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Thank a Veteran each and every day

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sew In Reminder - Batavia...and prayer request

We meet again at Prairie Star Quilt Shop in Batavia, Tuesday, June 3rd...10 AM -...can we get to 3???    Patty has a pattern to share. 

BIG FAVOR....I have mega pieces (scraps of fabric that come after quilting/binding/piecing) that I could use some help in cutting up into sizes we can use for future projects.  What we usually use/need are:  6" strips/squares; 5" strips/squares; 4" strips/squares; 3 1/2" and 2 1/2".  Can you help??? 

ALSO, I heard recently one of our own is going through her battle with breast cancer.  Please keep her in your thoughts.

See you all Tuesday!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day presentation

Today, I had the honor of awarding a Quilt of Valor to the  Grand Marshall, Cpl. Jim Morsovillo, who served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat radio officer at Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War, and now serves as a dedicated volunteer for veterans' causes.  I have seen Mr. Morsovillo work behind the scenes with the Operation Welcome You Home  Organization.  As i told him, as a lifelong resident of Aurora, Thank you for your service to our country and your continuing service to our community!!

Memorial Weekend doings

Saturday we presented quilts to WW II, Korean and Vietnam Veterans at a 5K fundraiser by Operation Welcome You Home organization in Plainfield.   Here are a few pictures.

 If you are going to be at the Memorial Day Parade in Aurora today, join me at the reviewing stand as the Grand Marshall receives his QOV.  Be there around 10:30 AM.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sew-in Show and Tell and Memorial Day weekend plans

I do love our sew-ins.  Bring home tops, sew with friends (new and old)!!  Can't beat that.  Oh yeah, and a wonderful donation of fabric---thank you Marilyn.  Here are pictures of our show and tell..

Memorial Weekend. Saturday..anyone available to help me present some quilts in Plainfield to some veterans who came home wounded?   Since 9-11-2001, over 32,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Operation Welcome You Home, NFP (OWYH) wants to make sure these honorable and dedicated young men and women, and all of our past warriors who served including WW II, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, are not forgotten by those they swore to protect... the citizens of the United States of America.  As such, OWYH is sponsoring a 5k race from which all proceeds will benefit our local Wounded Warriors. 9 AM at Settlers Park, 24000 W. Lockport St., Plainfield IL  NOTE:  I have No plans to do the race---just present to 18 Veterans..

Let me know.

ALSO: On Monday, Memorial Day Parade in Aurora....Leading the parade will be Grand Marshall Cpl. Jim Morsovillo, who served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat radio officer at Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War, and now serves as a dedicated volunteer for veterans' causes.

Morsovillo sits on the board of Operation Welcome You Home, founded by his wife, Donna. The organization sponsors several activities for veterans and active military personnel, including send-offs for military members headed overseas, parades and other special events, flag lines honoring fallen soldiers at funeral homes, motorcycle ride fundraisers, and welcome home parties for veterans returning from tours of duty. Last year, the organization brought together more than 250 motorcyclists to help escort the Moving Wall into Aurora.

Morsovillo, an Aurora resident of 17 years, is also active in several other veterans' organizations, including the Fox Valley Marines, the VFW, the American Legion, the Combat Veterans Association, and veterans' motorcycle clubs including the American Legion Riders and the Leatherneck Riding Club. Jim has four sons, two of whom are also Marines.

Going to award Mr. Morsovillo a QOV if you would like to be a part of this.

Let me know.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sew-In Reminder Notice---Yorkville

Our monthly sew-in at Sewing Etc., Yorkville is Tuesday, May 20.   You will need a rotary cutter, ruler and maybe a small mat....sewing machines with filled bobbins!   It's a very easy pattern.  So, see you at 10 AM!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Making blocks with Cowherd Middle School students

We (Sandie, Suzie, Marilyn and Cheryl) were back at school yesterday.  Another delightful afternoon spent making blocks with the students. Check out the block layouts!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Calendar....Save the Date!

May 13  Henry W Cowherd Middle School in Aurora, Illinois; 2:30
Let me know if you can join us.  We could use a few more sewing machines.
June 22  Honor Guard presentation.  Veteran’s Memorial Park of North Chicago 1801 Sheridan Rd. North Chicago, IL 60088
July 12   National Guard presentation is July 12th.  Catigny Park, Winfield, IL

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

TWO sew-ins!!!

WOW, WOW, WOW...What a BANNER day it was yesterday. TWO sew-ins!! Came home with 17 completed quilts, 5 more just needing labels!! We had a dozen tops come in and went out to two quilters (thank you, Edith Hubbard and Erica Barrett!! Monetary AND fabric donations!!!  Thank you, Priscilla Miller.
Then a handful of us (Jackie, Sandy, Marilyn, Cheryl) headed over to Cowherd Middle School in Aurora and had sew-in with some 6th and 7th graders! more pictures:

If you get a chance to join us next week:  Tuesday, Cowherd Middle School, Aurora...let me know.  You won't regret it!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tuesday Sew INS Reminder Notice

Tuesday again!!!   We meet at Prairie Shop Quilts in Batavia.  Priscilla has a pattern to show you.  Need to put out a reminder that the MINIMUM size of a QOV is 55 x 65 (take into consideration that the tops tends to "shrink" a bit during the quilting process, so maybe add an inch or two on each side).  I've picked up tops from the shop not meeting this criteria and  coupled with the fact they're left without a name, it's a challenge adding a border with fabric we have.  NOT that I'm not grateful for the tops, just hoping to remind you of the size.  Also, I appreciate that we're not getting as many "feminine" looking quilts...thank you.  Trust me, the ladies prefer "what the guys get".

Also, we have some eager students at Cowherd Middle School wanting to make a QOV.  Love to pass on to our next generation the importance of our Veterans.  So, if you're able to help me...could use some sewing machines, maybe a seam ripper or two :)'s until 4:30.  We will meet at Cowherd Middle School, 441 N Farnsworth Ave., Aurora, at 2:30.  The teacher was telling me that if we get there by 2:30, we'll be in line to get in cause parents start lining up!  So, enter on Grove Street, go around the school to the North side parking lot and enter through Door #1.. or wait a bit and maybe we can meet up in the parking lot and enter together.  That'll give us time to set up.  Drop me a line so as to let me know if I'm going to get any takers on this, please!

Thank you....See you Tuesday
PS...Who was the person who asked for the 1/2 sq triangles I have?  I'd be happy to bring those along as well....just forgot who said they would put them into a top.