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Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nice surprises come knocking!

Told myself that I was staying home and going to clean and just get caught up. Well, what a day! First Margaret came over with the "winter raffle quilt" top. See picture. Next came Barb from Elmhurst Piecemakers with a completed QOV quilt. Anita came by with pillowcases and a fabric donation! And Julie came by with a completed top and took home 5 kits. So, moral of this story is I ought to stay home more often and see who comes knocking!!

Hope to see everyone at Prairie Shop Quilts, Batavia, on Tuesday.

Oh, and I know you're out there. I get remarks about our blog all the time that you're following us! Hi Ray---Even my brother, Ray, from Vegas told me he reads this! So, don't be shy....would love to hear from you.


PS...oh, I did get some cleaning and sewing done as well.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ready for quilting!

This morning Dorothy and I made up the backings for the 10 (I corrected the amount of tops we have from the sew-in on Saturday). Thank you, Dorothy, for your help.

Thought we were going to get a peek at the Christmas quilt to be raffled...soon...........


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Most Productive and a NICE treat!

We had a very productive day today. I haven't fully unpacked, but I believe we have 10 finished tops (need backings and ready for the quilters) and I know quite a few went home for finishing. The treat was 7 completed tops came in the door from the Elmhurst Piecemakers!!! They were beautiful and the quilting was awesome as well!!! Thank you! It was a great show-n-tell. NOT to forget the lunch provided by! And thank you Kay as well---over and above the top!!

I hope to post pictures tomorrow cause tonight I get to babysit my new little granddaughter!!

Thank you ladies. It was a pleasure AGAIN!! We do Make a Difference!!!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sew-in on Saturday October 23rd

We're gearing up for the sew in this Saturday at in Willowbrook. Been cutting and cutting (thank God for the Accuquilt Go!). I like to give choices on what you can work on when you come to our sew-ins. We've got kits made up...getting more fabric in as well!

So, if you can come and give a few hours, we'd love to have you., Willowbrook, IL, 10 AM - 4 PM.


Thought I had a lead on lunch but that didn't happen... So, we can either bring in our own or order from the pizza place next door. Our usual course of action is to bring a dish but this is kinda late in the game, but if you're feeling ambitious............

Saturday, October 16, 2010

QOV at Prairie Star Quilt Guild Show

Very nice quilt show! New site for our show and I like that it's all in one building! Hope to see the rest of the quilts today. What I've seen so far is wow---we sure do have a lot of talent in the guild. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Hope to see you at the Make a Difference Day Sew-in at, Willowbrook, IL next Saturday. We have quilt tops waiting to be quilted if you'd like to pick a few up at the show!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Prairie Star Quilter’s Guild Quilt Show October 15 & 16

October 15th, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. and Saturday, October 16th, 10 am to 5:00 pm. The admission is $6. It is at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 West Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL.

Plan to buy tickets for the raffle quilt designed by Caron Carlson. To view the raffle quilt, go to

There are 17 vendors showing a wide range of items including fabrics, patterns, kits, books, long arm machines, featherweights, quilt tables, threads & notions. QOV has their very own booth--stop by and say hello.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

WelcomeYouHome USMC Jake Tannenbaum & Richard Boschsero

Last night I had the honor of being a part of a welcome home ceremony for USMC Jake Tannenbaum & Richard Boschsero in Naperville. To describe the feeling you have among a crowd that night would be: enthusiastic, privileged and LOVE! As the crowd grew larger and larger, the enthusiasm did as well. We assembled at a church, given the route and instructions on what to expect and we were off. I might be wrong on the assembly line, but there was of course the police car, fire trucks, the limo to pick the two heroes from their home, lots of motorcyclists, "cages"--enclosed vehicles.

The Marines were picked up at the home of Jake Tannenbaum and escorted to the VFW where another crowd awaited. When we came onto the grounds of the VFW there are people holding flags on either side of the road---gotta love those colors! Donna Morsovillo, founder of has a wonderful program for these returning warriors with lots of presentations and of course we gave them each a quilt! If you ever get a chance to attend one of these ceremonies--DO IT! For more pictures of the event, go to and under Gallery you find their names. It was one great turnout.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Report from Batavia

Had a great sew-in yesterday. Came home with 4 completed tops; 5 tops just needing labels; a few needing binding and labels and 12 tops (added to the 13 I already had = 25 tops waiting to be quilted!! THAT my friends is awesome. You know someone once told me "we don't have enough piecers making QOV's in Illinois"...Heck we don't! We filled the house again yesterday. I might have to bring along a couple chairs next month :)

Also, we need pillowcases. If you want to come over and pick up some fabric to make up some pillowcases, please do.

We'll be having a booth at the Prairie Treasurers Quilt Show at the DuPage County Fair Grounds on October 15 & 16th. (10 - 8 PM Friday and Saturday until 5 pm). Anyone wanting to help man the booth let me know.

Don't forget to save October 23rd for Make a Difference Day. There's a QOV sew-in at in Willowbrook from 10 AM - 4 PM. We provide the pattern/fabrics ---just bring your sewing machines, basic quilting tools, thread and filled bobbins!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Post from Beloit

Vickie wanted to share what she was up to last weekend:

I wanted to tell you about the quilt show that I was invited to participate in. It was at North Boone High School in Poplar Grove, IL and was sponsored by the Booster Club. This year they decided to add a quilt show and asked my friend, Lee Ward to coordinate it. It was kind of short notice for her so she asked me if I would like to bring my Quilts of Valor stuff and then asked another friend for quilts. So three of use provided about 33 quilts and wall hanging. I had the front area right inside the door, so people would see me first which was very nice. We had a very nice attendance. My friend Lee gave me a quilt for our project and then another older couple who had a booth in the craft show - donated a quilt. Also in attendance was the Vietnam Veterans of American, Inc - Chapter 984 from Rockford. They were selling raffle tickets as their fund raiser to send boxes to send boxes to the troops and for the supplies they use each time a plane lands at Chicago-Rockford International Airport to re-fuel. Anyway the men from the group came down and looked at the quilts and John Sommer with the group came back and gave me a donation toward fabric. (now we will have some red/white/blue).

So met lots of nice people and hopefully some of them will come through with quilts but that will be a wait and see project. .... Did meet someone who works at one of the local quilt shops and she said she would share the information with the owners of the shop - so we will see.

I did get another quilt dropped off at the house today so right now I have 11 quilts to do for QoV and about that many for other people and I think that Tina said she has about five more right now for me to do.

Tomorrow is only their 3rd sew-in and I wish you a successful sew-in.