Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Friday, December 26, 2014

399 for 2014!

Milton R was awarded his QOV today. Thank you sir for your service. Big thanks to Joyce and Bob Jensen for representing Quilts of Valor. Note: #399 quilts awarded in 2014. Our honor and pleasure for sure!

Well, you know I have tech problems with pictures.   I did find a picture that was sent to me by Cheryl who made a presentation earlier this year!


 I did post my Christmas/Hanukkah wish on FB but guess I failed to post here.  Well, I hope you all had as great a Christmas and/or Hanukkah as I did.   They keep getting better and better.  New grandchild/first Christmas, family, friends...ah, yes, feeling very blessed!

Merry Christmas, and those who celebrated Hanukkah, I hope it was great. Thanks to all the volunteers who are on this mission of covering our veterans with the "thank you" quilts. Thanks for your gift of time, just seem to always be there when we need that extra mile. The last sew-in we didn't have heat. What did we do sitting there sewing with our coats on... the subject of what our men and women must have gone through in the cold and heat came up. So,thank you and God bless our veterans!

Now, I'm on my way to meet Kim, our new leader at Linda Z's starting next month!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

National QOV Sew Day locations– February 7, 2015

Sewing toward 150,000 quilts during 2015
Join us at:  Prairie Shop Quilts, Batavia
Sewing Etc., Yorkville, Westmont
Joann Fabrics, 301 S Barrington Rd., Schaumburg
Debby house, 429 Shelburne Dr., Carol Stream
Sugar Grove Firehouse Meeting Room, Sugar Grove

or join us on Facebook:  Illinois Quilts of  Valor

Stay tuned for info on registering for the all-day drawings.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yorkville Sew In at Sewing Etc.

We awarded a quilt to Al yesterday.  He was working in the area, so we set it up!  Thank you Al for your service.  

Here are two tops made from the MQX blocks.

NOTICE:  we are close to have presented 400 this year

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mission Accomplished! And sew-in notice for tomorrow

We did it!!  We covered more members of the National Guard yesterday at their Christmas party.  Here are a few pictures:

 SO, we meet at Sewing Etc., Yorkville tomorrow to make more!

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen for your bravery, sacrifice and service.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Elgin Sew In

Yesterday was a great day for our Elgin group.  Rebecca and Boyd brought in quilt tops, we finished making blocks on our group project and Rebecca kindly offered to assemble the quilt.
Patty taught a new block, a floating star, for work at home.  Boyd and Shirley bundled 11 quilts to longarm.  The highlight was presenting a quilt to Larry, a Vietnam veteran.

 Thank you Larry for your service!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sew-In Reminder Notice---Elgin---Tuesday

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  We have so much to be thankful for, due in part to those who serve our country.
Tuesday, December 9th will be our next sewing date at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Elgin.  The time is 10 to 2 and remember to bring a sack lunch and some sewing supplies/machines if you can. Come for whatever part of the day you can.
We have some exciting news for the day.  Besides finishing up the quilt we started last month we will have the honor of presenting a quilt to a veteran from Cary who served in the Army during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. There will be more show and tell patterns and more bundles to prepare.  
Christ the Lord is located on Highland Ave. three blocks WEST of Randall Road in Elgin.
See you then!
Patty & Shirley

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Date and Time change for Linda Z's, Arlington Heights

Starting January 25, 2015, the monthly sew-in at Linda Z's, Arlington Heights will be Noon - 4 PM, 4th Sundays of the month.  Thank you, Kim Tapp for stepping up to lead this group!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

need some help...

McCook, IL...Anyone available to present a quilt?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Sew In...Batavia

Ha, wondered why my car was so full!!!   You know, if you have not been a part of a presentation, you ought to really consider it cause you should be there accepting the applauds and standing ovations...and don't forget the hugs...not I.  You're reading the blog AND Facebook.  I put out a plea for binding and 41 "appear"!!!!  Well, not to mention the ones that have been coming in throughout the month.

Speaking of presentations...we have a huge one coming up on Sunday,December 14.  It's in Sheridan...don't have specifics yet, but let me know you are interested and as soon as I know,  I'll keep you informed.

Here is our show and tell from today!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Illinois Quilts of Valor continue to present Quilts of Valor to Graduates of the 19th Judicial Circuit’s Veteran Treatment and Assistance Courts.

Four graduates were presented with Quilts of Valor during graduation ceremonies for Anthony, Eugene, Kenneth S., Kenneth W and Wade.  The Keynote speaker was Ken LaRue (Capt., USNR) Asst States Attorney - who has served in Afghanistan and Iraq.   

The 19th Judicial Circuit’s Veteran Treatment and Assistance Court (V-TAC) was started in August 2011.  Currently, there are forty veterans in the program.  Twenty veterans have successfully completed the program in the past two years.

Thank you Gentlemen for your service and thank you Deb S for awarding their quilts.

Thankful and Sew-in Reminder

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I'm thankful for what we do, why we do it and whom we do it with!  Spending the rest of the weekend decorating the house, piecing a quilt top that's been cut since 2011 and pulling fabrics for QOV for our Feb 7th 2nd Annual Sewing Day.  Hope you're saving that date.  We have 6 locations...listed on this blog on the right.  AND it's a Saturday for those who have been asking for a weekend sew-in.

Check your calendars to let me know if you can help December 14th in Sheridan.  Haven't heard any details other than the date yet, but will keep you posted when I do. 

We meet at Prairie Star Quilt Shop in Batavia Tuesday, 10 AM - ??  See you there!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

L O N G day yesterday, but GOOD!

We "gathered" for a sew-in in Yorkville yesterday...but had heat issues.  So, ladies grabbed blocks and fabric to go home and sew!  Was invited to give a QOV speech to the Village Quilters of Lake Bluff last night.   Thank you ladies for having me and for your interest in Quilts of Valor.  Their "cause" for 2015 is QOV!!  Looking forward to working with them.  Here are the tops that came in at the sew in yesterday.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Chicago RWW--Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your service!!

Chicago was the location of the RWW Saturday night.  I share with you a really nice standing ovation!!  I can't take you all to these dinners, so we take as many pictures as we can.  There were 72 recipients!! So many multiple deployments...there was one who had 14 deployments!  Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your service.

Sew-in Reminder notice!!  Tomorrow at Sewing Etc., Yorkville.  NOTE---no sew-in in Arlington Heights as they are readying for a quilt show.  We will let you know of a future sew-in there soon.  Looking into Sundays.