Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

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!
Rita

Monday, July 18, 2016

Aunt Sassys, 11 N First St., Geneva

Beginning August 4, Aunt Sassy's, 11 N First St., Geneva, is hosting monthly QOV Sew-ins from 11-4 PM. Thereafter, they will be on the first Thursdays of the month. Leaders are Elizabeth Ivins and Fran Bernhjelm.

Thank you, Sir, for your service

Deb S and Cheryl M awarded Bob G his QOV She said
he asked me to thank all those involved in the QOV organization, in two states, to make this happen for him". Thank you sir for your service .

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Thank you, HERSHEL WOODROW, W, Marine, Korean War

Montgomery VFW Commander Robert Bailey and Batavia VFW Commander Joshua Joseph Pfeuffer awarded Herschel Woody Williams his Quilt of Valor on 7-16-2016. Woody is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served during WW 2 where is received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle of Iwo Jima. A true American Hero!
 Thank you, Sir, for your service!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sew in at the Moose

Another busy day for us in St. Charles. I quit counting the number of tops that got measured, and backings sewn and adhered, number of tops that went out for binding, and 12 completed quilts that came in! Not to mention the great potluck we had. And thank you Marilyn for "mentoring" some new QOV's?? Thank you also to those who volunteered to work the quilt show in a couple weeks. So, now here is our sew-n-share!


 I like what you have done with the panels.  Note:  I have more panels!







Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Fourth of July!!

Had the honor, with the help of Joe Toma, to award Mr. Dolan his QOV today. And with the help of Bob Jensen, we awarded Mr. Cinto his QOV. Thank you gentlemen for your service!





See you tomorrow!  Remember, it's our 4th of July potluck.  

Friday, July 1, 2016

James G awarded his QOV on Father's Day

Thank you, Deb S for the reminder to post the pictures of James receiving his Quilt of Valor.  During WWII, James was the lead instructor for the Link Trainer, a flight simulator that was used as a key pilot training aid.  Thank you sir for your service.  AND thank you Deb for being there for us.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tuesday, July 5 at the Moose in St. Charles

Yes, day after the Fourth of July, we are gathering to sew and make quilts. 10 AM  Remember this is our pot luck sew-in.  I will tell you so far there are 5 signed up for appetizers and 5 signed up for desserts!  So, if you didn't sign up...maybe appetizer??    We decided on appetizers and desserts for those who weren't there last month.

So, have a fun and safe Fourth and see you Tuesday.
Rita
PS...if you don't want to bring your machine, we have cutting...ALWAYS have cutting.  We get these scraps that if we trim to 10", 6 1/2", 5 1/2", 4 1/2", 3 1/2" and 2 1/2" strips...they become more manageable.  So, bring along maybe a small mat and your rotary cutter.  IF you're interested in using an AccuQuilt Go cutter, email or call me and I'll bring mine.

PSS.  We NEED more help for the booth at the Batavia Textile Show.  Bring your calendars!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Results of Sew-in and Thank you, Kelley

Our sew-in was held yesterday.  Thank you, Kelley and Judy for your hospitality.  I'm sure we'll see you again and not lose touch.  Here are the quilt tops that came in and were completed yesterday.

Will post if we decide to continue at a new site.  Know you are welcome to join us at the Moose in St. Charles.  Plenty of room.




PS  I need some help in manning the booth at the Quilt Show in Batavia, July 15-17. The hours are Friday 1-6 pm (but need help for set up in the morning); Saturday and Sunday, 10-5.

Friday, June 3, 2016

New Hope awarding 11 quilts! And Sew-In Reminder notice, Tuesday, June 7, Moose Lodge, St. Charles, 10 AM -

Awarded 11 quilts to day at New Hope, A Residential Short-Term Treatment, Residential Long-Term Treatment, and Hospital Inpatient. Never ceases to amaze me the impact just a little gesture can make! Thank you gentlemen for your service and we wish you well. Here are some pictures.



Well, as you may have noticed, May was a very busy month in awarding Quilts.  We have some work to do!  See you on Tuesday, June 7, at the Moose Lodge in St. Charles at 10 AM!  Remind me, we need to talk about our pot luck for July Sew In.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Aurora's Memorial Day Parade

Aurora Memorial Day Parade. 7 Veterans received their quilt...that makes 108 this month!! Thank you for your service, Ma'am and gentlemen!



Friday, May 27, 2016

101 so far this Month!

It's Veterans Week in Aurora!  Last night 9 Veterans were award their QOVs after Mass at Holy Angels Church.  If I can get the picture, I'll post that one later.

Today, Veterans Week's program included a Medley of 30s, 40s and 50's music...very entertaining...followed by a QOV Presentation to 9 veterans.  Thank you Joyce and Kathy for your assistance.  Here are some pictures.