Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

We will NOT be meeting at the VFW this month nor in December. We will be meeting at the Moose Lodge in St. Charles the 1st Tuesday of December, December 5th. You are welcome to join us. We are having potluck (appetizers/snacks). Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Rita

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Tuesday, Nov 7, 9:30 - ?

Sewing at the Moose, St.Charles!! Remind me to discuss potluck and idea cutting and kitting at our December meeting. Expecting a special guest Tuesday. Now, if you need a project/kit, let me know cause I have a whole lot of "stuff" to bring!!
Rita

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

from Deb S who awarded quilts for us:
I met up with 12 of the veterans from the 'group of 15' from Lake Zurich area library on Monday evening 10/23 to award them their quilts. I had 3 ladies from my quilt guild assist with this - - and they want to help again!!! Yes, I accomplished my mission of getting them 'hooked' about awarding quilts!
I've attached a photo of 11 of the 12 veterans with their quilts (one was the first to receive her quilt and then she left - - she had child responsibilities).
They were all very appreciative of receiving the quilt and the chatting and taking of photographs continued even after the 'event' was concluded. Three vets received quilts that I made, one even saying that I saw the one he was awarded at our quilt show when he attended!

Oh, and...CHANGE OF PLANS!!!!! for those who want to sew in Montgomery November and December. Ladies want to work on cutting batting and feel best done at our Montgomery location. Don't know if we will do both November and December, but we for sure be at one. Will let you know.
 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sew in reminder notice-Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows group, first Saturday, November 4th, 9:30 till ? Shorewood Bible Church, 1900 North Hicks Rd., Rolling Meadows 

Bring your sewing machines and quilting supplies.  We have kits ready to sew and willing mentors to help you along if you are new to quilting.  If you feel you are too new to quilting or are just curious, we have pressing, cutting and kit assembly..so, you won't be bored.  We have chili for lunch, but you can bring  a side or snack IIt you like. 
Maggie Alvarado 
Gold star/ Blue star mom

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October, Moose, St.Charles

Today's busy day..making quilts, backings on quilts, sorting fabric, 6 Veterans, and show and tell...oh yeah, and donuts!!! I know you can't see one, but it was a great moment. Our first veteran joined in with the awarding of a quilt. They told some interesting stories, too. Thank you gentlemen for your service.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thank you for your service, Anthony R

Deb S awarded Anthony R his QOV.  He sent the following note:
Hello Deb,

I wanted to again say how appreciative I am for the time, effort, and love everyone put into my quilt. Sometimes it is tough to allow others to take care of me. I feel that taking care of others is the driving force at Quilts of Valor. With that said, it touches my heart not only to receive a quilt myself but in knowing that my veteran friends and family are being taken care of as well.

Please send my thanks and love to everyone along with my support for what they are doing.

Kind Regards,
Anthony

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, VFW Hall, Montgomery, 9:30-??

 is the location of our next QOV sewing/batting day! Lots to cut and wrap with batting, so help where you can! We have tons of room, so bring your friends. 
We have several requests for Veterans Week.  Let me know if you might want to join us at these award ceremonies: Wed, Nov 8, Glenbard Elementary; Friday, Cedarlake, Plainfield; haven't got a date for Oswego PD yet. Join us in wrapping our Veterans with your quilts.
Rita

Friday, September 1, 2017

September 5, Moose Lodge, St. Charles Sew In Reminder Notice

Moose Lodge, St Charles, sew in reminder notice. Tuesday, September 5, 9:30- Note: door will no longer be allowed to be propped open. Press the button to be buzzed in. We expect special visitors!! Am still looking for a couple more volunteers for Schaumburg Sewing Expo, September 28-30.

And Leslie writes:   I will be there to collect any completed PET BEDS. Please remember that I do not collect your scraps (except those we generate while at QOV that day). I will have extra fabric for cases if you need one.
See you Tuesday, Rita 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

VFW, Montgomery Sew-In

As always, a very nice sew in with some lifetime friends. Had 3 special guests.  Thank you gentlemen for your service. It was nice hearing your stories.  Received a thank you note:  Rita, it was a pleasure to meet you and all of the other ladies there today. I want to thank you for the quilt that you presented to me today. The quilt is beautiful, I really like it. The work you all do is beautiful and I am sure all of the veterans deeply appreciate the hard work you put in. Again, thank you. Don LaChappell

Am looking for help to work the booth at the Original Quilting Expo in Schaumburg, September 28-30th.  Let me know.

Don't have pictures to share--need a new camera, sorry.
Rita

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Schaumburg Sew Expo

We've been invited to have a booth at the Schaumburg Sewing Expo. Dates are September 28, 29 and 30th. It'll involve a sit and sew area, so, check your calendars and let me know your availability please.
Rita

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sew In Rolling Meadows

Sew-in Reminder Notice:
Rolling Meadows group First Saturday Aug. 5th 9:30 till ??? Shorewood Bible Church 1900 North Hicks rd. Rolling Meadows 

Bring your sewing machines and quilting supplies. We have kits available and willing mentors to help you along if you're new to quilting! If you feel to new to quilting or are just curious we have pressing, cutting and kit assembly..so, you won't be bored! bring along a lunch or there are a few places to eat near. We will have some foodies to share.

Maggie

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sew-in Reminder Notice: Montgomery, VFW, 121 N River St. Tuesday, July 18


We meet around 9:30 (ish) until - ?? Going to be as thorough as I can as we had a lot of newbies join here on our Facebook page after the Oswego Vietnam Wall weekend. Welcome newbies!! Bring your sewing machines and quilting supplies. We have kits available and very able bodies willing to help you along if you're new to quilting! If, and it happens, you're just curious, well we have pressing (could use another ironing board), cutting and kit assembly..so, you won't be bored! Most of us bring along a lunch--there are a couple restaurants nearby if interested.
We are also expecting a "special guest"...for the newbies, that means a Veteran expected to receive his Quilt of Valor!
Joyce is collecting your plastic bags. She makes "plarn" and crochets beds for the homeless. ..another great cause.
ok, now this: If you've been coming via Rt 31, please note:
"Motorists who drive Route 31 in Montgomery will want to avoid the four-lane highway beginning Saturday, July 15.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is scheduled to shutdown the highway on July 15 at 9 a.m. to allow contractors to replace the rail crossing just north of the Aucutt Road/Webster Street intersection."
At the Jericho light at Lake St, (Rt 31) make a left and an immediate first right turn (before the viaduct), to East Lake St. make a left onto Rathbone .. it'll take you to River St. Make right, cross Ashland and you're along the River to the VFW. Call me if you need to.
If you come in through Montgomery Rd. from the East, it should not affect you.
See you Tuesday!
Rita