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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A New Years Day QOV challenge from our Destination Coordinator

I'm passing along a challenge presented to all of us.  If you are interested, let me know:

New Year’s Day QOV Sit & Sew
For the past three years, during the hectic days of December, I have taken a little “me” time to pick a patriotic quilt pattern and have selected and cut all the fabrics needed to make it. Then on January 1st, I sit down at my sewing machine with a goal of piecing the entire top that day. To me, it’s a great way to start the New Year.
So, this year I would like to ask all of you to join me in the First Annual New Year’s Day QOV Sit & Sew!
Here’s how it works.
1. Respond to this message and let everyone know you’re participating.

2. Spread the word; ask your friends and guild members to join in!!!!!!!!
3. Pick a pattern that meets the minimum requirements for a QOV, but that you feel you can piece in a single day. Select and cut your fabric in December (great excuse to spend a few moments in your sewing space!)
4. On January 1st Sit & Sew. Post your progress that day on Yahoo Chat, Facebook, QOVF Blog, your own blog…..wherever you want.
5. When your top is finished, request a volunteer longarmer or arrange to have it quilted by a volunteer longarmer in your area (if you have one)
6. After your quilt is finished (bound, labeled, washed & in a presentation case), request a destination and put NYD S&S in the comments field of the request form. You will receive information on where to send your quilt and your name will then be entered into a drawing for prizes (to be announced)
7. A winner will be drawn for every 13 NYD S&S quilts, which are completed by March 13, 2013, for which a destination is requested. So the sooner you finish your quilt, the better your chance is of winning.
8. Remember that our overseas destinations request red, white & blue, non-gender specific quilts so please keep this in mind when selecting your pattern and fabrics.
I hope many of you will join me in kicking off 2013 by making a New Year's Day Quilt of Valor to provide honor and comfort to a service member touched by war…..

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