Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sew in Reminder notice

Tomorrow, May 1. 9-???. Moose Lodge, RT. 38. We meet for our sew in making quilts for our veterans. Will have kits, and some cutting to be done making bindings. So, fill those bobbins and see you there.
NOTE: Leslie will NOT be there, so do not bring in your dog beds!!!
Rita

Saturday, April 21, 2018

From Deb S:
A ceremony was held on Friday 20 APR 2018 in recognition of Volunteer Appreciation Week, to celebrate and recognize the Mentors of the Veterans Treatment and Assistance Court (VTAC) from the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County, IL.
Of the nine mentors present, eight were awarded Quilts of Valor (one had already received one). Three mentors not in the courtroom on Friday will be awarded their quilts during their next mentor meeting.
In my remarks, I commented that they often see the graduates of VTAC receive a quilt and probably wonder 'why can't I get a quilt, I'm a veteran.' I then said - 'Today, we're awarding quilts to you, the mentors!'
They were very appreciative of receiving the quilts and one mentor who was a Vietnam vet remarked to me, "It was so nice to hear 'welcome home'."
(FYI - One mentor who is not a veteran, did receive a patriotic quilt - not labeled or called a Quilt of Valor. In my notes in Trello I mentioned that one of the mentors was not a veteran - and her quilt was not included in the number of quilts awarded.)
I've attached a photo. Many people were taking photos, event an 'official' event photographer.
I also received a certificate of appreciation, signed by Judge Christopher Stride, the judge in Veterans court.
Deb
Congratulations, Deb, and thank you for representing us at the ceremony. I love this program.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

NSDAR Community Service Award Invite

This from the lady who popped in at our sew in at the VFW..from DAR.  Remember this NOT my award but all of yours

Congratulations!  You and your quilting ladies have been chosen to receive the NSDAR Community Service Award for Patriotic Service by an Organization.  This is for your support of all veterans by the making and presenting of Quilts of Valor.  The Aurora Chapter DAR will be presenting the award at their DAR luncheon meeting, at 12 Noon,  on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  The meeting will be held at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, 7671 Clubhouse Drive, Yorkville, Illinois.  Their phone number is 630-882-8988.  Please let me know how many of your quilting group will be attending.  We will be ordering lunch from a limited menu and will be given individual tickets.  The cost of the luncheon is approximately $15.00.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  I will be presenting the award.  It was good seeing you at the VFW on March 20th.  Thank you to all of you for your service.


So let me know if you will join me in accepting this, you award.
Rita

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

March, 2018 Sew In

VFW, River St, Montgomery. Tuesday March 20th, 9 AM- ?, is where we meet again to make thank you quilts for our Veterans. Bring a friend or: let's fill the house! Can we have a couple people bring in an ironing board? We will be bundling quilts (backings and batting). Bring your lunch! See you Tuesday.

Monday, March 5, 2018

sewin reminder notice, tomorrow, 3/6/18.......


Sew in, Tuesday, Moose Lodge, St. Charles (Rt 38 West of Randall Rd)...I'm there by 9.. AND Leslie will be there for your sewn bag of scraps. Oh, I'll remind you again, we bring our own lunch.

3/5/18... SO. be advised.......According to the NWS, we’ll be experiencing a period of wet, heavy snow. In addition to Kane, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle and DeKalb are part of the alert. Aurora and Elgin are specifically mentioned.

Snow and sleet are expected, with accumulations of 2 inches to 3 inches, with isolated amount up to 4 inches.

“Plan on slippery road conditions,” the NWS says. “Be prepared for reduced visibility at times.”

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and sleet means periods of snow and sleet will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving.

be advised. will check it out in the morning and post here as well as FB if cancellation.
Rita

March Sew In Reminder Notice

Sew in, Tuesday, Moose Lodge, St. Charles (Rt 38 West of Randall Rd)...I'm there by 9.. AND Leslie will be there for your sewn bag of scraps. Oh, I'll remind you again, we bring our own lunch.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February Montgomery Sew In

At the sew in today, we had the honor to award two veterans: Gerald M, Navy; and Anthony D, USMCR. Thank you gentlemen for your service and your stories!

Until I can figure out how to load pictures from my iPad ..will not let me sign in, I'll load pictures.  You will find them on our Facebook page though...Illinois Quilts of Valor.

As I mentioned yesterday, we have committed to a group of 52 for May.  Yesterday we bundled quite a few tops, so quilters, if you have some time, let me know!  It's got me back to my machine quilting.  Also, we will have a booth at the International Quilt Show at the Rosemont in April.  Dates are April 12-14 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center, 5555 S River Rd., Rosemont, IL  If you can work the booth, let me know so I can put your name for a badge to get into the show.
Rita

Monday, February 5, 2018

update on sew-in

I know we have a scheduled sew in tomorrow. I am watching the weather. I can post early in the morning if you wish. Of course if you're not comfortable..you be the judge. I know we're expecting a couple veterans..and they were excited about it, but safety first. So stay tuned.
Rita

Update:  I will be at the sew-in today.  Streets were ok.  We didn't get as much snow as they predicted.  Drive carefully...always. OH...****bring your own lunch***  They will not have lunch as in the past.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

National Sewing Day

I'll be bringing along some cutting and kitting. Have been packing many kits. Don't forget your power strips, rotary cutters, rulers..maybe a small pressing mat..  ohh, and a dish to pass for our potluck!  AND we have a few "special guests" that we will be attending to around 10:30.

See you soon

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Quilt of Valor National Sewing Day, Saturday,

 February 3rd, beginning at 9 AM

St Charles Moose Lodge, 2250 W Rt 38., St. Charles, IL


Bring your sewing machines, quilting supplies, filled bobbins and a dish for our potluck. Register at the QOVF.org webpage for their all-day drawings. If you have a project you are working on, fine, if not, we will have kits you can sign out.***Please Note: If you are a QOV member.... all members must login to their accounts to sign up for sew day. Please do not sign up on the homepage of the website.

If you want me to register you with the Foundation, you have to email me your phone number of the phone you will have on you no later than January 30th.  NO LATER.  But no matter, we have our own prizes!!
Rita

Friday, December 29, 2017

Sew-in reminder notice and a Save The Date!!

 We have a sew-in this Tuesday, January 2nd!! Moose Lodge, and we start around 9:30 (ish).  Will you be there!!

AND, Saturday, February 3rd is National Sew Day!
This will be a fun and exciting day as quilters from across our nation come together to sew for Quilts of Valor! There will be prizes awarded all day to registered attendees. So, do not miss out on this fun sewing day, register to be a part of this wonderful day!

Rita

Friday, December 1, 2017

Tuesday, Dec 5, Moose Lodge, St. Charles

is the location of our Cut-in/kitting day.  We start at 9:30-???  It's also our potluck day.  Bring a dish and know that paper plates, napkins and silverware is covered.

We will be cutting and kitting that day, so no need to schlep the sewing machines!  We need your rotary cutters, mats, rulers and those who have the cutting machines along with dies (with your names on them, of course) and a few irons and ironing boards.  If you have a pattern you'd like us to try, figure it out with the required measurements (minimum 58 x 68  with a 55 x 65 finished) and let me know so I can bring along enough fabric.  If you're not comfortable cutting, we could use pressers and people to count the pieces (kitting) for each kit.
See you Tuesday~
Rita