Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thank you gentlemen for your sacrifice, bravery and service!

4 Veterans receive their QOV's: From Deb S..."Rita -
Today (4/22) I awarded 4 quilts to Veterans nominated by Jackie Pasha. All US Army. All Vietnam Vets.
LeRoy N, Eliseo (Lee ) L, Richard J, and Michael P
then I got a thank you note from the requester:
Rita, thank you very much for all of your help regarding getting the quilts for the Quilt Presentation this past Saturday at the Lake Zurich American Legion. The quilts are beautiful and I know Mike P, Rich J, Lee L, and Lee N all enjoyed receiving them !
I sent Deb a "thank you" e-mail as well.
Thanks again for all that you and the Quilts of Valor organization do for Veterans.
Jackie

Sew-in reminder notice:  Tuesday, May 2, Moose Lodge, St. Charles, 9-???  So, those who don't want to bring in your sewing machine...we will be backing tops, bundling with batting  Bring along your rulers and rotary cutters if you're not planning to sit and sew.  Bring along your calendars as we have some awarding events coming up and, you've worked on these quilts (pieced, binding, quilters) and you should be a part of awarding.  Love for you to have the opportunity to wrap some veterans this summer!
See you Tuesday,
Rita

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sew In, Montgomery VFW, Tuesday, April 18

Yes, another sew-in reminder notice is up.  We are so lucky to have the space!  This group is growing as well.  Oh, and if you have any plastic bags, Joyce will be happy to take them.  For those who don't know, Joyce uses them to crochet bed mats for the homeless.

Have a Happy Easter.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thank you Mr. Eugene P for your service.

Thank you Roger McGill for representing us at awarding Mr. Eugene P his Quilt of Valor. Sounds like it was very special! You wrote: "... it was a very nice ceremony that we had and presented to Gene, ..... They were very happy and so was the WW II Veteran and he was excited - even though he has dementia.

His niece and her son a Chicago Policeman, and her sister in law who also lives in this facility were there, and all the people that are on his wing of the floor up in the second floor that were there."

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sew In notes

Another super busy day...and a whole lot done!!  Here is our show ' tell from yesterday! Love the variety, right! AND you're doing wonders with our orphan blocks!! Note:  we had guests.  Thank you gentlemen for your generous donation.   So, unpacked and now packed for set up today at the show. Drop by the booth, make a block or two!















Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, Sew in at Moose, St. Charles

Reminder notice. Tuesday, April 4, at the Moose (Rt 64), St. Charles. 9:30 - 2. This will be the day before set up at the Rosemont for the International Quilt Show. SO, we have bundles to get ready! We need your help sewing backings and cutting and bundling the tops readying them for quilting. Please press your tops before handing them in. I want to give you an idea of upcoming events.
To start off with we have over 80 requests from Foundation that we are working on (more coming in). Then, we have:
Vietnam Wall (Oswego) 7/1/17 est -12
A Soldiers Journey Home (Tony) May -40
RWW June est -50
Arlington Hts, Moore Asst Living (5/31) est -25
RWW (August) est -50
**Not to mention Veterans Day requests. Know that I only say yes if we have them or I know we will have them.
Let me know if you would like to be a part of the awarding of these quilts, btw. Always can use your help and love to let you share in the experience.
So, sewing machines, rotary cutter, scissors, a measuring tape and if you can schlep an ironing board/iron, thank you. I think the backing people and batting people could use their own stations.
Also, come with ideas/requests of patterns you would like to try or repeat from the past. We must start consider a "cutting day"..that IS if you want to get kits. Everyone on board cause that's all part of the quilting process, ok! Consider taking the challenge and taking some of the orphan blocks. Some of you are really creating some nice tops!!
A big thank you for what you are doing for our Veterans.
Rita
















Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thank you Les P for your service








  After one weather postponement and the winter holidays, the award occurred on Sunday, 3/12/2017.  My friend Beth accompanied me to this event.  Others present included his wife, his son and daughter-in-law and grandchildren.  The individual who nominated him (a friend who currently lives in California) called after the quilt was awarded since texts and photos sent almost in real time informed family and friends across the country of the occurrence.  

Les served in the Army infantry in Europe during WWII (1944-1946) and was very appreciative of being honored with a Quilt of Valor.
Deb

 

Awarding Quilts last night

Last night, accompanied by Sue N, we awarded some quilts.  Joshua G, Army/Marines, Afghanistan received his quilt.  Thank you Joshua for your service.  We then attended a Flags of Freedom fundraiser in Princeton.  They were raising funds for the HUGE flags that fly along I80 in Princeton.  We awarded quilts to Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam.  Thank you gentlemen for your service!  Here are a few pictures.











Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Montgomery Sew In, Tuesday, March 21

Tuesday is the next QOV Sew-in. Lots to be done...cutting and bundling batting #1.  A couple tops needing borders.  PLEASE help!!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Sew in(S) reminder notices!! Rolling Meadows tomorrow and St. Charles, Tuesday

Doubling up here!  Tomorrow, March 4, is the debut of a QOV sew-in in Rolling Meadows, IL: First Saturdays, 1900 Hicks Rd. We will be sewing from 9:30 till 3.  I know lots of people asking for weekend sew ins.   Here's your chance.  I wish I could be there, but Granddaughter's birthday party...maybe I'll drop in next month.

And as I'm reminding.... we meet again at the Moose in St. Charles, Tuesday, March 7! Look forward to seeing every one AGAIN!!!!
Rita

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Timothy N

On February 14, Deb S awarded Timothy N his Quilt of Valor.  Thank you so much for your service, sir.

Not only am I having major difficulties with this computer, as soon as I find my camera, I will be able to post pictures!  Again, we had a very nice show n tell at our sew in Tuesday.

Monday, January 30, 2017

QOV National Sewing Day Reminder Notice February 4

Saturday, February 4th is QOV National Sewing Day.  It's a day locations throughout the country have set aside to sew "together" making thank you quilts for our Veterans.

Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor has two locations this year: 

St. Charles Moose Lodge, 2250 IL Rt 38, 10-4 pm.  If you are working on a project, go ahead and bring it along so when you complete, we have kits.  Bring along sewing machine, your quilting supplies, a small cutting mat and maybe an iron/mat.  The two kits we have will have some subcutting and being we are expecting a nice group, might have better access to cutting and pressing.  We are having potluck lunch. (NOTE:  we are expecting special visitors)   Also, bring along your power strip/extension cords.  Electricity is on the outer walls of the hall only.  I had mentioned my concern if everyone brought a crock pot.  Didn't say you cannot bring one, but was thinking if you did, you can keep it heating at your station until we set up for lunch?  I hope you have registered for the prizes the Foundation has.  NOTE:  I have had a few questions about membership.  You do not have to be a member of QOV to sew on National Sewing Day or any day, for that matter.  It does not cost you to sew a Quilt of Valor for a Veteran, just your time and thank you!

Sugar Grove Fire Department, 25 Municipal Drive, 9-4 pm.  This is hosted by the Common Threads Quilt Guild of Sugar Grove  Bring your sewing machine and notions if you plan to sew. Plenty of opportunity to cut and iron. Bring a lunch. Contact Betty Ivins at bettyivins49@gmail.com if you would like a kit prepared for you.

So, fill them bobbins and come to have a great time!  
Rita

Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Opportunity Quilt is posted!

check out our 2017 Opportunity Quilt.  We get lots of donations and as you know, lots of fabric we cannot use for our Veteran Quilts.  So, with the Christmas Fabric donation, Alberta G whipped up this quilt and Elvira was so kind to quilt it (Thank you so much ladies).  Won't it make a nice Christmas present for someone...we draw conveniently in November!  So, let me know how many tickets you want!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Notes on Montgomery sew in


Well, know that I tried to load pictures from yesterday's sew-in. Having camera "issues" again. Might be time to get new camera! But had a very busy day yesterday. Ladies piecing, cutting and bundling batting to tops to be readied for machine quilting...a lot done! Note that we will be meeting monthly now at the VFW (I will confirm with them). Because winter isn't over, check here or the blog for any cancellations due to weather, or any other reasons.
Rita

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Booth at International Quilt Festival Donald E. Stephens Convention Center April 6-8, 2017

We are, again, invited to the show.  I need a few volunteers.  Help us out at the booth. I submit your names which gets you in and you also get to enjoy this show? Right now I need help in setting up and opening and closing on Thursday!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Montgomery, VFW Sew-in, January 17

Yep, that time again...next Tuesday, we meet to continue our efforts to wrap each veteran with a Quilt of Valor.  Bring sewing machines, extension cord, quilting tools.  We'll have one ironing board that I know of and I have two irons.  I'm bringing along a roll of batting hoping a few will cut and  bundle.  See you next Tuesday.
btw, the kits are ready for Nat'l Sewing Day!  Thank you to the ladies who took home "homework"!!!
Rita

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

Please bring your calendars with you tomorrow. We have an invite to have a booth at the International Quilt Show at the Rosemont, April 6-8th with set up date, Wednesday, April 5th. So, pending enough volunteers, I can fill out contract and to them by due date, January 13th.

So, for tomorrow, if you're completing a given kit, bring sewing machine. Otherwise rotary cutter, rulers, scissors (for batting bundles assembly), an iron/ironing board if possible, for making kits for Natl Sewing Day. Teamwork, gotta love it!