Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Saturday, September 13, 2014

See you at Sewing Etc., Yorkville or Linda Z's, Arlington Heights

Tuesday is our next sew-is at the above locations.  See you there!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lyle E, Army, Vietnam

On, September 5th, Rich G awarded  Lyle E, Army, Vietnam, his Quilt of Valor.  Thank you sir, for your service.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Elgin, New Sew-in Location!

Announcing a new sew-in location.   Location:  Christ the Lord Lutheran Church,
12n462 Tina Trl, Elgin, IL 60124.  Cross Streets: Between Linda Ln and Highland Ave, 3 blocks west of Randall Road in Elgin.  Our meeting time will be on the 2nd Tuesdays from 10 to 2.  Bring a sack lunch.  The initial sew-in will be on October 14th.  Contact info:  Shirley,, phone 630-377-8418 and Patty's,, phone 847-931-2259.    Thank you, Shirley and Patty!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thank you

Well, you got me today.  I must tell you, it is very hard for anyone to surprise me.  Today you did it!  I do find it hard to feel deserving cause none of this is possible without all the help I get from Each and every one of you.  I looked around the filled-to-capacity room...yeah, 27 today!!!, I thought there is a place for everyone of you.  At any time I can approach someone, and ask for something, it gets done.  I.e., today, Dixie looking for 3 people, and what, we had 5 with their hands up to cut.  Another, I remember announcing we need pillowcases, wella!   we got pillowcases!  Working the booths...Run a sew in, do a demo...I could go on, but you know what I am talking about..thank you.

Leader?  What, like I said today, I'm getting quilts with patterns that are on MY bucket  list!  And you are making them.  Yes, I make a block here and then cause you see how "pulled" I get at our sew ins!  And thank you for putting up with me!  I have heard how you talk to someone/anyone who asks what we are doing, either at our sew ins, or at a booth at a show, the QOV are doing it!  I have seen and heard how you can bring a quilt shopper into our "reigns"! It amazes me how we manage to get newbies every month!  You are doing it. You make my job so easy AND fun .

Thank you for your generosity..going to be hard not to use for QOV!  I really enjoy what I do because of each of you.  I can start naming names but wouldn't want to miss anyone.  The veterans are special and I know we share that.  I know we share our love of our freedom.  So, we carry on and with our love of quilting, reaching out to those who make it happen with our quilts.

Thank you for bringing my husband in today.  Our men deserve so much credit for their support.  I've mentioned some of what he does here ..he's the best!

I hope someday you will be able to meet Catherine Roberts.  You will really like her.

Well, I had forgotten my camera today.  There are pictures on our Facebook page.  I will try to email to myself the pictures I took with my iPad,.  Thank you again and again.  Very special today.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Awarding of QOV Quilts

6 QOV's were awarded at the Veterans Breakfast, Montgomery, IL, August 28, 2014.  We had 1 WWII Veteran, 3 Korean War Veteran and 2 Vietnam Veteran.  Thank you, Richard G. for filling in for us!
Thank you, Gentlemen for your service and sacrifice!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

See you at Prairie Shop Quilts, Batavia.....TUESDAY!

This is your sew-in reminder notice....Tuesday, Prairie Shop Quilt Store, 1911 W Wilson, Batavia.  We have "company" coming!!  As promised, the new project we are working on is called Reflecting Pool, so finish up your projects and get started on a new!

I'd like to share a thank you note we received from the Vietnam Veterans of America.  "We would like to thank you and the Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor for the wonderful gifts we received.  I know the members that were present appreciated the effort for us and the work you do for Veterans as a whole."

Have a lot of requests for quilts coming in.   Have quite a few tops needing quilting!  So, fill those bobbins and we keep making the quilts one at a time!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thank you Veterans

Operation Welcome You Home invited us to award Quilts to 4 Veterans last night in Joliet.  Very nice celebration: 

Thank you Gentlemen for your sacrifice and service.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thank you to 6 Vietnam Veterans

Last night, we awarded 6 Vietnam Veterans members of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 693 at the American Legion Post 75, in Geneva.  Always an honor! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sew In results!

Marilyn brought along a couple nice patterns and got a couple ladies started on those.   Peaking in on their progress---cannot wait to see the finished ones.  Another nice show and tell.  Had a "newbie", welcome Fran!  We had a scheduled QOV presentation...ended up being two!  Mr. Miller's son came along to see his Dad get his quilt but when we found out he, too, was a Veteran (Vietnam), we just had to give him his!  Thank you gentlemen for your service!

 Here is our show and tell:

and a sneak peak at what we are going to work on in September and October.  Great job, Joyce and Pam!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ryan A receiving his QOV

Saturday, Bob, awarded our Veteran a QOV at a Welcomeyouhome celebration. OHHHH, the smiles!!!

 Thank you, Ryan for your bravery and sacrifice!

We have been invited to make a QOV presentation in Geneva on Thursday evening and another on Saturday in Joliet.  If you can come and help me, let me know.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


To the ones who are so generously making copies of our handout....stop.  The title of the 2nd page has been changed to:  Standards of Excellence for a Quilt of Valor.  So if you're up to it, I'll have an original with me.  Thank you so much for doing this.  With the 3 quilt shows coming up, I'm having to have these run off.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sew Ins Reminder....Yorkville, Arlington Heights

This is your sew-in reminder.  We meet at Sewing Etc., Yorkville, Tuesday, August 19.  Bring in your finished tops or the top you are working on if not finished.  If you need a new project, Marilyn has one for you.  If you need border fabric for last month's string project, I'll bring along some.

Another sew-in at Linda Zs, Arlington Heights.  Majestic Mountain by The 3Dudes, AZ is the project.  You will want to bring rotary cutter, maybe a small cutting mat.

So, fill the bobbins, bring along a friend or two!