Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

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!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August Sew In Notes

Another sew-in for the record books...if one had time to keep such books! We didn't have our "counter" there, so can't tell you how many were there. We had a newbie!! Welcome, Diane. We had a visitor and we stuffed her car with quilts for the upcoming RWW and some for the Honor Flight in North Chicago both later this month. 13 flimsies and came home with 9 finished quilts. Mary and her crew were SO VERY busy bundling. A couple trips to Joanne' convenient!! Here is our show and tell. Had to take a picture of Lisa's car with the QOV's headed to our Veterans and Sandy's car with bundles headed to Douglas Chapman.

Monday, August 1, 2016

See you at the Moose tomorrow. 10 AM -???

We're meeting at the Moose in St Charles Tuesday, August 2nd, 10-.....Please bring along nice long scissors. We need to do some bundling....batting, backings with tops; and of course your sewing machines and quilting tools. Great Lakes personnel are planning to be there...picking up QOVs for the next RWW.

AND, Thursday, August 4 is the first QOV sew in at Aunt Sassys, 11 N First St., Geneva, 11-4

Like to keep you abreast of what's coming up.  Note:   These are upcoming requests...not to mention the outstanding requests we have from Foundation that must come first.  Takes time coordinating between parties.   * indicates committed.  Last two don't have exact count or date yet.  **committed but we need quilts to do entire.

RWW  August                              -45
Honor Guard N Chicago              -21
Roncalli HS Reunion                    -18 Vietnam Veterans
**Korean Veterans - October           -50
 Veterans week:
Freeport HS                                    -6
Rotary Club Naperville                  -12
*Vietnam Wall Oswego June           -12
Harvey, IL Homeless Veterans         ?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Coming soon..............

Beginning September 20, the VFW, 121 N River St., Montgomery, will be hosting monthly QOV Sew-ins from 10-3 PM. We will begin with bimonthly sew-ins on the 3rd TUESDAYS of the month until further notice. WANTED: iron(s), ironing board(s), cutting mat(s) and of course, men and women wanting to join us in creating quilts for our veterans. One does not need to know how to sew. We have various "opportunities" for you...pressing, cutting, we'll have room for bundling, measuring and making backings, to name a few.  So, bring your sewing machine and tools and sack lunch.   Thank you, Montgomery VFW!