Sunday, June 22, 2014

1st Clark County 4-H QOV Special Viewing Event - what an amazing time we had!

Clark County 4-H Quilts of Valor SPIN Club
After almost 6 short months, these Clark County 4-H QOV SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club youth completed their Quilts of Valor. They were revealed to the public for the very first time during a Special Quilts of Valor Viewing Event on June 21, 2014.  The reception was overwhelming from family, friends, area leadership and the public!  Thank YOU to EVERYONE who turned out in support of our youth to help share and celebrate in their recent achievement of the completion of their amazing quilts.  Without further ado, here are pics of this unforgettable event:

Phillip's QOV

Anna's QOV

Jade's QOV

CC 4-H Leader Quilt of Valor
This QOV began National Sew Day - finished & quilted by CC 4-H QOV Leader

Tiffany's Remembrance Quilt
Remembrance Quilt label for Viet Nam Veteran, Joe Williams
Joe Williams' family photo w/Remembrance Quilt

WW II Veteran, Connie Richardson with her Quilt of Valor
Time for cake!
The best cake server this side of the Mississippi - my youngest daughter, Jaclyn!
It tasted as good as it looks, too - Thanks Alice!

It has been such a privilege to have participated in this very first Clark County 4-H Quilts of Valor SPIN Club program in the state of Illinois.  I am so very proud of our youth and ALL the hard work they expended to learn how to create their quilts.  WE could never have come close to achieving our goal in less than 6 months, (this groups was started on February 1, 2014 - National Quilts of Valor Sew Day!) without the incredible efforts from sooo many parents, family members, friends, community, local area leadership, and state and national support.

Parents like Marie Gorrell - Thank YOU, Marie, I won't soon forget your consistent help and support each and every month, along w/husband, Dan Gorrell, and Father, Brian Williams, (to Tiffany), who helped us take down and clean-up afterwards, Thank YOU. Family members like Jackie Williams, grandmother to Tiffany Williams, who NEVER fails to come through for her family - Thank YOU, Jackie, you are a wonderful wonder and a prime example for all grandparents.  And for my youngest daughter, Jaclyn Lindley, who ALWAYS steps forward, whenever I ask anything of her - Thank YOU, Jaclyn.

4-H Program Coordinator, Cartha Gustafson, who was never more than a phone call or email away, and who believed in and supported our fledgling 4-H Quilts Of Valor SPIN Club program long before anyone was even aware of it - Thank YOU, Cartha!  And of course, Jessie Crews - who was instrumental in ensuring our QOV SPIN club and our Quilts Of Valor Special Events Program would succeed, and who has been providing Clark County 4-H Youth Education and Leadership for over 25 years...Thank YOU, Jessie!

Illinois QOV State Coordinator, Rita Pennington was always available to answer questions and offer creative solutions and ideas whenever I contacted her - Thank YOU, Rita!  National Quilts of Valor Director, 'Rose' of Sharon Ledbetter was invaluable in generously providing her support, guidance, and mentoring during much of the development and eventual outcome of this 4-H program, and especially this Quilts of Valor Special Viewing Event...Thank YOU, Rose!

What an unforgettable experience to have been able to be a part of such an incredible program and to work alongside such amazing leadership...Thank YOU!

My Best to You and Yours,
Deb Lindley/CC4HQOVSPIN Leader
Clark County 4-H Quilts of Valor SPIN Club

"Committed to Quilts of Valor to Honor our deserving Veterans..."

East Central Illinois QOV Blog

UPDATE 6/23/2014: additional Clark County 4-H QOV Special Viewing Event photos can be found by following this link -

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