Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, Moose Lodge, Rt 38, 10 AM - ?????

Sew In Reminder Notice:

Tuesday, May 3 rd, Moose Lodge, Rt 38 (Across from Meyer).10 AM - ????, .we meet again to sew and cut making quilts for the troops!

IF you need a project,, let me know and I'll bring one along. IF you feel like cutting...the bin of scraps is full, so bring along your ruler or two, rotary cutter and a mat...though we do have a few of those around!

May has brought us a very busy QOV month. We are awarding 8 quilts to Veterans from the WarDogs Making It Home, Inc., Chicago; 11 at the Aurora Public Library during Veterans Week; and about 50 at RWW Chicago.  OH, and I forgot, Susan is awarding around 9 to some well deserving veterans as well.  See you Tuesday.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Yorkville Sew-in Reminder Notice, Tuesday, April 19

Back to Yorkville, Tuesday, April 19.  IF you are in need of a project, please let me know so I can bring one along for you.  I'm trying to cut down on all the STUFF I pack into the car at each sew in. 
See you Tuesday---looking forward to it!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Back stepping here

I just realized I didn't post pictures from our April, St. Charles Sew in.  Great Lakes were our guests that day.  They came out to video and take a couple interviews to be shown at their RWW Honors Banquets.  Here are the tops that came in...never too late for some eye candy!

 More of the tops from National QOV Sewing Day came in!

International Quilt Show-Chicago

And the week ended with a successful quilt show (even though I didn't get to see the actual show).  We awarded 5 QOV's yesterday. Made some new contacts which I plan to follow up on as they are machine quilters!   I thank ALL those who helped at the show, before the show and after the show!  Set up people---great job!  Nice to see it done up with a new look! (duck tape--nice :)  But the actual presentation with the Honor Guard----WOW!  Don't know if everyone knew this, we only were able to award two quilts then, but afterwards; Two of the Honor Guard members came up and said they were Veterans--so they got their quilt!  One of the expected guests arrived late---he got his quilt.  Honor Guard said they'll be back next year!  I didn't take pictures but Doug and Suzie did and they're on Facebook.  Again, thank you---Great show!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Been quite a week

We are now in the midst of our participation at the International Quilt Festival at the Donald Stephens Convention Center.  Stop by the booth of you're there, especially around 1:00.  We are awarding some special Veterans their Quilts of Valor.

Also, last week I got a call that Kaye England wanted a quilt of valor for a veteran Pepper Cory had in her class!  Check this out!   Yeah, I'm a name dropper!  plus Bonnie Hunter and Pam Hunter and Mark Sherman.  What a group of fun people!  Thank you Rosemary for your service.  BTW, I did look at the label and saw that Donna N pieced this quilt and Pat I quilted it.