Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Sunday, September 16, 2012

TWO Upcoming Sewing Retreats

 I am announcing two upcoming events. has been a huge supporter to Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor.  Last month they moved from their Willowbrook address to a new MUCH larger location.  If you haven't been there yet to check it out, come on out on Tuesday, October 30 for a Quilt of Valor sew-in.  We will have kits available and if you are not able to stay, pick up a kit and return it to the shop.  Chris has agreed to accept tops for Quilts of Valor.   You may also want to donate fabric (oh, do our troops LOVE Red/white and blue quilts!), again, drop off good quality fabric and we will make up more kits.  

The next "retreat" has become an annual event with the show of support from Winfield, IL.   Again, they provide a huge hall, lots of space to sew.   This is our third year and each year we get more and more volunteers.  We need you!

I get a destination report from the Quilt of Valor Foundation like this:  
Weekly destinations
Quantity needed EVERY week 90

Quantity assigned       76

Shortage 14

Monthly destinations

Quantity needed each month 125

Quantity assigned this month 19

Shortage 106

Your help is needed.  Let's show the Illinois patriotism!!  I have tops that need quilting.  Will you help us get these finished and to our troops.  These quilts ARE making a difference.  It's a quilter's way of Service to our country by giving a small thank you for what they sacrifice for us.

Put these dates on your calendar and let's see how we can make a difference!!

Tuesday, October 30, 10 AM - ? (shop is open until 5 PM),, Rt 83 and Ogden in St. James Crossing (818 Ogden, Westmont).  They have moved to a much bigger store.

Saturday, November 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, OS233 Church St., Winfield.


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