Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

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.

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!

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!

International Quilt Show-Chicago

And the week ended with a successful quilt show (even though I didn't get to see the actual show).  We awarded 5 QOV's yesterday. Made some new contacts which I plan to follow up on as they are machine quilters!   I thank ALL those who helped at the show, before the show and after the show!  Set up people---great job!  Nice to see it done up with a new look! (duck tape--nice :)  But the actual presentation with the Honor Guard----WOW!  Don't know if everyone knew this, we only were able to award two quilts then, but afterwards; Two of the Honor Guard members came up and said they were Veterans--so they got their quilt!  One of the expected guests arrived late---he got his quilt.  Honor Guard said they'll be back next year!  I didn't take pictures but Doug and Suzie did and they're on Facebook.  Again, thank you---Great show!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Been quite a week

We are now in the midst of our participation at the International Quilt Festival at the Donald Stephens Convention Center.  Stop by the booth of you're there, especially around 1:00.  We are awarding some special Veterans their Quilts of Valor.

Also, last week I got a call that Kaye England wanted a quilt of valor for a veteran Pepper Cory had in her class!  Check this out!   Yeah, I'm a name dropper!  plus Bonnie Hunter and Pam Hunter and Mark Sherman.  What a group of fun people!  Thank you Rosemary for your service.  BTW, I did look at the label and saw that Donna N pieced this quilt and Pat I quilted it.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

April 5 Sew In Reminder notice and Goings On

Here is notice of our next Sew-in on Tuesday, April 5 at the Moose Lodge, St. Charles, 10-3. We are having guests! Would like to meet with the Rosemont Show volunteers. Upcoming: awarding 6 QOVs at the Rosemont Show, April 9.  If you are at the show, stop by.  Ceremony is at 1 PM.   May, RWW. Request is for 50. May 27, we are a part of Aurora's Veteran's Week. Awarding 10 quilts on Friday. We have been invited to have a booth this summer at the Aurora Farmers Market(dates to be determined), and at the Quilt and Textile Show in Batavia, July 15-17. Check your calendars to let me know if you can help.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March, St. Charles Sew In

At yesterday's sew in, Wayne M & Wayne F were awarded their Quilts of Valor. Thank you gentlemen for yours service.  I received this thank you:  Hi Rita.  Missed you today when I got my "Quilt of Valor". Sorry you weren't there, but I heard that you had a death in the family. Sorry for your lose.
The quilt is beautiful, I hope to get many years with it.

Thanks to all the ladies and yourself for making this possible


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thank you, gentlemen for your service

Joyce and Bob awarded two QOV's this past week.   One to his Captain Lynwood B.  They then awarded a friend, Steve F, also Army, Vietnam.  "You should of seen his wife's face when I presented him the quilt.  She own's Alterations by Tony, a bridal shop here.  In her spare time (haha) she quilts.  She knew of QOV and was so excited to see Steve receive a quilt."

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Membership info

Well, it's taken me a bit to get to the QOV Members Only page. If you are a member you are eligible to get to the Members Only page at Some of the items listed are: pantographs for longarming, thread specials, free patterns, QOV shirts from Lands End--to name a few.

Someone posted a listing for free patterns. I use most of these myself! I hope shortly, I can bring along some fabric, you bring along a pattern you want to work on and have happy picking! What say you. You are always welcome to come here to "shop"'s here for you.
Missouri Star Quilt Company Tutorials -
Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville -
Mary Quilts -

Yorkville sew-in

February has been a busy month. Yesterday our Yorkville group met with Cheryl P bringing in 3 tops. For a little fun, would be neat to see what 3 quilters would do with these! Have quite a few UFO's that are ready to assemble and some quilts ready for binding.

Monday, February 15, 2016

NEW Sewing location for QOV Illinois

Time to announce another location and day available to meet and sew/quilt for our Veterans.
Shorewood Bible Church 1900 Hicks Road, Rolling Meadows, IL  60008.  Rolling Meadows, our first official meeting April 13th and the second Wednesday of the month there after from about 9-3.   Thank you Barb G and Maggie A.

Thank you Gary W, for your service

Thank you for giving us the pleasure of awarding you with a Quilt of Valor last night at our quilting meeting.  We enjoyed meeting and sharing your stories.
Once again we wish to thank you for your service,
Pat and group,
QOV – Land of Lincoln, Crest Hill