Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sofia Rose

I'm a grandma AGAIN! Last night Olivia's baby sister arrived safe and sound! 7.2 pounds, 20 1/2" long at 8:06 PM and she's beautiful!! Rita Saturday: You asked for a picture...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nice find in Mahomet!

Thank you Bunny for the "lead" to the fabric garage sale in town! I could have done more "damage" if I was concentrating on MY own personal stash, but am very happy with what I picked up for QOV! I sure hope I get to find out when she brings down the rest of the boxes!! Let me share a video that I saw on FB Rita

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thank you, Dixie

Dixie and some members of her bee helped in making up some kits yesterday. Thank you so much! Even though we have access to the wonderful machines that cut layers of fabric, it is yet an ordeal to make sure the fabrics are cut right, pressed right and counted out right. These are the people behind the scenes who make it easy for the piecers who pick up kits, or come to the sew-ins. All are a huge part of covering our heroes! Today I head out to Mahomet, IL to pick up some quilted tops! Thank you, Joe. Rita

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Few hours but a lot done!

It's amazing how much 9 people can get done in such a short time! We were making tops, pressing finished tops, and making kits last night. The next scheduled RWW is in July and I think we're almost ready. There are a few tops at the shop waiting for binding and I'll be picking up quite a few more that will be in need of binding this weekend. Let me know how many you want and I'll get them to you via the shop. And thank you for that! Rita

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Another rescheduling

That Winfield Sew-in you might have read here, but I've already deleted, has been postponed. They're pushing it to September...FYI

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sew-In Reminder Wednesday, April 18

Are you going to be there? Next Wednesday, April 18, from 5:30 pm - 8:30, we are gathering to make more tops for the troops. Bring your sewing machines, a small cutting board with a rotary cutter and ruler will help!

Friday, April 6, 2012

NOTICE: change in monthly sew-in--2nd Tuesday

Schedule change: Our next daytime sew in for May is May 8. I hope this doesn't cause any problems and we see you there. Please pass this info on.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


If you read the blog and see something that is NOT right, do let me know. I'm in "expectant grandma mode" and that's my story. Went with my daughter to see the ultrasound yesterday and she's ready!! She's due on April 23rd--- So exciting!!!

So, if you heard me say that the evening sew-in is next Wednesday...WRONG!! It is April 18.

Also, we have to change the date for our first Tuesday in May date. I'm working on that. If you have preferences, now is the time to let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Some of you like the idea of just chipping in a few dollars for the "main" course and I especially, like it for the summer months. So, next month I'm doing hot dogs..for lack of a better idea :)

don't know what I'll use for an excuse after Sofia arrives!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sew in notice:

Our evening Sew in continues on Wednesday APRIL 18th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

NOTE: There is a change for our next monthly Tuesday sew in. I'll let you know exactly which day we are changing to.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012