Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank a Veteran each and every day

Monday, January 30, 2017

QOV National Sewing Day Reminder Notice February 4

Saturday, February 4th is QOV National Sewing Day.  It's a day locations throughout the country have set aside to sew "together" making thank you quilts for our Veterans.

Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor has two locations this year: 

St. Charles Moose Lodge, 2250 IL Rt 38, 10-4 pm.  If you are working on a project, go ahead and bring it along so when you complete, we have kits.  Bring along sewing machine, your quilting supplies, a small cutting mat and maybe an iron/mat.  The two kits we have will have some subcutting and being we are expecting a nice group, might have better access to cutting and pressing.  We are having potluck lunch. (NOTE:  we are expecting special visitors)   Also, bring along your power strip/extension cords.  Electricity is on the outer walls of the hall only.  I had mentioned my concern if everyone brought a crock pot.  Didn't say you cannot bring one, but was thinking if you did, you can keep it heating at your station until we set up for lunch?  I hope you have registered for the prizes the Foundation has.  NOTE:  I have had a few questions about membership.  You do not have to be a member of QOV to sew on National Sewing Day or any day, for that matter.  It does not cost you to sew a Quilt of Valor for a Veteran, just your time and thank you!

Sugar Grove Fire Department, 25 Municipal Drive, 9-4 pm.  This is hosted by the Common Threads Quilt Guild of Sugar Grove  Bring your sewing machine and notions if you plan to sew. Plenty of opportunity to cut and iron. Bring a lunch. Contact Betty Ivins at if you would like a kit prepared for you.

So, fill them bobbins and come to have a great time!  

Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Opportunity Quilt is posted!

check out our 2017 Opportunity Quilt.  We get lots of donations and as you know, lots of fabric we cannot use for our Veteran Quilts.  So, with the Christmas Fabric donation, Alberta G whipped up this quilt and Elvira was so kind to quilt it (Thank you so much ladies).  Won't it make a nice Christmas present for someone...we draw conveniently in November!  So, let me know how many tickets you want!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Notes on Montgomery sew in

Well, know that I tried to load pictures from yesterday's sew-in. Having camera "issues" again. Might be time to get new camera! But had a very busy day yesterday. Ladies piecing, cutting and bundling batting to tops to be readied for machine quilting...a lot done! Note that we will be meeting monthly now at the VFW (I will confirm with them). Because winter isn't over, check here or the blog for any cancellations due to weather, or any other reasons.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Booth at International Quilt Festival Donald E. Stephens Convention Center April 6-8, 2017

We are, again, invited to the show.  I need a few volunteers.  Help us out at the booth. I submit your names which gets you in and you also get to enjoy this show? Right now I need help in setting up and opening and closing on Thursday!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Montgomery, VFW Sew-in, January 17

Yep, that time Tuesday, we meet to continue our efforts to wrap each veteran with a Quilt of Valor.  Bring sewing machines, extension cord, quilting tools.  We'll have one ironing board that I know of and I have two irons.  I'm bringing along a roll of batting hoping a few will cut and  bundle.  See you next Tuesday.
btw, the kits are ready for Nat'l Sewing Day!  Thank you to the ladies who took home "homework"!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

Please bring your calendars with you tomorrow. We have an invite to have a booth at the International Quilt Show at the Rosemont, April 6-8th with set up date, Wednesday, April 5th. So, pending enough volunteers, I can fill out contract and to them by due date, January 13th.

So, for tomorrow, if you're completing a given kit, bring sewing machine. Otherwise rotary cutter, rulers, scissors (for batting bundles assembly), an iron/ironing board if possible, for making kits for Natl Sewing Day. Teamwork, gotta love it!