Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

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!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Montgomery VFW sew-ins begin this month

Tuesday, September 20, at the VFW, 121 N River St. we have a new QOV sew in location. We will begin meeting every other month on the third Tuesdays of the month, until further notice. 10 AM - 3 PM. You will need to bring along your sewing machines, a power extension cord, a pressing mat if you have one, quilting tools and a sack lunch. NOTE: Please check here or on the blog for any cancellation notice as they rent the hall for funerals as well.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Sew In Notes

Wow, another full-house today! AND we had 3 special guests. We had the honor and privilege to award Mr. James H, and Mr. Lloyd S their Quilts of Valor. And Mr. Franklin P came by to visit. Nice surprise for Anita! Erica, you're listed as the quilter and he thanks you and thanks you as well. Thank you gentlemen for your service. Here are the quilt tops that came in.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sew ins

Not able to spend much time at the computer, so going to set this up now. 

Today, is the month sew-in at Aunt Sassys, Geneva, from 11-4 PM.  Bette and Fran would love to have you join then.

Next Tuesday, that's right, day after Labor Day, September 6, we gather again at the Moose in St. Charles.  Now, if you're wanting to cut, please bring your rotary cutter, maybe a small cutting mat and tools.  You want to help bundle or press, thank you.  You know we cut our scraps into usable strips.  I've got 3 1/2, 4 1/2 and 5 1/2" strips.  You needing a kit, let me know.  Find your own pattern or let me know which one of ours you want to do. 

This is what we have coming up:   That's 97 requests (not including requests from Foundation) to end of year.

…BACCA  (October?) -5
Roncalli Reunion (Oct 8) -18

Korean Veterans--October -50
 6 church Nov -6
Rotary Club (Nov3) -12       18 ?
Freeport Veterans Day (Nov 10) -6
Vietnam Wall Oswego 6/29/17 -12

Thank you, Tom for your service.

Deb S, wrote: I presented a Quilt of Valor to Tom S today (Sun 28 AUG 2016). Tom was a personnel specialist assigned with an Army airborne division in Vietnam in 1969. I've attached a photo...and he gave me permission for you to put it on your blog Rita. His daughter and son-in-law where there for the presentation. Thank you, Sir, for your service.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sale Sept 9-10, 8 AM - 3 P:M


One of our QOV friends, Caron Carlson, is having a Yard Sale soon and will include many many quilting and sewing items, and she has pledged a portion of the proceeds of those items to donate to Land of Lincoln QOV. Caron was a longarm quilter, pattern designer, national teacher and all-around fabric hoarder for many years and is de-stashing! Besides lots of household items she is offering-
*Fabric Yardages most $3 per yard
*“Pounders” One pound pkgs of coordinating fabric, no piece smaller than 1/8,
most pieces 1/4s and equivalent to 3.5 to 4 yards total (20+ of these) $10
*Patterns (probably close to 100) $1
*Books (dozens, and many new) $5
*Notions (rotary cutters, rulers, tools of all sorts)

If you are a newer quilter/sewer you shouldn’t miss this, or if you just love a bargain you’ll find them! Caron is trying to share some Quilty Love!
The details- September 9-10 8AM to 3PM (check for a rain date if it’s rainy all weekend) 1150 McKee St Batavia (legal parking on east side of driveway)Sunday by appointment for Quilters only!

*******Saturday Cancelled and switched to Sunday 8-3 Plenty left!!!!*********

Thank you Frank P for your service!

It was quite emotional when we awarded Mr. Frank P his Quilt of Valor this morning. What a story he shared. He is a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient in Vietnam. Thank you sir for your service.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Deb S was our spokesperson at last nights Honor Flight welcome home ceremony. She along with a few of her guild friends and some elected officials, awarded 20 Veterans (WWII and Korean). She noted: "it was a wonderful welcome home event. The general consensus from the Veteran's comments was that they had a once in a lifetime trip to Washington, DC". Thank you gentlemen for your service.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Binders, Binders!!!!!

Between now and Veterans Day, we have requests for 97 (NOT including those from Foundation). I have quilts ready for binding which would help us meet these. AND I know we will get last minute requests for Veterans Week once school begins. Even though I hate saying no (especially when we get a school request) those will be on standby. So, if you can help in binding, give me a call. Leslie is bringing more on Tuesday!