Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Montgomery Sew In

Another enjoyable day quilting with friends! Came home with tops and finished quilts...We had a special guest. Mr. David W was there to accept his Quilt.. Thank you for your service, Sir...always a plus. Thank you to all who showed up! Here is nor show n tell!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Montgomery Sew in Notice

On Tuesday, November 15, we have our 2nd QOV sew in at the VFW Hall in Montgomery. I'm hearing to expect more newbies!! That's great. If you are looking for a new project, I'll bring some of the kits I have left. NOTE?.when these are gone, we need to talk about having a kit day or??? I have some patriotic 2 1/2" strips if you want to bring along your favorite jelly roll pattern. If you have been following, we have awarded quite a few quilts with 3 more to go: one today at Freeport High, finish a Rotary Club Veteran members and a graduation at a Veterans Traffic Court in Maywood. We already have a list of upcoming events for 2017. So we need your sewing machines!! Along with your tools of course and extension cords. See you Tuesday at the VFW around 10 am. PS working on bringing in a special guest to award him his quilt.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

VTAC awarding

Deb S attended the graduation ceremony in Waukegan and wrote: Rita -"I've attached a photo of 2 of the 4 Veterans who were awarded Quilts of Valor at Veterans Treatment and Assistance Court (VTAC) fro the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County on 04 NOV. Pictured are Aaron and Greg. Both of these Veterans had to deal with significant issues related to their time in combat, but with hard work, persistence and support they successfully completed the program. One of the Chiefs of Police in the audience told me he was so touched by the event, he even shed a tear when the quilts were awarded." Congratulations and thank you gentlemen for your service.  **Sorry, was not able to upload picture.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Naperville Rotary Veterans Quilts of Valor Day

Just returned from a very nice ceremony by the Naperville Rotary Club, and Susan E Wing can chime in with her thoughts. The ceremony included a nice young lady with a really, really nice voice singing the National Anthem and ending the ceremony with a nice rendition of God Bless America. We awarded 6 quilts. Everyone was so gracious. I don't have any pictures...yeah, my photographer was home babysitting and picking up a granddaughter from school. Again, these Veterans were so thankful. OH, Naperville's Mayor, , Steve Chirico, read a Proclamation making today “Naperville Rotary Veteran’s Quilt of Valor Day”. Thank you to the Rotary Club and to their Veterans for your service.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November sew in St. Charles Moose

Note from November's sew-in yesterday at St. Charles Moose. I counted almost 20 volunteers...thank you, ladies. Oh, and that's not counting the few ladies who stopped by to pick up tops for bindings and dropped off quilted tops!! We drew the lucky winner of this year's Opportunity Quilt. Ticket # 713656 and congratulations, Adele J. Thank you to all who donated! Another shout out to the ladies who are helping me with the upcoming presentations this month. Here are the pictures of the 11 tops that came in.