Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

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!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sew In report for August

Just love to report about our sew-ins! I remember when I used to count how many were there---don't even have time to do that! We had people working on new projects, some finishing old,  many hands on getting about 15 tops to size by adding borders, then we got some matched up with backings. Oh, gotta mention our newbies...had a couple from Chicago!! Thank you everyone for all that you do to get it done! Note: I think we only left maybe one for binding at the shop!  I am still unpacking...fabric donations...oh, and the phone books!  Thank you.  We can use old phone books for our string quilts!

Wallace H, a WWII Veteran was there to accept his QOV. Just loved his stories! Thank you sir for your service!

AND who do I thank for the really neat cards someone dropped off! We'll have to have someone with nice handwriting to fill these out!  ok, here's our show and tell!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sew In Reminder Notice!!! Tomorrow

Yes, we meet tomorrow at Prairie Shop Quilts, Batavia.  Sorry for the late notice, but I've been cutting and cutting up kits for upcoming sew ins all week and weekend!  Tomorrow we have two scheduled presentations.  Approach me if you have never presented...I love for each of you to experience this.  So, note:   we have company when you are planning your dish to pass.

Bring along any unfinished project you might have.  We have over 15 tops needing borders and backings.  So, bring your sewing machines, ruler, rotary cutter!

Have another box (actually two boxes) of scraps that need to be tidied up!  We've talked about a day for cutting.,maybe we'll work on a date for that.

So, fill those bobbins and see you tomorrow!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thank you, Al S for your service!

Just returned from Al's 90th  birthday party where we awarded him a QOV.  Al is a Navy Veteran of WWII. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Great Show now behind us

Our booth from a different angle
We have another successful  quilt show behind us.  Thank you Jane H, Jane P, Sandy A, Dorothy and  Marilyn S for helping out at the show.   Here is a picture of yet another helper.  Doug was there in his Innova Booth at the show and quilted one of our quilts for us.  Thank you, Doug!

And he sits back and watches it go!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Batavia Quilt Show---last day

We  surprised Richard, a Vietnam Veteran with awarding him a QOV at the show yesterday.  Making a lot of contacts...longarmers, people interested in starting another group...just a lot of patriotic citizens wanting to thank a veteran!  I'm going to also have to remember to post that people can drop off their quilt tops/quilted quilts at our next show!  So come on out, do a little shopping, see some nice quilts and stop by our booth.