Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sale Sept 9-10, 8 AM - 3 P:M


One of our QOV friends, Caron Carlson, is having a Yard Sale soon and will include many many quilting and sewing items, and she has pledged a portion of the proceeds of those items to donate to Land of Lincoln QOV. Caron was a longarm quilter, pattern designer, national teacher and all-around fabric hoarder for many years and is de-stashing! Besides lots of household items she is offering-
*Fabric Yardages most $3 per yard
*“Pounders” One pound pkgs of coordinating fabric, no piece smaller than 1/8,
most pieces 1/4s and equivalent to 3.5 to 4 yards total (20+ of these) $10
*Patterns (probably close to 100) $1
*Books (dozens, and many new) $5
*Notions (rotary cutters, rulers, tools of all sorts)

If you are a newer quilter/sewer you shouldn’t miss this, or if you just love a bargain you’ll find them! Caron is trying to share some Quilty Love!
The details- September 9-10 8AM to 3PM (check for a rain date if it’s rainy all weekend) 1150 McKee St Batavia (legal parking on east side of driveway)Sunday by appointment for Quilters only!

*******Saturday Cancelled and switched to Sunday 8-3 Plenty left!!!!*********

Thank you Frank P for your service!

It was quite emotional when we awarded Mr. Frank P his Quilt of Valor this morning. What a story he shared. He is a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient in Vietnam. Thank you sir for your service.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Deb S was our spokesperson at last nights Honor Flight welcome home ceremony. She along with a few of her guild friends and some elected officials, awarded 20 Veterans (WWII and Korean). She noted: "it was a wonderful welcome home event. The general consensus from the Veteran's comments was that they had a once in a lifetime trip to Washington, DC". Thank you gentlemen for your service.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Binders, Binders!!!!!

Between now and Veterans Day, we have requests for 97 (NOT including those from Foundation). I have quilts ready for binding which would help us meet these. AND I know we will get last minute requests for Veterans Week once school begins. Even though I hate saying no (especially when we get a school request) those will be on standby. So, if you can help in binding, give me a call. Leslie is bringing more on Tuesday!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August Sew In Notes

Another sew-in for the record books...if one had time to keep such books! We didn't have our "counter" there, so can't tell you how many were there. We had a newbie!! Welcome, Diane. We had a visitor and we stuffed her car with quilts for the upcoming RWW and some for the Honor Flight in North Chicago both later this month. 13 flimsies and came home with 9 finished quilts. Mary and her crew were SO VERY busy bundling. A couple trips to Joanne' convenient!! Here is our show and tell. Had to take a picture of Lisa's car with the QOV's headed to our Veterans and Sandy's car with bundles headed to Douglas Chapman.

Monday, August 1, 2016

See you at the Moose tomorrow. 10 AM -???

We're meeting at the Moose in St Charles Tuesday, August 2nd, 10-.....Please bring along nice long scissors. We need to do some bundling....batting, backings with tops; and of course your sewing machines and quilting tools. Great Lakes personnel are planning to be there...picking up QOVs for the next RWW.

AND, Thursday, August 4 is the first QOV sew in at Aunt Sassys, 11 N First St., Geneva, 11-4

Like to keep you abreast of what's coming up.  Note:   These are upcoming requests...not to mention the outstanding requests we have from Foundation that must come first.  Takes time coordinating between parties.   * indicates committed.  Last two don't have exact count or date yet.  **committed but we need quilts to do entire.

RWW  August                              -45
Honor Guard N Chicago              -21
Roncalli HS Reunion                    -18 Vietnam Veterans
**Korean Veterans - October           -50
 Veterans week:
Freeport HS                                    -6
Rotary Club Naperville                  -12
*Vietnam Wall Oswego June           -12
Harvey, IL Homeless Veterans         ?