose, St. Charles, Tuesday, Dec 6. We will be starting at 9:30 and go until 2 PM, and it's bring an appetizer day! Don't forget your extension cords, sewing/quilting supplies. Also, for those who attend the sew-ins in Geneva at Aunt Sassy's, December's sew in is cancelled.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Montgomery Sew In

Another enjoyable day quilting with friends! Came home with tops and finished quilts...We had a special guest. Mr. David W was there to accept his Quilt.. Thank you for your service, Sir...always a plus. Thank you to all who showed up! Here is nor show n tell!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Montgomery Sew in Notice

On Tuesday, November 15, we have our 2nd QOV sew in at the VFW Hall in Montgomery. I'm hearing to expect more newbies!! That's great. If you are looking for a new project, I'll bring some of the kits I have left. NOTE?.when these are gone, we need to talk about having a kit day or??? I have some patriotic 2 1/2" strips if you want to bring along your favorite jelly roll pattern. If you have been following, we have awarded quite a few quilts with 3 more to go: one today at Freeport High, finish a Rotary Club Veteran members and a graduation at a Veterans Traffic Court in Maywood. We already have a list of upcoming events for 2017. So we need your sewing machines!! Along with your tools of course and extension cords. See you Tuesday at the VFW around 10 am. PS working on bringing in a special guest to award him his quilt.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

VTAC awarding

Deb S attended the graduation ceremony in Waukegan and wrote: Rita -"I've attached a photo of 2 of the 4 Veterans who were awarded Quilts of Valor at Veterans Treatment and Assistance Court (VTAC) fro the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County on 04 NOV. Pictured are Aaron and Greg. Both of these Veterans had to deal with significant issues related to their time in combat, but with hard work, persistence and support they successfully completed the program. One of the Chiefs of Police in the audience told me he was so touched by the event, he even shed a tear when the quilts were awarded." Congratulations and thank you gentlemen for your service.  **Sorry, was not able to upload picture.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Naperville Rotary Veterans Quilts of Valor Day

Just returned from a very nice ceremony by the Naperville Rotary Club, and Susan E Wing can chime in with her thoughts. The ceremony included a nice young lady with a really, really nice voice singing the National Anthem and ending the ceremony with a nice rendition of God Bless America. We awarded 6 quilts. Everyone was so gracious. I don't have any pictures...yeah, my photographer was home babysitting and picking up a granddaughter from school. Again, these Veterans were so thankful. OH, Naperville's Mayor, , Steve Chirico, read a Proclamation making today “Naperville Rotary Veteran’s Quilt of Valor Day”. Thank you to the Rotary Club and to their Veterans for your service.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November sew in St. Charles Moose

Note from November's sew-in yesterday at St. Charles Moose. I counted almost 20 volunteers...thank you, ladies. Oh, and that's not counting the few ladies who stopped by to pick up tops for bindings and dropped off quilted tops!! We drew the lucky winner of this year's Opportunity Quilt. Ticket # 713656 and congratulations, Adele J. Thank you to all who donated! Another shout out to the ladies who are helping me with the upcoming presentations this month. Here are the pictures of the 11 tops that came in.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Honoring our Korean Veterans

Yesterday, AVAC, Aurora Veterans Advisory Council, held a special event honoring Korean Veterans. We accepted their invite to award Quilts. Thank you Cheryl P, and Marilyn Swinkin Lichtenstein for your assistance in awarding 32 quilts.  Thank you gentlemen for your service.  Hereare a few pictures:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Skokie Mental Health and Veteran's Court

Our busiest time of the year! Today we awarded quilts at the Mental Health & Veteran's Court in Skokie, IL. Martin H, Aaron H, Juan B and the Honorable Michael Hood...thank you for your service. What an honor to be there and hear their stories! Thank you, Elizabeth Ivins and Cheryl P for your assistance.  Thank you gentlemen for your service.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Quilt Shows and catching up

Have had two successful quilts shows.  1-Prairie Star Quilt Guild and 2- MQX, Springfield.  Thanks to Accomplish Quilting for all the quilts they quilted!!!  We now have MANY quilts needing binding.  At the MQX show, some Veterans received their quilts.

This is what we have upcoming next month:
-46 Korean Veterans and 1 Vietnam 
-4   Waukegan Court
-3  Maywood Court
-4  Skokie Court
-16 Rotary Club
-6 Glenda's church
-4  Freeport High School
** Foundation request for 11..waiting to see if we have enough.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Prairie Star Quilt Guild Quilt Show

DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton, IL

Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9- 4 PM
You won't be disappointed.

Stop by the QOV Booth!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Roncalli Class Reunion--23 Veterans honored

23 Roncalli HS Veterans received their QOVs at their class reunion ..Thank you for your service!!! Thank you, Joe Toma for inviting us to share in your veteran recognition part of the program. And thank you Jim and Donna Bohr and Gary Pennington for your assistance!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Montgomery's first sew-in

We had 14 ladies show up today... and I'm very good with that. And a welcome to our newbies!!! If we didn't fear shorting out the power, we could each have our own table! Note: there is plenty room for more. I brought home 3 completed quilts. Here is today's sew n show!