Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

L O N G day yesterday, but GOOD!

We "gathered" for a sew-in in Yorkville yesterday...but had heat issues.  So, ladies grabbed blocks and fabric to go home and sew!  Was invited to give a QOV speech to the Village Quilters of Lake Bluff last night.   Thank you ladies for having me and for your interest in Quilts of Valor.  Their "cause" for 2015 is QOV!!  Looking forward to working with them.  Here are the tops that came in at the sew in yesterday.







Monday, November 17, 2014

Chicago RWW--Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your service!!










Chicago was the location of the RWW Saturday night.  I share with you a really nice standing ovation!!  I can't take you all to these dinners, so we take as many pictures as we can.  There were 72 recipients!! So many multiple deployments...there was one who had 14 deployments!  Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your service.




Sew-in Reminder notice!!  Tomorrow at Sewing Etc., Yorkville.  NOTE---no sew-in in Arlington Heights as they are readying for a quilt show.  We will let you know of a future sew-in there soon.  Looking into Sundays.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thank you, Marco D for your service!

 Here are a few pictures from the presentation to Marco Dabetic, USMC, Vietnam.  He was completely surprised. 






Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Elgin Sew In

Today was Veteran's Day and the Elgin Chapter of Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor had a great day. Our new group had 8 people working on paper foundation blocks, bundling quilts for longarmers, and working with a new quilter on his borders. We meet at Christ the Lord Church in Elgin off of Tina Trail from 10-2 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Everyone brought a sack lunch, but when we broke for lunch Patty treated everyone to a pot of Ham and Lentil Soup. It is a very laid back atmosphere and we all had a great time. Next month's meeting will be December 9 and everyone is welcome to join us. We will be finishing our quilt from this month and working on a new block for December. Come see what we are all about. A great group for experience quilts and newbies alike. We have a large room to work in and we work with great people.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day, 2014

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served and are serving this day.  Of course I believe we should thank a veteran EVERY day.  Have met and heard oodles of Veteran stories and feel honored and so dang lucky to have done so.  How fortunate we are to have the freedom we have. 

Just so you know, The Elgin location is having a QOV sew-in today if you would like to join them. 

ALSO, am dropping off 7 more quilted tops that need binding at the shop this morning...more coming.  I believe we are going to meet the requirement we need to finish covering our National Guard troop we started in July!

This weekend is another RWW in Chicago.  We are covering 85 Veterans. 

We are a busy group.  But would you have it any other way!
Rita

Monday, November 10, 2014

Moving and Touching Presentation

Yesterday, we had the honor of awarding 15 Quilts of Valor to men and a woman who served in various conflicts at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Aurora.  What a privilege it is for us...so humbling.  Here are a few pictures.





Thank you so much for your bravery, sacrifice and service!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Elgin location sew in reminder notice

Hi quilting ladies!  Just a reminder our Elgin Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor meets this coming Tuesday, November 11th.  What a great way to celebrate Veterans Day - making quilts to honor our military.  Time is 10 to 2 but come when you can.  Place is Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, located off Highland Ave., 3 blocks west of Randall Road.  Bring a sack lunch.
 
In addition to getting quilt bundles ready for long arming we will be working and learning together paper foundation piecing.  It is one form of paper piecing.  Patty has phonebook pages cut to size and Shirley has quilts paired with backings.
 
Invite a friend...Patty & Shirley

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What's her name??

I need your help in remembering a name.  She was a newbie yesterday and offered to help in the presentation this Sunday.  Well, I just found out we need to be there at 10 AM....not 10:30.  SO, if memory serves me right...she was sitting across from Anita, Judy...working on the disappearing hourglass pattern.

Rita

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Short but sweet!!!

Well, we pulled the lucky ticket for our "Opportunity" quilt.  Mr. Gaston came in and got his quilt.  I believe it went to a perfect home!!  Thank you sir for your donation.  And everyone else who purchased a ticket.

Here is next year's Opportunity Quilt.  Thank you Alberta!
Nice job, Susie W!


  Martha, doing her magic again with our orphan blocks!








 Love the surprises!
Love the tans in this green quilt top, Dorothy.





Sharon, our scrap Queen!
Made by one of our volunteers' husband!
 Kathy J, looks good!

Had a couple newbies!!  Worked on some unfinished kits.  Shirley, you're right.   You took home more than me this time...hubby noticed :)  Thank you!!



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thank you from Mr. William M

Mr. William M sent you a thank you note:  Thank you very much for the quilt.  You ladies do a great job and I now have a warm quilt to keep my stumps warm.  Best wishes and God bless you all.

May as well mention our next sew in next Tuesday--shop opens at 10 AM.  Also might remind you that if you sneak in with me at 9:30, please remember that they are opening up the store with all one needs to do to open a shop.   We are working on blocks...kinda a clean up day.  So, bring in your almost finished tops and lets see where we are at.  See ya Tuesday!
Rita

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Home again!

ok...back home and have my quilt guild meeting today!  Looking forward to it as it's a recap of our quilt show.

 Just want to mention that we will be pulling the winner's name for our "Opportunity Quilt" next week at our Batavia sew in. If you want a ticket or know of one who would like to get into the drawing, let me know.

We also have a presentation coming up if you would like to be a part of. It is on November 9th at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Aurora. It will be around 10-10:30...love to have the help!
Rita

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thank you Theresa H

Susan B awarded Theresa H, Navy/Iraq, her QOV.  Thank you Theresa for your bravery, sacrifice and your continued service to our Veterans.  And thank you Susan B for awarding her quilt.





We have two sew-ins today.  Sewing Etc., Yorkville and Linda Zs, Arlington Heights.  See you there!