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Sunday, September 19, 2010

A tough one!

Picture from last night's fundraiser---Marine Cpl. Yuryi Zymsly being wrapped with a Quilt of Valor. This is my 3rd year with this fundraiser and I have to say, a tough one... Not to take away from the generous people in attendance. What a story! raises donations from lots of people. The annual event begins with a fun filled golf outing (rain or shine as yesterday proved), followed by dinner.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Two QOV's going to....

Tomorrow I am attending a fundraiser and presenting two quilts to: ( me if you're interested in coming along.

Marine Cpl. John Peck. A 2004 graduate of Antioch High School, Cpl Peck joined the Marines and was deployed to Afganistan. He was wounded by a roadside bomb on May 24, 2010. He was recently moved our of the intensive care unit of Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland to continue his recovery. Cpl Peck lost all four limbs, fought infections, pneumonia and has come out of a coma.

Marine Cpl. Yuryi Zymsly. After surviving two war zones in Iragi, Yuryi Zymsly suffered severe brain injury following appendicitis surgery at the Marine base. Yuryi would likely die or remain bedridden in a nursing home for the rest of his life, unable to move, see or speak.

Fiancee Aimee Pierog refused to believe it and when word came from Washington the Yuryi was declared "medically retired" from the military and the government wouldn't continue to pay for Yuryi's care, Aimee moved to her parents' living room to care for him there.

Aimee imitated the type of therapy Yuryi was getting at the rehab institute. In late 2006, Yuryi's father was killed in a care accident, his mother committed suicide and his Shelty was hit and killed by a car. Amiee persisted in Yuryi's care. They were married in a small ceremony. Today Yuryi is able to see light and color; can communicate with grunts and nods; and can walk in a herky-jerky motion.

and as Vicki always signs off: "and now back to my quilting"


Thursday, September 9, 2010

SAVE THE DATE: Make a Difference Day, October 23rd

On Make a Difference Day, October 23, 2010, we are having a LOLQOV sew-in at:, 888 75th Street, (NE corner of 75th Street and Route 83), Willowbrook, IL 60527, from 10 AM - 4 PM.

Plans are in the making---we have a possible food vendor! So, I'm going to have to have an idea on possible attendees!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September Sew In

Ya can't beat it...sewing together with friends and new friends. I love it when people walk in, put their purse down and dig in! I haven't counted all the finished tops I brought home and I know some went to get borders on them and we pieced a whole lot of blocks for our next sew-in.

Our next "commitment for quilt tops for the RWW program is around the 15th of January. Again, 80 are requested but the count will change if they have cancellations. Have a request from Rockford, IL, but the amount is not final yet.

Here are some pictures Wanda sent in.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Anniversary of 9/11

As the anniversary of September 11 approaches, and our troops are coming home from one battlefield and digging in deeper into the other, I pray harder for the safety of our troops. Nine years! Again, I thank you for your continuing dedication and support for our mission to cover these men and women touched by war.