Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February Montgomery Sew In

At the sew in today, we had the honor to award two veterans: Gerald M, Navy; and Anthony D, USMCR. Thank you gentlemen for your service and your stories!

Until I can figure out how to load pictures from my iPad ..will not let me sign in, I'll load pictures.  You will find them on our Facebook page though...Illinois Quilts of Valor.

As I mentioned yesterday, we have committed to a group of 52 for May.  Yesterday we bundled quite a few tops, so quilters, if you have some time, let me know!  It's got me back to my machine quilting.  Also, we will have a booth at the International Quilt Show at the Rosemont in April.  Dates are April 12-14 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center, 5555 S River Rd., Rosemont, IL  If you can work the booth, let me know so I can put your name for a badge to get into the show.
Rita

Monday, February 5, 2018

update on sew-in

I know we have a scheduled sew in tomorrow. I am watching the weather. I can post early in the morning if you wish. Of course if you're not comfortable..you be the judge. I know we're expecting a couple veterans..and they were excited about it, but safety first. So stay tuned.
Rita

Update:  I will be at the sew-in today.  Streets were ok.  We didn't get as much snow as they predicted.  Drive carefully...always. OH...****bring your own lunch***  They will not have lunch as in the past.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

National Sewing Day

I'll be bringing along some cutting and kitting. Have been packing many kits. Don't forget your power strips, rotary cutters, rulers..maybe a small pressing mat..  ohh, and a dish to pass for our potluck!  AND we have a few "special guests" that we will be attending to around 10:30.

See you soon

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Quilt of Valor National Sewing Day, Saturday,

 February 3rd, beginning at 9 AM

St Charles Moose Lodge, 2250 W Rt 38., St. Charles, IL


Bring your sewing machines, quilting supplies, filled bobbins and a dish for our potluck. Register at the QOVF.org webpage for their all-day drawings. If you have a project you are working on, fine, if not, we will have kits you can sign out.***Please Note: If you are a QOV member.... all members must login to their accounts to sign up for sew day. Please do not sign up on the homepage of the website.

If you want me to register you with the Foundation, you have to email me your phone number of the phone you will have on you no later than January 30th.  NO LATER.  But no matter, we have our own prizes!!
Rita

Friday, December 29, 2017

Sew-in reminder notice and a Save The Date!!

 We have a sew-in this Tuesday, January 2nd!! Moose Lodge, and we start around 9:30 (ish).  Will you be there!!

AND, Saturday, February 3rd is National Sew Day!
This will be a fun and exciting day as quilters from across our nation come together to sew for Quilts of Valor! There will be prizes awarded all day to registered attendees. So, do not miss out on this fun sewing day, register to be a part of this wonderful day!

Rita

Friday, December 1, 2017

Tuesday, Dec 5, Moose Lodge, St. Charles

is the location of our Cut-in/kitting day.  We start at 9:30-???  It's also our potluck day.  Bring a dish and know that paper plates, napkins and silverware is covered.

We will be cutting and kitting that day, so no need to schlep the sewing machines!  We need your rotary cutters, mats, rulers and those who have the cutting machines along with dies (with your names on them, of course) and a few irons and ironing boards.  If you have a pattern you'd like us to try, figure it out with the required measurements (minimum 58 x 68  with a 55 x 65 finished) and let me know so I can bring along enough fabric.  If you're not comfortable cutting, we could use pressers and people to count the pieces (kitting) for each kit.
See you Tuesday~
Rita

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