Friday, December 12, 2014

December Sew-IN/Christmas Party - LOTS of sharing and FUN!

December, 2014 Monthly Minutes
20 Current Member, 1 NEW Member
5 QOV quilt tops completed, ready for borders and quilting = 33 remaining
9 Quilts of Valor Awarded = Two WW II Veterans, Four Afghanistan and IRAQ, Three 4-H QOVs shipped to Landstuhl Army Hospital

Every month, this incredible group of Volunteers continue to 'Bring It', and December was NO exception!  They ALL came packin' amazing quilt tops destined to become gorgeous Quilts of Valor.

Pea's wonderful Quilt of Valor top - love the gold picture frame trim, Thanks, 'P'!
Sue took some of our signature blocks last month, added some fabric out of her stash and made a great quilt:

We're thinking a final red border may just finish this top out perfectly...

Our over-achiever, Doris brought 3 finished tops and was the winner of our Christmas centerpiece - CONGRATS Doris!

Doris brought back 3!
Another view of her three:

Close-up of Doris's 3 - aren't these neat?!
And Jackie shared her very first strip-pieced quilt top:

Jackie w/first quilt top - Yeah for Jackie, great job!
I see a Quilt of Valor in Jackie's very near future ;-)

We had sooo much fun talking and sharing and listening to Christmas music while munching on holiday treats...forgot to take more pics!  We promise more in the New Year.

We even got to meet one of our newest members, 92 years young, whose still driving and making quilt tops. Her father was a WW I Veteran, (yes, that is World War ONE), her husband was a WW II Veteran, and one of her sons served in Vietnam!  She wants to create quilts that are useful and have a purpose...I think we can accommodate her wish, don't you?  We made a group decision that ANYONE 90+ years young, gets their QOVF Volunteer Membership fee comped by the group!  She left with patriotic fabrics and a QOVF 2015 Volunteer Membership pin, planning on wearing it everywhere but the shower ;-) Welcome, Miss June.  Looking forward to seeing your first Quilt of Valor.

Packed up the 4-H Quilts of Valor:

Letter to the QOV Recipient
Quilt of Valor Award Certificate
Shipping Label
Packing up ALL three 4-H Quilts of Valor
Had to wait for a shipping box big enough to fit ALL three 4-H QOVs in the same box - just didn't feel right to split them glad it arrived just in time for shipping, they all fit perfectly!

They LOVED the photo I shared of the recently revealed QOVF booth...what's not to Love?

Recently revealed Brand-NEW QOV booth
Everyone left w/fabrics and strips to create even more quilt tops - and they were a little disappointed I hadn't brought even more kits for them!  I thought I was being nice by giving them a break over the holidays.  They were having NONE of it, and yours truly needs to get busy cutting and kitting up even more!  Julia - where are you?  (I think she may be a snowbird for now, already missing ALL her cutting abilities)...time to get back to it!

Thanks goes to this amazing East Central IL QOV Group for surpassing even my wildest dreams of what could be possible in 2014 - can hardly wait to see what they'll do in the New Year!!

Merry Christmas EVERYONE!

Deb Lindley/East Central Illinois Quilts of Valor State Coordinator
Quilts of Valor Foundation
217.264.2051 (Direct)

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

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a non-profit established and operated in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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