Sunday, November 11, 2018

We Remember - Veteran's Day Today and 100 Years Ago

In Honor of our Veteran's Today and every day:



 
Veteran's Day Tribute


Thank You to ALL our Service Members and Veterans and their families, who have sacrificed and served our Great Nation so we may enjoy the Freedoms of living in these United State of America.


Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV Group #542
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


              

Thursday, September 20, 2018

100+ QOV Quilt Tops Created by 'Our Doris'!

Our Doris has just created and submitted her 100th quilt top for our East Central Illinois QOV Group!  What an achievement - most will NEVER reach such a milestone.

Doris's 100th QOV quilt top!

The dedication, sacrifice and pure determination to reach such a goal, is to be admired, appreciated and celebrated.

To continue our mini quilt top show via Doris, here are the rest of these quilt top beauties, beginning with #99:

#99


#98


#97


#96

#95


#94


#93

#101!

...and the icing on the cake - #101!  Thank YOU, Doris - because of YOU, more than 100 Service Members and Veterans will be honored and covered for their sacrifice and service to our country.  (To view July's quilt tops - #82 through #92, Please visit this direct web link -https://eastcentralilqov.blogspot.com/2018/07/july-meeting-brings-blockbuster-of.html

To re-visit Doris's very first Quilt of Valor quilt top creation, Please visit this direct blog link from 2014 - https://eastcentralilqov.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-banner-day-for-our-october-sew-in.html

A BIG Thank You goes out to EVERYONE who contributed in 'any' way to help us honor and cover our East Central Illinois area Service Members and Veterans through Quilts of Valor.


Questions?  Please contact:

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV Group #542
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


              

Come and Sew for our Vets! September 20, 2018 Meeting

Come and Sew for Our Vets!
Quilts of Valor Meeting

The Mission of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation:  "To cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war, with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor®".

NEW Summer/Fall 2018 Meeting Schedule!


East Central IL QOV will meet the second Thursday of designated months from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (CST) at our Marshall McDonald’s in Marshall, IL throughout the upcoming calendar year.  Our next meeting  is Thursday, September 20, 2018 pm (CST).

You are invited to help us create Quilts of Valor®  for our deserving Service Members and Veterans in our East Central Illinois area.  In 2017, we met and far exceeded our original goals.  We were able to accomplish this through the generosity of local area talent, coupled with wonderful monetary and non-monetary gifts from area donors.

We have lofty goals for 2018 - to now create and award a minimum of twenty-five (25) Quilts of Valor for our area Service Members and Veterans  To do this, we need your help.

EVERYONE is Welcome to participate, including home-schooled and 4-H youth, ages 8 years and up interested in learning how to create Quilts of Valor.

Where:  Marshall McDonald's; Marshall, IL  62441

When:  2nd Thursday of designated months, next meeting is Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time:  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (CST)


Meeting Itinerary:

1:30  – Member sign-in, NEW Members Welcome!
1:45  – QOV quilt top check-in
2:00  – Show & Share, We may be awarding a Quilt of Valor, schedules permitting!
2:15  – QOV quilt top critique
2:30 – *QOV quilt registry/Nominations, Member check-out…See YOU next meeting!

*Quilts Of Valor quilt registry and nominations, Drop-offs/Pick-ups of special QOV quilt tops/quilts or supplies may be done so by QOVF Volunteer Members and non-members immediately following our regularly scheduled meeting…Thank YOU!

2018 Summer/Fall Meeting Dates:

September20
October 11
November 8 - Veteran's Day Celebrations last minute preparations
December 13 - FINAL 2018 Sew-IN Meeting, 2019 Goal Setting...Thank YOU!!!
 

ALL meetings will begin promptly at 1:30 pm (CST)…Thanks!

We Need:  Toppers, Binders, Longarm Quilters, QOV Presentation Case creators and most importantly – folks who are motivated to getter done!  QOV block kits and quilt kits will be available for a modest donation for those participating in our QOV block and quilt top drives, and of course you are ALWAYS free to create and make your own Quilts of Valor according to our QOVF Standards of Excellence.  FREE QOV block patterns are available at www.QOVF.org and will also be available for participating East Central IL QOV Volunteer Members.

*NOTES:  Each participant is responsible for cutting & sewing their kits by adhering to our QOVF Standards of Excellence, and returning their finished blocks and/or tops in a timely manner…Thank YOU!

To view our latest quilting progress, Please follow this direct web link to one of our quilting sites:  https://donebybettyboop.blogspot.com/2018/07/catching-up-on-quilting-for-our-veterans.html

Questions?  Please contact:

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


              

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

We Remember 9/11 - Tribute in Light

In Memory of those who fell:




In Honor of those who remain.


Deborah Lindley/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV

Thursday, July 12, 2018

July Meeting Brings Blockbuster of Quilts!

Thank YOU, Doris!  Are you ready for an exclusive quilt show, compliments of 'Our Doris'?  Good!  Grab some popcorn and your favorite beverage and let's get this QOV quilt show started ;-)

This is what eleven (11) quilt tops look like


#82 - Doris's current fav

#83 - already have some great ideas how this one will quilt out

#84 - LOTS of border options for this one!
#85 - this is such a neat quilt top

#86 - Would make a great signature quilt

#87 - really like this one, especially the picture frame borders

#88 - another one that offers wonderful border opportunities

#89 - nice creative version of Red/White/Blue strip quilt

#90 - great patriotic fabrics in this one
#91 - another wonderful compilation of patriotic fabrics w/creative setting

#92 - really like how this one turned out, one of my personal favs

These amazing quilt tops bring our Doris's total lifetime contribution to date to ninety-two (92) quilt tops created and donated by her for our area Veterans and Service Members.  Kudos, Doris!

Once ALL these quilt tops are bordered out to size, quilted/bound/labeled as a Quilt of Valor, they will be awarded to East Central Illinois area Veterans and Service Members in Honor of their sacrifice and service for our country.

A hearty Thank YOU goes out to Our Doris and EVERYONE who has contributed in any way to help us, as QOV Volunteers, to be able to continue to Honor and Cover our Veterans and Service Members through Quilts of Valor.

Questions?  Please contact:

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


              

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Come and Sew for our Vets! July 12, 2018 Meeting

Come and Sew for Our Vets!
Quilts of Valor Meeting

The Mission of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation:  "To cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war, with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor®".

NEW Summer/Fall 2018 Meeting Schedule!


East Central IL QOV will meet the second Thursday of designated months from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (CST) at our Marshall McDonald’s in Marshall, IL throughout the upcoming calendar year.  Our next meeting  is Thursday, July 12, 2018 pm (CST).

You are invited to help us create Quilts of Valor®  for our deserving Service Members and Veterans in our East Central Illinois area.  In 2017, we met and far exceeded our original goals.  We were able to accomplish this through the generosity of local area talent, coupled with wonderful monetary and non-monetary gifts from area donors.

We have lofty goals for 2018 - to now create and award a minimum of twenty-five (25) Quilts of Valor for our area Service Members and Veterans  To do this, we need your help.

EVERYONE is Welcome to participate, including home-schooled and 4-H youth, ages 8 years and up interested in learning how to create Quilts of Valor.

Where:  Marshall McDonald's; Marshall, IL  62441

When:  2nd Thursday of designated months, next meeting is Thursday, July 12, 2017

Time:  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (CST)


Meeting Itinerary:

1:30  – Member sign-in, NEW Members Welcome!
1:45  – QOV quilt top check-in
2:00  – Show & Share, We may be awarding a Quilt of Valor, schedules permitting!
2:15  – QOV quilt top critique
2:30 – *QOV quilt registry/Nominations, Member check-out…See YOU next meeting!

*Quilts Of Valor quilt registry and nominations, Drop-offs/Pick-ups of special QOV quilt tops/quilts or supplies may be done so by QOVF Volunteer Members and non-members immediately following our regularly scheduled meeting…Thank YOU!

2018 Summer/Fall Meeting Dates:

July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8 - Veteran's Day Celebrations last minute preparations
December 13 - FINAL 2018 Sew-IN Meeting, 2019 Goal Setting...Thank YOU!!!
 

ALL meetings will begin promptly at 1:30 pm (CST)…Thanks!

We Need:  Toppers, Binders, Longarm Quilters, QOV Presentation Case creators and most importantly – folks who are motivated to getter done!  QOV block kits and quilt kits will be available for a modest donation for those participating in our QOV block and quilt top drives, and of course you are ALWAYS free to create and make your own Quilts of Valor according to our QOVF Standards of Excellence.  FREE QOV block patterns are available at www.QOVF.org and will also be available for participating East Central IL QOV Volunteer Members.

*NOTES:  Each participant is responsible for cutting & sewing their kits by adhering to our QOVF Standards of Excellence, and returning their finished blocks and/or tops in a timely manner…Thank YOU!

To view our latest quilting progress, Please follow this direct web link to one of our quilting sites:  https://donebybettyboop.blogspot.com/2018/07/catching-up-on-quilting-for-our-veterans.html

Questions?  Please contact:

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


              

Monday, June 11, 2018

EQ8 Chicago Star Block Challenge!

Recently, a block challenge went out from Jenny w/June's EQ8 Block Spotlight utilizing the Chicago Star block as the basis for this challenge.  As a native Illinoisan, I couldn't resist taking on this recent Star Challenge.

For those who may not be familiar with this Chicago Star block, here's a quick pic:

Chicago Star block from EQ8 Classic Pieced Library

This is what I came up with to start designing this quilt - adding HSTs to the four corner stones of this block brought an additional design element to an already wonderful block!

Re-colored Chicago Star Block w/HSTs in the corners

This is the final quilt design - ALL ready to be created!

Chicago Star quilt

Once this quilt is created into a Quilt of Valor, it will be awarded to one of our East Central Illinois area Veterans.

Thanks for this wonderful EQ8 Block Spotlight Star Challenge, Jenny!  There's still plenty of time for anyone/EVERYONE to join in the designing FUN ;-)   And don't forget to check out ALL the other gorgeous designs created from this Chicago Star Block  Here:  http://doyoueq.com/blog/2018/06/eq8-block-spotlight-chicago-star/


Questions?  Please Contact:
 
Deb Lindley/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)
EastCentralILQOVGroupLeader@gmail.com
http://EastCentralILQOV.blogspot.com

"Striving to Honor and Cover our East Central Illinois Service Members and Veterans - One Quilt of Valor at a Time...Come Join Us!"


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