Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Welcome home, soldier!

Oswego and Yorkville welcomed home Lt. Matthew V (Army).   Matthew returned home two weeks ago.  Thank you for your service, Matthew.  Here are some pics.

Monday, September 21, 2015

QOV Request.....can you help? For October 3rd

We have a request for a QOV for a veteran from the Dessert Storm war for several deployments. ... The requester says: "But his service doesn’t stop there. He has also been Commander of our Wood Dale American Legion.
This man is a veteran, but his service to OTHER veterans, service men and women is profound.
We are having our installation of officers on 10/3 and were hopeful the quilt could be dedicated to him at that time.
If a couple of ladies from your organization could come, we’d love to have you join us for our installation dinner and ceremony."...." 5:00 PM Cocktails, 5:45 PM installation & presentation. Dinner follows program........The ladies that come to present the quilt are welcome to stay for the dinner. I’d be honored for them to sit with me!"
Let me know, thank you.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Eye candy from today's sew in

Two newbies today..  LOVE when that happens.  Here are pictures of what came in:

Monday, September 14, 2015


On Sunday, Sept 12th the Elgin LOLQOV participated in God's Work, Our Hands.  Members from Elgin ELCA Lutheran Churches worked on various projects.  We made Crazy Quilt signature blocks.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, Sew In Reminders

Looking forward to seeing you on this coming Tuesday, Sept. 15th.  Quilts of Valor meets at Christ The Lord Lutheran Church, Elgin from 10 to 2.  Bring a sack lunch.  We will be picking up where we left off on the "no-name quilt" that we started last month.  Thank you to Ginny and Audrey who are getting us back on track with it.  Naomi and Sharon have created two more kits as well, so there will be lots of 4 1/2 inch pieces to play with. 
Sunday afternoon Carol, Sharon and I will be at Zion Lutheran for an ELCA event of community service, making a Quilt of Valor.  We will be getting crazy, doing Crazy Quilt Blocks.  If you would like to help out, Zion is at 330 Griswold St., Elgin.  Bring scissors.  On Tuesday we will share the results of us getting crazy.
Ginny and Audrey are going on the trip to Missouri Quilt Company through "Sew Generously".  Can't wait to hear all about it.
Happy Quilting to honor our troops,
Patty and Shirley
Yorkville:  At Sewing Etc.  Just a reminder that this is Kathy's last day with us. She is moving to IN.  So, we thought we would bring in pot luck.  Also, I'd like you to consider a pattern for National Sewing Day, Feb 6.  Last year we did Bento Box. 
Sept 13 --booth at Rolling Thunder event, VFW, Montgomery
Oct 2-3 --booth at Village Quilters of Lake Bluff at the Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville, Illinois
November 11 week--- requests for quilts
Nov 13-14--RWW (request for quilts)
NOTE:  We have requests from Foundation that we are also working on (20)
See you Tuesday, Rita

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day

and I just want to note we have a new location to drop off quilts.  We've added Quilters Quest in Willowbrook.  Here are all the locations we have so far.   

Prairie Shop Quilts, 1911 W Wilson St., Batavia 630-406-0237

*Sewing, Etc., 2661 N Bridge St., Yorkville, IL 630-882-9328

*Sew Generously, 3341 W Main St., St. Charles, IL 630-444-1504

*Roberts, 2011 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL (just let them know it's for QOV) and be sure drop me a line letting me know you left one there.

*Quilters Quest, 7440 Woodward, Willowbrook, IL, 630-9692205.
Gentler Times Stitching, 476 S Rt 59, Naperville, 630-305-0102

NOTE:  Where ever you choose to drop a QOV off, drop me a message so I know where/when to pick up. Thank you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Today's Sew-In

I'm running out of words...amazing what we get done!  I'll share my conversation with my son.  "Mike, they loved your Buffalo chicken.  They want me to post the recipe".   Mike..".hahaha.. I don't have a recipe, I just throw things together!"  Mom--well, try and put something together :)  But he was glad you liked it.  And I'll post when he gets it to me.  There was someone else's recipe people were asking for.  Send it to me and I'll post.

Here is the "beauty" that came in today.  And I believe Deb left with LOTS of tops to bundle!!  No worries...we are going to have what we need by November.  I so believe in you!!