Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Friday, July 30, 2010

QOV being delivered to Melrose Park Family this weekend

I received a quilt with a request it go to a Marine. Lance Cpl. Frederik E. Vazquez, 20, of Melrose Park, Ill., died July 24 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Vazquez wasn't even old enough to buy a beer and yet he gave his life to our Country to keep us safe.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another nice donation

Met a new quilt shop today....Sunshine &Shadow Quilt Shoppe, located in McHenry, IL. Thank you Sandie for the nice fabric donation. We're always grateful for nice "go-withs"!!! A very nice fabric shop specializing in reproduction fabrics and vintage patterns.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Quilt given to a local this weekend

Donna from presented a quilt this weekend to Megan and Scott. USMC Scott had 4 months left in his IRR; but, as a scout sniper, has been called back to service. He is a Marine who spent 4 years in Iraq and was shot twice. Scott and Meghan have decided to get married. They had two weeks to prepare for this wedding.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Booth at Batavia Quilt Show

Check out the booth we had at the Batavia Quilt Show (thank you Cheryl for the great posters). Day one went pretty well. We had quite of few possible new piecers/quilters show interest in joining us. A few people picked up kits and will drop them off when complete, as well as quilters picked up some tops for quilting. I'll be bringing more tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Another Full House at the Sew-in!!

I tell you not, "just ask and they will come" is what it's all about. We had another successful sew-in yesterday. Came home with 15 tops---10 that I know of were made up yesterday. I'll get the backings ready so they will go out to quilters. It was nice to see a couple faces from the Winfield sew-in and hope to see you back!

We had a guest, Donna Morsovillo, founder Operation Welcome You Home, NFP,, which will make another destination for some of our quilts to local Heroes.

As soon as some of these quilts get bound (have some bricks and string quilts that need to be shown), pictures will be posted so you can see some end results.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Show N Tell

Cheryl and I met up with Sarah, Vickie (and Ray), Alberta, Tina and their friend last week to pick up and drop off quilts and batting. Just had to share our "inspection" out in the parking lot...