Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I had the honor and privilege to present a quilt to Rev. Paul Weberg yesterday. Fr. Paul is a teacher at Marmion and has been in the National Guard for 5 years. He recently returned from his fourth tour of duty in Iraq. Thank you, Fr. Paul for your service.

Looking forward to yet another sew-in next Tuesday. I think you'll like the pattern choices and you will need to bring along any small cutting mat..reminder notice coming soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thank you, Thank you!!

Hot off the print! Just picked up the first set of labels that are being donated by Cindi (! Yes, this makes me VERY happy. Our usual holdup for the binding was attaching the label. Now, when we send a quilt top to a quilter, the quilter can sign his/her name on the label OR, when the quilt goes to the binder, she can also have the label and just has to print info in the designated area. Thank you, Cindi.

I also need to give a big thank you to my Aunt Marianne who one day wanted to learn how to make the pillowcase and now has made us many!

Wanda and Dixie were by this morning to make up more "fabric-go-togethers" for kits which is always a good day as well.
Thank you!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Catching up

A blog isn't a blog unless you post regular...sorry about that. The weather has cooled and I seem to get another burst of energy. Maybe that "burst" includes some housecleaning.

Not today---today we are cutting and making up some kits. Come on by if you'd like to help. Oh, and I can't wait to tell you about a "guardian angel" who stopped by the booth a few weeks ago and is making labels for our quilts! I have about 20 quilts here waiting for labels as well, so it'll be great getting them done and ready for presentation.

I've told some of you about another possible presentation on Veterans Day at a local high school. Should be hearing more about the program soon. I am waiting on a Mom for another QOV presentation at the Farmers Market as well. This war hero has been back home about three years and never got a quilt. Now, my details on an upcoming Welcome Home ceremony are vague but it's about 8 guys who went overseas together. They lost two. We are supplying quilts for the 6. If you are interested in going to one of these Welcomeyouhome ceremonies, let me know. This one will be a biggy. I believe it's in the Shorewood/Joliet area.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sew-in Results

Another great turnout and some newbies today! Here are some pictures of some of the tops that we worked on today. I really like what we're doing with the Moda stars.

Just loaded top picture of the blocks a few of the ladies were working in patriotic colors as well. This pattern is from Layer Em Up #3.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More Wednesdays

Found out yesterday that they are extending the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons for two more weeks. Anyone like to take a Wednesday or two?