Thursday, October 9, 2014

What a Banner Day for our October Sew-IN!

WOW!  Our fine group of QOV cutters/sewers/quilters brought it today...Thank You EVERYONE!  And Welcome to 3 brand-new members who came packing, including a Quilt of Valor quilt top ready to be quilted by yours truly:

Quilt of Valor top created by brand-new QOVF Volunteer Member, Sue
Once completed, this Quilt of Valor will be awarded to one of our recently nominated WW II Veterans...Thank YOU, Sue!

Volunteer Member, Julia also came packin' w/bag FULL of freshly cut and kitted up Hearth & Home block kits:

H & H block kits ALL cut/kitted up and ready to sew - Thank YOU, Julia!
And Julia took home an arm-full of fabric to cut into strips for our strip-pieced Quilts of Valor for our IRAQ/Afghanistan Veterans:

Julia taking home more fabrics to cut for our QOV's!
Remember our other 'cutting team' from our September Sew-IN?

September QOV Cutting TEAM
Well - they brought it, too.  QOVF Volunteer Members, Jackie & Doris brought back the fabric and fabric strips they each took home to sew, which they did!  Along w/strips sewn by one of our 4-H youth, Anna and Mom, Marie, who unfortunately, couldn't join us today BUT who were able to drop off their finished strips previously w/heartfelt note and well wishes:

Patriotic strips ALL sewn and ready to be cut into blocks for our firecracker QOV blocks
And look-ey look who finished her very first strip-pieced Quilt of Valor quilt top:

Doris w/first QOV quilt top ALL ready for borders - Hooray for Doris!!
EVERYONE enjoyed seeing Doris's finish so much, they ALL took home fabric strips and/or fabrics to cut into strips to make strip-pieced Quilts of Valor!  We can hardly wait to see how they turn out...

And finally after ALL that excitement, time for some sustenance:

A few of our QOVF Volunteer Members take a much-deserved break!
A BIG hearty Thank You to EVERYONE for ALL your hard work - you did Grrrr-eat! ;-)

'Til next month - keep that QOV sewin' goin'...

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®…”


              

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