Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Thursday, July 25, 2013

We are cutting

Monday at Sewing Etc, Yorkville from 9:30-noon.  Also have strips for making up some kits.  If you are able to come and help, much appreciated.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

She made the news

Cheryl Parker, 50, was at the Quilt and Textile Show in Batavia when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  
Where did you grow up? San Angelo, Texas
Pets? A Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Katie and an Arkansas hillbilly pound puppy named Padfoot
What kind of dog is that? They don’t have shelters in that area of the Ozarks. Instead, they just have shopkeepers who will put a couple puppies in a pen on their front porch. ... We got her when I went to my family reunion and fell in love with her ... and she is 13 now.
First job? Receptionist at my father’s business
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I still don’t know
A book you’d recommend? The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Favorite charity? Quilts of Valor, quilts we make for returning veterans.
What game show would you be on? “Family Feud.”
Favorite local restaurant? Chick-fil-A in Batavia. I worked for them in college.
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I collect antique treadles and sewing machines. I sew quilts on them.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cancellation Notice

We will NOT be meeting tomorrow for cutting and kitting.  I was reminded that we have an evening quilt guild function tomorrow night .  That and being at the quilt show this  weekend..we Will reschedule.

Take this time to thank you for working the Quilt show this weekend.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Veterans Breakfast

I attended the Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club this morning.  Also had the honor of presenting three Quilts of Valor: Cmd. Donald T. WWII, Sgt. Richard G., Vietnam P.H., and Sgt. Joseph A., Korea Veteran.  what an Honor.  It's great when we can our local heroes.

It is confirmed, we will be involved with the Vietnam Nam Memorial Wall ceremony on Veterans Day.  Will pass on more information as I get it.

Hope you are able to get to the Batavia Quilt Show.. And are staying cool.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Another great sew-in

WOW, did we ever get a lot done yesterday.  I know someone kept telling me how many backings were done yesterday, but that memory "thing" keeps failing me.  All I know is I just have two that need backings!  Thank you, Dorothy, Susie and Jane.  We added 9 completed tops to the pile!!  We are ready for the next RWW, August 10.

If you get a chance, stop by our booth at the Batavia Quilt Show this weekend:
  • Fri., July 19: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
    Sat., July 20: 10:00am – 5:00pm
    Sun., July 21: 10:00am – 5:00pm


  • Shannon Hall at the Eastside Community Center
    14 N. Van Buren St.
    Batavia, IL 60510

Looking forward to the new-to-us pattern we will work on next month.  And I am planning on being at the cut-in, Monday, Sewing Etc., Yorkville.  Join me if you can ..we can cut up some of our scraps and put together some kits.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Yorkville Sew In, Tuesday

Tuesday is our regular sewing day at Sewing Etc., Yorkville.  Project options are...backings for pieced tops, Twist and Shout and a. String pieced pattern found by Jane..can't remember the name.  So, we need your sewing machines, rotary cutters, rulers...and a dish to pass for our potluck..unless you would rather just bring in your own lunch...let me know.

Oh, and bring along your calendar for next weeks quilt show in Batavia..I could use your help.

See ya Tuesday!!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Some catching up to do...

Where to start.  For those who heard about my wall coming down...all fixed.  What a way to make one "get rid of" and did I ever!  We even decided to make sure the shelves in the other room didn't come down and with all my "getting rid of", was able to just eliminate those. Haven't found a place for my rulers, but I will.  So, now we really have a 2nd bedroom looking like a bedroom..just have my cutting table in there and oh yeah, fabric in the closet.

We worked the Farmers Market yesterday (6 AM - noon).  Our raffle quilt is such an eye catcher and made it pretty easy to sell raffle tickets. Wait till you see next year's raffle quilt!  It was nice to be back and visit with some of the vendors and people.  Presented a quilt to a Korean Vet at the Market.  Oh, met the guy in charge of getting the Vietnam Wall to Aurora this Fall.  We might be a part of the ceremony.  Can't give every vet a quilt, so, we will start with our current war to those who have not yet received a quilt.  He also hosts a Veterans Breakfast Club and I will be attending the next one next Thursday morning (7 AM!) and make a presentation along with letting them know what we are all about.

Also, next Thursday, have to set up for the quilt show.  Anyone wanting to help with that, it should only take less than an hour.  The workers for the show are:  Friday (1-6), Glenda, Marilyn, Cheryl, Marci; Saturday: Cheryl, Marilyn, Sandy; and Sunday, Caron, Sue, and Dorothy...I'll be there in the afternoon.  I have never done this--sign up for a quilt show and not able to attend.  So, thank you...I just can't miss my nephew's wedding!

There will not be a cut in this Monday.  I want to reacquaint myself in my sewing room :)...That, and the fact with the sew-in on Tuesday and the FM on Saturday and the upcoming Quilt Show work to do.

What I do have though, are many tops needing backings and batting cut to fit.  If you can help, please give me a call.  Would love to have that done BEFORE the next sew-in.