Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New location: QOV Sew - In Thursday, April 2nd

Quilts of valor sew in at St. Charles Moose Family center:
2250 W. Route 38
St. Charles IL
Lodge open at 10:00am-open to all sewers!!

2003 Gammill Classic Plus 26-10

I'm listing a for sale.  Claudia is selling her longarm machine.  12 foot table, sit or stand pivotal access frame, original track system, Edgerider wheels, stitch regulator, Florecent light fixture, Dual Control Handles, Two station needle position, Horizontal and vertical channel locks, built in bobbin winder, double capacity bobbin, Stylaser laser light, top and bottom laser mounts, horizontal small spool holder.  You can contact Claudia 630-907-1714 for the list of more accessories.

March catching up

We're back!!!
I'm posting some pictures.  Susan Wing awarded 4 QOV's at a Latino fraternity scholarship dinner.  Thank you Chris T., Byron C., Salvator A. and Emilio P for your service.  

AND here are a couple pictures taken at this month's Yorkville Sew-IN

Monday, March 23, 2015

SEW IN coming to St Charles...April

GOOD news!  We have a group wanting to start up a monthly sew in in St Charles at the Moose Lodge, 2250 w. Route 38, 1st Thursday of each month beginning April 2nd. The front door will be open by 10:00 am to anyone who wants to help make quilt tops.  There are a bunch of new ladies who have never made a quilt before and they are asking for some help in getting this great project off the ground!  I'm looking for anyone who would be interested in helping.  Please Email me.

We return Monday...also have some sorting and folding to do, not to mention a show to prepare for!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thank You

As you know, we thrive on donations.  We received a few boxes from Liz last week...thank you, Liz.  Last night Joe dropped off a rather huge load of fabric!  Thank you, Joe.  And thank you to all who drop off fabric donations.  We really appreciate it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March-Batavia Sew In

Didn't let a little sloppy weather stop some!  I believe 16 tops came in!  Haven't counted how many completed tops came in.

 Here are pictures:

 Top from Batavia's
Sewing Day

Yorkville's Bento Box

                                      Project from Sugar Grove's Sewing Day

 Highlight was awarding George W, Army, Vietnam, his Quilt of Valor.  Thank you, Sir for your service!


2015 Opportunity Quilt.  Thank you Erica for your great quilting!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sew In Reminder Notice and.............

Our next meeting at Prairie Star Quilt Shop, Batavia, is Tuesday, March 3rd.  We have a "special guest" coming.  If you have projects started, bring those to work on.  We need sewing machines!  There are only a couple posts for pressing and a couple cutting locations.  If no room to sit and sew, one usually opens up after a couple hours or so.

Following is a well-thought up note from our Elgin group.  They have been bundling our tops with backings and batting:  

We respect the desire to thank our military in the quilts you work diligently to make.

Frequently we get tops that are undersized or oversized. 

The minimum size for a Quilt of Valor is 55" x 65" after quilting and binding.  If a top comes in at that measurement or less on either side, after quilting it will be undersized.  Quilting causes shrinkage.  It is necessary for someone to add a border, adding another step before we can send it to be quilted.

While much larger tops are acceptable Quilts of Valor, there are some factors to consider.
Larger tops require more batting and backing, adding up to more of a drain on our funds.  The long arm quilters are volunteers and a large quilt requires more of their time and expense.  It also costs you the piecer more time and money.  Most of our quilts are presented in groups.  It is awkward to have one recipient get a huge quilt while others receive a lap size one.

When you plan a quilt a good rule of thumb is 58" wide and 68" long.

See you Tuesday!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Arlington Heights QOV Sew In

Today the LOLQOV - Arlington Heights group presented a QOV to Charles H (Marine/Vietnam).
Thank you, Sir, for your serivce.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pics from Sew In in Yorkville

Sew-in in Yorkville today... Lots of our newbies from the National Sewing Day returned!!! 14 is what I counted...not to mention the few who dropped in to drop tops off, picked up quilts to quilt...oh yeah love when that happens!!! You see a few of our Bento Box tops from Sewing Day have been completed.

Friday, February 13, 2015

And we meet again!!

QOV sew in reminder notice....Sewing Etc, Yorkville, 10 am ---- Tuesday, February 17. There is talk about bringing potluck back?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Booth at Rosemont

We have been asked again to have a booth at the Show in Rosemont.  I've asked around being that I will be out of town.  Now, to be in this show we have a booth fee.  Terri has sent me info on how we can earn money toward that fee and have maybe a booth next year.

The International Quilt Festival/Chicago needs your help! While you work for us you can earn money for your group! Please go to to read all about “working the show!” We need hangers, guardian during hanging (a sit-down job), guardians during the show (a walk around job), door people, food court police and help with takedown (I will feed you dinner ; ). You will earn $8.25 an hour, get your parking paid and receive free entry each day you work. Shifts range from 3.5 to 9 hours depending on what you would like to do. All hours will be credited to the group of your choice. I hope to hear from you soon! 

So, if you're going anyway, free parking, free entry and money for QOV.  Let me know if you are interested so I can forward your name/email to Terri.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

LOLQOV - Elgin

The Elgin group had their sew-in yesterday.  Here is their show-n-tell